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Browning Buckmark and Aguila SSS 60 gr

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ms6852, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

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    Anyone here owning a Browning Buckmark fired the Aguila SSS 60gr bullet through it? If so did it perform ok and did it cycle after being fired? Just wondering since I received 5 boxes of this particular round and did not want to use it on my 22lr rifles.
     
  2. NG VI

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    why don't you want to use it in your rifles?

    The 60 grain SSS is an awesome load, I use t all the time. Never had an issue cycling or firing in my CZ PCR, Taurus PT-22, or CZ 452
     
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    It cycles just fine for me. It's usually too long to stabilize properly, and tends to keyhole. It's just fine in your rifles, as NG VI mentioned.

    If you're concerned about cycling and use in rifles, are you mistaking it for the Aguila Colibri?
     
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    From what I understand, you need a 1:9 twist in your barrel to stabilize your bullet and all my 22's as with most everyone they are 1:16 twist. Another question I had was have you had any baffle strikes with firing this round in such a short barrel. But if all it does is keyhole I guess that won't be a problem.
     
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    The SSS will cycle anything.
    In fact it produces more recoil energy then most .22 semi-auto's are designed to handle on a continuous basis without battering damage.

    You can feel it when you shoot it and know right off it is hitting the gun hard!

    It has key-holed badly in every handgun I have tested it in.
    Accuracy / group size is very poor in every rifle I have tested it in as well.

    Standard .22 rifling twist is too slow to stabilize it because of the extraordinarily long bullet.

    rc
     
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    Baffle strikes? You didn't mention anything about using a supressor in the OP.
     
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    No I don't have any but was considering getting one. Just gathering as much information as I can so that I can make an informed decision. It is interesting also to know that it produces more recoil since there was less of powder charge. I have a bolt action savage and a remington 513T with a 27" barrel that I will use this rounds with. I'll see how they perform at 25 and 50 yds. Thanks for the INFO guys.
     
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    I still get the feeling you are asking about Aguila SSS and thinking about Aguila Colibri?

    One has a normal powder charge for the bullet weight, and the other has little or no powder at all.

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    Yeah they definitely are not under-powered, just because of the short case it uses. I think it is rated at 950 feet per second, kind of a lot of power out of a .22 LR, that's about .32 ACP ballistics isn't it?
     
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    there are many companies selling 1-9 22lr bbls out there now. i'd guess this is due to this round. most of them are for the 10/22 ruger at present. likely same is due to ease of bbl changing in them. i think different model offerings will show up as this loading gains popularity.

    gunnie
     
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    If you are planning on using a suppressor, do not use the 60 grain SSS rounds. They are not properly stabilized by the 1/16 twist of a 22lr gun. You will wind up with baffles strikes and a ruined suppressor if you do. My Gemtech manual clearly states not to use these rounds for this very reason. I believe that several of the other suppressor companies have similar warning in their manuals.

    It would be OK to use the rounds without the suppressor but realize that since they are not getting the proper spin on them, the accuracy will not be good and you will also get the keyholing that others have mentioned.
     
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    The 60 gr does not function in my Mark 1 Ruger. That being said they "hit" game like nothing else I've ever put down a 22LR Tube. DRT Dead Right There!
     
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    I will not use suppressors. I think I will order one of those 1:9 twist barrels from Green Mountain and see how it does. Once again everyone...THANKS!! you all were a great help.
     
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