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22lr fmj? Does that exist?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by lobo9er, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    In another thread it was brought up (maybe missed the joke, usually do) does 22LR FMJ really exist and if so for what purpose? thank you and i will take your answer off the air.
  2. military applications require it. it does exist.
  3. Wahoo95

    Wahoo95 Well-Known Member

    There's a company out of South Africa that makes it but it's not imported into the USA
  4. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

    cci makes whats called fmj but its really just a solid bullet with a copper wash
  5. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    What current military applications do you speak of? I worked an ammo dump for a few months and never seen one round of 22lr come through.
  6. Deus Machina

    Deus Machina Well-Known Member

    The military has absolutely nothing that says they have to use FMJ specifically.

    The requirement is ammunition that is not designed to expand. In a rifle, this means FMJ. In a handgun, that could mean cast lead, if it would save them enough money and not crud up the weapons.
  7. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I've only seen copper plate and copper wash.
  8. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    I had an older coworker who worked on the Burma Road and was in regular contact with aircrews flying The Hump. He said the aircraft were equipped with Stevens .22-.410 combinations for jungle survival in case of a forced landing. They had jacketed .22 lr in accordance with the Hague Convention but some Nervous Nellie took up the .410 shotshells with their deadly lead birdshot. I don't think such things ever bothered the Luftwaffe with their Kreighoff drilling survival guns.
  9. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

  10. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    Weren't there some silenced Ruger .22 pistols during the Viet Nam era?

    Did they use jacketed .22s?
  11. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Have heard reports of jacketed .22 LR, but never saw one. I won't say that it doesn't exist...but on the assumption that it does...it's not likely available through normal channels.
  12. Beelzy

    Beelzy Well-Known Member

    They are simply called solids. Not FMJ.
  13. natman

    natman Well-Known Member

    I was skeptical too, but post #41 here will show proof.

    They did exist, the military did use them, I've never seen one.
  14. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Nah. Those are lead. They may be copper washed...but they're lead.

    natman. Interesting.
  15. Ed Harris

    Ed Harris Well-Known Member


    The component drawing in the .pdf file shows a heeled, ungrooved FMJ bullet. I have a few of these in "plain brown wrapper" which were used in the High Standard HDM suppressed autopistol.


    Type Classification:
    OBS - MSR 11756003.
  16. Erik M

    Erik M Well-Known Member

    Same here. .22 mag is a different story.
  17. mboylan

    mboylan Well-Known Member

    Not really available. That's why the .25 ACP was invented. Bad choice for SD anyway. A FMJ would help with penetration. But still a bad choice.
  18. jhco50

    jhco50 Well-Known Member

  19. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    In case someone has trouble opening the above post...

    Cute. But I think I'll stick with the stuff I've been shooting.


    Attached Files:

  20. meadmkr

    meadmkr Well-Known Member

    Never had seen a jacketed .22lr.

    Then again the jacketed .17HMR/.17Mach2 (started life as a 22WMR/22LR) are both pretty wicked little rounds ;)

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