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Best .22 round for self defense

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Strawberry 5, Jul 25, 2011.


  1. Strawberry 5

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  2. scorpio2011

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    i like cci velocitors in my .22lr's
     

  3. TED

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    40gr round nose. To ensure adequate penetration, particularly from pistols, and to ensure reliable feeding.

    I also adviocate FMJ in .25 and .32 for the same reasons.

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    Best .22 LR round out there, in my opinion. Hyper-velocity and superior accuracy.
     
  5. Darkangel1846

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    Stingers.
     
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    Although i don't believe .22lr is a good self defense round in general, the stinger is probably the worst round out of all the .22 loading available.

    IMO, penetration is the name of the game here. I want a heavy bullet(as far as 22lr is concerned anyway) with a round nose to get as much penetration as possible when using such an anemic caliber.

    A very light, hollow point bullet is exactly what I would stay away from, and that's exactly what the Stinger is. The only thing it has going for it is velocity...even then, the velocitor is only 8ftlb less energy at the muzzle and will have much better penetration and terminal ballistics than the stinger round.
     
  8. ArizonaPhil

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    Your question is a lot like asking, "What pocket knife if best for fencing?"
     
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    I'd use the highest energy 40gr or 36gr solid like the CCI Mini Mag. It's generally more reliable (less duds) and gets good velocity and penetration.
     
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    In a revolver , CCI SGB if you can find it.
    In a Semi like the 10/22 and High Velocity Solid of 40gr.
     
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    I vote for the .223
     
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    CCI Stingers hands down in my opinon. Given its a 22 caliber round but I have shot grape fruit with stingers before and they explode. I know it would not have the same affect on a person. I still think at worse it hurt like hell and at best cause major internal injury's.
     
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    If you are into little guns and ammo performance, you need to check out Mouse Guns here:

    http://mouseguns.com/
     
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    It doesn't really matter what brand or grain you purchase just get a bulk pack of ammo(500) and throw it at your attacker, repeat until they flee or are crushed by the bulk of ammo you send their way.

    Seriously I do not recommend a .22 for any kind of self defense at all ever. If you can get a .22 you can get something bigger .38 .410 shotgun etc. If you win a gun and want self defense trade it in.
     
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    I would use 40gr CRN CCI Mini Mags for self defense. Against animals up to about 3 pounds.
     
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    Ted knows.

    I would also add .380 ACP to the list, however.