Poor showing for .22 Mag vs. .22LR

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  1. TheDreadnought

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    This really surprised me. I've heard a lot of people extolling the virtues of .22 Mag. It didn't impress here compared to the .22LR.

    Based on this I would take Velocitors over Maxi-Mags all day. The Mags seemed to only be good at poking tiny holes. At least Velocitors cause some more disruption, and one of them still got 100% penetration.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXosHlNjbsU


    .380, of course, crushed both - even out of a super short barrel.
     
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  2. M 7

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    Fortunately, none of those super-aggressive cans of ALPO will ever be able to threaten anyone ever again. :D
     

  3. TheDreadnought

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    True. I was more interested in the effect (or lack thereof) it had on the clay though.
     
  4. brair

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    The 22 mag bullets failed not the actual cartridge.
     
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    When CCI introduced the Velocitor and Stinger it in large part eliminated any practical need for a for a .22 magnum.

    When CCI introduced it's .22 Quiet ammo it pretty much eliminated the need for pellet guns.
     
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    I mean, I always try to pick my ammo/caliber based on how it performs against a random hunk of clay and a can of dog food...
     
  9. Syclone0538

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    Is the quiet much better than regular subsonics? I've been really disappointed in the noise of the couple subsonics I've tried.

    If I get something actually quiet, I can shoot at home.
     
  10. Railsplitter

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    They are about as loud as a pellet gun.
     
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    I think the video guy might have been a little off on his fps :)
     
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    I hunt jack's a lot. 22 mag is way more effective than 22lr. I don't need to watch that to know this. Real life experience over dog food cans all day long.
     
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    .22 magnum is great. From a rifle barrel.
     
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    Did a blindfolded test with a friend of mine using rifles. Fired a quiet round, a regular 22, and a pellet gun. I already knew the answer but he confirmed the pellet gun was louder than the quiet 22. For pistols/revolvers though, NOTHING is quiet.

    Where I live shooting a bb gun is just as illegal as shooting a real firearm but with the cci quiets I shoot at cans in my backyard. Only 4 or 5 shots at a time though. Don't want to push my luck
     
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    You guys have convinced me I need to grab one of these while it's on sale...

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    I always liked .22MAG out of my Mossberg 640K Chuckster. It was a bit of a hoot out of an old Ruger .22MAG, too.

    Nowadays, unless I'm looking to relax a bit and give my old Ruger Standard or MkII .22's some trigger time, the only .22's I've sometimes carried have been one or another of my 3 NAA's. Standard 1 1/8" .22LR & similar barrel length .22MAG, or my Black Widow Convertible (LR & MAG cylinders).

    The BW is an absolute tack-driver with the LR cylinder when loaded with Stingers. Acceptably accurate with the MAG cylinder, using both old style W-W 40gr JHP, Hornady 45gr FTX & Speer Gold Dot.

    I use one or another of them as what's probably best described as an "Onion Field" backup (used to be called 'hideout') last-ditch guns.
     
  17. Railsplitter

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    CCI offers two types of these quiet rounds a lead RN and a HP that segments into three pieces. I have a few boxes of each type, both are fun to shoot and you don't have to be a mile from civilization to shoot them.
     
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    True!
     
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    I tried CCI’s 22 quiet some time ago. All I remember is the need to lob them in at ten yards. Not really but they are bunny fart loads. What was zeroed at 50 yards with Mini Mags wasn’t even close with the quiets.
     
  20. Railsplitter

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    I would say 25 yards and under would be the best range for these loads, in other words rabbit and squirrel range.



    View: https://youtu.be/uQH403D-6Ek