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Thread: CCI 22 CB's

  1. #41
    Boolit Master

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    Mar 2010
    NC Arkansas
    Quote Originally Posted by 303Guy View Post
    I am down hearted. I tried my CB equivalents and my shotgun can do tighter patterns!

    On the bright side, I have a number of single shots that have never been fired - you can see where I am going with this ....

    One single shot (the only one I have put through its paces) has produced a group one can only dream of so one never knows. If I can find a rifle that shoots them well and dedicate it to them, that would give me an excuse for keeping it. It would get a suppressor of course. But for now I have a new pursuit. So it's all fun.

    I just had a look at what that rifle actually did.

    And there were more than just that one. Heck, that's all I can get with my 510! Well anyway, we'll see what one of these can do with the Z's.
    I can see 4 distinct hits and room for several more.
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  2. #42
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2006
    East TN
    Around 32 years ago we moved into the house we built. A month later a pair of stray dogs came into the yard to harass our Sheltie. She was so scared she ran into the garage and then into the house which was really odd for her. As I had heard and even saw the cause of this I decided to remedy the problem. By the time I got the .22 loaded with CCI CB (short length) rounds that pair of troublemakers had moved about 100 yards away. I held the rifle's sights high and with a slight lead ahead of the first dog and fired a single shot. It took a few seconds for the boolit to travel the distance but that dog gave a yelp and hobbled off favoring its left front leg. The pair went out of sight and all was calm. About 2-3 days later a neighbor told me a dead dog was found in the area where that pair had run. He described the dog and it was the one I had fired at. Just a lucky shot but more a statement of the power of these quieter and slower loads even at the 100 yard distance. The second dog didn't ever come around any more after that experience.

  3. #43
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    Feb 2009
    Far Nth Qld Australia
    I hit a rat with a Colibri 20 grn thing at 10 yards and it’s reaction was it just swung around and laid low to the ground.
    The fallowing cci cb long poleaxed it with out much ado.
    May have lunged it instead but did not see a entrance wound.
    Didn’t lift my shirt or spin my wheels.
    They may do for up in the ceiling corners were you can’t quite reach.

    Don’t tell me I might has missed.

    Due to the shortage of fast burning powders.
    I have reverted back to rimfire as a maybe able to still shoot all things with ,besides full blown 30 cal loads.

    For the price of these I don’t play around with them much.
    The cci quiet are about 1" at 50 yards but shoot a lot better at about 35 yards.
    I always gathered the cb’s to be a 25 yard afair,
    How far do you shoot them?

    I have tried the Remington cee-bees and all I can say is what a disappointment , you can have the rest of the box if you want to pick it up.

    Haven’t seen z’eds in yonks
    If I remember they weren’t too bad either.
    Last edited by barrabruce; 06-22-2022 at 07:59 AM.

  4. #44
    Boolit Master
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    May 2013
    thanks to a previous post here I went to cci web site and sure enough they have all sorts of 22 ammo in stock and shipped direct to you at the same prices every other reseller has posted. is it time to restock while these things are available? it sure is.
    as far as accuracy of those 22 quiets, ive been getting outstanding performance from them in an old marlin 39. consistently practice with them at at least 75 yards and took out a little pest of a critter at more than 125 yards not too long ago.

  5. #45
    Boolit Buddy
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    Jun 2015
    Quote Originally Posted by stubshaft View Post
    I do the same with an old Bronco single shot. Dropped countless hogs and deer (headshot only).
    Quote Originally Posted by hoodat View Post
    Ima think Ima have to try something like that with my 218 Bee. Maybe small rifle mag primers. Wonder if a guy oughta lube the pellets with allox or sum-thin??

    My Crossman 22 cal pellets seem to measure around .222", so your idea for leaving the expander out would be necessary. Thanks for the idea. jd
    Most .22 pellets are really 5.5mm rather than 5.7 like bullet barrels. The ones used in larger airgun barrels are usually RWS Superdome or the largest head size H&N field target trophy. These are the most likely to be accurate in .22 bullet guns.

  6. #46
    Boolit Buddy Rapier's Avatar
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    Sep 2020
    NW Florida
    I use the CBs for cleaning critters out of my traps. The CBs are a bunch quieter than my pellet guns, used in a long barrel 22 rifle. I do not pick up live coons or possums.
    “There is a remedy for all things, save death.“

    “Never give up, never quit.”
    Robert Rogers
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    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
    Will Rogers

  7. #47
    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    Today I had fun using CB Longs at 10 feet from a Taurus PT22 tip up barrel pistol. They shot just a bit low but grouped well. Like a break action single shot- cool!

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    I tried some again in better light. This is fun!

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