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Old 12-30-2012, 06:51 PM
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After being away from shooting for a bunch of years, I'm getting going again with a new .22 repeater. However, I'm am amazed at the variety of ammo available. I already know that I want to shoot subsonic, however, it seems that every subsonic product I see is either just barely under the speed of sound (usually around 1030 fps, or much slower at around 700 fps.

Isn't there something in the middle, such as 800 to 900 fps?
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:06 AM
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Most people chose sub-sonic to reduce noise. So again, either folks want the max energy (vel) just below the sonic-boom; or they want the quietest 22 (700 fps). Just not enough demand in the market to make anything else like "mid-sub-sonic").
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:34 AM
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Thanks. I guess that does make sense. I'm going to be shooting a Savage MK II, and I was concerned about the slower bullets getting stuck in the barrel.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:39 AM
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No problem. I have a heavy barrel Savage MK2 and they work fine, even the short sug-sonic. accuracy in mine, hasn't been good at all.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:42 AM
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I guess my problem is that years ago, when I was shooting, I never tried shorts, so I don't have experience with them and I'm just being overly cautious. I'm going to go ahead and try them.
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I was concerned about the slower bullets getting stuck in the barrel.
Slow stuff never hangs up in the 24" Barrel of my Ruger 77/22 VBZ, and it is very low noise. The CCI product shoots really well, but drop past 50yds is significant.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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Thanks. I appreciate the answers. I've seen some ammo in the 800 fps range, but my main concern was with CB ammo shooting 29 grains at 710 fps in a rifle. Has anyone had problems with those?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:50 AM
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The CB loads from Remington and CCI are fine for the ranges they were meant for, 25yds or so. I've used them for years in the likes of a Ruger Bearcat for my girls to get some trigger time without the noise, and many a tree rat has gone to the big nut shop in the sky while raiding my bird feeders, 35yds from my deck.

There area couple reduced noise rounds out there that specifically state they are not for use in rifles, but they are clearly marked.
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