First let me make it clear that CCI has never done squat to help me out. They've never given me a single round of ammo and allowed me to purchase a box of ammo directly from them during those years when .22 was impossible to find. Thanks for nothing CCI. CCI obviously doesn't need the help of guys like me to promote their product, so I assure you that my reporting on their products is not biased in any way.
Since Aguila, my go-to ammo, became impossible to find over the past few years, I switched exclusively to CCI. Let me ad that during my last trip to the gunshop, I was shocked to discover that an entire shelf was totally stocked with bricks of a variety of Aguila's 22 ammo. They've changed their packaging from the last time I saw a box on the shelf but it was the same ammo. But I've been having such good luck with CCI, and it's become so available that I don't see a reason to switch back. Sorry Aguila. You've lost a customer. They're another company that never responded to my attempts to contact them.
If you look closely at the back of this squirrel, you'll see the raised bullet stuck under the pelt.
Rifle: Henry .22 Carbine
Rifle: Henry .22 Carbine
From the ad:
'...CCI engineers designed Quiet-22 Segmented Hollow Point with a power charge optimized to produce 75% less perceived noise than standard velocity 22 Long Rifle rounds*. The loads keep the hunter undetected in the field and eliminates the need for hearing protection.'
Here's a footnote in the magazine ad that I thought was interesting:
*'Based on comparison of Quiet-22 Segmented HP and CCI Mini-Mag 22 LR fired through a 24-inch barrel. Quiet 22 produces 27 decibels less than Mini-Mag when measured at the shooter. perceived noise may vary.
Velocity 710 FPS, these cartridges may be used in semi-automatic firearm however manual cycling of the action might be required.'
From this hunting season's experience, I will agree that this ammo is amazingly quiet. Quieter than hunting with an air rifle. Squirrels often don't react when being shot at, which gives you a second chance if you miss and it doesn't spook the area. I also found this ammo to be amazingly accurate for a low velocity load. I do not recommend using it in your semi-auto. I tried hunting with it in the 15-22 and cycling the action manually made more of a racket than a louder shout would have. There's also added motion required, added time required between shots and you will end up revealing your location. Use this ammo with a lever rifle, pump or single shot bolt action. It is a blast to hunt with! ~Bob
I don't see the segmented Quiet-22 on the company website.