Rimfire steel-core


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john917v
October 23, 2008, 12:35 AM
Does any company make steel-core .22lrs, or polymer-tipped?

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Ron James
October 23, 2008, 02:07 AM
If they are, they are keeping it a secret.:)

chris in va
October 23, 2008, 02:16 AM
For...?

kingpin008
October 23, 2008, 05:45 AM
Shooting, probably. :D

moooose102
October 23, 2008, 09:12 AM
yes, but shooting what? it is a 22 rimfire. how much penetration do you need? it would seem to me that if there was a real purpose for it, it would be a very small need. and if you want that much penetration, there are other ounds that would do a much better job (5.56 armor peircing).

PointOneSeven
October 23, 2008, 12:54 PM
You could pick up something chambered in HM2, those are plastic tipped. Or .22 mag or .17hmr, there are plastic tipped rounds for those as well. .22 LR doesn't have jacketed rounds, and nobody'll tip a lead slug.

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benEzra
October 23, 2008, 01:04 PM
Steel-core .22LR would undoubtedly violate the 1986 AP handgun ammo ban.

john917v
October 23, 2008, 02:03 PM
Why? I've been wondering.

Kingpin, that was a witty response, good one!

With all of the different types of unusual .22lr loads made (truncated, 60-gr 'sniper', Stinger, etc.), I figured somebody made some, but wasn't sure.

tasco 74
October 24, 2008, 11:10 PM
i got a savage mkII bolt rifle in .17 hm2 and it's the thing you're looking for!


LIFE IS SHORT....

CBS220
October 24, 2008, 11:46 PM
There are polymer point .22 Mags.

230RN
October 25, 2008, 10:33 AM
Strikes me that the only real purpose behind steel .22s would be cheapness (saving lead), but you'd have to jacket a steel core in lead or something squooshy* anyhow to allow the heel to expand and to take the rifling.

Manufacturing such a wee beastie would probably cost more than the savings in lead.

Comments?

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"Squooshy" is a technical term used in ammunition manufacture.

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