GUN .22 Shotshells v. Looking for truth about barrel damage.

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    I have heard people say that the .22LR shotshells will tear up the barrel if you use them. Is this a correct statement? Im just curious about using them in my 10/22 for pest control and plinking.

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    no. but they suck in general and with a rifled barrel they pattern like shit. my friend shot at a finch like 10 feet away and 1 leaf around it fell off the tree, and it just sat there and stared at us.
     
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    im not real sure. but here is my $0.02- chances are, your not going to be shooting a brick of 550 shotshells. you will probably never shoot enough to see a difference in your barrel.

    and even if you do, a new 22 barrel is like $4
     
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    :rofl: Yeah good point, im just wondering what the performance and wear is like.

    Dsking, so the rifling really screws up the shot pattern? I guess they are good for < 10-15ft?
     
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    the rifling makes it pattern in a circle around whatever you're aiming at.
     
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    No. According to CCI their 22lr shot shells use lead shot, not steel. So unless you barrel is made of tinfoil, it should not damage the barrel. Foul maybe, but not physically damage it.
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    will even cycle a 10/22?
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    I dont think it will cycle, since it doesn't seal the barrel completely.

    iono... :shrug:
     
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    no
     
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    it wont cycle. i tried it in my 10/22
     
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    So you just have to rack it back after every shot? Not a big deal, but the perfomance report is a little dissapointing. Anyone know where to get alot of em' cheaply?
     
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    if you want pest control, just get some CB shorts. quieter, more accurate, cheaper
     
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    Hunting knife ftw?
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Are they the ones with no powder
     
  17. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Yep, it's called a donut pattern. Same thing happens when you shoot bird/buckshot through a slug/rifled barrel on a shotgun.
     
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    no, they have powder
     
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    The first time I ever went shooting, my dad loaded an S&W revolver with .22LR shot shells, and when the target came back with no immediately visible holes (from about 15 yards) he made fun of me mercilessly. Then I asked what all the little staple holes were from, haha. asshole...
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    :rofl: dad ownage!
     
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    you're thinking of the Colibri...

    Out of the 10/22, even though they don't recommend them in a rifle, all you hear is the hammer strike.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I like that they're stamped "range 230 yards." I'm pretty sure I'd voluteer to stand 230 yards away from that hehe.
     
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    :werd:

    Even if it somehow made it to you, it'd be so slow it probably wouldn't hurt.

    I almost got some 9mm's to give a try with in my Taurus, but I don't want to fuck it up.
     
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    I got some 9mm shot shells but have yet to shoot htem
     

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