GUN .22 for home defense

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  1. Dsking85

    Dsking85 New Member

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    so, i'm thinkin about leaving one of my .22 rifles downstairs for easy access if i can't get upstairs if something happens. it's the only gun i feel comfortable leaving out of the safe. better than nothing, right?

    which would be the best ammo? 40gr solids or 36gr hollowpoint. both standard velocity around 1,200fps.
     
  2. Bigsnake

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    I'd say 40gr solid, or, well, either actually. The hollowpoint in a .22lr isn't really there for expansion but to help move the weight further back in the bullet to help give it more accuracy.
     
  3. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    some shot shells would be interesting
     
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    I really hope you are not serious. However if you, are i'd go with Aquilla SSS 60 grain. They won't be stable or accurate, but at less than 20 yards it won't make a difference. They claim like 12 inches of penetration but I doubt that. I'd also look at some of the Hyper velocity rounds like CCI TNT or Aquilla SuperMax. Something like 1600FPS though it's a rather light 31 grain round.

    Shotshells are going to be #12 shot, which is just going to severly piss off whoever you're shooting at, if they even feel it at all.
     
  5. Alphaeus

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    :roflw:

    The first time i ever went shooting, my dad loaded a .22 revolver with shot shells, then started making fun of me because i didn't hit the target, then i noticed these tiny little holes....:squint:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I think if you're serious about using a .22 in that situation it would make more since to have a really really really really really really large magazine of a mixture of different loads. Then you can just spray and pray:rofl:


    really:squint:
     
  7. EvilSS

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    "That wasn't as interesting as they said it would be" thought Dsking85, just before the very pissed off but only slightly injured assailant clubbed him to death like a defenseless baby seal.
     
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    i suppose you could always put a bayonet on the end
     
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    Shoot for the eyes to blind him
     
  10. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

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    :rofl: getting hit with like 100 tiny BBs would hurt so much though
     
  11. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

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    how bout like a round of shot to slow him down, then you can aim and shoot him with a bullet. remember the shot shells wont chamber either
     
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    This ought to tell you something about its effectiveness for defense.
     
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    Then he would get bent over by the bad guys lawyer.
     
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    but will they cycle? :dunno:
     
  15. EvilSS

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    How about instead of a .22, use a .223. I mean, it's only .003 inches in diameter bigger :bigthumb:

    Why not put a handgun downstairs. You could tuck it away in a small quick-access handgun safe. I mean, a .22 is better than nothing, but if something happens, I'd rather have my 357. Or my 40S&W. Or my 9mm. Or a bag of cats.
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Im pretty sure the guy would be dead
     
  17. JaxFlJon

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    I prolly wouldn't bet my life on a .22 rifle for protection but it would prolly be enuff.
     
  18. EvilSS

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    From one of those CCI .22 shotshells? Maybe if the bad guy's skull is make of paper mache.
     
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    31 gr stingers, 1640fps. They'll hurt. :o
     
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    Can't afford anything bigger right now.
     
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    i have 2 AR15s, a 12ga, and a .22magnum in the safe. i would use the 12ga, but it's broken and doesn't unlock the bolt after each shot. i don't want to leave my ARs downstairs, and the .22magnum is a bolt action. i'd think that 20 .22s rapidfire at someone would be enough to kill them, or make them run away.
     
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    i've seen someone shoot at a 2" sparrow from 10 feet away and the thing flew away like nothing happened.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Did you just post you had $450 and didnt know what to do with it? Get your shotgun fixed:hsugh:
     
  24. Dsking85

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    meh, it's not worth fixing. i'll probably just buy another at some point. but do ya'll really think that a couple .22 rounds wouldn't stop someone from attacking? not just a couple, but a hail of .22 bullets.
     
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    whatever .22 you use, make sure its got a nice heavy stock with a steel buttplate. That way, after the bullets stun him, you can actually club him with it to stop the threat.
     

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