Should? or Can?Should I use CCI velocitors or stingers in my SR-22?
This is what the manual says:What does the manual say about hyper-velocity ammo?
I don't have an SR22, but the Mk II says to only use standard and high velocity (not hyper).
My wife had a similar attitude - my first firearm was an SR-22 and now she has one of here own as well as a 10/22. I made the mistake of having her fire my BG380 - which has plenty of felt recoil etc - and for at least a year she wouldn't even try anything larger than the 22. I did finally get her to try the AR15 and the 1911 just to show her that a bigger gun can actually be easier to handle than a smaller one. She still has no desire to fire the larger stuff - but out of preference rather than apprehension.Why not? They're fine. I use CCI velocitors as the "defensive load" in my wife's SR22 she keeps under the bed. Unfortunately, she won't have anything to do with anything in larger caliber.
CCI work good for me, too.I have used both of these in my SR22 with no problems, but like any 'hot' ammo, they can make the pistol wear faster.
I have shot almost every brand of .22LR in mine including Aguila Super Extra (high velocity) and the only round I have had any trouble with is Remington Golden Bullet. It will cause jams in both my SR22 and my S&W M&P rifle.
All that said, if I can find them, I try to stick with CCI.
I have both an SR-22 and a Mk-II. The Mk-II is probably more accurate, with a longer barrel, so higher velocity for the same round, larger, and heavier. I really enjoy my Mk-II, but it is a real PITA to reassemble after cleaning (which I do after every firing session).Is there some kind of advantage in the SR .22 pistols over the MkII/III pistols? Wondering..
Here are some notes I made some time ago on velocity. Someone please correct me where I am wrong:This is what the manual says:
The RUGER® SR22TM PISTOLS are chambered for the .22 Long Rifle
cartridge. Do not attempt to load any other .22 caliber cartridges into the
magazine or chamber of the pistol.
The RUGER® SR22TM PISTOLS are compatible with all factory
ammunition of the correct caliber loaded to U.S. Industry Standards, including
high-velocity and hollow-point loads. However, sub-sonic or match-grade
ammunition may not have sufficient energy to cycle the slide.
If you find that the slide does not cycle fully, try another brand of ammunition.
No mention of hyper-velocity so I assume that because CCI loads them as .22lr ammo to U.S. Industry Standards they are OK to use. Both shoot fine through mine, but I don't give it a steady diet of them either. I usually opt for less expensive ammo for basic plinking.