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    Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    For those of you that have shot a butt load of .22 Mags, what is the preferred ammo of choice? After seeing the nice Ruger convertible that Halwg picked up, I am considering a .22 Mag handgun, and was just curious of the consensus or opinions of which brands are worth the $8.00 to $13.00 per box prices I have seen.

    Also, with your preferred brand of manufacture, which is your preferred loading? I have seen the light weight, very high velocity bullets to what I suppose is the old standard 40 grain loads. But at an average of $10.00 for a box of 50, I don't want to sample every last one of them if I can help it.

    Thanks in advance for chiming in.

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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    Morning DWB,

    Saw your post last evening but didn't have a chance to chime in. I have settled on two different 22WMR offerings.

    For squirrel and rabbits I like the CCI Maxi-Mag HP, 40 gr, load # 0024. They shoot well out of my 983, shoot flat and hit hard.

    For larger small game, I tried and like the Federal Game-Shock 50 gr, load# 757 product. Not as flat shooting as the CCIs but I like the heavier bullet.

    Edit: Once I shoot up the 50 gr Federals I have I will probably just settle on the CCIs as they have a much flatter trajectory and carry comparable energy across the likely ranges where I use them.

    Hope you get some more input to your question.

    Regards, TallGrass


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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    Thanks for the reply. The LGS has three shelves full of them. I looked at three different loads at the LGS last night in some degree of detail. The CCI 40 gr FMJ #0023, a Fiocchi 40 gr SP, and the Winchester 45 gr Dynapoint (which looks like a copper washed lead with a really shallow dimple).

    Another question -- How about reliability? I have always had great luck with CCI .22's going bang every time, Remington rimfire ammo - not so much, Winchester has been so-so, but certainly better than Remington.

    That .22 Magnum is calling to me...

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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    I have never had a problem with either of Federal or CCI loads I listed but I did try the Winchester Dynapoints when I first bought my 983.

    I had numerous failures to fire, problems with extraction, they were terribly dirty and accuracy was horrible. As they were the first ammo I used, I had some worry that there were issues with the rifle itself but decided to try other ammo.

    I did a thorough cleaning of the rifle and tried the Federals and was quite pleased. No further failures to fire or extract and accuracy improved greatly.

    I then began experimenting with the CCIs and a few other brands but have never fired any of the Fiocci ammo.

    I fired up the last of the Dynapoint ammo out of my Single Six just to burn it up. I won't buy it again.

    Hope you can get out there this weekend and punch some holes to see what your rifle or pistol likes.

    Regards, TallGrass


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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    Just incase you wanted to know what's available. Here is a list of current .22 mag ammo I made up.

    .22 Whinchester Magnum Rimfire (.22WMR)


    Armscor
    .22WMR 40gr JHP
    .22WMR 40gr JSP
    .22WMR 40gr FMJ

    Bitteroot Valley
    BV22M-1N .22WMR 42gr JHP

    CCI
    0022 Game Point 40gr JSP
    0023 Maxi-Mag 40gr TMJ
    0024 Maxi-Mag 40gr TNT JHP
    0025 Maxi-Mag 52gr #12 Shot
    0059 Maxi-Mag +V 30gr TNT JHP
    0060 TNT GREEN 30gr TNT GREEN HP
    0063 Maxi-Mag 30gr TNT JHP
    0073 V-MAX 30gr Poly-Tip V-MAX

    Federal
    P765 .22WMR 30gr Speer TNT HP
    737 .22WMR 40gr FMJ
    757 .22WMR 50gr JHP

    Fiocchi
    22WMA .22WMR 40gr JSP
    22WMB .22WMR 40gr JHP

    Hornady
    83202 .22WMR 30gr V-MAX
    83201 .22WMR 25gr NXT
    83200 .22WMR 45gr FTX CRITICAL DEFENSE

    Remington
    R22M1 .22WMR 40gr JHP
    R22M2 .22WMR 40gr PSP
    PR22M1 .22WMR 33gr AccuTip-V

    RWS
    2133075 .22WMR 40gr FMJ
    2133083 .22WMR 40gr SP

    Sellier & Bellot
    SB35513 .22WMR 45gr ?
    SB35520 .22WMR 40gr JHP
    SB35521 .22WMR 40gr FMJ

    Speer
    954 .22WMR 40gr GDHP-Short Barrel

    Winchester
    X22MHLF Super-X 28gr JHP-Tin
    X22M Super-X 40gr FMJ
    X22MH Super-X 40gr JHP
    S22M2 Supreme 30gr JHP
    S22WM Supreme 34gr JHP
    USA22M Wildcat 45gr Dynapoint Plated
    S22M2PT Varmint HV 30gr Poly-Tip JHP




    .22 Winchester Rimfire (.22WRF)

    CCI
    0069 WRF 45gr TNT JHP

    Winchester
    22WRF Wildcat 45gr LFN

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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    My Ruger Single Six is not a convertible so I can't tell you which .22 mag round it likes but my Marlin 882SSV is best with the Federal 757 50gr JHP so far. I just ordered some more ammo to try out in the Marlin. The CCI 0022 Game Point 40gr JSP & the CCI 0073 V-Max 30gr Poly-Tip and a box of the Hornady 83202 30gr V-Max.
    That's the FUN part of the .22 Mag is finding out what it likes best.

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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    In my Marlin 782, the standard WW 40 Gr loads perform better than any other. Second best was the standard CCI ones. Did not like the Fed 50 grs at all. I have a Ruger Single Six Convertaible, but to be honest, I mostly shoot LRs out of it. I suppose that I should really do a serious ammo evaluation on that piece. One of these days...
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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    Believe I read somewhere that the Win Dynapoints are a good bit lower in velocity than standard WMR ammo. Is this true?
    I've always had good luck with Winchester and CCI 40 grainers, haven't tried the other brands or weights. I sure do like the 22 WMR tho.

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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    DWB for my purposes the Winchester Supreme HP's have been the best but YMMV. The best way to find out is to try a box of each kind and see what your gun likes. Good luck, love those 22 mags.

    MM

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    Re: Soliciting opinions on .22 Mag ammo

    I have a Ruger Single Six Convertible. All I can say, in regards to mag ammo, I have fired 100rds of Winchester X22MH through it. I shoot LR out of it, thousands of those by now. With only a 5.5 inch barrel, I don't think I'm getting all the .22WMR has to offer, as far a muzzle velocity go's. However there was a lot of flash and especially, bang! The pistol range was 7' and 15'.
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