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“Now standing in one corner of a boxing ring with a .22 caliber Colt automatic pistol, shooting a bullet weighing only 40 grains and with a striking energy of 51 foot pounds at 25 feet from the muzzle, I will guarantee to kill either Gene Tunney or Joe Louis before they get to me from the opposite corner. This is the smallest caliber pistol cartridge made; but it is also one of the most accurate and easy to hit with, since the pistol has no recoil. I have killed many horses with it, cripples and bear baits, with a single shot, and what will kill a horse will kill a man. I have hit six dueling silhouettes in the head with it at regulation distance in five seconds. It was this type of pistol that Millen boys’ colleague, Abe Faber, did all his killings with. Yet this same pistol bullet fired at point blank range will not dent a grizzly’s skull, and to shoot a grizzly with a .22 caliber pistol would simply be one way of committing suicide”
– Ernest Hemingway
Hah! Apparently 'Ol Ernie never got to see the "group" of .22 rimfire bullet holes behind the left ear canal of that HUGE griz! And from a single shot .22 shooting .22 Longs. 😲
 

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I haven't actually tested any of this ammunition as yet, but hope to soon as I just received the brick I ordered. What did your testing involve and do you have any velocities or pictures of groups shot that you could post?
Hmmmm! Was hoping to see some results. Guess not.
 
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