What is this round?

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  1. raven18

    raven18 New Member

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    looks to be a 22 short but for what?
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  2. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    Hilti gun. It's used to drive a nail into stuff like concrete with a 22 blank.
  3. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

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    Thats looks to be an old shotshell round, thats the way I remember them before the blue plastic tips were invented.
  4. raven18

    raven18 New Member

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    Thanks guys for your help :)
  5. Lotsdragon

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    Yepp stud gun cartridge.......
  6. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    it looks like a 22 short birdshot to me, it does look like a blank round for firing nails, but the CCI headstamp would indicate otherwise. best i recall winchester is still making the 22 birdshot with the crimped style head, instead of the blue plastic critter
  7. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    So...shoot it at a piece of paper from 20 feet. That will tell you if it's a blank or shotshell.
  8. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I know the nail-gun blanks were sold in a lot of different power levels, depending on what the job required, but I have never seen any .22 shotshell in other than LR.

    But that crimp is indeed used on both, at various times.
  9. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I agree with ampaterry. Only shot loads I've seen were either Long Rifle or Magnum. None in short. Really not enough room in that case for a payload.

    The suggestion about shooting it at a piece of paper sounds good, but what if it is corrosive primed, or loaded with black powder? I'd truly hate to rust my gun barrel, on that type experiment.

    I think a better idea would be to ask CCI.
    http://www.cci-ammunition.com/about_us/contact.aspx
  10. bntyhntr6975

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    Its a blank. I used to have a bunch of them. Great for nail drivers and dog training. The shotshells were just a little different.
  11. RustyFN

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    Yep, it's a Hilti shot for a powder actuated tool.

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  12. tim.sr

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    yup for nail gun got me sum but you need a hammer to set it off.
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