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22lr wadcutters?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by shotgunjoel, Jan 6, 2011.

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  1. shotgunjoel

    shotgunjoel Member

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    I was wondering last night, why doesn't somebody make a 22lr wadcutter round? It would be great in revolvers, just like every other wadcutter out there. Is there just no demand for it?
     
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    A .22 is a heeled bullet, if it was a wadcutter like a .38 HBWC it would be a smaller diameter than the barrel and not engage the rifling.

    Maybe I'm not understanding your question though...
     
  3. shotgunjoel

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    Okay, I understand that, but what I was wondering is what if instead of having a round nosed bullet, you made it flat, like a wadcutter.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    You would likely have feeding difficulties in automatics which outnumber revolvers these days. The old Peters line actually had a .22 LR wadcutter back in the 1930s but it did not last.

    Hmm, I find I have been around once on the matter.
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=235307&postcount=8
     
  5. Grunt Medic TXARNG

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    .22 Stingers are hollowpoints, and thus have a 'flat' nose when viewed from the side. Unfortunately, they are much more likely to have a failure to feed than round nosed ammo - especially in semiauto firearms. I suspect the same issue would arise if you flattened round nosed bullets - but you could give it a try and let us know how it works out.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    I wouldn't say no demand.

    Just not enough demand.

    Like has already been said, they would not feed in a semi-auto, pump, or bolt action.
    And those three action types outnumber .22 revolvers & single-shots about ten thousand to one.

    rc
     
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    I'd snap those up in a heartbeat of they were available locally.
     
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    I have shot some game with the SGB's and they are awesome; they seem to hit much harder than the round nose. They are well worth the effort to obtain.
     
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    I will definitely have look for a box of those SGB the next time I go shopping for ammo. They would be great in my Single-Six.
     
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    The CCI SGB is my exclusive squirrel hunting round. And it feeds perfectly in my mkII. It disappeared for a while, then I found some and bought all they had.
     
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    Those CCI SGB rounds would probably be the best choice for a .22 defense gun. They'd likely penetrate deeper than the various hyper velocity rounds.
     
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    Paco Kelly was selling a bullet-nose forming devise for .22 rim fire cartridges. It had a hollow point, cup point and flat (slight dish) point former. The devise can be ordered with different diameter forming chambers to match the preferences of your rifle from .222 up to .225. The flat point bullet had noticeably more "impact" on squirrels and rabbits than normal long rifle bullets.
     
  15. ROAshooter

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    get out the dremel tool with cutoff wheel and make your own.....
     
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    Easy to do with a utility knife and a file. I've done it a lot when I needed to punch another hole in a leather belt.
     
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    if your a do-it-your-self-er, you could take some Aquila 60gn SSS and cut them down to about 40gn.
     
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    I've got some of Paco Kelly's Acu'rzr tools, and they work very well. The Nasti-nose is just that, and the modified bullets are extremely accurate to boot. Plus, Paco is a great guy to deal with.

    I've also got a tool called the SGB Tool (made by The Hanned Line, but not any longer I'm afraid), where you use a file to remove the nose of a .22LR bullet, making it a flat nose. I've got them in .22LR and .22 Short configurations.

    And don't even start about the ".22LR Rimfire Hollow Pointer Tool" I bought years ago from E. Arthur Brown (it still works, thank you very much)...

    If you can't tell, I'm a little bit of junkie when it comes to .22LR bullet modification tools...
     
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    You'd end up losing weight and the penetration advantage.
     
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    I dont think the paper target that wadcutters are used for will notice the loss of weight or penetration..
     
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    Plus 2 on Paco Kelly accurizer.
     
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    Depends on what you want them for. A flat nosed solid .22 would be a far better choice for defense with a .22 than any of the hyper velocity hollow points, as they would have greater penetration. .38 wadcutters will outperform many defense specific loads for the same reason.
     
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    I really want one of those Paco tools. Looks like the nasty nose would be great for bigger small game.
     
  24. Prosser

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    Anybody ever had one of those 22 HP's expand? In rats, out of a rifle, they were just round nose bullets. NO expansion.
     
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    and thats why I will use a 38 wadcutter for defense over a wadcutter 22....
     
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