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.22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:18 am
by gtk
what brand/grain .22 ammo do y'all use for squirrel hunting? Looking for something to zero in my 10-22 rifle with for squirrels..

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:29 am
by Bullie
I prefer Federal unless you are going for the good stuff. The Federal bulk ammo is good stuff. I like the Federal Auto Match bulk box the best.

The bulk Remmy and Winchester stuff is crap.

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:42 am
by jbullard1
I only shoot TenX Match

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:05 am
by Bullie
You would have to have some deep pockets to shoot Tenex on one of our squirrel hunts.

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:06 am
by jbullard1
Bullie wrote:You would have to have some deep pockets to shoot Tenex on one of our squirrel hunts.


Maybe you need to become a better shot :stir:

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:11 am
by Bullie
LOL. We have a pretty good shot to kill ratio when we are actually shooting at the squirrel. But, there are probably 20 shots fired at other things to every 1 shot at a squirrel.

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:17 am
by glenn
Bullie wrote:LOL. We have a pretty good shot to kill ratio when we are actually shooting at the squirrel. But, there are probably 20 shots fired at other things to every 1 shot at a squirrel.


Wow, so I really am a squirrel hunter then. :hap: :hap: :hap:

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:43 am
by FireCloud
JB they fire a dozen or two rounds at the tree or any nests around even if no one ever sees a squirrel. That is how they attempt to flush out a possible treed squirrel.

The squirrel of course may not even be in that tree. Ammo makers love the QSMA crowd.

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:49 am
by leepurvis
CCI Mini mag if hunting, just about anything cheap if I'm just plinking.

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:36 am
by FireCloud
Oops, forgot to answer the thread question. I won't shoot anyting but CCI when squirrel hunting with my .22, which I do a lot of. They make great rounds. I have to concur with the all wise, all knowing Bullie on the Remmy and Win rounds. Not always reliable in the .22 caliber.

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:50 am
by vahunterinms
I shoot watever is cheap. I am not looking for accuracy, i'm trying to get that rascal moving for them young guns to shoot.. Yes the .22 ammo makers love me!! Lol

Re: .22 Ammo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:02 pm
by Bullie
FireCloud wrote:JB they fire a dozen or two rounds at the tree or any nests around even if no one ever sees a squirrel. That is how they attempt to flush out a possible treed squirrel.

The squirrel of course may not even be in that tree. Ammo makers love the QSMA crowd.


:roll: Now, you really don't know that for sure as you were the only one with a .22 on the hunt and you didn't like shooting your bullets. It's pretty much true...but, you are just operating on hearsay. ;)