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Unread 04-17-2007, 03:02 PM
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I have an savage on order in a 22mag and was wondering what kind of ammo to shoot. Never owned a 22mag so I dont know if I need heavier bullets or lighter ones. I was going to use it mostly on squirles, chucks etc. I would use it on yotes if it will work. I was also going to use if for just plinking at long range for it. 3-400yrds. I figure it would help me with learning drop and dialing. I have done it before but I always like trying to learn new stuff.
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Unread 04-17-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: 22mag

Buy a box of each and try them all.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 07:01 PM
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Re: 22mag

I have tried just about all the 22 mag ammo out there. The best shooting by far in my rifle was the Remington Premier 33 gr V-Max, or what ever the weight is. These are also fairly good in the terminal performance range. It is extremely pricey around my neck of the woods so I tend to not shoot them much.

Another good brand to try is the CCI Maxi-Mag. They shoot well enough for the money.

As far as out right destruction, the best I have tried is the CCI Maxi-Mag with the TNT hollow point. Not the best shooters around, but very destructive. Next in line for destruction I would have to say the CCI Maxi-Mag + V. More or less the same as the TNT hollow point version, but with a conventional hollow point.

CCI has come out with a new 22 mag round with a V-Max bullet. I have not tried these, but if you can get your hands on some, give them a go and see.

But really, you will have to buy a box of anything that you can get your hands on and try them in your rifle. 22 mag ammo is much like 22 LR ammo, it depends on the rifle. Find out what yours likes the best and go with it.
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Unread 04-19-2007, 10:53 AM
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Re: 22mag

What Alucard said..

I have a marlin and the 33gr v-max shoots great and performs great.
For target practice the winchester grey box stuff is good.
I just bought and watched the video 'the verminators' and rick pailet uses a 22mag w/a video camera on top to kill several coyotes and bobcats.If you practice alot and are good w/a mag rimfire it is a decent predator rig.--Mike
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Unread 04-19-2007, 11:49 AM
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Re: 22mag

I had good luck with a Federal Premium load of sierra hp's I think.
I just know enough about long range shooting to kno that I dont know sh*t about long range shooting!
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Unread 04-19-2007, 04:39 PM
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Re: 22mag

all I use a 22 mag for is fall gobblers and fox, I really like the fed 50 gr hp's, but about 125-150 yds is all I ever shoot.
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Unread 04-20-2007, 07:21 PM
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Re: 22mag

+1 on the 33v max
I used the federal with siera bullets but they changed it and stuck a TNT in em now and they went to crap.
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