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Anyone have info on 22 CB rounds?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by johnny blaze, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. johnny blaze

    johnny blaze Well-Known Member

    I was looking at some ammo that is coming up for sale at an auction tomorrow. There is a full box of rounds marked 22CB,
    Are these just 22 shorts? Are they still produced?
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    Ultra low velocity and noise, they sound a little louder than an air rifle when they go off. CCI makes them in 22 short and 22 long or at least used to.
  3. .41Dave

    .41Dave Well-Known Member

    .22 CB caps are light loaded "shooting gallery" .22 rimfire rounds. CCI still makes CB caps, in both long and short versions. They fire a 29 grain bullet at a leisurely 727 fps.
  4. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    Cone Breech Cap

    They are just a primer with no gun powder.

    I have a few types. Very fun. They won't cycle a semi auto, but they are still a blast. My rifles sound like an air gun, and my revolver sounds like someone clapping their hands.

    If they are a good deal, buy a box or two, you won't be disapointed.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2006
  5. tubeshooter

    tubeshooter Well-Known Member

    I often hear people characterizing the sound as either about like a handclap, or quiet enough that "the sound of the hammer hitting the round is louder".

    I've shot a couple... to me, they sound about like a hammer hitting a nail one stout time. If you didn't see it, you'd probably be like "that *might* have been a .22 gunshot... but there's ample room for doubt".

    I heard it over the hammer, I'll say that much - and this was a 24" barrel. Definitely quieter than shorts, though.

    It's all relative to the individual, of course; YMMV and all that.
  6. johnny blaze

    johnny blaze Well-Known Member

    Thanks everone for the replies. I had never seen them before.
    I now know one more thing than I did yesterday.:D
  7. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

    I use them often, but mostly in the CB Long variety. They are great for harvesting squirrels in the back yard, or shooting cats that get over my fence.:)
  8. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    I've shot them out of my Ruger MKII and they remind me of a cap gun going off. No ears necessary as far as I'm concerned.
  9. chipp

    chipp Well-Known Member

    its the only round that I would ALMOST stand in front of
  10. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    Some of them won't penetrate a cadboard box. If you use them on metal targets they will bounce off. If you want to shoot lo vel rds at metal get the "gallery splatterless" made for shooting galleries.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2006
  11. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    You can get them in both Shorts or Longs, but also in this little German versions....

  12. Starter52

    Starter52 Well-Known Member

    Don't use the CCI CB longs in hot weather (80+). They have a waxy coating that melts and gets gummy. Otherwise they are great.

    I'm sure CB longs will go through cardboard. They cut through both sides of an empty soda can with ease.
  13. NewShooter

    NewShooter Well-Known Member

    I believe they do have a small amount of powder in them. Its the Aguila Super Colibri that are primer only.
  14. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Perfect for training small children.:)
  15. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    you can use the cb's in your backyard , proly, and yes , the cb's are 29 grain conical ball, usually loaded with no powder.
  16. tubeshooter

    tubeshooter Well-Known Member

    Yeah... made a great introduction to firearms for my daughter. Not too intimidating.
  17. Hogfan1911

    Hogfan1911 Well-Known Member

    I've used the Aguila's to kill 3 possums that kept getting in our garage here in the 'burbs (god I can't wait to move out in the sticks....). Out of my little AR-7
    they sound like dropping a heavy hardback book on a tile or wood floor, only sharper. No complaints from the neighbors. Instant kills w/headshots at 1-3 feet. Shot some at the range w/my 10/22. With the scope on 9x & target at 15 yds I could actually track the rounds visually against the white background of the paper for the last few inches before they hit. Still penetrated the 1/8 inch thick cardboard, though.
  18. sparky2726

    sparky2726 Well-Known Member

    I use them all the time doing nuisance wildlife work, and in fur trapping. VERY quiet and discrete. I have put down everything from possums to fox and coon. The only thing I wont use them on is Coyotes, I use 22lr for them.

  19. tailgunner

    tailgunner Member In Memoriam

    I have put down a deer injured by a car with a single cci cb cap. Winchester 9422 shot at the base of the skull from 10 feet away. The look on the watching Highway Patrolmans face was priceless.
  20. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    CB = Conical Ball

    The only cautions I've been given are
    1) when firing from a rifle, make sure the round has enough energy to clear your barrel (things can get interesting if it halts before the muzzle);
    2) they may not have the energy required to cycle the action of an autoloader.

    Outside of that, the guy I buy mine from uses them to plink nuisance pigeons in his back yard with his single-shot.

    I have an air gun that fires its pellets faster than the CB round. They both make a kind of slapping sound.

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