Hey Sure-Shot...............It's rimfire 22mag, not centerfire. My thought was that if I had a good open sight shot, it would be ok. We could be going out south of National (Ashford), up Copper Creek N of Ashford, Ft Lewis, Capital Forest. We just wanted a good excuse to get out of the house before deer season. We'll probably hunt Vail Tree Farm (Skookemchuck GMU..667) but Vail is not open before deer season opens. If I'm sitting, I should be good for 100-125 with the Bisley, so I just might use that, too, and travel light. If you get over this way, give me a shout.Sure-Shot said:Hey Tubby where are you going to hunt. I see no problem with 22Mag centerfire, you can hunt cougar with a 22 centerfire, but I would definately carry the 41 in case of a bear. I would also try and find a spot where they could not come in from behind without me seeing them. Good luck.
What I wonder is: At longer ranges, does the HP go fast enough to do any good? Would a heavier solid hit harder at longer ranges just like all heavier solids hit harder........What range would that be? I've always defaulted to solids.....HPs make me nervous.Tag said:I read an article on Chuck Hawk's website that said that the 22WMR was carrying more energy at 100yds than the 22LR develops at the muzzle (tested with 40gr bullets and 22" barrel.) I'm not sure how true that is, I suppose it would depend on the brand/type of ammo. Does anyone know where a guy can find an ballistic table that compares the two shot from a rifle? I'm pretty sure I would shoot a coyote from inches away with a 22LR given the chance, so 100yds with the 22WMR would seem reasonable to me.
Nice mushrooms.........on my SWAG test with dry Seattle phone book, the CCI and Federal FMJ and HPs just blew threw it.danurve said:1 vote for yes, given some conditions.
under 100 yards, more like 75
head shot, or vitals (heart/boiler room) only
and you want a hard hitting round that won't nessesarily 'explode' if it hits bone. So, I recomend the Winchester 40 gr. jhp. This ammo is like the partition of 22wmr.
W 40jhp test results into wet phone books
The local Gambles here had guns that I badly wanted, LOL! There was a Browning T-2 T-Bolt on sale there for $65.00, and an Article II 39-A for a few dollars more... Gambles went out of business here about the time the rotary dial phone became obsolete- phone calls were still a dime from any payphone...Andrew said:Back then, those were the only rounds available to me from the local Gambles Hardware. Those were the days. ~Andrew