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Clean .22 subsonics

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by o Unforgiven o, Oct 16, 2012.

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  1. o Unforgiven o

    o Unforgiven o Member

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    I have been shooting my 10/22 a lot over the past few days, mostly using Remington subsonic. The ammo is plenty accurate and I have only had 1 FTE in ~300 rounds, but man is it dirty. Can anyone suggest a cleaner burning subsonic that has enough power to cycle the action?
     
  2. Clayne_b

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    CCI standard velocity, Great for what your looking for IMO
     
  3. desidog

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    Impressive. My mileage is different with it; but it is still some of the most accurate in all my .22's. I've found them to be much more accurate when you weigh the rounds individually, the variation can be 10 grains from round to round, and the lightest ones are generally the squibs, in my experience. Shooting a mag of the same weight stuff (within .1 grain) gets the tightest groups. Since the bullet weight and the casing weigh are much more static than the powder charge and the primer, the varied power from inconsistently measured powder is generally the culprit.

    I second the CCI stuff; i've found the winchester stuff to be very messy; and the Aquila stuff (38 or 40gr) doesn't expand in small game. The 60gr Aguila doesn't do well in 1:16 barrels; and is messy too.
     
  4. Cee Zee

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    Just about any ammo you pick up will be cleaner than the Remington. CCI SV is an excellent choice. I use it a lot in a lot of different rifles and pistols. It's a little better than what people would call bulk but technically it is bulk. It costs more than most bulk too but it is far from the most expensive stuff around. CCI Blazer has been working well for me as a bulk round but it isn't sub sonic. SV is right on the border of being supersonic but it isn't quite over the line.
     
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