CCI Stinger out of 7.5" Barrel


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RatDrall
August 4, 2009, 08:57 PM
I've seen gel tests, for penetration and expansion, for the CCI Stinger out of rifle barrels, but I can't find anything for a handgun barrel.

Does anyone know where I can find such results?

My MK III groups very well with the stingers, even at 50 yards, so I was going to make that my default load. Any reason not to? I won't be firing many rounds through this gun, it's more for a woods gun or for quiet(er) pest control.

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My main concern is that the 32 gr pill wouldn't penetrate as well if I had to shoot a larger critter (wood chuck or coyote), I'm afraid of the round fragmenting too soon to do any real good. Anyone have real world experience shooting larger pests with the Stingers out of a shorter barrel?

Also, I know that using the 40 grain Velocitors would be a good solution, but for some reason my gun doesn't function well with them...

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Gary Brintzenhofe
August 5, 2009, 11:54 AM
Shot groundhog 76 yards one shot. Stop him right away. Gun MK III 32 gr. stinger. Shot seven this year avg. was 35 yards. One took two shots. Two groundhogs the bullet went thru . They were big groundhogs.

RatDrall
August 5, 2009, 07:07 PM
Thanks!

Daizee
August 6, 2009, 01:31 AM
Try CCI Velocitors as an alternative. They do an honest 1400+fps out of a 20" barrel AND they are a full-weight hollowpoint. They start slower than the stingers, but retain velocity and energy better downrange.

In a 4" barrel they're already showing a 10% advantage over other common high-velocity loads (not counting Stingers). 7.5" would be sweet.

-Daizee

ArchAngelCD
August 6, 2009, 03:17 AM
Also, I know that using the 40 grain Velocitors would be a good solution, but for some reason my gun doesn't function well with them...
I guess I'm lucky because Velocitor ammo works perfectly in my Ruger Mark II. I don't care much for Stinger ammo because of the 32gr bullet and it's OAL but I do like Velocitor ammo a lot. Like said above, they do an honest 1400+fps out of a 20" barrel and not much less from my 6" Mark II.

Dr_2_B
August 7, 2009, 06:01 AM
1400 fps is pretty good.

ricebasher302
August 7, 2009, 05:38 PM
I crono'd some out of a 3.4 inch P22 that were running right at 1200fps.

andre73
August 7, 2009, 05:51 PM
We tested stingers out of a handgun into water - here is the video...

AT1 - Stingers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iumjplYLoDM)

Another Stinger Test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdHnWGIXMWQ)

outerlimit
August 8, 2009, 12:14 PM
The Stinger shoots flatter.

I wouldn't worry too much about the small difference in energy retention between a 32gr. and a 40gr.
It's a .22!

I've always found the range of 40gr. .22lr's to be lacking.

ArchAngelCD
August 9, 2009, 05:24 AM
The Stinger shoots flatter.

I wouldn't worry too much about the small difference in energy retention between a 32gr. and a 40gr.
It's a .22!

I've always found the range of 40gr. .22lr's to be lacking.
But was that 40gr bullet being pushed to 1435 fps? I have had great results with CCI Velocitor ammo. At standard velocities of 1050 fps I would tend to agree but not when the ammo pushed the bullet well over 1400 fps.

outerlimit
August 9, 2009, 11:18 AM
I don't remember what I chrono'd the standard velocity at. But I'm sure the drop with 1450fps 40gr. is still a lot greater than 32gr. Stingers or Agila Super Max 30gr. both pushing 1700-1800fps or greater from what I remember out of a 10/22. Any 40gr. .22lr under 1500fps is gonna have a major drop. I think the Aquila was around 1850 if I remember correctly the Stingers were around 1650-1750, that's just what i remember don't wanna sell the Stingers short they are a great round.

I have a lot of experience with the lighter .22lr rounds while varmint hunting and it is like a night and day difference, it is nearly like shooting a .17 Mach 2, but the wind affects you less. The .17HMR is in a higher league, but for cheap varmint plinking you can't go wrong with the light .22lr's.

No, I have not tried the Velocitors, I only just recently heard of them. I'm sure they are a great round if you're really dialed in and don't want to take any shots longer than 150yds or so, which isn't much when you're hunting prairie dogs. Most of the guys that shoot them competively use AR's in .223/5.56x45mm, a lot of them use silencers because it doesn't spook them as much.

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