Cb Long .22 Ammo


April 27, 2007, 03:56 PM
Have any of you folks had any luck with accuracy with the .22long cb's from CCI? I had some older remington cb's and they were much more accurate that the stuff from cci. Tried different guns and didn't make any difference.

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April 27, 2007, 06:02 PM
It shot well from my 1947 remington target rifle. I believe the velocity was about 600 fps - 100 fps less than I get from .22 short cci mini cap over the chronograph. Not many observations and this might be a fluke either of chronographing conditions or my memory. 25 yard groups were about one inch from this aperture sighted rifle.
In any case, I accidentally bought some .22 short cb. clocked them at 700 fps and got groups of one inch at 25 yards. On top of that, the shorts actually functioned better than the longs from my box magazine. I've been shooting the shorts ever since.

April 27, 2007, 07:37 PM
I've had the same or better experiences with this ammo, but what's really funny is that I'm also shooting it out of a late 1940s Remington (a 513T, IIRC) with a Redfield aperture sight.

In addition to being accurate, it is almost literally silent. You can shoot squirrels at one end of the yard and those at the other end don't even hear it.

April 27, 2007, 08:14 PM
The CB long is most likely mgf. so use ( Long rifle case ) does not gunk
up your long rifle chambers like would happen when using without cleaning the
22 short CB in Long Rifle chambers. If memory serves me, the CB cap
was propelled with just the rimfire primer powder with out powder charge.
More than 50 years ago, living on the edge of a city, a few were taken
from an upstairs bedroom window, Ringnecks that tavel through the yard.
Body shots were not good, but head-neck were instant killers.:) :)

April 27, 2007, 08:36 PM
I've had the same or better experiences with this ammo...,

Mine is a 521 T-kind of a light barreled "school rifle." It has paid for itself in backyard squirrels. I've shot long rifles in it but only after doing quite a cleaning job to de-gunk the chambers. No big deal as all the small game in this area lives in the city. I have a large tree for a backstop and an attached porch for a sniper's hide. The report is considerably quieter than a single throw pellet rifle.

April 27, 2007, 08:39 PM
Pretty much all .22 rifles like different ammo, find some that it likes and buy it.

April 28, 2007, 01:14 AM
that is a toughy, I have a rifle , in single shot , and old , that shoots it well. but most 22 rifles wont, it is a tough bullet to stabilize. you may wanna try the cb shorts, you may find it interesting to know, that the short is actually a bit faster than the long, and this speed may help you in stabilizing from your rifle.

April 28, 2007, 09:37 AM
Of the rimfires I own (or have owned) the CB Longs rarely shoot well. The exceptions have been a Marlin 39TDS (16" barrel) and a Ruger Single Six (4-5/8"). the marlin would do 1/2" groups at 25 yards and average 668fps over the chronograph. The Ruger would put em in a quarter at 25 feet.

Very quiet in longer barrels, though typical LR subsonic ammo is nearly so and MUCH more accurate. CB Longs are Messy ammo, lots of powder fouling.

April 28, 2007, 10:04 AM
I did think it was cute that this backyard squirrel had a pecan wedged in his mouth when I went to fetch him. Left the picture as a thumbnail as it is grotesque for some tastes.

April 28, 2007, 01:00 PM
Nice shot. I'm gonna try the cb shorts and see how they do.

Mike U.
April 28, 2007, 10:42 PM
mec's pic nicely sums up what I was going to post about. This is the kind of accuracy I'm getting out of the CB shorts out of my Winchester lever gun. Minute-of-squirrel-head at 16 yards. I've already nailed three of the little varmints this week alone. Two head shots and a neck shot. All three done at 16 yards. I sand the bullets down to a nice wide meplat that kind of
THWACKS(!) when it hits'em. They all come to drink out of a slanted hole in the sycamore tree in my front yard. I have a perfect view of it from my easy chair and when I spot one I slip out into a concealed area on my front porch and proceed to practice pest control of the enjoyable kind.

I've declared war because they continually find ways into my attic where they are really trashing the place and keeping me up at night with their running around up there. It seems as soon as I get rid of one family another steps right in. GRRRR!! :fire:

April 29, 2007, 06:22 AM
They've never managed to get into my house, but they are prolific and I like to eat them. this is the first rifle ive had that has ever actually paid for itself in meat

Mike U.
April 29, 2007, 09:30 PM
Now, that is cool!

My rifle may pay for itself in home repair savings. All my duct work and electrical supply lines are up there in the attic. I pray they don't chew through those wires and inadvertantly burn my house down. I've crawled all over that attic and cannot for the life of me find where they are getting in. It's downright frustrating. I was thinking of poisoning them for a moment till it dawned on me that if the little tree rats died in an inaccesable area I'll be smelling their rotting carcass for who knows how long. Besides, it's waaay more fun and humane taking them out with a slug thru the vitals than a slow death by poison.
I hate the little furballs, but don't want to make them suffer.

April 29, 2007, 09:46 PM
If there is any way you can spread a powder like white flower to look for tracks and maybe figure out where there are coming in from. Maybe outside to see track's in?. Think about it it might just work one way or another because you do need to find out how and where now or more will find that hole sooner or later if you kill all the locals now.

Mike U.
April 29, 2007, 09:54 PM
That is an excellent idea! Thanks! I'll try it and see how it goes.

Can't believe I didn't think of that. I guess it's true what they say about common sense not being so common. :D

April 29, 2007, 11:27 PM
Friend had them getting into his attic years ago. There was a trap door in the ceiling. He loaded up a Colt Frontier Scout with rat shot, flipped up the lid and the squirrel made right for his point of egress. He ripped off a shot and the squirrel spun three times and dove out of the hole in the roof louvers.
It was almost dark when the guy walked out side, saw the squirrel flopping in the flowerbed and blasted him three more times. All the porchlights in the neighborhood came on.

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