.22 CHeetah
Type Rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerJim Carmichel and Fred Huntington
Parent case308 BR
Case typeRimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter.22 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Primer typeSmall Rifle
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
50 gr (Script error g) 4,300 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s) 2,018 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)

The .22 CHeetah (both C and H are upper-case,[1] referring to Carmichel / Huntington[2]) is a .22 wildcat cartridge developed in the 1970s or 1980s by Jim Carmichel and Fred Huntington.[3]

The .22 CHeetah is essentially a Remington 308 BR, modified to fit the 22 caliber,[4] and is the most popular wildcat; two custom gunmakers, Shilen Rifle Company and Wichita Engineering, are now making rifles specifically for the cartridge.[5] The cartridge's 50-grain .22-caliber bullets have a muzzle speed upward of 4,300 ft/s (4,250 according to some[6]), and the cartridge is known for its long-range accuracy and velocity.[2] Its high intensity is notoriously hard on barrels, which require constant cleaning.[6][7]

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