Quiet, fun to shoot .22 Long 29 grain cartridges that will quickly fire out of a .22LR, but have a special place in the nostalgia of shooting in modern America. .22Long is a classic cartridge that is used in lever actions, bolt actions and semi autos from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that we all remember shooting.
The cartridge has a reputation for being small, cheap, quiet and effective for general small ground game hunting in rural America. Who doesn’t remember taking out the old rifle into the backyard or the woods and shooting all day long going after squirrels and birds?
For when you need a quick, quiet end to the gopher problem out back or the squirrels eating your pumpkin patch, .22Long is the perfect solution. Introducing the little ones to shooting? Using a lightweight comfortable tube fed rifle in .22Long is the perfect solution.
Note: the reduced power and velocity of this round which gives it the great lower noise benefits makes it unable to cycle most semi-autos – even those chambered in .22Long. This is because the round is produced specifically to have a reduced power level. 710 feet per second out of the muzzle and 32 ft. lbs of energy, makes this much more potent than pellets, but nearly as quiet.
Review by Dusty Remington
In the small 16 in barrel kids bolt actions, it is super quiet, and just all around fun.
There is no loud CRACK you hear from high velocity loads, that may startle, or overly excite a very young shooter, and they knock over cans at 25 yards with authority, instead of just punching right through, leaving the can standing.
In a short barrel kids rifle, the sound of the can being hit, is usually louder than the fired shot.
IF you have young kids, or Grandkids, you want to teach to shoot,..this is hands down the best load for their first range trips. (Posted on 6/14/2021)
Review by riptide
Posted On: 9/27/2011 By: Tom