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.22 shorts in a revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by mljdeckard, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    My little sister is having a gopher invasion on a ranch where she works. She has a Ruger sinvle-six, I told her to use it, she said she is worried about it being too loud and scaring other animals. Would .22 pistol artridges be significantly quieter, and is there any reason she shouldn't shoot them out of the lr cylinder?
  2. Tomcat47

    Tomcat47 Well-Known Member

    I Like the CCi CB ... They are pretty quiet compared to Long Rifle and are still fast enough to get results on the little critters..

    If You Can Find Some Right Now..... :uhoh:

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  3. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    I've shot 22 shorts out of a derringer still little loud. Maybe CeeBee's?
  4. DesertFox

    DesertFox Well-Known Member

    Works great. Tastes great. Less filling.

    Do it all the time with a Taurus Model 94 9 shot while riding around on the riding lawn mower.
  5. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

    Try CCI QUIET.
  6. Pyro

    Pyro Well-Known Member

    Cheaperthandirt has those quiet primer-only rounds from aquilla for sale at the moment
  7. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    CB's work well out of mine and are really accurate, just maybe a slightly different POI.
  8. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    I use shorts around the house all the time for small best control, they should work fine in that single six.
  9. 303tom

    303tom member

    I use .22 shorts in my H&R 922 when we are trapping, but we are usually at point-blank range, I don`t know how much power you will have left out at 30 to 50 yards...............
  10. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I actually am in a part of the state right now where I have a couple of dealers who are off the beaten path, and have surprised me in the past having stuff in stock during crises.

    She freaked out because she dragged trough one with spikes the other day, and it went crazy and chased her, her dog went nuts barking....to be honest, I wish I could have been there to see it. :D
  11. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

  12. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Well-Known Member

    CCI .22 long CB caps

    You dont state the distance,but I am going to guess its close or there would be a .22 rifle involved.

    I use the CCI .22 long CB caps as they are much easier to manipulate [ compared to the .22 short CB's ].

    I find that the .22 long CB's are gtg for a small game kill to about 50' out of a rifle,AND very quiet.

    I just shot a rat for a friend yesterday and it didnt know the different between a .22 CB or a .22 short.

    She really needs to try a few shots on paper to see where it hits,then a few to see if she gets enough penetration.
  13. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    .22 shorts in a revolver

    Long answer
    The evolution of cartridges from the original Flobert Bulleted Breech Cap rimfire cartridge was to lengthen the case and add more gun powder and/or a heavier bullet. Diameter of case and bullet remained the same. The progression was:
    Year Cartridge   Case  Bullet  Overall   Description
    1845 BB          .284"  20 GR   .343"  Flobert Bullet Breech cap 
    1857 Short       .423"  29 gr   .686"  Smith & Wesson cartridge #1
    1871 Long        .595"  29 gr   .798"  ¨Frank Wesson?
    1880 Extra Long  .750"  40 gr  1.160"  ¨?
    1887 Long Rifle  .595"  40 gr   .985"  J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co
    1888 CB          .284"  20 gr   ----   Conical Bullet version of BB*
    Modern CB rounds use the Short or Long case length with a 29 grain bullet.
    A .22 LR cylinder like the Single Six will fire modern CBs, Shorts, Longs and Long Rifles.

    Short answer
  14. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    The question of the noise of .22 shorts out of a revolver. Hi velocity shorts can be loader than .22 longs (for some reason) but not as loud as high velocity long rifles.

    (I am on the last six boxes of an old brick of Winchester High Vel .22 short that are pretty loud and punchy.)
  15. T Bran

    T Bran Well-Known Member

    .22 shorts are still pretty noisy little devils when fired from a revolver.
    CB's are far quieter and still have more than enough impact to deal with smaller critters.
    I am currently heavily in like with Aguilla SSS (Sniper sub sonic) as they are less noisey than .22 lr but have amazing penetration due to a 60 grain projectile.
  16. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I love you guys. I'll tell her to just use whatever. Right now it might actually be easier to find finge rounds like CBs and shorts than LRs and birdshot shells for the mag cylinder.
  17. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Well-Known Member

    .22 CB Caps are ( were) a quiet, fun camping toy. So is a Whamo sling shot and a bag of cull .45 boolits. We don't, won't, go 'camping' in Big Bend anymore. It was fun while it lasted.

    Have fun,

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2013
  18. tubeshooter

    tubeshooter Well-Known Member

    I have found this to be the case, at least for me locally. I can find shorts and CBs much easier than LR right now.

    Shorts are still pretty loud, especially from revolvers. They still pack a pretty good punch too. I think a CB would likely do the job you are asking, but be aware you may not get all one shot putdowns. That will end up being louder than a short would have been, with the commotion factored in and all.

    I have serious doubts about Colibris and/or Super Colibris in the requested role. I personally would not try that.
  19. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I would pick up some CCI CB shorts or the CCI Quiet. Both will still be fairly loud in a revolver. If that is too noisy, get a pellet gun.
  20. tubeshooter

    tubeshooter Well-Known Member

    Good point - I had forgotten about the new CCI Quiet. They should actually hit a little harder than a CB, since they are an honest 40 grains.

    The only thing I don't like is that they are nearly indistinguishable from regular LR*, so you have to be careful about keeping them separate (i.e. usually in their own box) so you know what you're shooting.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2013

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