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.22 LR ballistic tip?

Old 01-15-2006, 06:59 PM
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Why can't someone make a .22 LR with a ballistic tip. Make it just like the .17 HMR or MACH2 but in .22. I think it would add 50-75 yards on the accuracy and yet as much or more KE. Look at what the new Hornady LEVEREVOLUTION has done compared to the round nose ammo.

Just a thought, maybe not a very good one but I thought I would ask anyway.
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Old 01-15-2006, 07:47 PM
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Be kinda funny looking with that bullet with a pointy nose on it. But then again, you wouldn't find a 500 round box for $9.00 either if they put points on them.
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:19 AM
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Polymer tips may loose their effectiveness at lower velocities. I don't know this, just speculating. I may improve accuracy some...and it's a good ideal, but many many guns can already put one in a squirrels head at 50yards.
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Old 01-18-2006, 06:24 PM
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ihave been wonderingthe samething. i thinka light weight ballisticwould be a great idea for a .22 longrifle. next time you are out with your .22 take some .22 shorts with you. like most people you probablyhaveyour .22 sighted in with longrifles at 50 yards or there abouts. now try the .22 shorts. they will hit about 2 inches higher than the longrifle at 50 yards. the reason is the bullet weight gives it a flatterflight. the short has a bullet weight of 19 to 20 grains. this is what makes me believe that a light weight ballistic would shoot very well from a longrifle load. it sure would straighten out the bullets path.
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:38 PM
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I have hit rabbits in the sholder with 22 shorts and the projectile has only penertrated 1-2cm I think the lighter bullets need lots of speed to be efective
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:34 AM
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260rem...... that's why i said a smaller light weight bullet(as in a .22 short) butwith theLONGRIFLE charge. smaller bullet,bigger charge=more speed. i still think it would be a great idea for a .22. it may even get the .22 shootingclose toa .17.
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:58 PM
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My hope was to be about 1600-1700 fps and half inch groups out to 70-80 yards instead of 50. The average LR is what? About 1200 fps? The new Mach2 is 2000-2100fps?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:23 AM
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if u used a ballistic tip for a squirrel or something it would either tear apart the squirrel or go straight through. horrible[:'(]
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:53 PM
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The bullet is the size if not bigger than the case. We talked about this at work. But since I have started this I have found Remington Premier has an AccuTip for the .22 Mag. along with both .17's. Will it not work with .22 LR?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:11 PM
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22lrs can have a jacket.....CCI minimags and stingers both have jackets.....i found out a board of certain thickness took the power of my stingers perfectly and they blew out the back but stayed in there by accident somehow....well i pulled one out and it was a PERFECT mushroom by ANY standards of a CF bullet...hmmm lets do it again..every time...perfect mushrooms jackets intact.....maybe its a pressure concern with a 22lr??? when they load them with light...20gr bullets or so they are only going 900fps or so......some dont even use powder i seen with those specs.....i dont know.....i too think it would be awesome to have a light wieght flat shooting 22lr.....standard velocity drop quick...stingers and minimags have a pretty noticeable arch.....atleast i notice when im eyeballing treerats.....even a light weight HP would be nice to see for a flatter trajectory........but then i guess we wouldnt need either 17cal then would we?
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