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Ammo concerns?? questions......

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by BAT21, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. I would like to fire CB, BB and shorts through a 77/22 bolt action. Will this harm the chamber? If so, are there any other rifles/pistols you can do this with? I want to save some money here!:D Thanks!!
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

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    BAT21, Are you a FAC fan?
    It shouldn't hurt to fire the shorts. Some Mfg's reccomend against it. Check your Ruger manual. As a side note Iv'e seen this ammo just about as spendy as LR's if not more in some cases.
     

  3. GaryG

    GaryG G&G Newbie

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    I've put thousands of Federal CB's through my 2 bolt-action Winchesters with no problems at all. Accuracy isn't top-notch but is good enough for most purposes. The CB round is quiet. Less noise than an air rifle. Great for shooting anyplace noise is a problem.
    I can't see that a quality rifle like the Ruger would have any trouble with these low-pressure rounds. Clean the chamber after each session and you'll be fine. Only problem you may have is getting the round to feed off the magazine. Good luck.
     
  4. Re: ammo question

    Will the ammo you want to shoot cycle the action of the 10/22 without a jam??
     
  5. I just picked up the 100 CCI CB caps and I was surprised how much they cost. I'm going to try them in my 10/22 first just for the heck of it and see how quiet they are. I assume I should be able to fire this in a variety of guns such as the smith 22 kit gun. I'd like to fire some of this ammo so I don't annoy the neighbors. I don't have the kit gun but I think it could be a neat plinking tool, and I wouldn't have to worry about the action cycling or hearing protection for that matter! I am also looking into getting an M6 scout which I want to put a scope on - the FAC catalog looks good and I am going to try to get some accesories though them. Maybe a 5 power scope... I will post when I have some interesting results:target:
     
  6. Rock

    Rock G&G Newbie

    Brownells has a mag for the 10/22 that will feed the cb caps you will still need to cycle the action its better than doing it by hand.
     
  7. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Bat 21,
    Never heard of the FAC catalog, where do you get one? It's been a long time since i was in a FAC unit, perhaps it wasn't around then.