The .222 Remington, also known as the “Triple Deuce,” is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Remington Arms Company in 1950. It was designed as a medium-range varmint and small game cartridge, providing excellent accuracy, flat trajectory, and low recoil. The .222 Remington features a .22 caliber (5.7mm) bullet and was the first commercial centerfire .22 caliber cartridge introduced in the United States.
The .222 Remington was initially very popular among varmint hunters and target shooters due to its inherent accuracy and mild recoil. Typical bullet weights for the .222 Remington cartridge range from 40 to 55 grains, with muzzle velocities between 3,000 and 3,300 feet per second, depending on the load.
The .222 Remington still maintains a dedicated following among some shooters, particularly those who appreciate its accuracy and mild recoil for target shooting and hunting small game and varmints at moderate ranges.