We all have busy schedules these days with work and family and other commitments, leaving us less time to get to the range. How great would it be if there was a way to shoot at home, in the back yard, without disturbing the neighbors? (perhaps I should mention here that I live in a semi-rural area with a safe place to shoot, good backstop, etc but with neighbors close enough to make me leery of doing repeated gunfire in the ‘neighborhood’).
Well imagine my joy a couple of years ago when I “discovered” CCI’s low noise .22 CB ammo. Available in either .22 short or long, the CB loads fire a 29 grain lead round nose bullet at 710 feet per second. Certainly hot enough loads to punch paper and put holes in soda cans.
The best part about CCI’s CB loads is that they really are quiet. In a rifle they are actually quieter than some air rifles, in a handgun they are somewhat louder but not enough to bother neighbors.
CB loads do not fire with enough force to cycle a semi-auto action, but can be manually cycled through a semi and work just fine in other actions. Accuracy is pretty good and compare, in my experience, with other plinking type loads.
Because of their low noise, I have used CB loads (successfully) with all of my kids when I introduced them to shooting. The low-noise loads allowed them to focus on technique and trigger control rather than anticipate the crack of a standard or high velocity .22 round.
If you’re looking for a low-noise .22 round or want to introduce your kids or grand kids to shooting, I can’t think of a better choice than CCI’s .22 CB ammo.