22 cal power charges for plinking

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  1. Goodwrench13

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    has anyone else out there tryed this combo
     

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  2. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I saw someone do so on a youtube channel. The report was greater and the penetration much greater. I conclude that the charge used in the Nail Gun Blanks is significantly greater pressure than the typical .22LR charge.

    Barring some bizarre TEOTWAWKI, I will not be trying this. I believe it to be dangerous.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     

  3. Goodwrench13

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    I have a old 22 with I crazy thick barrel and i love the way it shoots plus its just fun and at the cost of $0.0014 a shot
     
  4. ajole

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    I doubt that you are getting them for that cost.

    Where are you getting the nail gun charges for $1.40 per thousand?

    By my estimate, it's about 6-7 cents per shot, just for the .22 cal units.
     
  5. I will stick to using an air rifle. Cheaper, safer, great for plinking, and varmint size game. I have seen videos on taking smaller hogs with a .22 magnum air rifle with shots to the skull. Pigs have a very thick skull.

    I just bought one a few days ago to replace my aging target model. Just a inexpensive Beeman, but it does pack a punch. Trigger leaves something to be desired, but I am getting used to it. I will replace the scope down the line with a air rifle mil dot scope.

    I have become overrun with tree rats, and it is time to thin them out a little. Rather not waste my 22lr ammo on the rats.
     
  6. ghostmonky

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    Why not try these.
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    These won't cycle in my 10/22 but work great in my Remington bolt action.But yea a air rifle like my .25 Benjamin nitrogen piston is a lot cheaper.
     
  7. Rerun

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    My Crosman Model 760 Pumpmaster .177 cal BB/Pellet rifle is more than powerful enough for rats!

    Pellets are more accurate (Domes work the best). BB's at 625 fps will do the trick.

    Hell of a lot cheaper to shoot, too.

    And, it's grooved to take a scope.

    One can still buy them at Wal-Mart for under $50.00 including tax.

    eldar
     
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  8. dirt_19

    dirt_19 Supporting Member

    I looked in to using these in a strong revolver and decided there is no cost benefit for me . The brown " lowest power" was about $5-6 for for a box of 100 and 500ct of pellets at $6-7 bucks at Walmart it seemed the best I could do was .06-.07 cents per round when I looked in to it . The other factor that had me thinking this was a real bad idea was when I heard about the skirts getting blown off the pellets and coating the barrel walls
     
  9. Goodwrench13

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    bought the hole flat for $15.00 11, 700 rounds
     

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  10. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    KLAWSON, he's showing the weakest Brown Charges.
    Those were markedly slower than the others, and figuring in the light
    pellets, I'd say the browns are prolly safer than subsonic 22lr. The 2
    highest charges were really pushing it, and even the experimenter said
    the fastest one (red or blue, I forget) was prolly too much and some of
    the pellets separated from the skirts, and velocity was really high, some
    over 2,000 FPS but varied widely shot to shot.

    The conclusions I came to was that the slower ones were probably perfectly
    safe but the slowest shots were quite slow. 2nd one up was good, and
    maybe #3 load was OK, but the fastest was a no-go IMO. What are the
    available colors, in order, GoodWrench? I seem to think it was

    Brown
    Yellow...
    I found a Ramset Chart, clipped it from a PDF file, seems this is
    the same as Hilti Brand, but Ramset may have more levels... :confused:
     

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  11. ajole

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    HOLY COW!!!

    Well...I was wrong.:eek:

    Can you still get them for that? And where do I go to get them?
     
  12. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    He made a deal with the robot devil.
     
  13. Goodwrench13

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    Lowe's Wentzville Missouri bought everything they had they were clearing out old stock changing over from duo-fast to Dewalt they had them on the shelf for $0.37 a box trying to clear I'm out and I offered the manager $15 for everything
     
  14. Goodwrench13

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    lol them not I'm .....sorry I hate auto correct
     
  15. Goodwrench13

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    Range test
    From left to right you got .22lr. Then a power level 4 + 14g pellet. Then power level 2 + 14g pellet
     

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  16. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Flipped and Enlarged Pic #1
     

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  17. Hansj3

    Hansj3 Supporting Member

    Last time I tried this I blew an extractor outta my marlin rifle. It may have been out of battery, it was an ancent blowback thing. Probably too strong as well. Still have the scar on my forearm too

    This leads me to believed that maybe the pressure curve might be a tad excessive at the higher loadings, but .22lr is forgiving.
    A pistol might be better, with less time for barrel pressures to rise.

    Either way maybe hot glue to hold a pellet in a single shot rifle would be fun
    Also a Bb rifle that uses one of these as a charge would be interesting