Buck shot for a .22, is it possible?

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  • #1403
    bodhisdad
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    I was wondering if there is a # of buckshot which would work for the .22. Round ball has good penetration and i’d like to try some rounds. I figure they would be cheaper then pellets as well.

    #32641
    justforfun
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    #32650
    paulj
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    IMO. There is only 2 ways to shoot rd. lead.A smooth bore or a patched ball where there is no direct contact with lead ball and rifling.Beside inaccurate from lead shaving peeling from ball,that is contact with rifling,a patch would work but it would cheaper and less trouble just to use cheap pellets.

    #32661
    beargrease51
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    H&N “Rundkugeln” do .22 lead balls in .177 ,20 & .22 and up to 9mm also, i used these in .22 back in the early 80’s in a Sharp Innova with good results, back then they were available in two .22 sizes, 5.5 & 5,52 or something like that, i used the larger of the two cuz they had to be tight in the breach to cause a good seal as can be expected without a skirt. Bear

    #32674
    mikemv
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    Yep.. You can thank a debauched currency as one factor that is increasing the price of lead not to mention other factors. Some ammo is in short supply and all of it has gone up a great deal due to raw material prices.
    Balls/shot work ok out to ~35-50 yds max I would say. Not the best flyers but heavy enough. Most are a bit harder than pure lead but no harder than some pellets. Farily tight fit in 22. Last I saw was a price of around $42 for an 8 lb container plus shipping. Place over in MN has some.

    #32676
    mikemv
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    BTW thats ~35 to 3600 “pellets”

    #32680
    knifemaker
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    I wonder what the weight is. I’ve heard of people having very good results with lead shot (Round) in the .25. It has greater penetration. And the accuracy reportedly isn’t bad.

    There should be no more leading problems than with any lead pellet. Mike

    #32681
    rob3dr
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    Size F buck is .220 caliber. Works fairly well in some of my guns, not so much in others.

    #32688
    poi
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    Like rob said “F”
    http://shop2.mailordercentral.com/bpicart/prodinfo.asp?number=SBK1F

    I had some real fun shooting under 25yd w/ three in the tube and the hat opened out…I downloaded Pics of groups to the ol Tog…hmm BRB…

    …Nope, found it but dont have the account to post it, but there is one target shot at paper 18yd. three touching holes (they will string verticaly any farther) tons of lead flying at once an a devistating thud on impact. I contacted Airforce Re: potential damage and was told there is no concern…only did it for a while but the barrel seemed to suffer no ill effect.

    #32697
    hrunting
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    Last I saw was a price of around $42 for an 8 lb container plus shipping. Place over in MN has some.

    I think he is referring to http://www.ballisticproducts.com/. They are an awesome group of people. They are a 45 minute drive away and I buy shot from them often.

    #32717
    paulj
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    Maybe i should explain myself. If you shoot a pellet ,after it exspands inti land and groves,i will spin thru barrel,causing to stabilize inself,no problem.
    Now shoot a rd. lead ball,look at the contact area around sphere,contact is about 1/32 maybe 1/16 ,as it is pushed thru bbl,it will change its contact wit rifling and start new grooves and shed lead. Maybe a few rounds will hit target,some may be fliers. Round leads was never meant to make direct contact. This is my own opinion ,and you can do what you please,but rd. will never go thru my talon. 😀

    #32724
    riffraff
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    quote Paulj.:

    Maybe i should explain myself. If you shoot a pellet ,after it exspands inti land and groves,i will spin thru barrel,causing to stabilize inself,no problem.
    Now shoot a rd. lead ball,look at the contact area around sphere,contact is about 1/32 maybe 1/16 ,as it is pushed thru bbl,it will change its contact wit rifling and start new grooves and shed lead. Maybe a few rounds will hit target,some may be fliers. Round leads was never meant to make direct contact. This is my own opinion ,and you can do what you please,but rd. will never go thru my talon. 😀

    Makes sense. A round ball will try to roll instead of slide. Thats why they invented the mini-ball rounds for rifled muskets way back when.

    #32727
    paulj
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    Riffraff,You got it,you said it better than me. 😀 😀

    #32739
    rob3dr
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    no, buckshot will not win any matches, but it’s cheap and reasonably accurate plinking fodder. An 8lb jug of size F shot was around $20 when I got mine… I still have plenty left. Out to 25 yards, they were plinking accurate. If you are looking for something to hunt with or do target shooting, forget it… but for fun, sure.

    #32756
    riffraff
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    Rob I totally agree. I was just trying to verbalize the picture in my head.

    Im thinking of getting the Co2 setup so I can shoot more. My AF pump is starting to quit, and I havent yet found an affordable replacement. One dive shop within 130 miles and they only fill to 3000PSI, crap…

    —not an attempt to hijack the thread, LOL—

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