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Old 03-02-2011, 05:29 PM
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I wanted to see what others suggested on ammo for my heritage 22lr/22mag.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:07 PM
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You're likely to get responses for every brand and weight of ammo for it. Here's the thing. You're gonna have to try 'em all to determine which YOUR revolver likes best. Your revolver will tell you. I will say this. The barrel is likely made for the .22 magnum. It's .001" or .002" larger that that for a .22LR.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:32 AM
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Funny thing about revolvers, or mine at least, they have a few brands with fail to fire syndrome but not as bad as my pistols have with the same ammo. However if it fires most are pretty accurate and at squirrel hunting ranges adequate with any ammo that will go bang when I pull on the trigger.

For me a nice inexpensive ammo like Blazer CCI works just fine, expensive ammo like Winchester Super X not needed. No help here just a suggestion to not over think the problem.. Any ammo that goes bang and you can hit the target with is good enough.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:42 PM
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Neary 8 years ago I tested a variety of ammo through my Smith & Wesson Model 17, of 1994 manufacture.
I put 6 shots from each box into the target, at 25 yards (measured by a tape measure), from a benchrest.
These results might have been better, years ago, but 48-year-old eyes and iron sights worked against me.
Nonetheless, my pistol had its preferences:

Federal Gold Medal, solid -- group 2" wide, 2-1/2" deep.
CCI High Velocity Blazer, solid -- 3" wide, 2-1/4" deep
CCI Pistol Match --2-3/8" wide, 2-1/2" deep
Remington High Velocity Golden, solid -- 1" wide, 4" deep (not a misprint. Velocity must have varied greatly, affecting vertical dispersion).
Federal Classic High Velocity, solid -- 2" wide, 1-3/4" deep
Aguila 60 gr. Sniper Subsonic - 3" wide, 2-1/4" deep
Eley Sport solid, standard velocity -- 1-1/4" wide, 1-1/4" deep
American Eagle High Velocity, solid -- 1-1/8" wide, 1" deep

This last ammo, American Eagle High Velocity, is very interesting. It probably dated to the late 1980s or early 1990s. I retrieved it from my cabin in British Columbia, Canada and brought it home to Utah.
I can't explain why it shot the best of the lot, but it did.
I've acquired more ammo since my last experiment nearly 8 years ago, so I plan to test more this summer, when the weather is tolerable.
For now, when I go out with the S&W, I grab a box of that precious American Eagle ammo, and the Federal Classic High Velocity.

The point being, try a variety of ammo in each .22 pistol and rifle. You may be surprised at the results.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:52 AM
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Give the Hornady V-Max a try in the 22mag as well as some of the Remington 33gr Premier Tip. In the 22lr some of the Aquila ammo is lots of fun and usually pretty darn accurate. I shoot the SuperMax solid for target all the time and its 1750 fps out of a rifle is extremely flat and accurate. I don't know what the velocity is out of the pistol but it's what my dad and brother use in their pistols all the time and are very pleased with it. It also comes in a HP load as well.
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