What is the most powerful (commercial) .22lr?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Ailoth, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. gun-nut

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    How about the CCI stingers? they are the only thing that my Ruger mark II will shoot.Everything else will not run the action.
  2. RockinRiley

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    Try the heaviest bullet you can find. The faster the fps the lighter the bullet.
    That said, I think I saw that aguila does have 2000 fps. I will try to find it and publish it here, but I think it was a very light bullet. The less mass on those steel targets, the less impact to push it down. just my .02 Hope you something that works.
  3. RockinRiley

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    I have noticed a few "tactical" 22 bullets coming out:

    http://www.cabelas.com/rimfire-ammunition-cci-22lr-dry-box-1.shtml

    notice that these are 40gr round nose, I would give these a try. They are pushing at 1200 fps. I would not buy the large package I have above, it was just the easiest to find. I was trying to find what I saw at dunham's but cannot. They were expensive though, and in a large package qty, so if it did not work you were out 54 bucks.
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    it just aint gonna happen dude,,,, the 40grain bullet just hasnt got enough weight to knock down the larger plates,, takes a bigger bullet. have shot both rifle and pistol silhouette,, the pistol goes out to 200 meters and anthing less then .357 with 180 grain bullet wont do it. stay with the 22 for 22 plates.. if u wish to knock down the others get a biggggger gun !!!!
  5. Ledslnger

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    I have a GSG-5 and run Federal bulk, CCI Blazer bulk, and American Eagle through it with no issues. Make sure you lube the gun up. I lube it after each cleaning. Oh, I have ran CCI Minimags through with no issues either. The other stuff is cheaper and works great so I use it most of the time.
  6. X Ring

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    The CCI Stinger is the fastest, cleanest, and most powerful 22 LR available today. If the Stinger can’t do it, you need to get a bigger gun.
  7. Hawg

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    I tried Stingers and Yellow Jackets when they first came out. I was unimpressed with their accuracy or rather lack of. Maybe they're better now.
  8. myfriendis410

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    We pretty much use the CCI Velocitor for anything requiring the most energy on target. It's a full 40 gr. bullet and has a high published velocity. I get over 1,200 fps in my pistol shooting Bowling Pins with excellent reliability. I'm surprised nobody mentioned it.
  9. Ledslnger

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    Pretty much any CCI variant works well in my experience. I haven't had any that haven't performed and have shot them all over the years. A bit more expensive than Federal bulk which works great and doesn't have the FTF of most other bulk stuff, so I use the Federal. Get decent accuracy with it too.
  10. JLA

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    I by far prefer ther CCI minimags
  11. elkslayer4x5

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    Thank you for all of the imformation on rimfire .22's. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I understood that the the .22WMR was developed to achive .22 long rifle like ballistics in the then very popular Ruger Single Sixes and their clones.
  12. Renee

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    Winchester use to make the Expediter many years ago.
    It was the fastest at the time. Something like 1850 F.P.S. or something like that. I believe it is considered collectable. I have a brick & 1/2. I have quite a few bricks of 22 ammo. Some as far back as the forties or fifty's. Ive been collecting for about fifty years. It's all in ammo cans & fresh as a daisy.
    i believe the Expediter was manufactured only a very short time.
    R.
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  13. srt 10 jimbo

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    The Stinger is not the Fastest, Aguilla Super Maximum does 1,750fps. I use the hollow points on Raccoons with my Glenfield -Marlin 25
  14. 1911junkee

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    What JLA said, and remember, wetter is better! After I broke in my Sig-Sauer 1911-22 (wich everyone swears is the same gun as the GSG, I don't really know), I used nothing but Federal bulk from Wal-Mart wich is very inexpensive. a thousand rounds should break in most .22 autos. Same went for my Colt Govt. .22 LR., and Walther P-22.

    Never had a problem when gun was kept clean and well oiled. By that I mean pulled down completely, sanitized, and well lubricated every 2500-3000 rounds. Anything past that and it will start jamming, I don't care what gun or ammo you are using. .22 LR's are just plain nasty! JMOHO
  15. Maddmaxx

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    I have a Walther P22 pistol and they have the same problem with 22 ammo that will cycle the slide. I had tried all ammo including the CCI mini maggs but the ONLY AMMO that would cycle it every time was the crappy looking and dirty Remington Golden Bullet! These are the only ones that work great and seem to have more power / Kick than CCI Mini Magg! Give them a try!
  16. Old Grump

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    The only 22LR ammo I know that will give you triple digits energy numbers without being a magnum round is Eley.

    Moving Target, .22 LR, High Velocity Solid, .22 LR and High Velocity HP, .22 LR will all give you 107 ft/lbs at 100 yards from a rifle give or take a little depending on the rifle. These numbers were taken from a 10/22 but it should give you a fair idea of what to expect from your GS. I know of no other ammo that will match those energy levels down range.
  17. time2shoot

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    fixed that for ya.;):D
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    FED> auto match. is what mine like.
  19. cookmatt67

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    I prefer CCI's Stinger with a bullet weight of 32 gr. it lists a muzzle vel of 1640 fps and i have found it to work very well in most of my 22's both semi-auto and bolt pistol or rifle, my second choice is the 40 gr mini-mag at 1235fps
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    I have a small amount of Data from a Chrony.
    All were shot out of a Remington 22 LR Rifle (Nylon 66)

    CCI Mini Mag - 1065 fps (didn't record bullet data).

    Winchester 36 grain plated Hollow Points - 1151 fps (1200 fps stated on box).

    Like I said, a very small amount of data.
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