Experience what shooters around the world are calling the ultimate varmint hunting platform when you transform your standard AR into a 22 Nosler. Approaching 22-250 velocities in a significantly smaller package the 22 Nosler yields 25% more case capacity than the 223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO, resulting in 14% more velocity and 30% more energy at the muzzle. The effortless two-step conversion allows shooters to achieve lightning fast, hard-hitting performance with popular varmint bullets, pushing a 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip at supercharged speeds of 3,350 fps and a 77gr. Custom Competition bullet at 2,950 fps.
The 22 Nosler case holds 34.2gr H2O at overflow, and 31.2gr H2O with a 55gr Ballistic Tip® seated to 2.260” OAL. For comparison, a 223 Remington case holds 27.4gr H2O with a 55gr BT seated at 2.260” OAL. The 22 Nosler has almost 25% more case capacity than the 223 Remington.
With standard use, you should see approximately 2,000 rounds when used in competition and as many as 4,000 rounds when used as a plinking rifle. However, this depends on how well the barrel is treated and cleaned.
Bolt face dimensions are identical for the 22 Nosler and the 223 Remington / 5.56 NATO at .378”.