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CCI QuIet-22
cci-ammunition.com
■ type: subsonic, reduced-noise .22 LR
ammo
■ Loads Offered: 40-gr. Round Nose; 40-gr.
Segmented Hollow-Point (tested)
■ Muzzle Velocity: 710 fps (from rifle)
■ Muzzle energy: 44.8 ft.-lbs.
■ uses: target shooting, pest control

Photos: Author

■ MSRP per 50: RN $3.95; SGHP $7.95

not tell for sure the gun went off. The
ammo is slightly louder from the 6.5-inch
handgun barrel, but still quite mild. When
comparing the Quiet-22 ammo against
the full-power .22 LR the difference was
again very pronounced. There is no question whatsoever that this ammo produces
a much lower noise level than any other
.22 LR ammo I have tested.
The Quiet-22 ammo is not for semiauto guns and would not cycle the action
in either the Ruger 10/22 or the Remington Model 597 semi-auto rifles we tested.
Of course the guns could be cycled by
hand to feed from the magazines.
I tested the terminal performance by

shooting into water at point-blank range.
Water is a good indicator of how well the
bullet performs. But it is a hard medium
compared to ballistic gelatin, and a bullet
that will not expand in water will rarely
expand in game unless it hits bone.
My Ruger Single-Six handgun produced an average velocity of 516 fps
with this ammo. Of the six shots fired
into water, five remained intact and one
segmented into three sections. That indicates the velocity is below the threshold
for reliable expansion/segmentation of
this bullet.
Using a Remington Model 504 rifle
with a 20-inch barrel, the muzzle velocity averages 705 fps. Of the six shots fired
into water, five segmented into three,
banana-shaped pieces each. The sixth
bullet segmented into three sections, but
two of the sections remained attached to
each other. Clearly, the bullet works as
designed at this impact velocity. I think
it is safe to assume that the ammo will be
used for close-range work where velocity
remains high and that the bullet will segment when fired from a rifle.
The standard deviation and extreme
spread on the velocity was a little on the

high side, probably from the reduced
powder charge not filling the case. This
can negatively influence accuracy, but not
always. This ammo turned in some very
good groups at 25 yards from two different
rifles. It's more than accurate enough for
its intended use: plinking, target practice
and pest control. The ammo had plenty
of power to activate my backyard steel
targets designed for .22s, and it would
knock my.22 dueling tree's swingers back
and forth easily.
Quiet-22 is a socially responsible
ammo product, one that reduces noise
pollution and allows discrete pest control.
I wish we had it when I was a kid. If we
did, I would not be buying hearing aid
batteries quite so often today. ah

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