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Old 02-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #11
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I don't think that's a good idea. It might cause feeding problems by changing the bullet profile and weight. Plus accuracy would be out the window. If you want 20 gr. bullets buy some Super Colibri's.

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I have shot deer with a 22 LR. Stingers did not pass through the deer but a mini mag will pass through a deer. Before the mini mag hit the market I used Winchester Super X solid points. There is no energy dump with a 22. All the 22 has going for it is penetration. We all know a solid bullet penetrates deeper than a hollow point, plus the round nose bullet is heavier. Not to mention 22 HP ammo flattening out on the attackers clothing, not doing any damage. Any high velocity 22 HP bullet is a poor choice for self defense.

I googled this up. Almost any 22LR, 40 gr RN ammo penetrated about 11.5".
http://www.goldenloki.com/ammo/gel/22lr/gel22lr.htm

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Carry 40 grain high quality solids not hollow points. Hollow points are not as reliable and they dont open well at short barrel velocities. You need penetration. If you insist on a hollow point go with the CCI Velocitor. It is a 40 grain HP that has equal or better velocity in the short barrel than the 33 grain Yellow Jacket.

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if i were goin to trust my life to a .22 it dang sure better have a RELIABLE ammo. CCI mini mags, stingers, and the like are known for the best quality and fewest duds. i would choose one of those. and also do some test to see how far it penetrates different things as well.

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BTW I also use either a .22 or .25 acp when I carry. I use stingers in my .22's and feel safe enough. Better a light weight pistol in your pocket than a heavy 9mm in your gun safe!

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I was thinking about cutting the bullet were it has the small serration at the base and that would probably make it a 20gr bullet IDK just a thought of course not my yellow jackets but some winchesters I have laying around. you think it would effect the accuracy in a major way?
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Yellow Jackets and Stingers are about the best .22LR you will find.

I've used both on jack rabbits, and they work quite well.

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Yellow Jackets and Stingers are about the best .22LR you will find.

I've used both on jack rabbits, and they work quite well.
Did you use them in a handgun with a 3" barrel? Some of the small pocket 22lr pistols wont handle extra high velocity rounds. If I was forced to carry an SR22 for self defense I would use CCI Mini Mag 40 grain solids at least until I could test the Velocitors myself. If the Stinger or Yellow Jacket bullets do expand they wont penetrate enough. Lots of videos on youtube.
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Carry 40 grain high quality solids not hollow points. Hollow points are not as reliable and they dont open well at short barrel velocities. You need penetration. If you insist on a hollow point go with the CCI Velocitor. It is a 40 grain HP that has equal or better velocity in the short barrel than the 33 grain Yellow Jacket.

http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/22.html
I tried 49 gr RN Federal vs CCI Stinger 32 gr HP (SR22) in a block of ballistic medium and here are the results. This was rather hard medium and the penetration was around 2" for both, with a slight edge going to the Federal
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I do a fair amount of hunting with my heritage revolver, the squirrels were taken with stingers, the whistle pig was taken with a yellow jacket, head shot ans dropped where he stood, I think wither would be ok in a self defense situation if that's what you're carrying at the moment, the aguila sniper subsonic are a 60 gr load, they don't have the greatest accuracy, but I've shot ground hogs and rabbits with em and they do a good job, they tend to tumble and keyhole at longer distances but I think the heavier bullet weight would work well if you had to pump a few into a bg, they feed well in my marlin 60 rifle and my revolver but I've never tried in a semi auto handgun as I do not own one in rimfire.

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