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Old November 2, 2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Lethality: 36gr HP v. 40gr RN?

Back a while ago if you wanted to shoot .22s, you had to take what you could get. For me that meant no hollow points.

I found no difference in killing power on squirrels up to 75 yards with round nose and hollow point ammo. What has been your experience out to 75 yards and beyond?
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Old November 2, 2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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I like the roundnosed bullets . It feeds smoothly on my Marlin 880 SQ and accurate .
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Old November 2, 2014, 01:38 PM   #3
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I test all that I can get in my 22's. There is usually one that is more accurate in each one. That is the one I shoot.
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Old November 2, 2014, 02:56 PM   #4
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I just get better accuracy out of the cci stingers and mini mags. They happen to be hp, but haven't noticed a difference on killing power vs solids with good shots, but better accuracy.
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Old November 2, 2014, 09:28 PM   #5
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I decided on solids for squirrels when I was a pre-teen, saw less meat damage on body shots. Sometimes you don't have a head shot, got to take what the game gives you. I preferred and still prefer HPs on rabbits, but squirrel, heck, I've even used CB caps out to 25 yards successfully.

Think about it, hitting a squirrel with a .22 is about like hitting a deer with the 120 mm gun on an Abrams M1 Tank.
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Old November 2, 2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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I prefer RN for small game simply because they do less meat damage.
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Old November 3, 2014, 12:10 PM   #7
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MCgunner - I decided on solids for squirrels when I was a pre-teen, saw less meat damage on body shots. Sometimes you don't have a head shot, got to take what the game gives you...

Think about it, hitting a squirrel with a .22 is about like hitting a deer with the 120 mm gun on an Abrams M1 Tank.
His and similar remarks about sums it up for me thanks to all for the input.
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Old November 3, 2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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First you have to find out what your gun likes best, 22's are very picky. I shoot a AE22 38gr HP. It has a very small HP so the damage is not like the 36gr beside it's at a lower velocity too.
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