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45gr CCI Suppressor ammo for lever guns?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:01 am
by snaketail2
Have any of you tried the “new” CCI Suppressor 45gr .22LR ammo?
It is a lead hollow point that is said to open up at low velocity – the bullet has a reported muzzle speed of 970fps. I take this to mean soft lead that would, and as Tim Lee describes it “Have a “Spit wad affect” upon impact of a steel target.

My 24” Henry likes CCI SV. And, as I’m always searching for the “Magic Bullet” I’m curious how this one works on Lever Action targets.

Any success on Pistol Cartridge targets too? Published reports say it is fairly accurate – well within a minute of chicken accuracy and around 2” at 100 yards.

I’d rather hear about its performance from someone who shoots the same game as me – some Internet reviewers are not well informed.

How does is rank in the “magic bullet” scoring?

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Re: 45gr CCI Suppressor ammo for lever guns?

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:48 pm
by dwostler
Michael, I'm trying this out now and a few others.
Accuracy for this one has been very good so far.
Worked well in the wind, not sure if it has any extra pushing power like I experience with other lead loads.
Federal makes the same, but it is copper coated and doesn't seem to have as good accuracy as this one.
just wished they added an extra 100 fps, time will tell.
Thanks, Dennis

Re: 45gr CCI Suppressor ammo for lever guns?

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:42 am
by cedestech
There are calculators online that you can work out the energy between ammo with speed vs weight. The big factor is hollow point sometimes will "shatter" on the rams as opposed to transfer energy.

As with anything, if it isn't accurate in YOUR rifle, all the energy in the world doesn't matter... ;)