CCI Stinger a no-no for 10/22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by lonyaeger, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    The owner's manual warns against using CCI Stinger .22LR ammo in the 10/22 because the case is a little longer and could cause a jam or more serious damage.

    Anyone know if the CCI Velocitor has the same case length? I've read a lot about that round and everyone seems to love it.

    If not, anyone have a favorite .22LR round for varmints and/or plinking?
     
  2. Jynx

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    I'm a big fan of Remingtons. I usually stick to the Vipers or the Yellowjackets with the 10/22. I've never heard anything about not being able to put the CCIs through it though. Then again, I've never tried.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I mostly use different types of Federal ammunition and have good results.
     
  4. lonyaeger

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    Well, look at your manual before you do, because I was surprised to see that with the Ruger...glad I checked!
     
  5. Gojubrian

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    I've used them in my remmy 597 and my buckmark. I don't see why a 10/22 would be different. The CCI is about 1/8" longer from the looks it.
     
  6. lonyaeger

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    I don't know why either, Brian, but that's what they say!
     
  7. Gojubrian

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    Maybe it's about the higher pressures. Try it and see!! :D
     
  8. lonyaeger

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    How 'bout you come check it for me? ;)
     
  9. lonyaeger

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    Actually, it says in the manual that it's because of the longer casing.....? :confused:
     
  10. Gojubrian

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    Send me a 10/22 and I'll do it. ;)

    CCI = 1640 fps and makes a nice flash and pop!
     
  11. spittinfire

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    Stingers aren't any longer over all but the case is longer....not sure why it would matter if the pressures are within spec and the OAL isn't too long. I think Velocitors use a standard case but I could be wrong.

    My Marlin manual warns agains over use of hyper velocity 22LR which would be like a +p...
    Maybe give Ruger a call and see what they have to say about it.
     
  12. lonyaeger

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    You know, I just read it again, and it says "Ruger 10/22 "Target" rifles. Mine is a carbine, not the target model. So I guess I'm good to go. Thanks to all and sorry to bother! :eek:
     
  13. stalkingbear

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    You're good to go with stingers in your "regular" stock 10/22. The reason they're a no no in target barrels is they have a tighter, shorter chamber. It's entirely possible that the longer case MAY get stuck in the throat or actual rifling in the tighter chambered rifles.

    Having said that I prefer the Velociters as they have more oomph than Mini Mags but retain the good accuracy of the Mini Mags. The Stingers have never been that accurate for me. They'll only get about 3/4" to 1" 5 shot groups at 50 yards in my rifles. That's not acceptable to me.
     
  14. lonyaeger

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    I've had lots of friends recommend the Velocitors to me. I'll check them out, thanks Bear.
     
  15. Gojubrian

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    What's the speed of the velociters? Who makes them?
     
  16. lonyaeger

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    Another CCI round. 1435 fps. 40 grain.
     
  17. stalkingbear

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    CCI makes them, 50 to a plastic box, at a velocity of 1,450 fps with a 40 gr bullet.
     
  18. Dgunsmith

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    Only applies to the target version as it has a slightly shorter and tighter chamber.

    I have 7 10-22's in various configurations mostly 20+ years old with cases and cases of CCI mini-mags fired thru them without a single issue....except finding more ammo right now !

    Keeping them clean, lubricated and good springs in them is important.

    When converting them to 17Mach2...you need to use the heavy bolt handle to slow the bolt down or you will blow out the extractor due to bolt velocity.
    :eek:
     
  19. MAGNUM44

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    22lr ammo

    I have a Rem Nylon 66 that I bought & use since the 1970's & it eats up any & all 22 LR or shorts without a hiccup, great for any small game including, foxe's & coyote's in about 100 yd's or less, with stingers or even better Rem Yellow Jacket's :cool:
     
  20. M14sRock

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    I'm with Bear.

    Velocitors are all I use any more for more than simple plinking. My Anschutz Sporter will drop them into a ragged hole at 100 yards when I'm paying attention, and they kill like the Hand of God.

    I have had poor accuracy with the Stingers, though they are devastating when they hit. They have limited effective range, and I don't like past about 50 yards.

    Mini Mags were my favorite ammo as a kid (when I could afford them), but the Velocitors blow them away.