22 cal. CCI STINGERS-WHY, FOR WHAT?
After reviewing a lot of info comparing 22 cal. LR. ammo, the high priced Stinger (cci) seems to be the worst performer. The Federal 36 gr. bulk ammo (hollow points-all) penetrates three times deeper and expands more than the Stinger. (50 yrds.) To make a long story short, why would anyone choose the Stinger considering the statistics?
I can predict the future...GOD wins.
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I think this is the crux of the issue. The high velocity light rounds, like most varmit loads, will most likely (as the test bore out) fragment on impact and have less penetration. However they expend all of their energy on target almost immediately, which is why a stinger pulverizes a rabbit's head whereas a cheaper solid or slower hp passes through without really blowing the head apart. Usually with a stinger or expediter the entry side will be like mush and they eye will be popped out of the other side of it's head and hanging way out there from the pressure. This tells me that the stinger has deposited all of it's energy in the animal's head where I wanted it to go. I'm sure that is what it is intended to do. With a regular round, the eye may or may not be bulged out a bit. Does it matter, no. Both are dead.
Originally Posted by cvhoss
For a survival round you would definately want one that holds together, mushrooms and penetrates, becuase you may have to shoot something bigger like a deer or hog. Also, IMO a true .22 "survival" rifle should be a bolt action. Preferably tube fed. It won't jam and you can't lose the mag. (though with many models you can lose the tube rod)But then again. I'm old fashined about these things.
Very interesting tests and good post.