Jack O'Connor, in *The Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns *, stated that a normal velocity (about1,080fps at the muzzle) 40 gr. lead .22lr, fired parallel to the ground from a rifle (zeroed at zero yards), will drop around 17 inches at 100 yards.

High or Hypervelocity (CCI Stinger/Rem Yellow Jacket), would, due primarily to increased velocity, drop less, as little as 12 inches.

Interestingly, at 100 yards, for many rounds/calibers....initial MV that is the same will set the drop at 100 yards to near the same amount.

Case in point, a 36 grain .22lr HP at 1250 fps MV will drop 14.75 inches at 100 yards. A 9mm 125 grain HP at the same MV will drop over 13.90 inches. Even a .429 (44 Magnum) at that velocity, with a 300 grain slug, and a BC that is .204, compared to only .090 for the .22lr, will drop over 13 inches at 100 yards.

Beyond that mark, however, the ballistic coefficient of the projectile takes on more significance.