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Old 03-04-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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So I went to pick up some 22 ammo for my pistol. I was informed by the sales manager, who I do know very well, that high velocity ammo is not good for my pistol. Is there truth in his statement. I personally have never heard this and have shot many, many high velocity ammo through my pistol. No problems. What is true what is BS. And if true, Why, other than the obvious fact of normal wear and tear from higher pressures, which I can't see being really a probelm in a 22. Can some one shed some light on this.



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Old 03-04-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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What kind of pistol? If it is a quality firearm, it was made by a member of SAAMI. The ammunition was made by a member of SAAMI. The use of SAAMI made ammo in a SAAMI made pistol will not cause any damage. Relax. Pablum Pukers in gunshops...



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The sales manager is full of doo doo. Any modern pistol in good condition will safely fire high velocity ammo. I've shot untold thousands of rounds through my Ruger mk2s.

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I shoot hi-velocity in my Browning buckmark all the time. I also shoot CCI Stingers, those things POP!

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Certain rifles and handguns built before 1940 will be damaged if high velocity ammo is used. Since 1940 however I dont know of any firearm that can be damaged by high velocity ammo.

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Thanks guys, I thought as much but just wanted to hear it form other people.

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I even have a crappy old Jennings J-22 that I have shot stingers through. Yea, yea, I know "Jennings Sucks". I have had it for about 10 years. I can't bring myself to get rid of a gun. But, it won't cycle anything but high velocity stuff. Probably about 1000 rounds of Stingers and Velocitors. I keeps working. I haven't shot it in about a year though.

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i shoot "hi-velocity" ammo outta my histandard HD military target pistol all the time and it still punches one hole groups no signs of wear and its an ancient gun.

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I keep a Jennings J-22 in my fishing tackle box- loaded with CCI Stingers. The springs were set up for the HV Stinger. I have a vintage 1898 revolver that will never see a HV round, but modern pistol- no problem.

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Are you shooting an S&W M41?



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