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a bit different-22WMR Question

4379 Views 11 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  JohnnyLoco
Most questions in an ammo thread usually have to do with reloading or from what I've read or posted myself, Factory centerfire ammo questions for hunting purposes...well I now have a rimfire question and, here again, it's not the normal "what's a good LR round for plinkin' or small game.....

I need to know if anybody else, besides me uses the good ole .22 WMR to take varmints OR better yet, the exact way I use it...during fall turkey season (I hunt PA). We generally will team up during the fall season, one with a shotgun, one with a varmint rifle and go bust up a flock.

Anyway, in years past, many have used .223's OR .222's, which work just fine...but can be too much at times, blowing away good meat. The .22 WMR has proven to be just right...along with the old 22 Hornet...but I don't have one of those...wish I, POINT....

What's your favorite .22WMR round? What have you found to be the most accurate? Most reliable (I still run accross "high end" rimfire ammo that doesn't go "bang" when it's struck)? Just best performance overall?

I've used the Hornady V Max, but I have a question about that too. Why are some red box, red tip and others blue box, blue tip with the exact same data printed on the box, & they are the same weight bullet?

That's about everything.
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rocker, nice looking rifle there. i think that most any of the 22WMR ammo will probably work fine for your task at hand as long as it's accurate and you have good shot placement. i also believe it's much better suited for hunting than the 17hmr round. i have a savage M93r17 and love it, but i got mine for more of a target shooting rimfire, and if i had wanted one for hunting smaller game, i would have went with a 22WMR rifle. just find the heaviest and most accurate ammo for your rifle, and you should do fine.

i too have noticed the red box and blue box ammo. maybe newer labeling? not for sure on that one.
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