.22 LR 40-grain CCI Velocitor (5-inch barrel)

by
posted on March 22, 2011
22-lr-cci-velocitor-2-4-inch-barrel.jpg

As a follow up to last week's CCI Velocitor test from a 2.4-inch barrel, here is a look at the difference twice as much barrel length can make. Fired form a Kimber Rimfire Target Conversion Kit for a 1911, the Velocitor load generated an additional 228 fps. That's a 27-percent increase—enough of an increase to make the bullet start to expand. The result was 12 inches of total penetration and bullet expansion to .30 caliber. This is not stellar defensive handgun ammunition performance by any means, but is a definite improvement over this load's performance from a very short barrel.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.22 LR CCI Velocitor (5-inch barrel) 1,061 12.00 .30 40

Latest

Berger Bollets
Berger Bollets

First Look: New Bullets from Berger Ammunition

New .30-caliber bullets for long-distance shooting.

Still A Favorite

The classics never go out of style.

Hodgdon’s 2024 Reloading Annual

With the internet all it is today; you might wonder why anyone would want a printed loading manual.

I Carry: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro Comp 9mm Pistol in a Mission First Tactical Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we have the new Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro Comp 9mm pistol carried in a Mission First Tactical Ambidextrous AIWB/OWB holster with a Shield Sights AMS enclosed-emitter red-dot sight.

First Look: MDT Renegade Shooting Bag

Ideal for situations where every extra ounce matters.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.