Any issues with CCi Stingers in a XT22??

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by s1120, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. s1120

    s1120 Active Member

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    Well the title says it all. I stumbled over a few boxes of Stingers at the store the other day and grabbed them. Reading about them, I see that some makers say not to use them. Any issue in a XT22?
     
  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    You mean your finding some 22lr ammo?
     

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    This is my understanding;
    The CCI Stinger falls in the Hyper Velocity Category. Most Firearm Manufactures recommend Standard or High Velocity Ammo (1100 - 1200 fps range) for their 22 semi-auto weapons. Hyper Velocity Ammo like the Stinger (1640 fps) are not recommended for use in semi-autos. They claim that repeated use in a Semi-Auto can/will damage the Bolt Recoil Buffer and cause extra wear to other components.

    There should not be any issues when used in a Bolt or Lever Action rifle.
    I have used Stingers and like them. You may have to adjust your optics because the point of impact may change. There should not be any noticeable difference with iron sights.

    Here are some comparison targets from a few years back. Both rifles were iron sights only.
    One was a Mossberg 44US and the other was a Marlin Mod. 60. All 25 yard shots using a bench w/ sand bag.
     

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  4. s1120

    s1120 Active Member

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    Yup. I'm not a guy to camp out eather just swing by the different shops when I see them. Its worked well, becouse I want to try a lot of difrent brands, speeds, and styles in my new XT22 to see what it likes. So finding two or three boxes of mix/match brands works well. Now finding some CCI SV for my high standard pistols...... that's a different story!!
     
  5. FOUR4D4

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    Good shooting Grey!!
     
  6. Augustus

    Augustus Well-Known Member Supporting

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    Interesting that this topic came up. I purchased a Chiappa Little Badger (single shot) .22 rifle a few weeks back. And, at a gun show a few weeks ago I picked up two boxes of the CCI Stingers.

    I wonder if I will have any issues with it? :confused: