Clean-22 Suppressor Ammo from CCI

    CCI Ammunition introduces new Clean-22 suppressor-friendly ammo.

    CCI Ammunition introduces new Clean-22 suppressor-friendly ammo.

    Who doesn’t enjoy shooting suppressed .22s? Terrifically quiet, smooth and easy-shooting, and far less expensive to blow through rounds than probably any other gun you own except a Daisy Red Ryder. Tons of people enjoy hushed plinking for fun, and many shooters also use .22 firearms for more purposed endeavors like small varmint hunting and rimfire competitions. TFB publishes the Rimfire Report which routinely hits on suppressed .22 fun, and Silencer Saturdays frequently delve into this baby bore as well. One potential issue with .22, however, is that it tends to run quite dirty. But now CCI Ammunition has declared they have come up with a solution to this: Clean-22 Suppressor ammo.


    A close look at the new polymer-coated ammo.

    A close look at the new polymer-coated ammo.

    CCI Clean-22 Suppressor Ammunition

    LEWISTON, Idaho –– CCI Ammunition is proud to announce new Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR rounds, packaged in CCI’s new easy-to-pour, bulk-pack cartons. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

    This new ammunition uses an advanced polymer bullet coating to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor by up to 60 percent. The exclusive feature allows much easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance, as well as excellent accuracy. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, the loads cycle reliably through any suppressed firearm.

    “Clean-22 ammunition provides an advantage because its polymer coating replaces the wax that is traditionally applied to 22 LR ammunition,” said CCI Rimfire Product Manager Dan Compton. “The goal of traditional wax is to protect the barrel of the gun from buildup of lead or copper created as bullets pass through it. But this wax does not totally encapsulate the bullet, so metal and wax deposits eventually build up and the gun needs to be cleaned. However, because the Clean-22 polymer coating completely encapsulates the bullet, it does a better job protecting the barrel from dirt and buildup than wax. The cleaner results are quite impressive.”


    • Black polymer bullet coating reduces lead fouling in suppressors up to 60 percent
    • Ballistically optimized 40-grain lead round nose bullet
    • Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
    • Extremely reliable CCI priming and brass case

    CCI recently launched a new website which includes a fresh look and design, and a mobile-first approach to meet the needs of today’s consumer. Plus, the new site offers customers the ability to purchase CCI rimfire ammunition, Blazer handgun ammunition, branded merchandise and more direct from CCI. CCI’s online shopping cart features free shipping on orders of $99 or more. For full details, visit

    An example of the testing data for velocity, with more info available on the Clean-22 product page linked above.

    An example of the testing data for velocity, with more info available on the Clean-22 product page linked above.


    This new ammo is currently offered in cartons of 200 rounds at a $30.99 MSRP. If you shoot a lot of suppressed .22 and want to keep your ODIN Works NAV 22 or Griffin Resistance 22 cleaner for longer, these might be worth trying out. Let us know what you think in the comments! See you at the range.

    Photos courtesy of CCI.

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    Will P

    Lifelong hobby/sport shooter and hunter, former US Army infantryman, perpetual firearms student. Always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in a wide variety of shooting disciplines, and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB