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.220 Russian
Type Hunting
Place of origin USSR
Production history
Designed 1950s
Manufacturer SAKO & Lapua
Parent case 7.62x39
Case type Rimless, Bottle-Neck
Bullet diameter 5.67 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim diameter 11.35 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim thickness 1.5 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Case length 38.7 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Overall length 48.7 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Case capacity 1.95 cm³ (30 gr H2O)
Primer type Small rifle
Maximum pressure 350 MPa (Bad rounding hereScript error psi)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
3.5 g (Bad rounding hereScript error gr) SP2,993.4 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,074.6 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)

The .220 Russian (5.6x39mm) cartridge was developed in the late 1950s for deer hunting in Russia. It is a 7.62x39 cartridge necked down to hold a 5.6mm bullet. It was later adopted by Finland, and by around 1965 was being produced by SAKO and Lapua. When it was introduced to the United States, Sako, and later Lapua, brass was stamped ".220 Russian". This round was notably used in the TKB-022PM5 bullpup assault rifle and development of the standard issue 5.45x39mm round.

The .220 Russian is the parent case for the .22 PPC and the 6 mm PPC cartridge.

Ballistic data (3.5 gram SP bullet)
Distance (m) 0 50 100 200 300 400 500
Velocity(m / s) 912.4 798.8 694.0 507.7 359.4 290.5 250.3
Energy (J) 1457 1117 843 451 226 148 110

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