.22 Results in fps

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barrel length CCI
27 gr.
CPHP
CCI
29 gr.
CPRN
CCI
32 gr.
CPHP
Stinger
Remington
33 gr.
HVTCHP
Yellow
Jacket
Remington
36 gr.
HVTCS
Viper
Remington
36 gr.
Golden
Bullet
HP
CCI
40 gr.
CPRN
Mini-
Mag
Winchester
40 gr.
Super X
RN
CCI
40 gr.
CPHP
Velocitor
Aguila
60 gr.
SSS
18" 1158 1114 1510 1407 1342 1181 1212 1250 1366 903
17" 1116 1060 1502 1396 1304 1178 1206 1227 1376 903
16" 1130 1094 1489 1398 1306 1185 1207 1251 1340 900
15" 1133 1083 1496 1369 1305 1178 1211 1241 1336 879
14" 1096 1103 1483 1334 1294 1163 1224 1222 1349 883
13" 1098 1071 1496 1381 1296 1147 1183 1248 1341 891
12" 1089 1074 1476 1334 1293 1167 1221 1235 1335 892
11" 1092 1079 1463 1360 1280 1180 1210 1223 1338 881
10" 1115 1065 1452 1304 1270 1150 1169 1193 1316 859
9" 1092 1042 1430 1315 1267 1129 1169 1203 1275 868
8" 1092 1048 1396 1271 1212 1101 1158 1191 1268 857
7" 1060 1056 1367 1284 1229 1073 1139 1162 1244 820
6" 1049 993 1321 1249 1165 1063 1101 1133 1093 824
5" 1029 1014 1286 1214 1156 1009 1097 1070 1172 796
4" 956 948 1191 1113 1104 984 1014 1043 1120 762
3" 907 893 1129 1045 998 890 948 965 1026 726
2" 861 860 974 945 875 846 856 862 882 663

 

real
world
weapon
CCI
27 gr.
CPHP
CCI
29 gr.
CPRN
CCI
32 gr.
CPHP
Stinger
Remington
33 gr.
HVTCHP
Yellow
Jacket
Remington
36 gr.
HVTCS
Viper
Remington
36 gr.
Golden
Bullet
HP
CCI
40 gr.
CPRN
Mini-
Mag
Winchester
40 gr.
Super X
RN
CCI
40 gr.
CPHP
Velocitor
Aguila
60 gr.
SSS
Winchester
Model 63
23" barrel
1031 1067 1514 1333 1256 1181 1182 1215 1343 867
Kimber
Classic
22" barrel
1141 1083 1569 1430 1351 1293 1242 1311 1401 914
Walther
G22
20" barrel
1059 1043 1467 1342 1249 1176 1174 1228 1325 831
Ruger
10/22
18.5" barrel
1102 1063 1478 1359 1279 1158 1199 1237 1304 864
Remington
597-VTR
16.25" barrel
1128 1065 1447 1326 1243 1123 1177 1212 1311 876
Pietta
Puma PPS
16" barrel
1081 1061 1462 1330 1265 1180 1183 1193 1318 863
Gaucher
Silhouette
10" barrel
1063 1051 1376 1285 1237 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ruger
Mark II
10" barrel
1102 1030 1457 1321 1277 1184 1160 1212 1299 859
S&W 617
5-7/8" barrel
999 983 1205 1137 1094 1008 1046 1082 1131 781
Ruger
Mark I
5.5" barrel
1006 956 1294 1172 1072 1026 1060 1112 1181 778
Kimber 1911
Rimfire
Target
5" barrel
1014 966 1250 1150 1119 1011 1030 1066 1134 775
Phoenix
HP 22
4-7/8" barrel
1002 943 1230 1144 1064 999 1019 1036 1087 779
Olympic Arms
Whitney
Wolverine
4.5" barrel
971 951 1215 1098 1089 974 1026 1001 1086 776
Ruger
Bearcat
4" barrel
984 945 1085 1091 1018 944 979 983 1044 741
Walther
P22
3.5" barrel
914 897 1112 1019 977 925 967 960 998 716
Phoenix
HP-22
3" barrel
918 880 1073 1003 947 910 906 907 988 710
Beretta
21A
2.5" barrel
841 846 940 943 914 782 851 845 895 654
Ruger
Sp101
2.25" barrel
966 935 1031 1084 973 926 975 973 1059 738
Stinger
Pen Gun
2" barrel
770 772 977 892 780 672 804 818 854 632
NAA
Mini
1" barrel
767 736 771 786 760 666 723 696 767 577

Other Resources

BBTI is not the end-all of ballistics testing, just one more component available for the common good.  In addition to extensive discussion about ballistics to be found at many gun forums, here are some other great resources pertaining to ballistics testing you should check out.  (And if you would like to recommend a site to list here, please send an email.)
  • BrassFetcher:  excellent resource, with an emphasis on bullet performance in ballistic gelatin
  • The Box O' truth:  testing ammo penetration through various barriers
  • Terminal Ballistics Research:  Specializes in the research of cartridge & projectile performance, using hard data gathered from 20 years of hunting game.

Acknowledgements

We'd like to personally and specifically thank Pat Childs at Fin & Feather in Iowa City, as he not only helped get most of our ammunition and other supplies, he was the brilliant gunsmith who worked with us to make this insane project much more practical.  Without his help all of this would have been much more difficult and perhaps impossible.  Anyone who uses our data owes him a debt of gratitude.

And thanks to our spouses, who were not just tolerant but enthusiastically supportive of this rather nutty project.

Disclaimer

This project, and all of its results, is only our fault.  We (well, Jim K, mostly) paid for everything ourselves, and we did not receive any kind of sponsorship or remuneration from anyone.  We did all the work.  We used products we were either familiar with, or because they were what was available, and mentioning them by name does not constitute an endorsement of any kind.  Furthermore, the data is provided purely for entertainment purposes - to better facilitate arguments over what ammo or caliber or gun is "best."  How you use the data is entirely up to you.  And if you think you could do better, feel free to spend the money and do the work and publish your own results.  Or not.  Your choice.