Shot Federal punch .22LR today, was supprised.

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  • John from MD

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    May 12, 2005
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    I bought a box of Federal .22LR Punch ammo today just to see what it does. I decided to just throw a round in my 10/22 with the bolt lock on and launch it through my Dead Air Mask at my bullet trap in the garage. I didn't put any ear protectors on as it is rated at 1070 (same as Standard Velocity which my Mask quiets down to almost nothing). However, when I touched it off, it sounded like a unsuppressed standard velocity round. :shocked3:

    Tried another and got the same. I decided I would stop experimenting and see if anyone has any idea what is going on. Just to make sure I wasn't going nuts, I fired off a mag full of CCI SV and didn't make much more noise than the clang of the steel backstop. :shrug:
     

    Hibs

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    Dec 23, 2015
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    I bought a box of Federal .22LR Punch ammo today just to see what it does. I decided to just throw a round in my 10/22 with the bolt lock on and launch it through my Dead Air Mask at my bullet trap in the garage. I didn't put any ear protectors on as it is rated at 1070 (same as Standard Velocity which my Mask quiets down to almost nothing). However, when I touched it off, it sounded like a unsuppressed standard velocity round. :shocked3:

    Tried another and got the same. I decided I would stop experimenting and see if anyone has any idea what is going on. Just to make sure I wasn't going nuts, I fired off a mag full of CCI SV and didn't make much more noise than the clang of the steel backstop. :shrug:

    Whip out your readers and look at the fine print...

    • Maximum velocity for energy and penetration: 22 LR achieves 1,070 fps through 2-inch barrel handguns, 1,650 fps out of 24-inch rifle barrels
     

    Sage954

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    • Maximum velocity for energy and penetration: 22 LR achieves 1,070 fps through 2-inch barrel handguns, 1,650 fps out of 24-inch rifle barrels
     

    Biggfoot44

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    Aug 2, 2009
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    It's innovation/ gimmick is light , flat nose bullet driven fast , to maximize penetration . And thus be heavily advertised as ultimate Defensive .22lr .

    Reputable testing shows that it does
    Ie ; Penetration about an inch more than conventional 40gr RN .22lr .

    Good on them for being innovative ; and actually being an improvement. But that evokes two questions:

    Is that enough Difference to Make a Difference ?

    Is that enough to change the categorizing of .22lr as a Defensive Arm ?

    1. Maybe, but probably not
    2. No
     

    Melnic

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    Dec 27, 2012
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    HoCo
    Is this the first time anyone has seen a mfg rate 22 velocity based on pistol barrel length?
     

    joppaj

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    Apr 11, 2008
    46,673
    MD
    While it might not do anything in the Defensive Arm arena, it may extend the pest shooting distances for rat/squirrel/crow sized pests.
    Several years ago, we had a labrador sized dog roaming the neighborhood. It seemed to be a stray and was extremely aggressive. Being somewhat more concerned about the animal than fine point legality, I kept my Mossy 500 loaded with 00. I figured that if I had to shoot, I didn't plan to shoot twice, especially in a neighborhood.

    (It was a dumb plan but I had newborn and I was sleep deprived. I'm eternally grateful that I never had to test this theory. I'd probably still be in jail.)

    That said, something like this MIGHT make a 10/22 viable against such a target, especially at close range. Ammo companies are great at making us wonder such things. Sells a lot of ammo.
     

    TLL

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    Jan 6, 2011
    1,082
    Virginia
    Wish I had read this thread first. Yes, sounds like high velocity out of my sparrow mounted Savage mk ll. Stingers are cheaper and I have them already. Bummer.
     

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