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Old June 4, 2014, 10:54 AM   #51
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As to the OP's tests I'm not suprised, I've known for years that 22s just don't have the velocity advantage when fired from a 2" barrel.
As to the reliability question generalities are always wrong sometimes lol.
I've found both to be extremely reliable when fed good ammo.
I've had a couple Beretta 21s that run flawlessly with CCI Blazers.
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Old June 4, 2014, 10:59 AM   #52
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Sorry, Jerry, but Thunderbolts?

No way, no how.
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Old June 4, 2014, 04:26 PM   #53
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My PT-25 experienced light-strikes with Fiocchi Ammo but was fine with the other brands I used (honestly, I don't shoot .25acp much anymore for obvious reasons ).

However, with either my PT-22, Beretta 21A, GSG 1911-22 or even Phoenix HP 22A, they all function reliably using either CCI Stingers or the Aguila HV Ammo which is muy caliente!
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Old June 4, 2014, 07:37 PM   #54
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One thing fore sure is me FIE Titan 25 is LOUD when fired.
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Old June 5, 2014, 12:27 AM   #55
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Very cool tests.
I am working on one for the 22 Magnum right now.
Thanks for your effort and results. I would probably carry a .25 Auto over a ,22 LR but either would be my last choice.
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Old June 8, 2014, 11:38 AM   #56
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I own the Beretta 21 in .22LR. It will reliably shoot higher velocity ammo: CCI Stingers, Velocitors, Mini-Mags and the like. Had problems with standard ammo but very reliable now.
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Old June 8, 2014, 11:52 AM   #57
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Back in the 80's my cousin bought a 25 caliber mouse gun in Detroit for $25. We tried unsuccesfly to shoot a bucket 10 feet away. You had to hold 2 feet to the left to have any chance of hitting something 10 feet away. Not saying all 25 caliber mouse guns are junk but they're out there.

I've never had a problem with thunderbolts. They're just as accurate and reliable in my guns as any bulk 22lr ammo. They've been more reliable in my sr22 than the Federal bulk that everyone raves about. They're a little dirty but not as bad as people say.

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Old June 8, 2014, 11:58 AM   #58
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gun problem, not caliber.

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Back in the 80's my cousin bought a 25 caliber mouse gun in Detroit for $25. We tried unsuccesfly to shoot a bucket 10 feet away. You had to hold 2 feet to the left to have any chance of hitting something 10 feet away. Not saying all 25 caliber mouse guns are junk but they're out there.
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Old June 8, 2014, 12:21 PM   #59
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My Thunderbolt experience was watching my friends AR7 blow it's front sight off due to a squib. He was slow firing at 80yds using a scope, and was unaware of the squib in the barrel.
In fact, he was unaware he had a problem until I pointed out that he no longer had a front sight.
The AR7 barrel is aluminum with a steel liner. The liner bulged and cracked off the top half of the aluminum for the first couple inches from the muzzle.
He disposed of the rest of that junk.
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Old June 9, 2014, 12:45 AM   #60
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25 auto will go 13 to 16" in test using the jell block More than mets the FBI min standard . I think president secret service detail should carry them

Of course the 25 HP only goes around 9" I have several 25 autos my Model 20 Beretta is he Best DA/SA and the 950 Beretta Jetfire best SA. I like model 20 because it just a 950 made DA/SA smaller and lighter than the 21A
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Old June 10, 2014, 03:23 PM   #61
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I own a .22 LR and a .25 ACP in the exact same platform.

I own a .22 LR and a .25 ACP in the exact same platform,,,
If I can find someone with a Chronometer,,,
I would gladly test them out.



I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma,,,
Anyone near me interested in this test?

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