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why no hyper velocity ammo in AA conversion kits?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gofastman, Sep 2, 2010.

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  1. gofastman

    gofastman Member

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    Their website specifically says not to use the stuff, but fore the life of me I cant figure out WHY. I know Stingers are a bit longer than standard .22LR rounds and may not cycle reliably, but why could one not use Velocitors?

    I called them up and they simply said: "it wont function":confused:

    I don't plan on making a habit of using the hot stuff, as golden bullets run 100% and are super easy to come by, but it may be nice to have the option if I want to go varmint hunting.
     
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    9mmepiphany Moderator

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    Well if you can make due with a single shot, function won't be a problem ;)

    I would think it's just a matter of balancing velocity vs. spring rate/slide mass. it they say it's OK to use and you try to run it in a dirty/abused gun, you'll be upset. If they tell you not to and you do anyway, you can't blame them
     
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    ^ I have read of many people having better luck with the hyper velocity stuff
     
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    The "hyper" velocity loads usually use a lighter than standard bullet, which may not generate enough blowback force.
     
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    so will running this stuff cause the pistol to blow my hand off?
    I like my hand.
     
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    I seem to recall hearing somewhere along the line, that it was because it hammers the aluminum slide too hard, and eventually it might crack. But I have found that with ALL .22 conversion kits, they run best with hot ammo. With my Ciener 1911 kit, I use Velocitors, Stingers, and Minimags. Ican run regular ammo, but I will have to stop and clean at least every 200 rds or so.
     
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    No.

    If your gun has a tight match chamber, the longer case used in the Stinger type ammo may expand into the rifling leade and cause extraction problems.

    Other then that, there is no problem..

    Consider if you will how long CCI has been making Stingers, and how many different guns they have been fired in.
    If anyone was blowing hands off with them in anything, I imagine CCI would be sued out of business by now. Or at the very least, not still be making them.
    rc
     
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    Blopwback operated semi autos such as the conversion kits use spring tension for proper functioning. Too heavy a spring and you cope with erratic ejection and feed failures. Too light and you can damage the slide.
     
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