Pellet or .22 short?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by 1old0311, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. 1old0311

    1old0311 New Member

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    Like a lot of people I live in the 'burbs but love to shoot. I can get a few rounds off without the neighbors calling the LEO's but would like to shoot a bit more. Is a .22 short louder than a pellet gun? All the 'experts:rolleyes::rolleyes:' at the LGS give me different answers. Anyone here know? Thanks.
     
  2. dblcrona

    dblcrona New Member

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    A .22 short will definately be louder than a pellet gun. There are many pellet guns on the market today with built in "supressors" that make them really quiet. Gamo makes several that are advertised as being very quiet. I don't own a Gamo so I can't speak from experience. I do own a Benjamin .22 cal air rifle which is powered by a nitro piston and I think it is very quiet. If you are trying to keep the neighbors happy then stick with the pellet gun. That being said, if you live in a town where shooting is prohibited, that probably includes pellet guns. You could get in just as much trouble either way if you get caught.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Depends on the pellet gun, and which .22 short.

    However, get a bolt action .22 rifle, and some CCI CB Longs. Shape of a .22 LR, powder load of a CB cap. Only thing quieter is Aguila Colibri rounds. You will hear the firing pin hit the cartridge. Really.
     
  4. 1old0311

    1old0311 New Member

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    I got a few boxes of CCI Quiet .22LR at 710 fps that is pretty quiet in my Henry .22 lever action, just wondering if there was anything quieter.
     
  5. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    dont matter about the noise level. a .22 rifle is a FIREARM thus restricted by law.........a pellet gun is not (in most places unrestricted)
     
  6. 1old0311

    1old0311 New Member

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    Very true, and if a LEO did happen to drop by the pucker factor would be a lot less with me holding a break action pellet gun. Good point.
     
  7. gunlinn

    gunlinn New Member

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    I have those too.. Very quiet from a 22 lr or short cb.. But I've shot 22 cal pellet rifles that are half the noise of any 22 rimfire. Keeping that in mind, my .177 gamo whisper deluxe with silencer shoots 1200 fps and sounds almost as loud as a standard 22 lr
     
  8. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Gamo with a "suppressor", it doesn't really seem to do much, on fact it recoils about as much as a .22
     
  9. 1old0311

    1old0311 New Member

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    I probably should just step up and get a 'can' for one of my .22's BUT with the $200 stamp, $300-$400 can, and getting a barrel threaded that is the price of a nice firearm.:(:(
     
  10. cgersty

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    I have a gamo varmint hunter hp, it is .177 and shoots 1400fps with pba ammo, it has a Hell of a crack to it, with regular lead pellets ots quieted down a bit but its still fairly loud, I like the super colibris they are pretty quiet, I live in the sticks on almost 200 acres so the noise doesn't play a factor for me, but the colibris are quieter by far than my pellet gun is.

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  11. gunlinn

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    Sorry meant to say the Aquila ammo I had for a quiet 22 short I think was called subsonic something but had a very large grain bullet.( for a 22 cal. )