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.22 ammo OT

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by midalake, Oct 21, 2009.

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  1. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to get my .22LR to shoot a better group at 75 yards. So when it comes to ammo,what has worked for everyone here? I would like it to have a little pep out there as well.


    Thanks GS
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What are you doing with it? Plinking? Target shooting? Hunting? Varminting?<br>
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    If hunting, I've found the CCI SGB (Small Game Bullet) to be quite accurate out of nearly all of my 22's, and it kills very well without meat destruction.<br>
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    I'll also use it for varminting at longer ranges, and save the less accurate hyper-velocity loads for close to moderate distances, since those loads are cheaper.
     
  3. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Looking to put the hurt on a few Coyotes. Need to use the .22 due to rules and need to be more quiet than a big bang.

    GS
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

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    If centerfire rifles and handguns are restricted during deer and elk season like they are here, check if shotguns are OK. A load of 3" #4 buck through a full or super full choke beats a rimfire hands down.
     
  5. ricks1

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    75yds? aint much you can do at that range. but win HPs will take a deer in one shot if you put it near the ear
     
  6. g7777777

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    The high velocity Winchester 40 grain hollowpoint has been shown to be as accurate as many of the match rounds--

    I read about that- apparently it is made on new tooling-- I tried it when my son was taking junior marksmanship classes- and in several rifles - to include both target and hunting rifles- it was the most accurate Ishot
     
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    Federal Champion has been my best groups at the range
     
  8. rooferbob

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    I agree with Brian its hard to beat the CCI ammo
     
  9. Doug Brown

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    Eley Tenex or Lapua.
     
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    I agree with Doug Ely 10X are extremely accurate in my 22's for cottontails. Jim Butler
     
  11. stokinpls

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    Of the nine types(some were match ammo) we tried in my sons 10/22, the best groups were from CCI Blazer and Remington Subsonic. Less than an inch at 50 yards, 5 shots. This was with a Bushnell 1X32 Tropy red dot sight.
     
  12. shooterIII

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    In my perspective, since .22 ammo is relatively inexpensive, buy a box of the different types and go to the range and have some fun and try them all and see which shoots best in your gun. Shooting them all is 3/4 the fun anyway.

    Stan
     
  13. Savage99Stan

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    We shoot matches at ranges from 50 to 135 yards, increasing to 150 next spring using .22s. Most shoot match grade ammo but some use high speeds. I've been playing around with my Savage-Anschutz sporter (from the seventies) and it likes Sellier and Bellot Club, Eley Club, Federal Match and with all on calm days can group around an inch at a hundred yards. Our matches are on sub sized silhouettes at fifty, (prairie dog and chicken), buffalo and turkey at one hundred, and life sized prairie dog 3Ds at 135. There were two fifty/fiftys this year and quite a few guys shoot in the high forties. (five banks of eight targets, one of ten). Last week, playing around at one hundred, I thought I'd try some CCI minimags hps. Got a one and a quarter inch five shot group at one hundred. First two groups were around two inches. You need a good scope...most of us use BSA Sweet 22s in the six to eighteen power range. Seventy five yards is not "long range" for a good .22. Have a good rest, a good scope and a good trigger. And practice.
     
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    22 Stingers, are the ones I have found to work best on coyotes.

    Firearm and shooters ability determine how accurate you are going to be.
     
  15. Remstar311

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    This is some of the best stuff going.
     
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    My Kimber shoots Gold Medal Match and CCI standard velocity very well.

    I have not found any hyper 22 stuff to be more accurate in any of my guns.

    Wolf is and Aguila are supposed to be good too. Theer is an ouutfit in Ohio that specializes in 22 ammo. Check rimfirecentral.com.

    HM
     
  17. Remstar311

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    The quik-shok I posted may not be as accurate as some of the .22 rounds listed above. If you want to kill something with a .22 and you can find the quik-shok, get it. It does a suprising amount of damage for a .22.
     
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    There's no easy off-the-shelf answer. Ammo varies from lot to lot, sometimes by incredible amounts. Buy test boxes, shoot for groups, and if you find something you like, go back and buy as much of that specific lot as you can. Buying the same color box a half year later won't work.

    If you want simple accuracy, Eley will probably deliver the best groups with the least variation between lots. It might be well to buy a couple boxes of really good Eley (red box) to see what your standard for accuracy can be from your rifle, and use that as a comparison. Shoot ten-shot groups so you can look for flyers.

    A well placed shot beats misplaced energy every time.
     
  19. edthearcher

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    the wierd thing about .22 rifles is one ammo works well and others dont. I built a ruger 10-22 with a custom stock and a 920 barrel it loves remington target rifle at a 100 yards taking my time all in the 10 ring than I have a 10-22 charger with a 10 inch barrel it likes remington rifle. as previous post mentioned the smart way is to try several types for grouping you will be amazied at the diffrent groups. some 22 like to have dirty barrels, some have to be cleaned often. good luck
     
  20. sliverbulletexpress

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    You want an accurate 22lr round that will put the hurt on coyotes at 75yds? LOL

    Please let us all know when you find it.

    I think you need a 22mag at least if your limited to rimfire.

    Plenty of accurate 22lr ammo, Wolf is one of the best, but at 75yds it's not going to have much poop, eye shots maybe. Better hone up you stalking skills and get within 25yds or closer, I know that's not easy but it's probably easier than coming up with fictional ammo.
     
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