.22 Accelerator

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.22 Accelerator
Type Rifle
Production history
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
55 gr (4 g) .30-30 SP 3,400 ft/s (1,000 m/s) 1,412 ft·lbf (1,914 J)
55 gr (4 g) .308 SP 3,770 ft/s (1,150 m/s) 1,735 ft·lbf (2,352 J)
55 gr (4 g) .30-06 SP 4,080 ft/s (1,240 m/s) 2,003 ft·lbf (2,716 J)
Source(s): [1]

The .22 Accelerator is a special loading of the .30-30, .308, and .30-06 cartridges that is manufactured by Remington.[1] It consists of a sub-caliber 0.224-inch (5.7 mm) diameter bullet held in a .30-caliber 7-grain (0.45 g) six-fingered plastic sabot with a hollowed base. The bullet separates from the sabot approximately 14 inches (360 mm) from the muzzle. The cartridge allows for using a large-caliber rifle for varmint shooting, although the accuracy is somewhat diminished.[1] The advantage, however, is the extremely high muzzle velocity from factory-loaded ammunition (see the info box).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barnes, Frank C. (2000). M. L. McPherson, ed. Cartridges of the World (9th ed.). Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 27. ISBN 0-87341-909-X.