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The beginnings of 22 ammo start all the way back in 1845, in France, when attempts to create a rimfire cartridge – the type of ammunition that requires a gun's hammer to strike the primer at the rim for ignition, as opposed to the center of the cartridge – resulted in the advent of the Flobert .22BB Cap. Twelve years later, Smith & Wesson improved on this forerunner to create the 22 short, which was used in the first issue of the revolver. The next major development in 22 ammo came in 1871 with the introduction of the 22 long, a cartridge that utilized about 25 percent more powder than the short. The long begat the extra-long 22 ammo, and in 1887, J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company introduced what is to this day one of the most popular rifle and pistol cartridges in the world, 22LR ammo. It is one of just a few cartridges that can seamlessly fits rifles and pistols alike. Its popularity is also helped by a high accuracy-to-cost ratio.
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