March 4, 2003, 01:05 PM
Last week a buddy introduced me to shooting steel...so naturally I'm hooked. It's amazing how much ammo one can burn thru in half an hr.
With that said, does anybody have any .22 recommendations for steel? At 15 yards, sometimes the steel has a tendency to not want to fall down, even if aimed at the top of the target. Are there any rounds that may be a little hotter, but still priced for target practice?
Love that "bang - ding!" sound.
March 4, 2003, 02:14 PM
you can get wadcutters for $69 per 1000 if you suppily the brass.
from georga arms.
March 4, 2003, 02:58 PM
Hmm...one of those spend money to save money scenarios. I like. :D
March 4, 2003, 04:48 PM
Two schools of thought on 22 for steel, hyper velocity or heavy. The hyper school seems to like the Stingers and Velocitor best. The heavy school, Aguila 60gr SSS load. I find that the heavy load works best for me. It does shoot a little larger groups for me than the hype stuff but seems less picky about placement. You'll need to get a couple of boxes of each and see which works best for you and your gun.
March 4, 2003, 07:03 PM
You could lean the steel plates back a little if they are able to without toppling over so it would be a little easier for the slugs to knock down.
March 4, 2003, 08:44 PM
What kind of gun are you using and how long is its barrel?
I've never tried the 60 Gr loads but have wanted to. I like the Federal Lightnings for cheap stuff. Works great in my Dan Wesson revolver. My friend uses the Federal Grand Ultra Match Super whatever... The stuff that's usually just under $3 per box. We mostly shoot at non-falling steel at 100 yards. :p
March 5, 2003, 11:18 AM
It's a Ruger 22/45 with the 5.5" bbl. I guess sometimes it's cool not knocking the steel down despite the DING, you get more targets. :-)
March 5, 2003, 01:03 PM
Where is your friend getting Federal Gold Ultra Match for under $3/box? I need to tap into that. Lowest I've ever seen is $9.
March 5, 2003, 02:25 PM
I don't know the exact name. Maybe they don't make it anymore. But he has several cases of it and I have probably 15 boxes of it left. It was generally $2.70-$3.29 per 50.
I didn't mean to be misleading on the name. I just remembered it had a bunch of 'good' words in the title. :p
March 5, 2003, 04:37 PM
I shoot a lot of steel. Are you shooting an auto? My suggestion for knocking steel down with a 22 auto is a really fast double or triple tap. When I say really fast, I mean as fast as you can pull the trigger, about 0.2 secs between shots. On the large steel targets, maybe even empty the magazine. Besides being fun, it's good practice.