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armoredman
October 4, 2013, 02:40 PM
I'm sure there is a very simple answer...

Found this at the range. Dismissed the tiny brass cases as 22 Short, but found two that had been discarded. Dimensionally nearly identical to 22LR according to my calipers, (the rim is about 3 thou smaller), The bullet appears to be easily twice as heavy with half the powder charge? Subsonic for suppressed firearms? Shown next to a Remington PHP for reference. No, the mark on the middle one is not a light primer strike.


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morcey2
October 4, 2013, 03:29 PM
http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/Aguila_22_SSS_br.html

Heavy subsonics of some sort. I don't know if they'd stabilize with the twist in most 22 LR barrels.

Ron James
October 4, 2013, 04:09 PM
Aguila Sniper SS { Sub sonic }.

bigfatdave
October 4, 2013, 04:46 PM
Yep

Aguila SSS

Odd little rounds, aren't they?

rcmodel
October 4, 2013, 07:55 PM
+3, or 4??

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2506135961/aguila-sss-sniper-subsonic-ammunition-22-long-rifle-60-grain-lead-round-nose

rc

Dr.Rob
October 4, 2013, 10:34 PM
Those work fine in a Marlin 39.

bigfatdave
October 5, 2013, 08:39 AM
I've found that they work in a lot more guns than I initially thout they would.

I was particularly surprised that they cycled my Henry survival rifle (AR7 clone that works)
They run well enough in the Henry that I keep a couple mags loaded with SSS in the stock, the third mag is in the action and loaded with SGB/velocitors from CCI (can't remember which now)

If I remember right, they didn't quite cycle my 10/22s but did work in the Papoose.

The SSS work in a lever gun and might be useful for pest removal, but they're not as much fun to plink with as CCI CB shorts. (cost and capacity)

J-Bar
October 12, 2013, 01:56 PM
They pop about as loud as a percussion cap...

Mike1234567
October 12, 2013, 02:02 PM
From all the searching I've done the Aguila SSS work best in 7-11" barrels with 1:9 twist.

rcmodel
October 12, 2013, 03:30 PM
Aguila SSS fired into gallon water jugs from 2" S&W and 4" S&W.

All tumbled, penetrated one jug, and bounced off the second jug.

The 4" broke the bullet in half and stayed inside the first jug.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/AguilaSSS.jpg

rc

Sentryau2
October 12, 2013, 04:18 PM
They work fine in my savage 64F 22inch barrel 1:16 twist. Tho they do start to tumble at around 120yards but up to 100 yards they are fairly good little tack drivers. I love them for hunting squirrel and rabbit (they dont scare off the others) I can take 2-3 out of a group of 5 in a tree before the others bolt off.

Mike1234567
October 12, 2013, 04:32 PM
Best usage for the Aguila SSS (without a friggin' commie tax stamp) is a Ruger Charger or TC or other handgun with a 7-11" barrel and 1:9 twist.

kerreckt
October 14, 2013, 05:16 PM
I use these in my Marlin 81 bolt action tube fed with no problems. Pretty quite report about like a screen door slamming. Very deadly on the thieving critters trying to ruin my garden. Stops them in their tracks....I love these bullets.

blindhari
October 15, 2013, 01:06 AM
If you carry a NAA 22lr revolver as a backup, the Alguilla Sniper pushes twice the lead at 2/3 of the speed. I have fired this round IN CONTACT with a water filled 1 gallon milk jug and found that in my opinion it is superior to almost all other 22lr for sheer destruction. No camera, no chronagraph, no list of how many jugs penetrated just a personal opinion of damage done. Damage done, energy transfer ?, was enough to get me to go down and buy a brick of these expensive little devils.

blindhari

bigfatdave
October 15, 2013, 10:51 PM
From all the searching I've done the Aguila SSS work best in 7-11" barrels with 1:9 twist.

"best" how?

pinpoint accuracy at long range?
quiet shooting?
dispatching critters within 15 yards?

Mike1234567
October 20, 2013, 06:59 PM
^^^

1. Aguila SSS have a small amount of quick-burning powder that's fully burnt after approximately 10" of barrel length (probably less).

2. The long bullets require a faster twist rate to stabilize than typical .22LR ammo.

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