GUN "silent" ammo?

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  1. pimpofthenation

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    There's a new guy at work talking about "silent" .22LR ammo... he said that there is no powder, it just fires off the primer? Anybody actually try it? He gave me a box of 20 that he just had in his car. LOL.
     
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    I have some colibri subsonic .22 that's no louder than a pellet gun. :dunno:
     
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    I asked him that, he said that it's different... hang on, lemme grab the box
     
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    That's what it is...

    it says "Sans Poudre" on it...

    It says not to use it in a rifle... handgun only. :( I just sold my P22... all I have left in .22 is my GSG5 and 10/22
     
  5. Werm

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    It has less powder so less energy pushing it down the barrel, you wouldn't want the projectile stuck in the barrel.

    Since he made it you'll have to ask him how much powder he used. What grain are they? Typically they are heavier causing more trouble, with the light powder, in a long barrel.

    Edit: But I have seen some come in a really low grain bullet...
     
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    .22 cb or cb cap
     
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    If it's like these ones I had once that were primer only, I think the brand was Aguila or something, it's good for shooting soda cans if you don't want the neighbors hearing gunshots, but they only go around 400-500fps, won't cycle in either of my semi-autos, and I really doubt it could kill anything bigger than a chipmunk. Actually I'm not even sure if it would kill a chipmunk
     
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    The CCI CB's or CB short's are much better than the Aguila shit from my experiences....

    25-30 CB shorts + Marlin 39A = a very good time.
     
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    CB shorts have little or no powder. CCI cb shorts are available at Walmart.
     
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    Yeah, and they are awesome.

    Can't run them from a mag though (unless it's a tube).
     
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    I used to shoot the squirrls out of the rocks in my backyard with the aguila. Used my Ruger 22 rifle. Cycled the action fine, and killed the squirrls just fine. :dunno:
     
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    Yeah I shoot them through an old Winchester with a tube mag. Pretty cool, even manually cycling them.
     
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    used them through my marlin 795 to kill rats. Worked great.
     
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    these do not have powder, they are primer only.


    with ear muffs on you can barely hear anything, with no protection it sounds like a cap gun
     
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    Super Colibri has no powder, relying on only the primer to propel the bullet down the bore. The result is an extremely quiet rimfire round, perfect for close-range pest control or quiet plinking.

    WARNING: These rounds are powered by the rimfire primer only. They must only be fired in handguns. If fired in rifles, the bullet may remain lodged in the barrel.

    Will not cycle the slide of semi-automatic handguns
    Aguila packages these as Long Rifle ammunition, but they are in fact slightly shorter than a 22 Long cartridge
     
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    This made me think of an article I read a few years back about some real silent ammo in development in Russia, where the gun powder explosion is contained completely inside the shell, and driving a piston out to push the bullet without releasing the gases out of the barrel. Pretty cool concept, but I haven't heard anything since I read the article.
     
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    I have the primer only 22's. They'll fire fine in my p22, but the round didn't make it out of my 10/22. They sound like a cap gun. Then again, I have some 22 shorts and, while they won't cycle my 10/22, they aren't much louder then the primer only's and shoot just fine. I've popped a lot of rats with them.
     
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    CCI CB Longs will feed just fine from a stacked mag. I fire them through my suppressed P22 and they are stupid quiet. CBs and colibris are kinda loud when fired from a pistol. The slide must be hand cycled with all of them.

    I never had issues shooting colibris out of rifles, but YMMV.
     

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