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Old 11-21-2011, 11:51 PM   #11
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Personally I don't think it makes much difference what round you use in a 22 rifle for defense. Most are high velocity anyway except for target (standard velocity) or the hyper velocity (like Stingers or Yellow Jackets). If you have to use a 22 just keep shooting. I would use whatever feeds the best.

And yes, a 10/22 with a bayonet would be my go to rifle for zombies...

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I just don't get why some folks think the .22lr is not a adequate defense round. Optimal....no I agree with that 100%. Then again a 45 pistol may not be as optimal as a 12 guage. In military use the .22lr has been used to depart quite a few people from this earth (both home and abroad).

As I said there are other choices for optimal fire power, but I challenge anyone who feels its not an adequate round to step up to the stage and take a few hits.

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I just don't get why some folks think the .22lr is not a adequate defense round. Optimal....no I agree with that 100%. Then again a 45 pistol may not be as optimal as a 12 guage. In military use the .22lr has been used to depart quite a few people from this earth (both home and abroad).

As I said there are other choices for optimal fire power, but I challenge anyone who feels its not an adequate round to step up to the stage and take a few hits.
I agree. The .22lr is not optimal, but you can put more rounds on target faster with a .22 than anything else.
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A big dog and use the $ for dog food. Get her a good old fashioned hat pin. A .22lr for self defense?
I have two 9mms(ruger p95[124+Pgold dot] and sr9c[124+p ranger t]) at the ready, a 20 guage[21in bbl#2buckshot] and a fully converted saiga ak47[sapson 8m3 124grhp].

In short, the 10/22 WILL NOT be the primary weapon of choice. Just a maybe in a long list of 'I hope nots'.
Just wanted to clear that up.
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I agree. The .22lr is not optimal, but you can put more rounds on target faster with a .22 than anything else.
I completely agree, This is more for research than anything else. I just want to know what ammo you guys would reccomend for high capacity 22 rifle. I would consider 3 or 4 rounds that can hit their target very quickly as a hell of a deterent. If you had to get a few 22 rounds dug out of your chest after you tried to rob that house, youd probably think twice before breaking in to the next one.

Although, the first rounds would not be from a 22.
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I appreciate all the good info, and i see im not alone in my thinking.

Now what Im wondering is, hollow point or round nose? In using such a light bullet at such 'slow' speeds(for bullet weight that is), would you think that an hp would prevent precious penetration? Or would you think that a round nose doesnt do enough for an effective stop. This is what Im torn on.

With a 22lr, multiple hits seems to be a must(in most cases). But what difference does an hp make at a max deformation of .35", over a round nose that deforms very little but may tumble and cause a different type of damage? This is the type of logic Im seeking.

Ive wanted a 22 for a long time, just for fun and cheap shooting. But there is no reason that it cant be a well thought out piece of my home defense colllection.

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I keep CCI Mini-mags in my safe. I figure it would be a pretty good all purpose round, and several of those would likely ruin the day of any miscreant.

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My personal preference is cci stinger hollow points out of 25 rounds even if you only put 5 of them on target it's going to penetrate enough that the person will be having a very bad day

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I quess I would be different and use cci mini-max solids Get one of rugers 25 round mags for it. and see what 8 or more quickly fire rounds will do.

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