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CCI Delivers Over a Dozen New Rimfire Loads for 2020
by Chris Eger


https://www.guns.com/news/2020/02/07..._medium=ale_NA


Idaho-based CCI Ammunition unveiled 14 new products for rimfire shooters at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas. We visited with CCI’s JJ Reich to get the low down on the new loads and packaging in the above video.
The new offerings ranged from Meat Eater Steven Rinella and 22Plinkster tie-ins, to easy-to-pour bulk pack cartons, to new Clean-22 Suppressor and Segmented Hollow-point loads.

CCI has released three new, convenient cartons, catering to small game and varmint hunters, that hold 125 rounds of .22 WMR HP 40-grain Maxi-Mag, .22 WMR 30-grain VNT, or .17 HMR 17-grain VNT. Each has a “wanted” poster on the side featuring assorted critters.

Partnered with MeatEater’s Steven Rinella, CCI also has a series of branded new ammo that includes Copper-22 .22 LR 21-grain HP, Mini-Mag .22 LR, 36-grain CPHP, and Maxi-Mag .22 WMR 40-grain JHPs.

When it comes to new Clean-22 loads, using the company’s polymer bullet coating to reduce copper and lead fouling, a Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point .22 WMR stands out. Using a 46-grain bullet that splits into three roughly equal-sized pieces on impact, the polymer coating reportedly still delivers at longer distances while separating at much lower impact velocities.

The new Clean-22 Suppressor .22 LR, with a polymer-coated 45-grain bullet, is advertised as being able to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor by half, allowing for easier can cleaning and maintenance.

There is also a Clean-22 special-edition package promoting the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Steel Challenge competitions.

Last but not least, there is now a special-edition Stinger dubbed “Stangers” after 22Plinkster’s usage, still using the common 32-grain copper-plated hollow-point bullet with a velo of 1,640 fps.



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Cutting Edge Bullets Develop .22 LR ELR Ammo with Solid Spitzer Bullets
by Hrachya H

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/02/07/cutting-edge-bullets-22-lr-elr-ammo-with-solid-spitzer-bullets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cutting-edge-bullets-22-lr-elr-ammo-with-solid-spitzer-bullets

Looks like in 2020 the little .22 LR will undergo some metamorphosis and turn into a completely different animal. A couple of months ago we talked about solid copper bullets being developed for .22 LR by Lehigh Defence. And today, we’ll take a look at experiments done by another company known for making solid projectiles — Cutting Edge Bullets. They have shared on their social media pages a couple of pictures of .22 LR cartridges loaded with solid copper heeled spitzer bullets.

Apparently, rimfire ELR (Extreme Long Range) competitions are becoming more and more popular and that’s the application Cutting Edge Bullets develops these cartridges for. According to the company, that they are experimenting with 30, 40 and 50 grain bullet weights. The 30 grain one will be designed for the barrels with standard factory twist rates. The heavier and longer bullets will obviously need faster twist rates. Cutting Edge Bullets have been testing these bullets in a Vudoo Gun Works rifle with a custom twist rate.

Note also that at least some of these .22 LR cartridges are loaded to a longer overall length than the standard .22 LR. I think it may be relatively easy to convert .22 WMR actions and magazines to use these longer loaded .22 LR cartridges along with custom barrels with faster twist rates. The rim dimensions of .22 WMR and .22 LR are not identical, however, the conversion should not be extremely difficult.

If these experiments succeed, we may see the capabilities of humble .22LR expanded to levels unseen before, allowing it to make accurate hits at distances otherwise considered impossible for this cartridge. If we have ELR rimfire competition shooters among our readers, let us know in the comments section what do you think about these developments.
 

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Heavy Weight .22 Long Rifle
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Heavy Weight .22 Long Rifle ? LooseRounds.com

The company Cutting Edge Bullets is developing heavy weight bullets for the ever popular .22LR. They report having a 30, 40 and 50gr bullet loads for the rimfire. Of course these will require faster twists rates for the barrels except for the 30 grain load.


Lilja Barrels has announced they will be doing a limited run of 1/9 twist barrels to work with these new bullets.
With these lengths we will be mainly looking at single shot bolt action rifles until a lot more detail gets worked out.​
 
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The Clean 22-Suppressor rounds look interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for them in the stores and try them out.
 

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I like the idea of 22 mags in a bulk pack.
 

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I always thought the .22 Long was a full power .22 Long Rifle with a 30 grain bullet stuck on the end. If these new CCI .22 long Rifle rounds are simply .22 LR with a 30 grain bullet. That would make my life a little simpler (?). My Remington model 12's and Winchester 1890's chambered in the .22 Longs will not shoot the .22 Long Rifle the carriers will not feed the longer bullet. Interesting, I'll have to look into these little rounds. The .22 Longs are few, and far between with only periodic runs, like the .22 Shorts, being done by manufacturers. Hard to find and expensive when found like the .22 WRF's.
 
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