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whats the quiet'est 22lr ammo?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by acp, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. acp

    acp Tangent Active Member

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    I have a 1022,I also have nutria in the backyard! I dont live in city limits but I do wanna be respectfull to the people around me(on the sides) the back is a creek with a huge backstop so saftey isnt a factor. so thoughts on a good quiet ammo?
     
  2. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ...Silencer with wire pulling lubricant and subsonic ammo.
     
  3. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    CCI CB long or short. Will not cycle your rifle though; you have to single shot. I bought a dedicated ss .22 for the purpose.
     
  4. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    How do you use the boy butter?
     
  5. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  6. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't understand your question. Wire pulling lubricant is a lot different then the "Boy Butter" you may use for personal use.
     
  7. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would say go buy several types of subsonic ammo and try it out at the range. Stay away from the High velocity.
     
  8. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ROFLMAO none of you guys have ever tried to kill a Nutria

    I have put 10 rounds into a Nurtia from an M1 Carbine 110gr slug FMJ at 1900+ fps at a range of under 20 yards and had them swim off. They are without a doubt one of the hardest to kill small animals in North America.

    You shoot a Nutria with a .22 and if it doesn't bother the neighbors then hopefully neither with the 10 or 20 rounds you will need to finish it off.

    Unless there is some real reason to kill the thing like your going to eat it or its eating your garden leave it the hell alone.

    Shoot a Nutria with a CB cap Man now thats some good laughing.
     
  10. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    x2 for the super-colibri rounds. we used them to start my daughter out shooting in her cricket rifle, so she could not wear ear protection and hear us talking. Good luck killing much with them, maybe birds and squirrels with well placed shots and at close range - but work for practice or play. test them in your firearm first - they are sold as for pistols only and might stick in tight bored rifles.
     
  11. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the CCI CB long or short. or super-colibri..
     
  12. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Most definitely keep shooting lead into the creek, the sound complaints from any neighbors will be the least of your problems! Seriously though, 22lr is definitely under powered for Nutria. But to address the question you could try CCI Green Tag or the new Gemtech subsonic. These are both quality rounds that will cycle your action and not attract too much attention. The collibri and CB rounds are quieter, but have VERY little energy. Now a 300 BLK with a silencer is definitely a more suited weapon for your Nutria problem. Now I also must assume you don't love up here in the PNW if you've got Nutria in your back yard.
     
  13. acp

    acp Tangent Active Member

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    I kill em one shot all the time with the 22(in the head or right behind the front leg in the chest)! Im just trying to be considerate of the people around me!!! they erode the creek bed and destroy my yard so I say Im gonna smoke em there not supposed to be here and hell its fun!! And yeah I live in the willamette valley and yes there are tons of nutria here and no i dont shoot into the creek... did lead come from space? nope it was here on earth in the ground !!! hmmm thats where 90% of drinking water is!! also please stick to the advise of a quiet round and not be negitive
     
  14. Doctnt

    Doctnt Beaverton Active Member

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    I suggest using a crossbow or a good compound bow... Hell of a lot quieter, won't hurt the creek, and it will bring them down.

    Cheers and good luck.
     
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  15. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Geez! I thought all cable pullers called it boy butter, I am such a crass individual.
     
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  16. zane

    zane Vancouver, WA Member

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    We used to use 12ga's for Nutria, but that was because it was more fun than a .22... :D
     
  17. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    I haven't shot any nutrias, but I've hit a few on my bicycle at the duck pond in Roseburg, and I can tell you that a bicycle won't kill 'em.

    I wouldn't try shooting one with anything less than aguila 60gr. .22short, CBs, and colibris are too weak for anything other than pop cans.
     
  18. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I asked the OSP guys at a Sportsman's show one time about hunting Nutria being legal. He said "NO PROBLEM!!!". I asked if there was a limit he said "No, Shoot all you want!!!" I then asked if you need a hunting license and he said "That would be a good idea".

    State of Oregon is none to proud about introducing what they though would be a new cash crop for the state. When the nutria market bottomed out the hobby farmers turned their mating pairs (that they named) loose. Responsible farmers dispatched their stock.

    Now were left with yet another invasive species. So if any of the neighbors complain about noise, show them this. They may want to help.

    Oregon Field Guide — Nutria · Oregon Public Broadcasting

    For a died in the wool liberal based organization, they didn't hold anything back on blame.
     
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  19. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    All i have to say about the above statement :bsflag:

    I have taken Nutria, Coyote, Raccoon, etc, easily with a Ruger 10-22 or 22lr handguns, using subsonic ammo.

    CCI CB Long's, they are as quiet as an air rifle and if you put the bullet between the eyes or in the ear hole, they are TOAST.

    M67
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    CCI 40 grain subsonics are so quiet I shoot them without hearing protection out of my rifles

    Nutria are non native destructive pests and should be hunted and trapped to extinction in North America