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Old March 13th, 2017, 04:52 PM   #1
 
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LCR 22LR and Aguilla SSS 60 Gr.

I was wondering about the use of 60 grain Aguila in the LCR 22, and would like comments from those who have shot it in this particular gun. What is the noise factor comparable with? Is is reasonable to assume that one could do a limited amount of shooting in the field without needing ear protection? I have a 9mm LCR right now, and might be interested in picking up the 22 version if I didn't have to worry as much about coming home with my ears ringing if I take a few shots here and there. Also, does this round stabilize OK with the LCR?



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I am not familiar with Aguilla SS 60 gr but have found CCI "Quiet" 22 LR/710 FPS provides ideal lower report with my Bearcat and Single Six.
Much like "CB" or Shorts,but with longer LR case,less cylinder fouling,easy extraction etc.

I imagine the LCR makes for an ideal Field Ramblin' handgun.

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ru62 - Kinda sorta on topic – have you been able to find the Aguila 60-g online? It is unobtainium here locally and I haven't seen it on Midway or Lucky Gunner. I also have an LCR .22 and would like to find some ...
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ru62 - Kinda sorta on topic have you been able to find the Aguila 60-g online? It is unobtainium here locally and I haven't seen it on Midway or Lucky Gunner. I also have an LCR .22 and would like to find some ...
Not yet. I guess I'm not too concerned about availabilty at this point. If I did get the LCR 22 I would eventually find some. 22's should become more plentiful moving forward. I'm fine with wearing hearing protection on the range, but would be nice to use this load in the field and not have to worry about it.
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I've read that the 60 grain SSS Aguila requires a 1:9 twist rate to ensure stability. Most .22 rimfires are 1:16.

With its 1.67" barrel, the LCR with pretty much any ammo will have a MV of 900 feet per second more or less, making them subsonic. So, I opine that the Aguila SSS will not sound any quieter than any other ammo.

If you are looking for something silent for plinking, try some .22 Short (or Long) CB rounds. They are air gun quiet but worthless for self defense.
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I have both, the LCR 22 and have some Aguila 60gr I bought a few years ago. To be honest, I do not remember how loud was. I do remember that Aguila ammo was dirty, smoked and smelled - I much rather use a subsonic like Remington - still dirty but not as stinky if I remember.

I like the little LCR 22. Heavy trigger, fun to shoot and yes, much quieter than your 9mm - however, I would never tell anyone they do not need to wear ear protection.

FYI - I hear ringing in my ears all the time...no talking, just ringing.

I will say this, I found some 22 shorts and I still chuckle when I think about shooting them in that 22.
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Hey guys, thank you for your responses.

I'm somewhat surprised that nobody (so far) has had any direct experience to share using the Aguila 60 grain in the LCR. I'm not that interested in shooting shorts/ lower power 22's just to make it palatable to my ears. If the 60gr round is loud, and requires hearing protection for the most part, I may just graduate up a notch and get the .327 LCR. By doing so we could shoot the light loads with the option to power up if desired.
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The .327 appears to be pretty slick - I like the fact that you can shoot .327, .32 HR, .32 Long and (I think) .32 ACP. My Single-Six .32 accepts .32 ACP but I've never tried to fire them. The .327 uses a steel frame so it'll be noticeably heavier than an LCR .22. I found a used one in JAN at an LGS - it looked unfired. I always carry a small flashlight with me, so I checked it out, and found that it indexed a few thousandths off to one side - at least on two chambers. So, I passed on it - the sales person was not a happy camper that I checked it. I have only had one other Ruger that indexed like that - a stainless Blackhawk .357 prolly 30 years ago ...
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I may just graduate up a notch and get the .327 LCR. By doing so we could shoot the light loads with the option to power up if desired.
That's the route I followed.....

And like GeoJammy mentioned, you can shoot .327, .32 HR, .32 Long.

From what I understand .32 ACP can be chambered but the Ruger manual does not affirm that. However more than one review indicated that you can.

Gun Digest explains it this way:
The semi-rimmed .32 Automatic will also fit and fire in the .327 Federal Magnum chamber, but it isn’t recommended. The .32 Automatic has a thinner rim thickness than the revolver cartridges, which means that the primer is effectively about 0.010 inches farther away from the firing pin than the revolver rounds. This means that some .32 Automatic rounds could misfire due to less robust firing pin strikes. This extra distance also translates into excessive headspace, which can affect accuracy.
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Keep in mind that the 327 Fed will be supersonic and therefore MUCH louder.
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Hey guys, thank you for your responses.

I'm somewhat surprised that nobody (so far) has had any direct experience to share using the Aguila 60 grain in the LCR. I'm not that interested in shooting shorts/ lower power 22's just to make it palatable to my ears. If the 60gr round is loud, and requires hearing protection for the most part, I may just graduate up a notch and get the .327 LCR. By doing so we could shoot the light loads with the option to power up if desired.
You were interested in the LCR 22 with 60 grain ammo so you can shoot without ear protection and since no one gives an answer you approve of, you now consider the 327?

That's what I find surprising!

Could it just be possible that individuals may have thought you were looking for a "softer" sound so you can play around without ear protection? The talked about smaller rounds would surprisingly fit that bill.

I just did a google search on 60 grain 22's.....You may be surprised at the findings.

Have a great day.....
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ru62 - Kinda sorta on topic have you been able to find the Aguila 60-g online? It is unobtainium here locally and I haven't seen it on Midway or Lucky Gunner. I also have an LCR .22 and would like to find some ...
https://www.outdoorlimited.com/Aguil...p/1b222112.htm
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You were interested in the LCR 22 with 60 grain ammo so you can shoot without ear protection and since no one gives an answer you approve of, you now consider the 327?

That's what I find surprising!

Could it just be possible that individuals may have thought you were looking for a "softer" sound so you can play around without ear protection? The talked about smaller rounds would surprisingly fit that bill.

I just did a google search on 60 grain 22's.....You may be surprised at the findings.

Have a great day.....




Ziggady,

If my comments offended you or anyone else in any way, I apologize.

I'm already aware that an LCR .327 requires ear protection, and it doesn't appear at this point the LCR 22 version will hold any advantage for us in that area. Cheaper 22 ammo, or reduced power 22's simply are not enough draw for me to outweigh the advantages of the .327, hence my thread topic on the 60 grain round. For my wife and I, this round would be the only potential game changer.
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