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Hey, SF, here I go asking questions again.

I took some time yesterday to take inventory on the shop shelves. In the process I found this box of .22LR and noticed that it says "without gunpowder" on the box.



That seemed odd, so I took one out of the box to have a look. Well, dig this: the cartridge is noticeably shorter than the good ol' Mini-mag cartridge.



I'm not sure where these came from, honestly, so the question now is "what the heck have I got here?"

No gunpowder? Really? What's the point? How's it work? Does it work? What in the world?? Confused




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It's a quiet hunting/target round. Super light bullet. Shouldn't work in an autoloader.


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So, there's really no powder? The primer explosion is enough to push the bullet out?




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I've used them in a Ruger 22/45 for dispatching pest animals in the back yard. They have a similar report to a high powered pellet gun (decently loud pop, but not "gunshot loud"), and similar ballistic capabilities.

No, they won't cycle a semiauto. You'd have to work the action manually.
 
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“Colibrí” means hummingbird in Spanish. The Aguila ammunition company uses that term to refer to a couple (or more?) .22 rimfire loads that I believe use only the priming compound to propel the bullet. I thought the “super” load might have a little gunpowder, but based on your package, evidently not. They are obviously very low powered and pretty quiet. They are used for short range shooting for targets or small pests when minimum noise and penetration/range is desired.

At one time at least they warned against using the lower velocity version in rifles, probably because the bullets might not exit the longer barrels.




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Originally posted by sigfreund:
used for short range shooting for targets or small pests


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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
used them in a Ruger 22/45 for dispatching pest animals in the back yard.


Aha! Now I remember! The ex wanted something like that for dealing with a few skunks at her mama's place some years ago. I've not fired any of these myself... I'm going to have to go try it!

SF's got all my answers this week, for sure. Cool




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I have a box of them. They work fine in my savage MKII bolt action. Very quiet. Quiet as the gun with a subsonic round and the suppressor on it.

Perfect for dispatching a nope rope (snake) in the city limits w/o the neighbors calling the cops.



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"nope rope"

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Super quiet.




 
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Some years ago I got into buying different types of Aguila to use with a Sparrow suppressor. Since it's not specifically marked on the box, I did some research to see what the differences were between the different rounds. Here's some info you might be interested in listed in ascending order of muzzle velocity.

Aguila Ammo Gouge:
- Colibri: 420 fps 20gr 8 ft/lbs energy at muzzle
- Super Colibri: 590 fps 20 gr 16 ft/lbs
- SSS Sniper: 950 fps 60 gr 120 ft/lbs
- LR Subsonic: 1025 fps 30 gr 89 ft/lbs
- Super Extra: 1135 fps 40 gr 114 ft/lbs
- Super Max: 1700 fps 30 gr 193 ft/lbs




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Thought that was called a...yep, that's also known as a CB Cap. Nice, relatively quiet way to pop rats in the palm trees down on the border. The IZH94 in the house seems to like them just fine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_CB
 
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Neat info, Tailhook. Thank you.




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CB leadings are very quiet out of a longer barreled bolt action rifle.
 
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Unwanted critter getter.


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Careful in rifle barrels. I've stuck a couple.


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