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    Default How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    The most quiet 22 ammo is the Aguila Colibri. It's as quiet as firing a pellet gun.

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    Don't kid yourself just because you shot it from a rifle. I have shot a .22SR from my NAA Mini Revolver even thought it's not recommended to do so and they are a bit loud. As far as a semi auto goes, I never heard of a semi auto handgun made that is chambered in that. However they do got a conversion kit for the 10/22 rifle that allows the use of shorts and will cycle the action.

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dethlokk
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    The most quiet 22 ammo is the Aguila Colibri. It's as quiet as firing a pellet gun.
    I think I've heard of those before. They're the ones that fire using only the primer, right? I'll have to check them out. :mrgreen:
    That is correct. They are a LR 22 cartridge as well...

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    I have fired sub sonic .22 rounds from my rifle and they are pretty quiet. However, the same rounds fired in any of my handguns are still loud.

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    Aguila produces two types of non-powder .22lr cartridges:
    The COLIBRI and the SUPER COLIBRI. Both fire a 20 gr conical lead bullet at around 450 fps and 550 fps from a 6" barrel. They are not recommended for use in any rifle - there's a possibility of the bullet not making it all the way down the bore. I've fired both, when fired from a 6", 4" or 3" barreled revolver they are NOT as quiet as my pellet gun. I use them to test fire revolvers to check for function and cylinder timing. They are reasonably accurate out to about 50 feet with considerable hold over, especially with the COLIBRI. All in all, they are fun to shoot, quite a bit of challenge involved in hitting anything over 50 feet or so. I paid $2.50 per box for both at a gunshow. That seems to be the going rate in this part of PA-EAST.
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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    I know they are not "recommended" for use in a rifle. However, I have shot several hundred out of my Ruger 10/22 rifle with no problem.

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    Actually the Super Colibri cartridge easily makes it out of a rifle barrel. It's the regular Colibris you have to worry about.

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    From my experience with them: Fired from my 6" Sportsman, the COLIBRI will penetrate one side of a water filled plastic milk jug at 15 feet and stop in the water. The SUPER will penetrate both sides at that range. The projectiles are very pointy cones at 20 grains, at close ranges they can penetrate, I image they lose their ooomph pretty quickly with distance.

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    Default Re: How quiet are .22 Shorts out of a revolver?

    All subsonic.22 ammo is quiet,the hypo.22s bullet braking the sound barrier is the crack we hear.

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