New Federal Punch 22LR Personal Defense Ammo

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  1. BlueHeelerFl

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  2. SwampWolf

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    Personal Defense .22 Long Rifle sounds like an oxymoron to me. An interesting concept though, if only I could trust a rimfire primer as much as I do a centerfire primer for self-defense purposes.
     
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    Sounds like a similar concept to what MPB did with Quickshok ammo a while back.
     
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    I'd like to see that fn bullet in some other ammo think it would be better for small game in a gun or range were a hp won't open.
     
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    Very impressive in the gel .
     
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  6. Barbaroja

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    If your going to use .22 for self defense I suppose you would want any advantage you could get.
    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.
     
  7. AzShooter1

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    I ordered a couple of boxes to check it out. My carry gun is a 9 mm now and is a bit large. Perhaps a small .22 is in my future and I'll have some decent ammo for it. For now I'll test it out in my Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite.
     
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    Just what we need! (“Sigh....”)
    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.....
     
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  9. John_R

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    More ammo we can't buy. Federal's retail website says currently unavailable.
     
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  10. BlueHeelerFl

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    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
     
  11. tubeshooter

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    Interesting. In a nutshell - I like the flat point, but I am wondering what this brings to the table that Stingers have not for years.

    $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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    CCI:
    - Mini-mag 40 gr. Solid.
    - Mini-mag 36 gr. HP.

    Both are reliable and penetrate like a wood beetle.




    GR
     
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    CCI Stinger is another round that is very accurate from my revolvers. CCI Velocitor, not so much.
     
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    Yeah I keep stingers in my sons 22 wrangler. In case he needs it for self preservation. I’ll leave it in his closet when we leave him home alone.
     
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    Similar to CCI SGB (Small Game Bullet), which is a 40gr flat point bullet.
     
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    If you watch the vid carefully near the end, you'll see that the Stinger actually out-performs the Punch with a larger wound channel. The guy kinda "misses" that fact. With Mini-Mags in my semis and Stingers in my S&W 317, I don't feel I really need to change anything.
     
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    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?
     
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    Shawn beat me to it, but I have hunted with the CCI SGB for many years. It works and I would be OK using it for SD if that is all I had available.
     
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    22lr is "better than nothing" - however...
    "Better than nothing" is not a criteria that should be used by choice to select defensive pistol.
     
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    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.
     
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    Not for me.
     
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    When you absolutely must use the lowest power, least effective and most unreliable choice in cartridge imaginable, I guess these are the bees knees??
     
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  25. pairof44sp

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    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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