Beretta 21 Bobcat ammo

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Rmason2008, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Rmason2008

    Rmason2008 New Member

    I recently traded for a Beretta 21, and I was looking into what type of .22 ammo the gun would need to be fed.

    A lot of other posts indicated that hyper velocity or stinger type ammo feeds everytime without any issues. Any other ammo would have issues with jamming because the 21 doesnt have a shell extractor built in.

    Then I read somewhere else that the little gun was not suited to handle the high velocity ammo. According to what I read, the high velocity and stinger ammo would lead to the base of the round being disrupted when fired which leads to skirting like a mini ball would do. This is an issue because it could cause the bullet to lodge in the chamber and effectively turn the gun into a grenade.

    I'm definitly not interested in having the gun blow up in my face, but I wouldn't want to have issues with the shells ejecting either. So could someone who knows more about this than myself help me sort through the bs?

    What should I use in the gun?

    (I don't have any pictures to share yet as I traded with my Uncle, and I may not have the actual gun in my possession for a few weeks. Sorry!)
  2. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

    1) Ask your's his gun, so nobody else would know better.

    2) CCI mini-mags are about the most dependable in rimfire pistols in my experience, so that's a good place to start.

    3) Experiment. Maybe it'll function great with bulk ammo, maybe not. If the gun is in good working order, the massive power of a 22lr wouldn't have me concerned about a kaboom. 22lr is cheap enough that you can buy a few different flavors.

    Stinger/Expeditor type rounds are probably the last place I would start, personally.

  3. kenhesr

    kenhesr New Member

    Both of mine run 100% with CCI Mini-Mags, (Long Rifle).


    Like sweeper said, I would stay away from Stingers, JMHO. Good Luck with the new weapon, Ken
  4. Rmason2008

    Rmason2008 New Member

    Thanks for the info!
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Gee- I wonder what the maker has to say??? :rolleyes:

    High Velocity Ammunition in M21 Bobcat
    Answer ID 747 | Published 12/08/2009 12:14 PM | Updated 05/23/2011 12:26 PM
    Can I shoot .22LR High-Velocity ammunition in my Beretta M21 .22LR Bobcat?Beretta recommends standard velocity .22 LR ammunition because the lower velocity creates a longer "dwell time" of the bullet in barrel. This gives the propellant gases, trapped in the barrel by the bullet, more time to push against the slide and function the action properly. With high velocity ammunition the "dwell time" of the bullet in the barrel is much shorter and the propellant gases are allowed to vent out the muzzle much sooner, reducing the thrust on the slide. Some brands of .22 LR high-velocity ammunition may function properly in the M21 .22LR Bobcat. The user will have to experiment with different brands to find the ones that will work best in their particular firearm. Beretta does not recommend hyper-velocity .22 LR ammunition as the impact of the reasons mentioned above is even far greater. Accuracy may also be adversely impacted by use of the higher-velocity ammunitions as well.