Brad_in_MA e-mailed me last night to tell me he had tried a box of the CC Quiet-22 ammunition - that's their new reduced noise round that's still (close to) full power. He found it to live up to their claims of no hearing protection needed when shooting through a single-shot rifle.
I had a chance to run a box of this ammo at the Northeast Bloggershoot back in August. During a break in the loud shooting, we had a three-gun shoot-off for noise: Wally had a suppressed Ruger 22/45, THOTpd had a Rohm RG10 in .22 Short, and I had my Smith & Wesson model 17 with the CCI Quiet 22 in it.The Ruger was in fact quieter, but not by a large amount. The Smith was next, with the diminutive .22 Shorts sounding loudest out of all three arms.
The CCI Quiet 22 was not sufficient to cycle my 22/45 or my 10/22, but that's the price one pays for quieter ammunition. When I bring a new shooter to the range, I start them off on a .22LR revolver - this is absolutely perfect for their very first cylinder, and I intend to incorporate this into the new shooter regimen.
CCI Quiet-22 ammunition - it's the sshhh without the expensive paperwork!
That is all.