Powderless ammo?

Powderless ammo?

This is a discussion on Powderless ammo? within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the The Armory category; I see one of the mfg is Colibri. It says for handguns only, NO gunpowder, projectile is propelled by primer. Interested to see if anyone ...

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    Powderless ammo?

    I see one of the mfg is Colibri. It says for handguns only, NO gunpowder, projectile is propelled by primer. Interested to see if anyone has used them. I don't know if they make it in anything but .22, that's what I seen it in
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    you can do it with anything but 22's. any reloader will tell you what happens with bigger bullets. its called a squib load and the bullet jams about halfway up the barrel. with 22's they have a 600 FPS with only primers. I use Aquila subsonic ammo all the time
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    now YOU can use rubber bullets with primers only BUT you have to open the primer pockets with a drill. these work well with revolvers but will also work with semi's but won't cycle the slide
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    you can do it with anything but 22's. any reloader will tell you what happens with bigger bullets. its called a squib load and the bullet jams about halfway up the barrel. with 22's they have a 600 FPS with only primers. I use Aquila subsonic ammo all the time
    Makes sense, but I guess they have all conclusive tests. Im a little leary of them just because of a squib. I guess that's why they say handguns only

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    I bought 2- 50 round boxes just for fun. They shoot great out of my single six ruger.
    Very low noise for back yard tree rats. Shoot tight groups. Wont buy any more, the price
    and chance of one being shot out of a rifle and not making it out of the barrel is not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnme View Post
    I bought 2- 50 round boxes just for fun. They shoot great out of my single six ruger.
    Very low noise for back yard tree rats. Shoot tight groups. Wont buy any more, the price
    and chance of one being shot out of a rifle and not making it out of the barrel is not for me.
    My concerns exactly

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    Are you needing something like this, or were you just curious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NName591 View Post
    Are you needing something like this, or were you just curious?
    I seen them on the shelf at the shop, I was just curious. Thinking, I know no powder will be a squib, but the primer obviously has enough energy to get the projectile out of a handgun. Then is there a max barrel length? Just for my education

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