Friday, January 3rd, 2020

.22-3000 Lovell

Introduced by Hervey Lovell, the .22-3000 was a successful small bore wildcat. I would lead to further wildcat developments, like the 2R Lovell(2-R Lovell, or R2 Lovell). It is formed from .25-20 Single Shot cartridges, by reducing the neck to .22”. The neck taper, shoulder and neck profile remain the same. Deviations in the case lead to more powder capacity and minor improvements in performance.

The Lovell series of cartridges were so popular that companies like Griffin & Howe carried inventory of these cartridges until the 1960’s. The .22-300 is capable of propelling a .22” dia. 45 grain bullet at 2,616 fps. with 684 ft.-lbs. of energy.

Roberson Cartridge Company is a custom manufacture of Vintage, Obsolete, Hard to Find and Wildcat calibers.

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