.22 yellow jackets for self-defense.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fivefourfiveX39, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. fivefourfiveX39

    fivefourfiveX39 New Member

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    I carry a SR-22 when I dress in shorts or in a quick trip to the store or food, I carry yellow jackets in my pistol just want some thoughts on those if they are a good .22 round to carry I know about CCI stingers and Aguila super maximum just want to hear other good HOT loads for carry?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Considering 6 shots point blank to the chest and face from a 38 barely stopped the guy that had the woman and child cornered in their closet, I wouldn't want to trust my life to a .22.
    Nice gun though.
     

  3. ZombieBrawler

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    I can agree, my father works with a man that took 12 9mm to the chest and stomach from two feet and lived. Thats why my smallest cal. Is a .45ACP. But, i guess if your going to carry a .22, i would take the opinions of others into consideration but buy all these types your thinking about OP and blow some holes in a few things and find out for yourself, its funner that way too!
     
  4. HOSSFLY

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    I've had much more experience with stingers but yellow jackets shud be fine if your going to carry a 22 --
     
  5. fivefourfiveX39

    fivefourfiveX39 New Member

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    A .22 can stop a man just like a .45 or any-other gun I was not wanting opinions on the .22 I want opinions in ammo I shoot a man in the heart or brain any CNS location will stop him stone dead it has a 165ft-lb energy at muzzle that's more than a .32 acp and people carry those every day!!

    AND yes I know the Ft-lb is a little less in my pistol but it still gets job done.
     
  6. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    A .22 rim fire can drop a 1,000 lb. steer with one shot to the head. I think it would slow down a thin skinned felon.;)
     
  7. fivefourfiveX39

    fivefourfiveX39 New Member

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    Thanks finally a good response from somebody that actually answers my question(s) and does not answer with a total neglect for this forums purpose.
     
  8. fivefourfiveX39

    fivefourfiveX39 New Member

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    Again thank you for a real response to this thread
     
  9. fivefourfiveX39

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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?
     
  10. fivefourfiveX39

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    This is what I'm talking about is the small line that is cut near the base of the bullet.
     
  11. RUG3R44

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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.
     
  12. John_Deer

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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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  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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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
     
  14. jjfuller1

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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.
     
  15. RUG3R44

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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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  16. mountainman13

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    With questions like this it is no wonder you have a hard time getting the answers you want.
     
  17. locutus

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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.
     
  18. JTJ

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    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.
     
  19. redscho

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    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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  20. cgersty

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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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