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#6471704 - 09/28/16 05:48 AM Most accurate .22 LR ammo
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I have found that when comes to consistent accuracy, not all .22 ammo is created equal. And with the squirrel season opener happening this weekend, there's not a better time to tout which ones are best.

I've read comments from those who claim the large, brick box ammo from Remington and others are good performers, and they seem to do fairly well in my rifles. But I have found one of the best performers to be the CCI Velocitor.
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#6471823 - 09/28/16 07:55 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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I don't even worry about brand or accuracy that much any more. If I find a bulk pack worth the money, I'm buying it. I have grandkids with itchy trigger fingers.
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#6471826 - 09/28/16 07:57 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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Eley Tenex and Lapua Midas + are among the MOST accurate (used by Olympians smile ) when matched in appropriate rifle, but at .50 a round a bit pricy for everyday hunting .... CCI Standard Velocity & SK Standard + are more reasonable and give match-like accuracy - excellent for headshots on squaks . . .

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#6471842 - 09/28/16 08:05 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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Eley ammo is awesome. I used to shoot them in my Ruger Competition target model pistol fitted with a Leupold scope. A ragged hole at 20 yards. I used to line up .22 cases on a board at 10 yards and have fun plinking them. I remembered downing a 300 pound hog at 75 yards with a shot in the ear with a 4 inch or so hold over. I had forgotten my ranch rifle when I went out to the deer lease. Just caught me by surprise.


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#6471852 - 09/28/16 08:10 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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Add Wolf Match Target and Match Extra to the list. I think they are the same ammo as the SK stuff (which is EXCELLENT) except in a different package.
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#6471882 - 09/28/16 08:28 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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Do these high performance, target rounds carry enough punch to do the job on a bushy tail that's near the top of an old pine?
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#6471954 - 09/28/16 09:18 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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I don't hunt squirrels, Dan, but I really can't imagine that they can't do the job!
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#6471961 - 09/28/16 09:26 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
And with the squirrel season opener happening this weekend...


What? You have a squirrel season?

Edit- I did not know East Texas has an actual squirrel season!! Why would 51 counties in East Texas have a season, and 157 counties have open season year round?
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#6471990 - 09/28/16 09:43 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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The match ammo has plenty of punch for any squirrel, my Dad's favorite squirrel round was Winchester 22 short HP. I have come to appreciate that load a lot as well as the other standard and high velocity 22 shorts.
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#6472055 - 09/28/16 10:27 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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CCI Standard velocity has always been my squirrel go to.
Also Aguilla standard and high velocity shoot dimes at 50 from my 10/22 deluxe and Ruger American.

Anyway for the most part, I have found standard velocity to be significantly more accurate than high velocity for me.
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#6472092 - 09/28/16 10:51 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Big Daddy K]
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Originally Posted By: Big Daddy K

Anyway for the most part, I have found standard velocity to be significantly more accurate than high velocity for me.


That is the case with most rimfire rifles.

I came to the conclusion long ago that if a standard velocity .22LR wasn't enough to kill cleanly whatever I was hunting I took the WMR instead.
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#6472138 - 09/28/16 11:15 AM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Big Daddy K

Anyway for the most part, I have found standard velocity to be significantly more accurate than high velocity for me.


That is the case with most rimfire rifles.

I came to the conclusion long ago that if a standard velocity .22LR wasn't enough to kill cleanly whatever I was hunting I took the WMR instead.


Good stuff!
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#6472237 - 09/28/16 12:19 PM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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#6472562 - 09/28/16 03:46 PM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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When the seals on my 22 cal Benjamin pellet rifle went out as a kid I bought a box of these from Cabelas and started shooting them through my ruger 10/22 in the back yard for squirrels etc. About 2 weeks ago I shot a skunk with one at about 30 yards, had to aim hi over his back, luck shot hit him behind the shoulder, heard the whop, skunk hunkered up went a few feet and laid down. Waited a few minutes and checked on him, stone dead! I would have assumed they went faster than 420 fps, but guess not. They are also quieter than my old pellet rifles.


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#6472754 - 09/28/16 06:13 PM Re: Most accurate .22 LR ammo [Re: Texas Dan]
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Lots of the big online stores, Midway, Natchez, Mid South are loaded with match ammo. I shot Eley Black Box and the Tenex in the red box in my .22 benchrest gun. Mostly shoot SK Match




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