Best 22LR Ammo
by AP2020 Outdoors
If you are looking for the best 22 long rifle hunting ammo, then there are many options available in the market. However, which one is the best? In this article, we will review some of the popular options and help you make an informed decision.
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To start with, the author set up a small game animal gel targets with a bullet trap to capture any bullets shot. The author used a high-speed camera to capture the bullets' penetration and mushrooming. The first ammo reviewed was the CCI quiets, which were extremely quiet and had little bullet deformation. The CCI standard velocities had identical penetration as the CCI quiets, but a slightly harder impact. The CCI Mini Mags had a bigger wound channel and mushroomed, making it a favorite among hunters. The CCI Velocitershad good penetration, almost full penetration on the jackrabbit target, and got a decent mushroom. The CCI Stingers, with the highest velocity, broke up into two sections, providing 8 inches of penetration and a good mushroom.
The Winchester T22 Targets provided good penetration with at least 11 inches, but the bullet was not designed to expand. The Winchester Super Speed small games got 16 inches of penetration with a decent wound cavity. The Winchester 42 grains of Sonics provided excellent penetration and mushrooming.
The Remington Golden Bullet 36 grain hollow points mushroomed but were not consistent. The Remington Viper 22s had a truncated bullet design and provided 12 inches of penetration with a good permanent wound cavity. Apart from the ammo, the author also reviewed the looks furiosa stock and the facts and Firearms 1022 receiver, which are high-performance aftermarket replacements for major manufacturers' OEM and clones rifle stocks. The facts and 1022 receivers are compatible with all Ruger OEM 1022 non-takedown components and most aftermarket chassis and barrels.
In conclusion, the best 22 long rifle hunting ammo will depend on your specific needs and preferences. However, based on the author's review, the Winchester 42 grains of Sonics and the CCI Mini Mags are excellent options for hunters. Moreover, high-performance aftermarket replacements such as the looks furiosa stock and the facts and Firearms 1022 receiver can significantly improve your rifle's performance. Additionally, a high-quality scope like the Zero Tech Trace can help you put rounds on target with speed and precision.