22 caliber ammo question?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Zane71464, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I have an old 22 rifle that shoots S-L-LR.
    I have never shot shorts but I was digging thru some old shells and found an odd one I have never seen and was wondering if someone can tell me what it is..it's a short brass but long lead. I have the picture below and it's the one in the center.

    Zane
     

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  2. rbking

    rbking New Member

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    Jan 8, 2010
    It's modern stuff made in Mexico. 60 grain bullet. They call it "Super Sniper," or some such marketing nonsense. It's safe enough to shoot but because of the long heavy bullet not particularity accurate in guns with normal slow twist rifling.
     

  3. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    It's made by Aguila and is called the "Sub Sonic Sniper" (SSS) round. What rb posted about the weight (60 gr) and twist rate is correct and the muzzle velocity from an 18" barrel is factory claimed at 900 fps. Because of weight, bullet carries more momentum at 100 yards than typical 40 gr. .22 bullet. Needs a faster twist rate to provide reliable stability. I've fired some from revolvers, semi-auto rifle and bolt action rifle. Best performance was from the bolt action rifle.
     
  4. johnmpeters

    johnmpeters New Member

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    Sep 19, 2009
    Interlachen, FL
  5. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Ah okay, that explains the "A" stamped on the bullet. Thats interesting and can it only be fired from a rifle marked .22 short? Or is it considered short or long? Or can it be fired from a long rifle? Sorry, just a bit confused on that. Ive never even shot any .22 other then LR.
     
  6. johnmpeters

    johnmpeters New Member

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    Sep 19, 2009
    Interlachen, FL
    Any rifle which fires .22LR is fine. Your rifle marked S-L-LR is fine. They made the cartridge the same dimensions as a long rifle cartridge.
     
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Thank you john for clearing that up. Maybe I should have known that after shooting for years, but actually I did not.
     
  8. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    I learned something new. I had no idea this round was around! Thank you.

    BTW. I was instructed long ago that a steady diet of shorts in a .22 LR chamber will eventually score the chamber and make it hard to eject fired LR cases.
     
  9. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    720
    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    I think its claim to fame is that it subsonic and very low bang for use in tight neighborhoods.
     
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    It shoots extremey well from my marlin 60. I like them...
     
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