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.22 LR Aguila 60gr ".22 SSS Sniper SubSonic" LRN

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In addition to the data listed in the table below, we chronographed the Aguila .22 SSS cartridge using a lever-action Winchester 9422 and a semiautomatic Ruger 10/22.

The Winchester 9422 has a 20" barrel. Average velocity of ten rounds measured 857 fps. All cartridges fed from the rifle's tubular magazine into the chamber with no problems. Extraction and ejection of the spent cases occurred without incident.

The Ruger 10/22 has an 18" barrel. Five rounds were chronographed using this rifle. Average velocity of the five rounds was 771 fps. Shots 1, 3 and 4 experienced spent case ejection failures.

Several rounds of Aguila .22 SSS were fired through the Ruger 22/45 automatic pistol, used in the tests below. These cartridges were fired in addition to the cartridges fired to obtain terminal ballistics. The handgun functioned normally. No failures of any kind were experienced.

.22 LR Aguila 60gr SSS Sniper SubSonic LRN
Product Number: None on box, Lot Number: ER17ZC
Test Date: See Remarks
Test Weapon: Ruger 22/45, 5.5" bbl  
Bare Gelatin   Denim Covered Gelatin
Gelatin Calibration: See Remarks Gelatin Calibration:
Shot # Velocity
Feet/Sec
Penetration
Inches
Expansion Shot # Velocity
Feet/Sec
Penetration
Inches
Expansion
1 703 9.2 N/A 1 --- --- ---
2 690 10.8 N/A 2 --- --- ---
3 717 11.2 N/A 3 --- --- ---
4* 673 7.9 N/A 4 --- --- ---
5 --- --- --- 5 --- --- ---
Avg. 696 9.8 N/A Avg. --- --- ---
Corrected3 N/A   Corrected3 ---  
Remarks:
Shots 1, 2 and 3:
Test date: 7/99
All bullets shot into same 6x6x16 inch gelatin block
Calibration 9.8cm @ 623 fps (9.2 corrected).
Average Penetration:

*Shot 4
Test Date: 8/99
Calibration: 9.8cm @ 609fps (9.4 corrected)

All four bullets yawed slightly in gelatin, but remained point forward.

Remarks:
Denim covered gelatin test performed with expanding bullets only.

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