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.22 CHeetah

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Type  Rifle
Parent case  308 BR
Bullet diameter  .22 in (5.6 mm)
Place of origin  United States
Case type  Rimless, bottleneck
Designer  Jim Carmichel and Fred Huntington

The .22 CHeetah (both C and H are upper-case, referring to Carmichel / Huntington) is a .22 wildcat cartridge developed in the 1970s or 1980s by Jim Carmichel and Fred Huntington.

The .22 CHeetah is essentially a Remington 308 BR, modified to fit the 22 caliber, and is the most popular wildcat; two custom gunmakers, Shilen Rifle Company and Wichita Engineering, are now making rifles specifically for the cartridge. The cartridge's 50-grain .22-caliber bullets have a muzzle speed upward of 4,300 ft/s (4,250 according to some), and the cartridge is known for its long-range accuracy and velocity. Its high intensity is notoriously hard on barrels, which require constant cleaning.

References

.22 CHeetah Wikipedia


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