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Old 02-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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it has been my experience that 25 and 30 rd mags are more trouble than theyre worth, I have yet to get one that works reliably in any of my .22s, I would be more comfortable with the 10 rd factory mag in my Ruger. I would use the single shot shotgun over the 22 as a primary home defense gun, if there's more than 1 bad guy, you shoot the first one and his buddies will probably be running out the door with a load of $hit in their pants.
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If all you have for self defense is a .22 rifle, you would be better served with a high velocity hollow point IF it cycles in your rifle WITHOUT FAIL.
Apparently the CCI loads that aren't bulk have little to no misfires that are the direct result of CCI themselves. I think this is the case because they are not made in bulk so a bit more detail is put into them. I try to stay away from Remington and Winchester bulk packs because you will get a few undercharged rounds in the mix. Currently I am using Blazer (which is owned by CCI) 40 grain lead nose. Haven't had a chance to test them out but again, have heard they are the better of any bulk packs because they are owned by CCI.

What about a CCI mini-mag copper HP? I think those are in the 30-40 grain class. Based on youtube videos, they seem to penetrate calibrated gel very deep and expand well.
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it has been my experience that 25 and 30 rd mags are more trouble than theyre worth, I have yet to get one that works reliably in any of my .22s, I would be more comfortable with the 10 rd factory mag in my Ruger. I would use the single shot shotgun over the 22 as a primary home defense gun, if there's more than 1 bad guy, you shoot the first one and his buddies will probably be running out the door with a load of $hit in their pants.

blue, have you tried the "Steel Lips" mag?? It's the only one that works very well in my 10-22.
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CCI Mini-mags= good.
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blue, have you tried the "Steel Lips" mag?? It's the only one that works very well in my 10-22.
No I haven't used that one. I have read bad reviews on most every kind I found online even the one Ruger has their name on. Could be most are ok and a few aren't and those people post online, who knows
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The Ruger BX25 mags are good. Never had any issues with the ones I have. And if you had to shoot a threat with a 22, it is going to take several rounds to reliably stop the threat, so the increased magazine capacity isn't much of an advantage.
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blue, have you tried the "Steel Lips" mag?? It's the only one that works very well in my 10-22.
Yeah never use the hot lips in anything. They suck. Steel is the best to use. More durable. Also only use ruger mags. Hard to find a good off brand.
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CCI Mini-mags= good.
Will be sure to check it out. Thank you.
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