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I have an H&R 22 that my research indicates is circa 1938-1940. I was my dad’s. I had a fair supply of old 22 ammo that the gun liked just fine. Since I only shoot it on rare occasions, I wasn’t concerned until I am now down to less than half a box of the old stuff. So being the dumb ass I am, I bought same new stuff that is high velocity. Well, the cylinder swelled up on the second cylinder to the point that it wouldn’t turn (good thing). So do any of you folks have any idea what muzzle velocities were like for 22s circa late 30s? I know about subsonic rounds, which seems to be around 1000 fps. Would those be ok.

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Bob
 

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I'd stick to standard velocity with old guns. Or even low vel. like Aguila Colibri's
 
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CCI standard velocity 22 long rifle ammo is rated at 1070fps. I would assume that is from an 18-20 inch barrel. Most High Velocity stuff is around 1270 and I have seen hypervelocity at 1400
 

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