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Fiocchi Asonic .22 ammo

vega75vega75 Member Posts: 132 ✭✭
edited December 2013 in Ask the Experts
I have a couple bricks of Fiocchi .22 Asonic ammo. What does Asonic mean???? Sub sonic or super sonic?? Can't find answer. Thanks! Harry .22 LR Asonic HP V310 green box

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    dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    Found this, http://www.{elsewhere}/buy/8469983/
    Collectors ammo, asking $24 a box @gunauction
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    rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,650 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sub Sonic, HP's, per GOOGLEing. If it's subsonic from a rifle, rather than a pistol? Velocity would be less than 1100 FPS. Might not function reliability through semi-autos? I got hold of some Russian ammo like that, awhile back. Wouldn't function in any of my .22's. Wound up giving it away.
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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,373 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    "A" in formal logic means "not," so Asonic ammunition is not sonic velocity. Subsonic in American.
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    5mmgunguy5mmgunguy Member Posts: 3,853
    edited November -1
    For 24 dollars a box I will sell you mine!! I will sell it on GunBroker, not the other place.
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    beantownshootahbeantownshootah Member Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by vega75
    I have a couple bricks of Fiocchi .22 Asonic ammo. What does Asonic mean???? Sub sonic or super sonic?? Can't find answer. Thanks! Harry .22 LR Asonic HP V310 green box


    "Asonic" means "Not sonic", (ie "subsonic", or maybe just "quiet").

    Note that typically standard velocity .22LR is subsonic from a less-than-5" bbl PISTOL. Target/match ammo is normally subsonic, even through rifles, though its not usually labelled as such.

    From a rifle, normal .22LR is usually supersonic, though in some cases it may turn out to be subsonic depending on exact make of ammo, barrel length, ambient temperature, humidity, etc.

    Nominal "subsonic" ammo is supposed to be guaranteed subsonic from a RIFLE, and it usually implies non-target ammo of 40 grain (or higher) bullet weight, often specifically for hunting.

    Given the above, in general, IMO there is little point to "subsonic" .22 ammo for most shooters. This stuff can be useful for being quiet while shooting pests, or in cycling suppressed weapons. The heavy weight 60 grain Aguila SSSS ammo supposedly stabilizes well in ordinary AR-15 barrels, so that's another particular niche for that type.

    For everyone else, .22 target ammo will typically be just as quiet, and more accurate. It may or may not be "cheaper" or "more available". . .in the current climate of massive .22LR shortage, all bets are off when it comes to both availability and pricing. . .but IIRC, it used to be.

    In terms of cycling semi-auto guns, that's going to depend on the gun in question. Obviously, some guns like higher power ammo to cycle and reduced power "subsonics" won't work. Also some of the subsonics are clearly intended for game, and use hollowpoint type bullets, which again, some guns might not like so much.

    IMO Fiocchi .22 Asonic isn't particularly "collectible". I'd gladly pay $24 a brick for it, but $24 a BOX makes the Fiocci more expensive than even Eley Tenex match ammo (which even right now is available at $21/box). So to me that's just a complete non-starter. Even with today's climate of scarce .22 and high prices, you should still be able to do better than that!
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