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Old 03-16-2003, 11:02 AM
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22 caliber bullets

Are there any ones out that can be pushed to 3500+ fps that can hold together and still take deer size game?
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:22 AM
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Re: 22 caliber bullets

Look into the Barnes X bullets. Although I don't have any practical experience with them at that velocity. I do know someone who hunts exclusively with a 22-250 and the X bullets.

I tend to prefer larger bores and heavier bullets for deer and elk, but at close range with broadside shots, I don't see a problem.
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:34 AM
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Re: 22 caliber bullets

Texas,
Most of the deer that I have taken with .224 cal have been with .223 and .22-250 so their velocities are slower than the 3500 you are talking. I would suggest the 55 gr. Trophy Bonded bullets or the .22 cal Nosler Partitions if you intend to try for chest shots. Understand that there are other makes coming. Speer used to make a 70 grain .224 bullet that was intended for deer sized critters also, but it was pretty blunt tipped. I killed several deer with it and it was good.
Hit in the chest or preferably the neck, .224 bullets put deer down very well. Have also killed a lot of deer with Matchkings but all shots were in the throat/neck.
Good luck, only one way to find out.
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Old 03-16-2003, 03:43 PM
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Re: 22 caliber bullets

You can also add Sierra's bullet #1365 to the list. It is a 55 gr Spitzer that holds together well. I have no experience taking deer sized game with a .22 nor would I want to.

This bullet will handle the velocity. I have run it to 4150 fps in my .22-.243 Middlestead. On coyotes the exit wound is about the size of two fingers. I have shot coyotes running away at distances under 200 yards where the bullet enters somewhere near the "Bulls-eye" and exits the chest/neck area.

My brother played around with the Barnes X 53 gr in a .22-.250 Ackley at 3950 fps to shoot coyotes this year. Entry was very small and exit was about the size of a index or pointer finger that we all wish our proctologists had. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Texas,

I have been using a 52gr berger bullet out of a 22 CHeetah MK 1, pushed at 4280 FPS for crop damage doe for 4 seasons now. I limit my shots to 400 yards but out to 400 yards it flattens deer.

Don
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Old 03-16-2003, 07:55 PM
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Re: 22 caliber bullets

Don will groove be coming out with a 22? Was hoping to fing out about one from 80-105grs that could hold together. Have you had any of the crop damage deer run off?

I'm wanting to get my daughter into hunting and she's not very big (on guns) so figured a 22 cal would be alright. If she didn't like it could use it for varmits.
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:06 AM
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Re: 22 caliber bullets

Thanks, has anyone heard about a bullet from out of NM called the HAMMER?
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