.22 call shot shells

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kaido, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    I know they wouldn't be good for much else other then shooting cans, paper, rats/mice in your house and if your close enough, the odd squirrel or so.

    But I seen these in the local Walmart, told my girl and the look on her face said "Oh my god!! Gotta get those!!" and more then likely would of grabbed a box if A) the dang person for that department was there and B) I wasn't worried about how it'd effect my rifling.

    So two quick questions, first is what's your guys thoughts on these shot shells?

    The second is how can you tell if a rifled barrel will shoot these with out being destroyed to the point it sends a tumbling ball of lead down range after a could of these shells?
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    1) your summation of there worth is correct except you would have to be either REAL close or lucky to kill a squirrel with them.
    2) they wont hurt your riflings at all...especially since your shooting marlin xt22's if memory serves. If your OM says dont shoot em then i wouldnt, otherwise go right ahead.

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  3. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Your half rich there Marlinman, my girl has the XT and ive got the Mossberg Plinkster.

    Was just looking up some videos of these and from the sounds of it, they would work best in either a bolt action or in a wheelie since they don't have the needed power to even begin to blow the bolt back in semi autos. The range also seems to be about 10' at the max and that even looked like it was on the outer edge of its limits.

    Still think I might pick up a box just for the fun of it though. Could be cool to see a pop can fly away after being shot.
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Having a plinkster myself id say leave them to the marlin then. And ya 10' sounds about right. I dont shoot them myself out of a 22 lr. I do shoot the 22 mag version for rats since it has alot more punch and i have 2 22 mag rifles, and 3 22 mag pistols-all revolvers.

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  5. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Well, I'm kind of glad I didn't plan on shooting them out of mine then. But I won't lie, I'm a little jealous at the fact you've got a few "toys" to choose from haha
     
  6. Marlinman

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    Mon ami i have more than just "a few toys" try 6 full gun safes w more always coming. Most of my toys i worked off from my mentor. Others i traded for or bought/had bought for me.

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  7. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    You trying to make me buy a gun safe or something? Haha
    I've only got the .22s that I bought at Christmas for me and my girl, but we also just got into actually shooting so in time I'll have a pretty good collection going.
     
  8. Marlinman

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    No jist saying i habe alot more guns than i can use. But you habe a pretty good start....especially in canada where guns/ammo is ummm scarce compared to down here.

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  9. kaido

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    Well ammunition isn't exactly to scarce, all the walmarts and Canadian Tires sell it, but only if that fire arm can be used for hunting. As for hand gun calibers, you've got to go to an actual gun shop to buy that and have to have the proper license to do so as well.

    In reality, I guess it's just the rifles them selfs that aren't as easy to come by if your not by a gun shop. Also not sure how many gu. Shops are around my area since I only know of three that are close bu have heard about more.

    Now when it comes to buying an AR platformed rifle or a hand gun of any caliber, it's just stupid. Same with trying to find a spot to legally discharge them.
     
  10. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    My point exactly mon ami. What part of canada are you in?

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  11. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    As of right now I'm living in a small-ish town but the name of Wainwright in the province of Alberta.

    It isn't exactly a big town, but in the four or so years that I've been here it's been continually growing and doesn't seem like tll slow at all any one soon.
     
  12. Marlinman

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    To bad you dont live in saskatawaun. If you did i might have a friend who would let you hunt/shoot on his property....if the limey sucker will talk to me that is. Last time i saw him i kinda broke a few teeth for him.

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  13. kaido

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    Haha it's alright, I've got a guy down by me who has a lot of farm land that he hunts on. Basicaly has the same rules as the range that I use. Just pick up my casings (if it's bigger then a .22) and if I use any targets that make a mess, clean them up. Also the range is maybe 10mins away from me at the most......if I'm really moving its a little less.

    But I'm not to far for SASK, I'm an jour away form Lloydminister or "the border city".
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Well pierre lives supposedly about 90 miles from where the milo hansen buck was killed but i dont know.

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  15. Jeepergeo

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    Rattle Snakes

    Those rounds are popular out here for shooting rattle snakes at close range.

    I personally prefer to just leave'em be and walk around the snakes, but some folks shoot'em if they are near high use areas like trails or camp sites.

    I bought a box of 50 about 30 years ago. I'd bet there's still 38 rounds still in the box. I'd loaded them up a few times for hiking trips, and blasted off a few for fun rather than rebox them. Never shot a snake though, but did in a few cans and cups. Don't expect much out more than about 8-10 feet.
     
  16. kaido

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    I didn't really expect a whole lot of distance out of them at all.
    Shot guns them self aren't known for having a lot of distance, now to only are you drastically lowering the powder/shot amount, but also firing it from a rifled barrel.

    But to me it's some what worth the boring range since me and my girl both want to eventually get a shot gun of some type. She isn't one to like the recoil nor the loudness of them and we don't have a lot of money to drop on o e either since we're both still finishing up high school and only have part time jobs. Souks would be out compromise for the time being.
     
  17. big shrek

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    I'm not impressed with .22 shot shells, had to zap a field rat a few times...even 3 direct hits to the head...
    looked like nothing really penetrated the skull...switched mags for the finish with a Target round, that killed it humanely...

    Not real happy with how they performed...they're nowhere near as powerful as .22WMR shotshells, which will take a rat out with one shot.
     
  18. Marlinman

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    Thats exactly why i use the colt panther 22 mag loaded with birdshot on the field rats around my house...ex neighbors feral cats to if they get closer than 15 yards.

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  19. kaido

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    If I had a .22 MaG I'd gladly use that, but since I don't have a lot of Ross around money, I'm sticking with my .22LR and having fun with that untill I can buy something else. But if I'm looking to a shotgun effect I'll buy a cheaper one that's just two or three hundred.
     
  20. natman

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    22 LR shotshells use #12 shot. It's called "dust shot" for a reason. It's hard pressed to penetrate corrugated cardboard. When fired from a rifled barrel, the shot spins and produces donut shaped patterns that disperse quickly. Effective range is about 10 feet. There are smoothbore 22s that will stretch that range to 10 yards. Small birds and mice are about all you can reliably hunt with it.

    The shot is soft lead. It won't damage the rifling.