Subsonic and "Quiet" .22 Ammo Questions

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Subsonic and "Quiet" .22 Ammo Questions

Postby FarmallB » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:56 am

I'm just kind of throwing this out there. What are all the different specs and features behind the various "quiet" or low power .22 ammo that is available? I've shot some of the Colibris plus a few boxes marked "quiet". I'm mainly just plinking with a couple of old single shots and I kind of enjoy the lack of sound these produce.
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Re: Subsonic and "Quiet" .22 Ammo Questions

Postby Flowmaster » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:42 pm

There are two kinds of Aguila 22s that I really like. They make Colibri rounds and also ones called Super Colibri. The ones in the yellow box are great for handguns but they sometimes get stuck in the barrel of rifles. The Colibris in the blue box will work fine with rifles and are a little bit louder than the yellow box ones when shot through handguns.

The Colibris and Super Colibris won't reciprocate in semiauto 22s. You'll have to work the action. I've never shot them in one of the semiauto rifles that'll take 22 S, L, LR. Colibris might work in those if they'll work with 22 shorts but who knows.

I have a box of CCI Quiet. $6 for 50 rounds at the gun show. 40 grains at an advertised 710 feet per second. I haven't shot it yet. CCI also makes "CCI Suppressor" which is a 45 grain bullet advertised at 970 feet per second.

Remington makes/made subsonic 22s but I haven't seen them for sale in years.
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Re: Subsonic and "Quiet" .22 Ammo Questions

Postby FergusonTO35 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:45 am

Super Colibri are about as effective as a multipump .177 pellet gun on small critters. I've popped starlings with them before with my Ruger Single Six.
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Re: Subsonic and "Quiet" .22 Ammo Questions

Postby FordMan59 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:16 am

Flowmaster wrote:
Remington makes/made subsonic 22s but I haven't seen them for sale in years.

I bought a little over 1/2 case of Remington Subsonic in 2012. With the shortage of .22 ammo for the past 4+ years I'm not sure whether they're available now or not. For a couple years there I was wondering it they'd stopped production on all .22LR, I still seldom see it a Walmart, but at least it's starting to show up some places again. Just did a web search and subsonic still comes up on the Remington web site, so I guess they're still making them. https://www.remington.com/ammunition/ri ... 2-subsonic
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