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Old 01-30-2004, 05:17 PM
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I thought this ammunition was worthy of a photo.

It is a photo of the Mexican made Aguila "SniperSubSonic".

It has a 60 grain bullet (foreground)
compared to a Winchester Wildcat with a 40 grain bullet (background)

The box says they are Eley primed.
Eley must do something different than everyone else.
Every rimfire I have ever seen before had a green primer composition.
This stuff has a black tar-like stuff as a primer.
I'm not sure what it is.

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Old 01-30-2004, 06:31 PM
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In the right gun, that Aguila "SniperSubSonic" ammo is VERY accurate. Surprisingly so. I bought some just to play with it, but it got my respect when a Rossi 62 pump, that's only been firelapped grouped right around 0.5" at 50 yds with the first five rounds! Have a couple of rimfires that LOVE this ammo. Trajectory is a little limiting, but penetration potential is prettty spectacular for a .22RF.

Thanks for the pix.

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Old 01-30-2004, 08:01 PM
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Marshal:
We've got to compare notes on this ammo.

Tried it in several .22rifle, all with standard 1:16 twist. Am use to rifle's likes and dislikes, but some of the rifles shoot this ammo just fine and others will key hole it. This isn't the accuracy varioation expected with any ammo and a bunch of rifles...that's there as well...but total instability. Same twist, same general velocity by 'graph.

So it gets me wondering...is it that just a few fractions of difference in twist make a difference when you are riding the ragged edge of stability...do the slight tighter bores elongate the bullet just a touch more than 1:16 can handle...is it just a "barrel jinx"? Recovered tumbling bullets show non-striped rifling (on at least the side that didn't impact the media), so it's not a depth of rifling issue.

Don't really expect an answer...just wondering.
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Do have a couple of guns that shoot this ammo very well and have shot a couple of 'possums and racoons with it. In some instances, found an elongated exit. Not a ragged expansion type exit, and elongated tear type exit...supect that even though delivered to the target point forwards, evntually (in meat) that heavy rear end is going to come around on it like a jack-knifing semi.

They did go down like they were hit with a phaser on "stun".
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For short range, made a little jig to hold the bullet, and cut/file the tip off. Makes a dead flat 42gr. full wad cutter for revolver use. Accuracy hasn't been top-notch, but at least as accurate as run of the mill bulk ammo...does work well on small game without the rip and shread of hyper vel. rounds.

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Old 01-30-2004, 10:58 PM
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i Posted a Question about Rimfires for defence, maybe this is irrelevent but do you suppose these would do more damage at close range to an attacker?
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:23 AM
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Ribbonstone,

I've fired them through several .22LR's, and only had two that had stability issues. One is an old Springfield Bolt-gun that's been around the block way too many times, and the bore is simply gone.... probably from firing ammo that got contaminated with dirt and grit when carried in pockets while bumming the So. Oregon deserts for many years, through three generations.

The other non-performer was a Marlin Little-Buckaroo, youth single shot rifle. It keyholed as you mentioned, but recovered bullets showed no adverse signs such as stripped rifling, and the rifle shot other ammo with acceptable performance. Firelapped the little bugger, and the Aguila heavy bullet loads performed beautifully! Can't say what the change in barrel dynamics were that made the difference, but now it shoots them very nicely!

By-the-way, all the barrels that I've gotten good accuracy from with this ammo was through those that were first fire-lapped.

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