Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Buzz Killington, Jul 30, 2007.
If so, what sort of backstop would one need for something low-powered like .22 shorts?
Nothing bad could possibly come from this.
I have heard of plenty of people shoot indoors with heavy-duty air gun backstops using weak-ass ammo like the .22 short. The CCI .22 shorts have 30ish pounds of energy at the muzzle. That is 7-10 times less than a 9mm through .38 round and 1/3 as much as a regular .22 LR - or roughly double what a regular air rifle is capable of.
I saw that last week, more commercial I think.
Playing around on Google it seems that the Aguila Colibri and Super Colibri (0 grain, primer only) are the ammunition of choice for the discerning phone book hunter.
You're going to contaminant your place with lead, this is a very bad idea.
Your neighbors are going to call the police on you.
Colibris are as loud as a pellet gun when shot with a rifle.
That is one thing I am worried about.
Do what you have to do man. I don't care either way.
I hope you don't get hurt, or go to jail.
I'm going to go moose hunting with my Westernfield and a pocket full of subsonic .22 ammo.
Wish me luck
Good man. Its a serious problem at indoor ranges where they have ventilation systems with filters designed for it, I shudder to think of it in the basement where the HVAC system will be drawing that air up through the house.
should get you started.
No, but I do in my apartment's hallway
wont that be reallly loud?
Lol, Tonster. Go back to .net
He already addressed that it wouldn't be as loud.
Wish I even had a basement to try this out. I am guilty of shooting phone books with my 22lr once. What did I learn from this exercise? 22lr rounds won't penetrate two regular sized phone books that are dry. I hear wet phonebooks prevent less penetration.
your wife will NEVER allow that
i've shot at phonebooks in my living room with colibri's out of a bolt-action 22
i run my .50bmg daily in my basement with no backstop at all
Don't do it. Really.
Cordite + lead spall make for a nasty mix.
Lead poisoning is insidious.
Stays in your body forever.
Makes you a retard before it kills you.
I try to not even shoot in indoor ranges.
Unless you have an excellent fan system to deal with the lead and powder build-up, don't even think about shooting indoors. Recipe for disaster...
Made me think of him.