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Rimfire steel-core

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by john917v, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. john917v

    john917v Member

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    Does any company make steel-core .22lrs, or polymer-tipped?
     
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    If they are, they are keeping it a secret.:)
     
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    Shooting, probably. :D
     
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    yes, but shooting what? it is a 22 rimfire. how much penetration do you need? it would seem to me that if there was a real purpose for it, it would be a very small need. and if you want that much penetration, there are other ounds that would do a much better job (5.56 armor peircing).
     
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    You could pick up something chambered in HM2, those are plastic tipped. Or .22 mag or .17hmr, there are plastic tipped rounds for those as well. .22 LR doesn't have jacketed rounds, and nobody'll tip a lead slug.

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    Steel-core .22LR would undoubtedly violate the 1986 AP handgun ammo ban.
     
  8. john917v

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    Why? I've been wondering.

    Kingpin, that was a witty response, good one!

    With all of the different types of unusual .22lr loads made (truncated, 60-gr 'sniper', Stinger, etc.), I figured somebody made some, but wasn't sure.
     
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    pointoneseven has the right answer!

    i got a savage mkII bolt rifle in .17 hm2 and it's the thing you're looking for!


    LIFE IS SHORT....
     
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    There are polymer point .22 Mags.
     
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    Strikes me that the only real purpose behind steel .22s would be cheapness (saving lead), but you'd have to jacket a steel core in lead or something squooshy* anyhow to allow the heel to expand and to take the rifling.

    Manufacturing such a wee beastie would probably cost more than the savings in lead.

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