Cci .22 lr shotshells

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by BLUNTTrauma72, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. BLUNTTrauma72

    BLUNTTrauma72 New Member

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    Any one use these? I just picked up some and boy are they fun.i'm just wondering if theyr worth almost seven dollers for 20 rounds. Any input is geat
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    If you can find/order some, go with the Winchester or Federal
    crimped brass shotshells. I se them online for $10 or so for 50.

    I've tried both types (starlings in the fruit trees) and the CCI's
    will just ruffle the feathers at the same range that the Winchesters
    produce a dead bird.
     

  3. zimm

    zimm New Member

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    I agree. The Winchesters and Federals have always killed pigeons and starlings better in my dad's hay barn than the blue tipped CCIs.
     
  4. fatmidgets

    fatmidgets New Member

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    The CCIs jam allot in my brothers marlin model 60. They don't have enough velocity to cause the action to kick the round out.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I use them in a Colt revolver for snakes- the .22 Magnum shot loads work better (and my .38 shot handloads MUCH better). They have sharply limited range- most of the 22s are #12 shot (dern near lead dust) and rifling puts a spin on the shot that makes pattern open up. I keep it to about 5 yards.
     
  6. somawas

    somawas New Member

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    The will not cycle in a Ruger 10/22, and probably will have cycle issues in other auto loaders. Used them in a Taurus Tracker with a 6.5" barrel- not very effective beyond eight feet. Probably will get better range and effectiveness with a rifle.
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I"ve always wanted to play with them but never spent the money. I love everything else CCI has to offer so maybe I should just give them a try.
     
  8. natman

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    They are fine for small birds and mice at very close range. They use #12 shot, which is called "dust shot" for a reason. When fired from a rifle, the rifling spins the shot which causes it to disperse rapidly. Effective range is roughly 10 feet. If you use a 22 smoothbore, range is somewhat greater.