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Old 11-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #271
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Bright since it has superior terminal ballistics to 22LR and is cheaper than most centerfire pistol ammo.

Also, when used in a rifle, is subject to less drift by wind.

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The .22 mag is a fairly popular round here in Australia but has a serious contender in the .17 HMR.
Both are used to take foxes and rabbits with the flatter trajectory of the .17 HMR winning most of the time but the .22mag has the heavier 50gn pill that makes it a bit better on a windy day.
I've got a Stirling .22 magnum and a BRNO .22 LR and both do what I want and my son got his 1st 3 goats with the .22 magnum with 3 headshots around 20-30 yds away when I 1st got him into hunting.
We went out during the week spotlighting onto 1 of my son's mate's places to cull a few Kangaroo's and he was head and chest shooting 'roos at ranges out to 100-120 yds bearing in mind that Kangaroos are thin skinned like foxes using 50gn ammo.

We've also used the magnum to good effect on foxes out to 100 yds with chest/head shots.
The trigger assembly on these Stirlings is terrible and there's no replacements as far as I know but we bedded,floated and "stoned" the sear trigger assembly to make it smoother and it will group .66mm at 50yds off the bench using Winchester ammo or for that fact most ammo except for CCI Mini Mags which group minute of paddock.

I reckon the .22 mag will still be here in 20 years time,regards

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The .22 mag is a fairly popular round here in Australia but has a serious contender in the .17 HMR.
Both are used to take foxes and rabbits with the flatter trajectory of the .17 HMR winning most of the time but the .22mag has the heavier 50gn pill that makes it a bit better on a windy day.
I've got a Stirling .22 magnum and a BRNO .22 LR and both do what I want and my son got his 1st 3 goats with the .22 magnum with 3 headshots around 20-30 yds away when I 1st got him into hunting.
We went out during the week spotlighting onto 1 of my son's mate's places to cull a few Kangaroo's and he was head and chest shooting 'roos at ranges out to 100-120 yds bearing in mind that Kangaroos are thin skinned like foxes using 50gn ammo.

We've also used the magnum to good effect on foxes out to 100 yds with chest/head shots.
The trigger assembly on these Stirlings is terrible and there's no replacements as far as I know but we bedded,floated and "stoned" the sear trigger assembly to make it smoother and it will group .66mm at 50yds off the bench using Winchester ammo or for that fact most ammo except for CCI Mini Mags which group minute of paddock.

I reckon the .22 mag will still be here in 20 years time,regards
Ypu might like these then HB. They are 40 gr cci gamepoint

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The second one is a solid copper JHP Winchester supreme super X 30 gr

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Iv been shooting yotes and bobcats w the jhp, head and lung shots, out to 125 yards. The others are my rabbits/squirrel bullets
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:46 AM   #274
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The 22 mag is very different than the 22LR. There are hundreds of rounds, however that are nearlly identical to rounds already in existence. 38 special, 380, 9mm 357 mag, 38 super all fit into the same category.. The 22 lr has the magnum. I would think that the 22 magnum is just as significant as the others.

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #275
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My savage 93fvss 22wmr is a freakin tack driver jack! Shooting through the same hole 40-50 yards. A very powerful poundd for pound round. If you using for varmints such as squirrels and rabbits and want the meat, be absolutely sure it's a head shot or else the things is blown apart. I love mine.

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I would say it is good I know a guy that regularly takes out coyotes at 300 yards with his tricked out .22 mag... try that with your .17...

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I would say it is good I know a guy that regularly takes out coyotes at 300 yards with his tricked out .22 mag... try that with your .17...

Did you read this before hitting post???
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I agree with Hawg. The 22 Mag is a keeper. The .17HMR is a fun, fast round to shoot, but not a good hunting round to me.

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Did you read this before hitting post???
Read it? I know him, he works where my son works and knows the Nudge well enough to have his cell number....
Yeah like you when he first made that claim I took it with a grain of salt but since then I have been made a believer.
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I think the 22 mag is a horrible round and its days are numbered and that you all should send all of your 22 mag ammo to me.

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