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New CCI tactical 22LR ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by General Tso, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. General Tso

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    I was watching guns n ammo tv the other day and they did a spot on the new 22LR CCI ammo that was designed for AR's and such. I got the new Cabelas shooting catalog and they're not in it. Has any one seen or tried these. It uses a 40gr. copper plated round bose bullet.
     
  2. John Wayne

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    What feature makes it designed for an AR? 40 gr. plated bullets are a common .22 LR loading.

    Are they somehow designed for an AR conversion BCG that utilizes the stock barrel? I can't see why a dedicated .22 LR AR-style rifle or upper would need any special ammunition; it's just another semiautomatic .22 rifle.

    CCI rimfire ammunition is generally top-shelf stuff, but I don't see this being anything more than a marketing ploy.
     
  3. General Tso

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    Probably is marketing. I saw it on guns and ammo yesterday. I can't even find anything on the net about it.

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    Seriously? They make a .22 LR bullet called "infantry?"
     
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    Tactical .22 rounds? Tactical?????
     
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    Taking a page from the Extreme Shock playbook.
     
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    Nothing on the CCI website that I can find
    http://www.cci-ammunition.com/default.aspx

    CCI is good stuff, but as far as a special "tactical" load, if there is such a thing it is marketing for the gomers who think .22LR has the energy required for self-defense. Newsflash! The energy and reliability isn't there, no matter what projectile you mount on that casing. Although if I had to pick .22LR defensive ammo, CCI would be the way to go, they have the most reliable priming/ignition of any rimfire I've ever tried.
     
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    I think we should just wait and see what CCI says about the ammunition. But I know, speculating is fun. If I had to guess, the round is probably designed to feed more reliably or this is simply their new round that is designed to breakup easily and minimize riccochets. I would suspect that most AR type shooting is for fun versus for accuracy. I believe there was an article on this new loading in Guns & Ammo magazine or Shooting Times magazine.

    Link: http://www.cci-ammunition.com/whatsnew/newproducts.aspx

    This is not called CCI Tactical 22LR ammo.
     
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    Given reliability issues with .22lr ARs and run-of-the-mill ammo or accuracy issues with conversion kits using the original 5.56/.223 barrel, a .22lr optimised for the AR platform would be a blessing.
     
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    with mini revolvers and other .22s that are or may be used for defense some company needs to intro a high grade reliable(no mis fires)round optomised for defense.

    but call it defense ammunition not tactical.a over used term that needs to go away.
     
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    I think that some (not all, as bullet design is also important) existing .22 LR loads have enough energy and the right terminal ballistics for self-defense, even in handguns, when they're matched to the appropriate barrel lengths--no special "tactical" loads are necessary, although it remains to be seen what is really meant by the marketing terminology in this case. I think it is possible to improve on existing .22 LR loads, so I'm intrigued, although the cynic in me doesn't expect much.

    I agree here--CCI priming seems reliable enough for self-defense, in my opinion, although I'd still stick with revolvers in this caliber.

    The CCI Velocitor (not the Stinger) already comes pretty close to the ideal for a .22 LR defensive load, in my opinion. I'd keep it more or less the same for rifles, but for handguns I think that it could be improved by filling in the hollow-point cavity (which would add some weight to the bullet), making the bullet flat-nosed, and casting it from a relatively hard lead alloy.
     
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    I wonder if they dare make a .22 lr with a larger diameter bullet to shoot in the centerfire barrel. Probably not, some numbskull would load it in his 10-22 thirty shot nanner clip and wonder why it did not work.
     
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    Nothing says "tactical" like a 22LR. Maybe for your midnight special ops defending your garden against mischevious critters.
     
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    What's next, tactical skivvie shorts? :rolleyes: :D
     
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    +1 to what Manco said. A flat nose, hard cast bullet would be an improvement.
     
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    Well, I'll give it a try, should I actually find some.
     
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    Well, suppressed .22 LR is said to be commonly used for killing people stealthily, so maybe that cancels out the sarcasm. :scrutiny::neener:

    Anyway, according to General Tso's images it's clearly not the improved Velocitor I was hoping for, so the mystery continues.
     
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    They must be trying to cash in on all the guys that have .22lr conversions for their AR-15s but don't want to shoot non jacketed lead bullets through them.
     
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    Tactical? I want some strategic .22LR ammo.
     
  25. Manco

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    Well, a 40 grain antimatter bullet would theoretically have a yield of about 111 kilotons (of TNT). Is that strategic enough for you? ;)
     
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