As an avid 22 shooter since I was a kid, I find the thread very informative and interesting. I can remember when they were introduced and everyone had to have a box because they were “almost “ like shooting a 22mag in your rifle. However, they were expensive as I remember, maybe they were marked up because of production or limited availability. I just remember we thought they were best for rabbits or woodchucks. Thanks to all the contributors to the thread!
Interesting label. Is this a recent purchase? I bought some last fall and don’t think they have this warning.
Asked Ken about this & his reply follows.
Pete: I have not seen this before and have no information about it. Stinger
has never before in over 40 years of production had such a limitation. The
fact that this strange warning in not part of the formal label, but just a
stick-on, after thought addition, strongly suggests a unique problem with a
given lot of ammunition (or possibly more) that was deemed unsuitable for
pistols and/or revolvers but safe and suitable for rifles. For what reason,
I can not imagine. Buff
Yep, got it last weekend at a PA gun show.
Have two questions from Buff about this box which it seems you now own,
Pete: When looking closer at this photograph, it almost appears to me that
the shellcases were not nickel-plated. Especially so when the photo is
lightened up 30% so that the background is white as it probably was. ???
Pete: Do you know the owner of that box? I’d like to know the Lot Number
(might not be visible - they are usually on the side and might be covered by
the label) and whether or not the shellcases are nickel plated. Buff
Lot number looks like DO4A211 on the side of the box. Let me know if anything else is needed. How to know about nickle? The rifle only label is a separate piece of paper from the main lebel.
Ken is talking about the case material is it brass or nickel-plated (silver colored).
It’s kind of hard to see which it is.