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Old 12-15-2003, 10:00 PM
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Question Most accurate HV 22 long rifle ammo???

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I'm curious as to your opinions regarding the most accurate 22 long rifle HV hunting ammo. My interest is for non edible varmint type critters like ground squirrels and jackrabbits. I often use a Browning T-bolt or Reminton 541 HB. So far the most consistantly accurate stuff I've found is the Winchester Power Point 40 HP's. Appreciate your thoughts on this subject...
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:14 AM
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I have an old Glenfield 25 (50.00 K-mart "cheapie when new) that is a absolute fifty yd. tack driver with the .79 cent a box type ammo , go figure. Probably hard to give an across the board answer for any particular gun thats out there?

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Old 12-16-2003, 06:25 AM
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If what you use is working for you, how can it be a bad choice? No way that all guns will shoot all brands of ammo the same way...and no way this year's lot numbers are going to have to match last years or next years. But will state the that better ammo (as in your coice of Power Points) does remain more constant than the bulk boxed possible that the bulk box is the ammo that didn't make the standards set for the name-brand boxs, but still above reject catagory.

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Old 12-16-2003, 06:58 AM
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My Marlin 25 likes the Winchester 40gr HPs too. These happened to be one of the first types of .22 ammo that I tried for hunting and because they worked so well I haven't experimented with anything else!
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:02 AM
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For most of my guns, it is the Winchester Power Point hands down. It only gives up a very tiny bit of accuracy to the RWS subsonic HP, which is the most accurate .22 LR round I have ever shot out of most of my .22s, and there are 10 of them.
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:27 AM
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You just have to experiment. CCI Mini-Mag HPs for my guns.....

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Old 12-16-2003, 02:46 PM
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I'm with Mike G.
Mini Mags consistant to the point of being boring.
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Old 12-20-2003, 06:47 AM
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Try CCI Velocitor ammo. This is pricy, but if you want power AND accuracy, you have to pay for it. It is the most accurate ammo I can find for 3 different 22 LR rifles I own and use regularly.
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Old 12-21-2003, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by loader
Try CCI Velocitor ammo. This is pricy, but if you want power AND accuracy, you have to pay for it. It is the most accurate ammo I can find for 3 different 22 LR rifles I own and use regularly.
This is one item I haven't tried and it's home town stuff no less. I'll pick up a couple boxes and see if my rifles like them as well. Thx for the input... Rickster
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Old 12-21-2003, 03:13 PM
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I did a little test this summer for the 10/22. The Velocitors won out. The slower the better in my single six.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:23 PM
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accurate 22lr hv

try the aguila in the boxes of these three colors: canary, green, and red. great stuff out of my Marlin.
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:47 PM
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most accurate 22 hv

just finished another test today with approx 75 different brands/types of 22 ammo. i have a Marlin mod 60 that is my total target shooter, i treat it very genteel, but i did not use this for testing. instead i used a rifle that i have been working on, and hacking up ,that i am going to sell to some lucky person who gets it, next weekend at the GRB GUN SHOW here in Houston. it is a mod 75 , i hacked, cut, and chopped up, painted everything, black on black on black, with rubber paint, enigne block paint and truck bedliner paint. Put a small bushy 3x9x32 scope on it , WW11 leather strap sling, and a harris bipod. even painted the scope a little bit , just to flatten it out a little. scope, even during the testing ,slides a bit, because i'm using some ultrahigh see through sites. shot it fast and furious tonight, from about 3.3o pm to 7 pm. tested all the ammo i put up on the bench. the results?
Almost identical to my known bench shooter, the preferred group of ammo is the Aguila. Oh yes it shoots a minimag here pretty good, and a red box fed and a red box am erican eagle ok. but if i want a whole group of high veolcity ammo to count on , with no fliers, no squibs or misfires, and can make it a one whole punch if i REALLY TRY? then i will pull out the Aguilas, and put in some work, yes the eleys were a tiny tad more accurate, particularly in the yellow box, but they are not high velocity , now are they?
so do you guys get similar results with ammo in the same mfgr guns but different ammo shoots better results with different mfgr guns?

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Old 11-27-2005, 06:59 PM
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Since when were Jackrabbits non-edible?

Please consider this point more than your choice brand of ammo.Im sure you will find one that works well.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:05 AM
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Interesting! A few years ago my group, SwampCrawlers, did the same type test on all of our rimfires.......10/22's, Marlins, Savage's, and Remington bolt guns.
It soon came clear that various rifles like various ammo! My glass bedded 10/22 loves CCI HP's.......While Little Hank's Marlin 60 likes Remington Gold.
We ended up using a 1" red dot sticker at 50 yards and tested our own rifle/ammo combo. Cissey's rifle is a slicked out lapped barrel little Savage with a black stock and Bushnell 2 3/4 to 5.........she can take a bushy tail's head off at 50 yards with Remington Sub-sonic HP...........?
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:26 PM
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in the order I would choose,depends on the accuracy of your rifle.VELOCITORS,VELOCITORS,VELOCITORS,Eley high velocity hollow points,Winchester power points,minni mags
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:51 PM
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It depends

Different .22 rifles often have different ammo preferences. Fortunately, my Remington Model 581 bolt action is not fussy. It will shoot well whatever is on sale at $.79 a box. There is a slight accuracy improvement with Winchester .22 Dyna-Points that are hybrid hollow points. All the best...
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:23 PM
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.22 LR headspaces on the rim. I have spent hours measuring the rim thickness on various kinds of ammo. The big difference in match ammo is typically quality control. The promotional stuff is cheap but the rims measure all over the place. I got a rim thickness measurement jig from Sinclair to do this. I use an old muffin tin that I have marked from .044 down to .0360. I measure them and the put them into the appropriate bin. Each size will print in a slightlydifferent place. Groups will range from tight to patterns depending upon the particular rifle. .042 works best in my altered 10/22. When I don't have the time or energy to measure, I buy either Remington subsonic or CCI MiniMag solids. I have found that the CCI hollow points are not as accurate in my rifles.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:46 PM
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My old Springfield shoots just about any LR two 1/2" at 50 yrds! Some are better maybe 1/4" on a good day I really haven't found a round it don't shoot to atleast 1/2" at 50 yds!
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:30 AM
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Moontroll. Glad to hear someone else is as impressed with the CCI Velocitors. That little spear bullet is the best 22 game getter offered but the accuracy of the round is so impressive. I would sacrifice some accuracy for the bullet effect on game but not having to sacrifice makes the Velocitor a win-win. If you guys shoot any animals you owe it to yourself and the quarry to try the velocitor. You will be glad you did.

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:28 AM
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My Marlin 39A likes Federal hollow point 37 grain. Bulk boxed at Walmart about $10.00 for 500. They shoot as well as Elely red box which cost about $15.00 for 50.
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