The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > General Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 25, 2012, 01:04 PM   #1
Nick S.
Senior Member
Join Date: September 4, 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 145
Aguila ammo claim.

While browsing the Natchez Winter catalog I noticed an ad for .22 L R Supper Maximum (page 15). It states it can be fired in any .22 L R gun in good condition. It has characteristics not far from those of the .22 magnum. Is there anyone out there who's used them & can vouch for these claims? Not bad if true, $3.29 for a box of 50(solid point). $3.69 hp/box of 50.
Nick S. is offline  
Old October 25, 2012, 03:38 PM   #2
C Philip
Senior Member
Join Date: January 9, 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 784
I've shot a box, but only out of an old Stevens bolt action so I can't comment on semi-auto function. They fired safely but the bolt was a little harder to open.
C Philip is offline  
Old October 25, 2012, 04:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: October 20, 2007
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 7,282
I've used the stuff before. It is loaded HOT and is absolutely devastating against those nasty water bottles and pesky bois d'arc apples. Blows 'em into little tiny pieces. I would NOT use them on small game that I intend to eat; there won't be much of the critter left intact.

This load, along with CCI Velocitors, are the only .22LR loads I've used that seem to go supersonic from a 4" S&W M18. I say "seem to" because I've never actually chrono'd them, but they make a very loud sonic "crack".

[The catalog] states [Super Max] can be fired in any .22 L R gun in good condition.
Although they're probably not outright dangerous, I would NOT fire these rounds in a old and valuable semi-auto pistol such as a Colt Woodsman or a High Standard. I've tried them in a variety of newer semi-autos, and I could tell that they batter the action a good deal harder than regular high-velocity .22LR, so I would be concerned about premature wear on hard-to-replace parts.

That said, they cycle modern semi-autos with vigor, and have never stovepiped on me.

Also, they're reasonably accurate, albeit not quite as accurate as mid-grade high-velocity target loads such as CCI Mini-Mags or Federal Auto Match. Of course, as with any .22LR ammo, YMMV.
"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules... MARK IT ZERO!!" - Walter Sobchak
carguychris is offline  
Old October 25, 2012, 08:14 PM   #4
Nick S.
Senior Member
Join Date: September 4, 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 145
I'll be using them in my new Henry Golden Boy rifle. I also have a Ruger Mark III and the Ruger cowboy single action revolver I'd like to try them with. The revolver came with 2 cylinders. One for .22 L R, and one for .22 magnum. I've never fired it with magnums yet.
Nick S. is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07638 seconds with 7 queries