Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BlueHeelerFl, Apr 7, 2021.
As far as hunting aguila has a line of .22lr loaded with 40gn flat nose Bullets called interceptors. Listed at 1,470fps. I’ve got a box but haven’t gotten around to hunting with them yet.
Another boutique load, just when they can’t keep up with demand for ANY .22lr.
CCI has a similar load called the Velocitor. (But has a 40gr bullet). It chrono’s about 100fps faster from my 6” M617 than CCI minimags.
Looks like a good design, however.
I’ll buy it if they ever make it.....
When the video first posted it was available according to people commenting on its YouTube page. I tried about 2 hours after the video posted and it was gone already.
On the plus side I was able to order 2 boxes of Federal 380 Punch jhp ammo, so it wasn't a total loss
$10/box feels way overpriced. Even for today's market.
I might buy a box for curiosity's sake, but for now I will stick with things like Mini Mags, Interceptors, Velocitors, SGBs, heck even Vipers or Spitfires over something like this. This is from someone who is generally not a fan of hot, light-for-caliber .22lr when it comes to potential Serious Business™ (and therefore not big on Stingers). YMMV as per usual.
I just tried a box of these Interceptors the other day in my S&W 17-3 and my model 63. Very accurate and consistent groups in both guns. I really wish I would have bought more of them.
I regret not buying more of most of the aguila offerings when they were $2.09/50. I’ve found even the cheaper stuff was very accurate and reliable for me. The super extra shoots like mini mags in my 10/22 and the subsonic solid points are the most accurate round I’ve shot from that gun and cycles the bolt without issue. I plan on buying more of all of it when it becomes available again.
- Mini-mag 40 gr. Solid.
- Mini-mag 36 gr. HP.
Both are reliable and penetrate like a wood beetle.
Do they make any of those guns in the video in .22 Magnum? I wonder how a lightweight .22 Mag bullet would do from those short barrels?
"better than nothing" - however...
"Better than nothing" is not a criteria that should be used by choice to select defensive pistol.
Indeed, even if they managed to make a rimfire round I'd accept for SD (.22 mag ain't bad for a BUG I guess) I've had such bad luck with rimfire primers I can't say I'd ever feel fully comfortable depending on them.
It was awesome, but then the Stanggers did the exact same thing.
at least with Federal Punch, you won’t have to hear Plinkster say Stanggers
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