CCI 22 Quiet

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Geezer Ray

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I got some CCI 22Quiet when my father in-law passed away. I was wondering if anybody uses them for squirel hunting. I never have but lots of 22 short so are the Quiet effective on squirel?


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The quiets aren't good on small game. I had to shoot a rabbit 3 times in the head before it stopped flipping and flopping around.

The cci subsonic segmented HP on the other hand are just as silent as the quiets but devastating. Rabbit headshot with one of those anchored it without a twitch, and left its eyes about popped out of their sockets.
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Geezer Ray

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Ok so quite for paper not for small game. I knew they would not cycle my 10/22. Thanks for heads up.
Them 10-22 have a stout spring. I’ve seen them not cycle white box Winchester’s, it ain’t the rifle, it’s the shells


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20 yards an in and you'll be fine. I probably kill most my squirrels with the quiets. I keep them and a single shot 22 by the back door.

Heck, I killed a possum at 20 yards with a super colibri once. One shot. But the quiets are stronger and more accurate.


Are those the same as the CCI CB longs that sound like a pellet gun going off? If so, I've killed a truckload of squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, and coons with them over the years. We used to call them "posted land shells " when I was a teenager. :bounce:
I also shoot squirrels and chipmunks from the backdoor with the Colibri. I've made 35 yard head shots on chipmunks and it's click/flop. 420 fps on the box(for pistols only). I chrono'd it out of my 24" bolt action at 290 fps. It's miniature artillery. I watch the bullet drop in on them. I do keep a cleaning rod on the mantle for the rare one the doesn't exit the bore. Quite & fun.