Ever wondered what the characteristics of .22LR snakeshot are? Me too. So I set up boxes at 6 and 12 feet and shot them with a Colt/Walther .22 and a Ruger 10/22. Unsurprisingly with the Colt/Walther Government Model at 6 feet the #12 shot in this CCI shotshell, hit well around this box
and penetrated both sides.
Like a shotgun, it spreads fast, but packs some force: notice the box is tipped over.
At 12 feet, I thought perhaps I was aiming too low, but actually the spread was just too wide.
Some shot penetrated the cardboard.
The 10/22 provided a lot tighter group at 6 feet with better penetration as might be expected.
At 12 feet still more penetration than I want for intended purpose.
It also requires centering the scope crosshairs a bit high about 25 moa. Recoil with both guns was minmal, even for .22 LR, and unsurprisingly neither gun succcessfully cycled the action. I suspect this make more sense for a revolver.