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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by parsons_12b, Apr 1, 2009.
Why doesn't anybody make a decent 22LR bullet. There are choices for 22 mag and 17.
I guess I have to ask what problems you are having? Dudds, wild rounds, inconsistant loads( hot ones and those that dont seem to leave you weapon) Need to know what the problems are.
I have a Ruger 10/22, Ruger Bearcat 22 and my 17/22 convertion. I only shoot 2 brands, CCI and Winchester wildcats. I dont have any problems with either one of those..
not realy any problems I just want a jacketed bullet like I see on the 17s and 22 mags I think I would get alot better accuracy out of it.
i guess what Im realy asking is why no ballistic tip or jacketed bullet for the 22
The closest you're going to get is a plated bullet, which there are several good brands to choose from.
even plated it is basicly a LRN bullet I want something with a point. I think if they made it it would sell.
Seeing as how the 22LR upper end speed wise is a plated Stinger traveling at 1640fps is still 400fps slower than the slowest 22Mag and 17HM2 ammo.
I have no idea why they don't make a ballistic tip for the 22LR. You could pull a few tips out of HMR bullets and push them into hollow points. Let us know how it works.
If ammunition companies thought it would sell millions I would think they would make it. Maybe you're onto something and could sell the idea to CCI.
Or it could be that 22LR shooters are traditional finicky types who only want rounded solid point or hollow point lead bullets.
My guess would be is that .22LR ammo is pretty much a commodity.
How much more are people willing to pay for a different load? Considering the already significantly higher cost of .22WMR you could get away with doing so many more different loads and no see too much in cost variation.
And trust me, I own a .22WMR rifle and sometimes I wish I could get .22WMR ammo at .22LR prices!
There is someone manufacturing copper jacked 22lr ammo but I can't recall the name. I think I booked marked the link, but I won't be back to that computer for awhile.
I found this of interest; http://www.wonews.com/t-EquipmentReview-SteveCoomus-rimfirenonleadeammo-030909.aspx
You might look here;http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/
I found it; http://www.rimfireuniverse.com/
Great site for rimfires.
I already asked Federal why they do not make a 22lr V-max and all I get is a "I do not know".
You can already buy really accurate, extremely expensive .22 lr ammo. Eley, RWS, Aguila (gold eagle) etc. The accuracy comes from the care that they take in the manufacturing process. All of the above are round nose, wax coated, lead bullets. Cost; $40.00--->$80.00 per 500 rds... CCI green tag are a slightly more cost effective ammo.
Military .22 Rimfire... Give me a break.:laugh: And FMJ .22 LR for Warthogs.. I'm surprised the didn't list Elephants and Lions. Those South Africaner's have got balls. Either that or they're a couple of days late for April Fool's Day.
thats what im talking about a jacketed bullet with a point