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22lr fmj? Does that exist?

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

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  1. lobo9er

    lobo9er Member

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    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. justashooter in pa

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    military applications require it. it does exist.
     
  3. Wahoo95

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

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

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    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

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

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

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

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    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

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

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

    They did exist, the military did use them, I've never seen one.
     
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    Nah. Those are lead. They may be copper washed...but they're lead.

    natman. Interesting.
     
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    http://www.dtic.mil/dticasd/sbir/sbir032/a044a.pdf

    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.

    CARTRIDGE, CALIBER .22, BALL, LONG RIFLE, M24

    Type Classification:
    OBS - MSR 11756003.
    DODAC.....................................1305-A086
     
  16. Erik M

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

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

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

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    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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