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  • .22 Balistic Testing

    I got tired of hearing people put down .22

    Yes kids hunt with it, yes some adults do too, yes it's used for target shooting because it's cheap. BUT for those who say humph it's just a .22, I say ok, can i shoot you with one then? Answer is usually no lol.

    So I was bored, went out back and did some ballistics testing.

    Here we go

    Exhibit 1.

    Piece of very thing diamond plate in front of a piece of walboard.



    Exhibit 2. A brick





    test 3. is a 4x4
    Note: None appeared to go all the way through






    Test 4. 2 boards lined up in front of each other
    One shot went half way through the second board. Boards appear to be an inch and a half thick or so each.

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    test 4. a Cinder Block

    test 1. is a single shot into the cinder block



    test 2. is 10 rounds into the cinder block
    The gaping hole appeared after shot #2 BTW

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    • #3
      Glad to see it. I think my next purchase is going to be a Sig Mosquito.
      ~Lyon~

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      • #4
        I never doubted it. Like I said before, the last murder in our little town was done with a .22 rifle. The combination of soft tissue and bone cause the little critters to run around in your body doing severe damage. Just for fun facts to know and tell we had another murder in Albemarle today (adjacent town where I live). Drive by, 24 year old young man using a 9mm killed a guy on the street corner. Black on black crime seems to never end. :(
        bbc
        The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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        • #5
          Good job D. I think this link has been posted before, but cant seem to find it.

          http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...504301&fpart=1


          This guy did a great test out to 300 yards. Confirmed, what I already knew. I have taken many coyotes and feral dogs with a 10/22 and S&W 422. Out as far as 200 yards. Most 1 shot kills. These days with bullets up to 60 grain for the 22, they can be a formidable weapon. Then again, it all depends on the shooter.
          "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin

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          • #6
            Very cool...no doubt in the right hands, the .22 is a formidable and versatile hunting weapon....and the mob has done a great job of setting it's record as a man-killer. Anyone who doubts it's utility is just inexperienced and ignorant. Cool post, D.
            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
              Very cool...no doubt in the right hands, the .22 is a formidable and versatile hunting weapon....and the mob has done a great job of setting it's record as a man-killer. Anyone who doubts it's utility is just inexperienced and ignorant. Cool post, D.

              When I was a kid, I had a buddy of mine shoot me with a .25 auto. My letterman jacket stopped it. It really did not hurt.

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              • #8
                what???? lol
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                  When I was a kid, I had a buddy of mine shoot me with a .25 auto. My letterman jacket stopped it. It really did not hurt.
                  WTF? Nice "buddy."
                  "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                  "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                    When I was a kid, I had a buddy of mine shoot me with a .25 auto. My letterman jacket stopped it. It really did not hurt.
                    a .25 is slow compared to rifle rounds (even .22lr) The jacket may have acted just as kevlar does, dissipating the power. Just a guess. Weirder things have happened.

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                    • #11
                      "I got tired of hearing people put down .22"

                      Thanks for the test...and pics! It helped me to further justify my .22 fetish. Started collecting .22 rifles and pistols just because the ammo was/is cheap, you can carry a lot of it, and they can be just as effective in the right hands.

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                      • #12
                        Over the years and across the country. There has been a lot of Venison put on the table with a 22 rifle. My Dad and his uncles would only rabbit hunt with a 22 single hot. They said, if you couldn't hit 'em with that you should just stay home. LOL
                        Mike

                        "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow the fields of those who don't."-Thomas Jefferson

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                        • #13
                          I knew a guy who popped 2 VC with his Highstandard 22mag derringer at point blank range, saved his life. I think rimfires are underrated.
                          The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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                          • #14
                            most of the people I've heard raggin' on the .22 are referring to it's usefulness in pocket pistols. I tend to agree with the idea that it's just not up to the task of serious self defense in small pistols due to the lack of velocity and resulting lack of penetration---but out of a rifle? That's a whole 'nother ball of wax--inside 100 yds anyway. I've shot enough coyotes and dispatched enough farm critters to know that I sure as heck don't want to get shot with a .22.



                            There's no way it'll get any real penetration with only a 2" barrel--let alone the 14" penetration recommended by the FBI.....but I'm not about to give that a try myself. (Rusty, want to loan us your letterman jacket for a test? I can probably find a pocket .22 pretty easily! LOL)




                            For some semi-scientific small bore ballistics tests, check out Ol' Painless' Box 'O Truth


                            http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot27.htm

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                            • #15
                              I have a friend, retired Military. His opinion of the best SHTF gun is a very accurate .22 lr rifle with a good scope. His rational is "I can put 2 thousand rounds of ammo in my pack, grab the rifle and run with it, dot my enemy in the eye at 100 yards, and take his rifle and ammo! Makes you think!

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