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Thread: Best Subsonic 22LR Hunting Ammo ?

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    Best Subsonic 22LR Hunting Ammo ?

    Haven't done much at all with the 22LR for years.

    What are Guys using subsonic hunting ammo ?

    I have my Lithgow which shoots really well with the SK ammo I have, but it sucks for hunting.

    Haven't used my 10-22 in years, still have some Winchester Subs for it.

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    My 10/22 prefers cci subs, as does the cz455. Though the 10/22 will need another test after losing half the barrel

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    CCI sub sonic is my favorite, very consistent and ood on game performance.

    Using Winchester subs at the moment and they work fine also.
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    CCI subs, consistent accuracy
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    Cci subs are my go to as well, I put little plastic balls in the hollow point form time to time and it really helps the expansion
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    Cci subs are my go to as well, I put little plastic balls in the hollow point form time to time and it really helps the expansion
    Have heard of this and wondered if it was worth the effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Have heard of this and wondered if it was worth the effort
    I mainly do it when I'm using a bolt gun and trying to extend the range with subs as when the speed gets real low I find that don't open up otherwise, probably do about 5% of my cci subs as I'm to lazy to do it for all-may have to teach the kids to do it in a couple of years
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    I find the winchester expand better than the cci (both 40 and 42 gr aussie)
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    I find cci performance absolute crap on game. Winchester and Kilwell(same bullet) very good.
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    I like the Winchester 42 gr subs cycle well in my 10/22. I'll get maybe one miscycle per fifty

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    I use winchester 42g sub's in my 795 , they go fine.
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    CCI Subs and Eley match work really well through my CZ455. The rabbits, hares, and magpies really cannot tell the difference in price between the two makes.
    Bullet expansion is pretty much zero with both of these rounds, but an accurately placed bullet with no expansion seems to do better, than a less accurate round that mushrooms out. Any head or chest shot has proven to do the job regardless of what make of 22lr ammo used.
    The worst ammo I have ever used was the Remington bulk stuff. Split cases, inconsistent velocities. It shot groups more reminiscent of a shotgun blast than a rifle.
    I ran a few makes over the chrony, and did 5 round groups to see what would work in my rifle. http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...tml#post433416
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    Does anyone have any experience with the Highland subsonics? I remember I used to fire them out of my Stirling in my early teens, but that was long before I knew enough to properly assess it.

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    Used cci but they dont kill that well i found. Switched back to winny and mint performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Haven't done much at all with the 22LR for years.

    What are Guys using subsonic hunting ammo ?

    I have my Lithgow which shoots really well with the SK ammo I have, but it sucks for hunting.

    Haven't used my 10-22 in years, still have some Winchester Subs for it.
    Heh Greg have you shot any more groups with yours lately. You did post a stunner some time ago.

 

 

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