I think many will agree that shooting Rimfire is one of the funniest things you can do, a feeling which will only grow if you throw economy into the equation.
One of the industry leaders in Rimfire ammunition is CCI, a company which has been in business for over 68 years.
CCI was formally established in 1951 as Cascade Cartridges, Inc, and now offer more than 90 cataloged items.
For 2019 they are adding five new Rimfire loads which will be shown at SHOT Show.
For instance the VNT MACH 2 & 22 WMR: 17 Mach 2 and 22 WMR loads with the Speer VNT bullet. A round which CCI claims provides extreme accuracy and explosive expansion on varmints.
If you’re on the quiet side you may prefer the Quiet-22 Semi-Auto, with low velocity and significant reduction in perceived noise. The claim is it provides the sensation of shooting through a suppressor— without the suppressor.
From the Press Release:
CCI Ammunition Will Launch Five New Rimfire Loads at the 2019 SHOT Show
LEWISTON, Idaho – January 9, 2019 – CCI Ammunition is pleased to announce five new rimfire loads during the 2019 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551), January 22-25 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We are excited to introduce these new products for rimfire shooters and hunters,” said CCI Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “We know our customers will be pleased with all five options.”
The list includes VNT 17 Mach 2 17-grain; VNT 22 WMR 30-grain; Quiet-22 Semi-Auto 22 LR 45-grain lead round nose; Clean-22 Standard Velocity 22 LR 40-grain poly-coated lead round nose; and Clean-22 High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain poly-coated lead round nose.
Last year, CCI extended the range and devastation of magnum rimfire with the VNT bullet design. Now varmint hunters and target shooters can get the same performance and precision in 17 Mach 2 and 22 WMR. The new loads feature a Speer bullet with an extremely thin jacket and polymer tip that team up to offer flat trajectories, superb long-range accuracy and explosive terminal performance on impact.
New Quiet-22 Semi-Auto drastically reduces the volume of standard 22 LR rounds, while cycling flawlessly through semi-automatic rifles and handguns. The accurate, low-velocity loads provide the sensation of shooting through a suppressor—without the suppressor—and are perfect for new shooters.
New Clean-22 uses an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. It also cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent. Both the Sub-Sonic and High Velocity loads feature a 40-grain round nose lead bullet with geometry that’s been optimized for accuracy. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, Clean-22 provides flawless cycling through semi-automatics and all 22 LR firearms.
For more information on CCI Ammunition, go to www.cci-ammunition.com.
I am very curious to try out the VNT MACH 2 in my rifle.