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Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by dmjonez, May 23, 2012.

  1. dmjonez

    dmjonez

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    I inherited an old Springfield 53B, and I let my son shoot a few rounds through it in the back yard. I was surprised how quiet the .22 short was, fired from this rifle.

    It made me consider a pistol which could handle the 22 short.

    Two questions:

    1. would the shorter-barreled pistol be louder than the bolt-action rifle?

    2. Is there a reasonable semi-auto pistol which can handle a short without modifications?

    I've seen a few SA revolvers which are tempting. I already have a few .22LR guns, but they're a bit louder, and bother the neighbors.

    Any recommendations? I've decided I love shooting in the back yard...
     
  2. CESwartz07

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    Ceebees are quieter and are lr size, but may not cycle in a semi


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  3. scorpio2011

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    i had a stevens 187n
    it would only function with 22shorts
    nice and quiet
     
  4. walt cowan

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    would love to see mid priced semi-auto handgun/rifle for that round. a nice adult size bolt action with the right twist would be sweet too.
     
  5. concretefuzzynuts

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    Try Super Colibri in a revolver. Almost silent.
     
  6. JFrame

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    I shoot .22 shorts in my TC Contender with 14" barrel -- it's about like a cap gun going off.


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  7. Golddog

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    I've found CB's, Super Colibris, and Aguila .22 Sniper SubSonics to be MUCH quieter than .22 Shorts, but only the Sniper SubSonics will cycle in my CZ Kadet semi-auto pistol.
     
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    Totally agree about the Colibris (haven't had a chance to try the SubSonics, but I imagine it's true for those also).

    The problem with the Colibris -- at least for me -- is that accuracy seems to be somewhat erratic in the platforms I've used. I find that .22 CB shorts sort of split the difference, with a reduced sound signature not as low as the Colibris, but also more accurate (windage is dead on, but they drop like a rock).


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    My experience with the Colibri is completely different. I have a designated revolver for them (mostly because I'd wear the poor thing out if I ran .22 LR thru it), it's an old RG32 with a 4" barrel, got it for $50 last year. It is a tack driver with the Colibris. At 10 yds you can put a quarter over the grouping.
     
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    Dang -- a firearm that likes the Colibri rounds is one to be treasured! :cool:


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