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On 16/08/2020 at 21:54, Scully said:

Compared to the .17HMR, the .22Mag’ is like lobbing in an artillery shell, and has already gone subsonic long before the HMR does....if it in fact does. 
Much louder than the .22lr, it is more of a ‘boom’ than a ‘crack‘, but hits like a small train. 
I used the 40 grn semi jacketed soft hollow points by Federal (?) and Winchester in my Ruger M 77. 
I really liked mine, but finally went back to the quieter lr. 
 

I know I'm going back a bit here but whilst you are right about some of the HEAVY WMR, the WMR 30g V-Max I use flies VERY close to the HMR 17g V-Max out to around 100 yards.   The WMR starts around 2200ft sec and 322 ft Lb and the HMR around 245ft lb, by the time they get to 100 yards they are both very similar at about 135ft lb, the HMR holds its energy a tiny bit better than the WMR after that.

Each to their own and whilst I have a selection of different types and weight of WMR I find the 30g V-Max is my go to ammo!

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4 minutes ago, Dekers said:

I know I'm going back a bit here but whilst you are right about some of the HEAVY WMR, the WMR 30g V-Max I use flies VERY close to the HMR 17g V-Max out to around 100 yards.   The WMR starts around 2200ft sec and 322 ft Lb and the HMR around 245ft lb, by the time they get to 100 yards they are both very similar at about 135ft lb, the HMR holds its energy a tiny bit better than the WMR after that.

Each to their own and whilst I have a selection of different types and weight of WMR I find the 30g V-Max is my go to ammo!

:good:

It’s a while since I owned a WMR, ( it was back in the day when Ruger introduced their fabulous M77 ) and if I recall most of my shooting was with the semi jacketed hollow point 40grn Maxi mag’. 
It was a great rifle and still is a fabulous chambering, and accounted for countless rabbits and more than a few hares and foxes. 
A now deceased shooting periodical writer tried to persuade me to shoot Roe with it, and although I’m pretty sure it was up to the job, I never did. 

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3 hours ago, Dekers said:

I know I'm going back a bit here but whilst you are right about some of the HEAVY WMR, the WMR 30g V-Max I use flies VERY close to the HMR 17g V-Max out to around 100 yards.   The WMR starts around 2200ft sec and 322 ft Lb and the HMR around 245ft lb, by the time they get to 100 yards they are both very similar at about 135ft lb, the HMR holds its energy a tiny bit better than the WMR after that.

Each to their own and whilst I have a selection of different types and weight of WMR I find the 30g V-Max is my go to ammo!

:good:

In the 30 odd years since I had my last one the ammo' has changed considerably. I'm opened minded and have got about 6 or so different types (including the V-Max) to try, but am half hoping the 33 gr Remington suits the rifle for longer range small stuff and the CCI 40gr Gamepoint for fox. There is a 35gr Gamepoint which I don't think we'll see here but which is a 150 yard fox round and after that whatever range your conscience permits. I can't seem to quickly find it now, but I did read a review of this which the reviewer's measured MV put the velocity a little below the WSM energy level.

I think the word is flexibility.

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1 hour ago, wymberley said:

In the 30 odd years since I had my last one the ammo' has changed considerably. I'm opened minded and have got about 6 or so different types (including the V-Max) to try, but am half hoping the 33 gr Remington suits the rifle for longer range small stuff and the CCI 40gr Gamepoint for fox. There is a 35gr Gamepoint which I don't think we'll see here but which is a 150 yard fox round and after that whatever range your conscience permits. I can't seem to quickly find it now, but I did read a review of this which the reviewer's measured MV put the velocity a little below the WSM energy level.

I think the word is flexibility.

Yer 'tis;

American Hunter | Review: CCI A22 Magnum Ammo

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9 hours ago, Scully said:

There is no lead ban. You can avoid the phase out by stocking up now. 

Yes you’re right not at the moment, I am stocking up every time I go to the local RFD i’ll pick up a couple of boxes, I was talking to him the other day about this and he said once he sells all the lead Amo he won’t be buying anymore because he doesn’t wanna get stuck with it, i’ve tried a couple of boxes of 25 grain Hornaday ntx which are okay but not as good as the 30 grain vmax in my rifle anyway

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