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QUIETEST .22LR ammo which WILL CYCLE in your Ruger 10/22
#1
I did not see a thread on this and it is now one of the many things in the forefront of my mind (w/ all the voices in there it is amazing there is room for anything else).

I will leave the reason for said question to the readers imagination.

Hopefully not what you have been told BUT what you actually experienced 1st hand.

I can offer up 2 reviews so far:

-CCI Quiet-22 22LR lead round nose, 710 FPS (at muzzle?), 40 grain..........................NO, will not eject properly/will not cycly obviously.

-Remington Subsonic 22LR Hollow point, 40 grain, 1050 FPS at Muzzle.........................YES, cycles properly. Only shot 5 rounds but all OK.

PLEASE add your own experiences to help me and others in this quest.

THANKS!
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#2
You can modify the bolt on the 10/22 to cycle reliably with subsonic ammo. You reshape the bottom rear of the bolt so it's sloped. I was planning on doing it so I can suppress mine.
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#3
RWB1500 had a thread going about this, with a YouTube video as well, although I'm pretty sure it was on another forum.

And I can't remember which ammo he was using, but it was incredibly quiet. He remarked that you could here the rounds hitting the target almost louder than the report. It was so quiet you can hear him giggling in the video.
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Curmudgeon;38664 Wrote:RWB1500 had a thread going about this, with a YouTube video as well, although I'm pretty sure it was on another forum.

And I can't remember which ammo he was using, but it was incredibly quiet. He remarked that you could here the rounds hitting the target almost louder than the report. It was so quiet you can hear him giggling in the video.

He was using the cci quiet 22 out of a marlin bolt. Very quiet ammo, but won't cycle a 10/22, it's only 710fps.
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#5
A pump action or lever action .22 rifle can reliably cycle both Super Calibris and .22 CB shorts, and is FAR, FAR, FAR quiter than any unsuppressed semi will EVER be.

If you want to shoot quietly without a suppressor, sell the semi and buy a nice Browning BL-22 lever action or equivalent.

Either .22 super calibris or .22 short CB's are much quieter than the impact of the bullet, and are in fact quieter than a high powered break open air rifle.
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#6
Here's a video where among other mods, the guy radius's the rear of the bolt. He doesn't specify that it is for subsonic reliability, but it's the same job:
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#7
A subsonic .22 from an unsuppressed 10/22 is still VERY loud.

A .22 short CB from a lever, bolt, or pump action .22 is literally orders of magnitude quieter.

If you are trying to make a suppressed .22 without a suppressor, sell the 10/22 and buy a lever action.
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Valorius;38733 Wrote:A subsonic .22 from an unsuppressed 10/22 is still VERY loud.

A .22 short CB from a lever, bolt, or pump action .22 is literally orders of magnitude quieter.

If you are trying to make a suppressed .22 without a suppressor, sell the 10/22 and buy a lever action.

I thought we were talking about a suppressed 10/22. I have a can for mine, but without it, yeah, everything is loud.
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tcc722;39768 Wrote:
Valorius;38733 Wrote:A subsonic .22 from an unsuppressed 10/22 is still VERY loud.

A .22 short CB from a lever, bolt, or pump action .22 is literally orders of magnitude quieter.

If you are trying to make a suppressed .22 without a suppressor, sell the 10/22 and buy a lever action.

I thought we were talking about a suppressed 10/22. I have a can for mine, but without it, yeah, everything is loud.

Sorry, somehow i missed that part. Big Grin

If you're using a can, i've had a lot of success with the Aguila 60gr sniper subsonic. It's loaded into a .22 short case, and the bullet is so long it has the same OAL as a .22LR round. The 60gr bullet has good penetration, and tumbles in gel.

Some people say they don't stabilize in their gun, but so far in 3 different .22's (Ruger Single 10, Ruger MkIII and Browning BL-22), i have had no problems with that. It should be very quiet in your gun.
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Valorius;39782 Wrote:
tcc722;39768 Wrote:I thought we were talking about a suppressed 10/22. I have a can for mine, but without it, yeah, everything is loud.

Sorry, somehow i missed that part. Big Grin

If you're using a can, i've had a lot of success with the Aguila 60gr sniper subsonic. It's loaded into a .22 short case, and the bullet is so long it has the same OAL as a .22LR round. The 60gr bullet has good penetration, and tumbles in gel.

Some people say they don't stabilize in their gun, but so far in 3 different .22's (Ruger Single 10, Ruger MkIII and Browning BL-22), i have had no problems with that. It should be very quiet in your gun.

It's not suprising that a lot of guns have trouble stabilizing a 60gr bullet. The .22lr twist rate has been the same for probably a hundred years and it's fine for the lightweight bullets that have been standard issue since before WW1. Heavier bullets are fairly new in the .22 rimfire timeline.
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