22 mag ammo

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by RodCanfield, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    Wondering if I can get some input on 22 mag ammo...as in accuracy damage etc I know all guns shoot diff ammo just wanted some input. Was considering hornady v Max 30 grain....using cci jacketed hollow points and I'm not to impressed.
     
  2. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    There has been some recent development in .22 mag. Hornady makes a load they call Critical Defense. Jacketed HP with a polymer point to enhance expansion. CCI makes a load with jacketed HP Gold Dot bullets and Federal makes a load with their TNT expanding bullet. In my very unscientific testing, I got the best performance from a pistol with the Federal stuff. Higher velocity and the bullet expanded to about 9mm.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Stay away from Win Dyna Point.
     
  4. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    You might wanna try a fatter bullet, like the Federal Game-Shok 50-grain :)
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have sent a lot of 40 grain Winchester, both fmj & semi jacketed hp, white box down range from mine. 40 grain CCI also shoots well.
     
  6. BlackWidow

    BlackWidow New Member

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    CCI Maxi Mag is a good rifle round. The new Speer Gold Dot is good for handguns.
     
  7. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    Well bought some remington 33grain acu tip they look good I'll be shooting this weekend I'll let y'all know what there about when I shoot them...and I am looking for a lighter bullet
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    OK, you just bought the worst .22 mag ammo I have ever used. They shoot like a flat marble. If you expect the CCI maxi mag to expand, it does but as it penetrates, but does not explode like a 17gr .17 HMR. The key is penetration. I use it for Coyotes out to 75 yards.