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Aguila Interceptor .22LR for hunting?

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It's called the .22 Interceptor 40grain, Copper Plate, 1470 FPS!

http://www.aguilaammo.com/

The webiste is being updated but that's quite a claim. I'm assuming it's Muzzle Velocity. In lonly got my .22 last week.

For you more experienced Hunters got 3 quick Questions.

1. Is this encroaching on .17HMR territory?

3. If hunting rabbit to eat would I get a Solid or Hollow point. (Meat Damage Vs Stopping Power?)

3. Whats better for hunting small game, Hypervelocity, Subsonic, Heavier Bullet? I compare it to the light but faster .17 and all I get is confused!!!!!!

It looks like exiting ammo to me. Not for plinking probably pricey but great for hunting,

In Comparison the Stinger is 32 grains at 1640 FPS. What would you prefer? Ok thats 4 questions. Sorry!

Found this site http://www.jesseshunting.com/articles/guns/category8/168.html

Gives it a good rap and a Muzzle Velocity of 1550FPS! Check out the Watermelon at 25 metres!!! Might go melon huntin'
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I would use a solid point for hunting, especially depending on the size of the game, you don't want a hollow point tearing up too much meat. I used a solid point on squirrels and rabbits. I use hollow points only on woodchucks. That 40 gr solid point will definately stop a rabbit or squirrel , and even larger game.

I do believe the energy that the Aguila round has at 100 yds will be comparable to the .17HMR at that range. . For a good quick kill with the interceptors I would keep my shots between 50-75 yds. Also depending on the accuracy of the gun itself.

In general, like I stated above I use solid points on"game" meat, and hollow points on varmints , or pests. Your harder hitting rounds are the best for varmints, all depends on what you want to do with the game your intending to shoot. These are just my opinions

I am going to try this round in my new 10/22 build later in August , still awaiting a few "key "parts. If it works good I will definitely try to get a few chucks this year before they hide for the winter.
 

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I've done quite a bit of hunting w/ .177 & .22 caliber air rifles, the most powerful of which wasn't close to a .22 short in power. Some of these high end pre-charged pneumatic air rifles are extremely accurate. What I've learned is that accuracy is the most important thing, power is a distant #2 - even the lowly .177 has plenty of power to cleanly take a rabbit or squirrel if you can put the pellet in the right spot. Not saying these rounds would be a bad choice, but make sure they are accurate in your rifle 1st and foremost. If they are not accurate in your rifle I would keep looking for ammunition.

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Not if you like to hit anything.

Shooting it out of about 15 different 22's, including savage, ruger, mossberg, winchester, cz, remington and rossi, not one could group it under 2 inches at 50 yards, at best.

You would be better off trying CCI stinger, subs, velocitors, minimags, Federal Gameshock, winchester xpert, or go to HM2. all easier to find in a store and will most likely be more accurate.
 

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You don't need 'em for rabbits.

If you wanted to push the effectiveness of the 22lr for something like a bobcat....then by all means, use the hardest hitting round you can.
(I took one two years ago with an Aguila SuperMax HP, dropped on the spot from 30yds).

I use CCI Minimag solids or Federal 510's most of the time for grouse and rabbits. Either are more than effective on bunnies out to 50+ yards.
Heck, I've even taken a handful at 25-30yds with CCI's CB Longs shooting 29grs at a whopping 710fps.

Rabbits are not hard to kill if you can hit where you're supposed to aim. ;)
And no, that still isn't approaching 17HMR or 22WMR levels...a 400+ FPS is the difference in quite a bit of energy!
 

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I've used them in a number of guns, directly comparing them to their closest competitor: CCI Velocitors. In general, I couldn't get either to group well in anything I own; sometimes the CCI would be a little better, sometimes the Aguila, but neither impressed me all that much.

The sole exception is a Glenfield 25, which shoots very poorly with most ammo but turns in very acceptable results from the Interceptors! I've only put about 100 rounds of that ammo through the gun so far, but have already shot several 5-round, 1/2" groups from a kneeling position at 25 yards. Best groups from prone at 50 yards are just a bit larger. Haven't tried them from 75 yards yet, but that's next.

If you have a gun that likes them, they have the capability to shoot very well.

-=[ Grant ]=-
 

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Saw an article in a Brit air rifle magazine a few years ago.

The most powerful thing you can purchase there without police approval on a Fire Arms Certificate is a rifle generating NO MORE THAN 12 ft/lbs of muzzle energy.

In a .177 air rifle, that's about 800fps with an 8gr pellet; in .22, about 600fps with a 12gr pellet.

The writer had no difficulty recovering rabbits hit IN THE CHEST out to 35yd or so.

I seem to recall his comment that AT THE TARGET, 3 or 4 ft/lbs were enough, and most of that was needed to get through the skin.

I've tagged squirrels out to 20yd, chest or head shots, with a .177 target rifle making less than 600fps, or 6-7 ft/lbs energy.

A target .22 load may serve the hunter better than some sexy Oh My God hot rod load. More accurate, less wind sensitive, too.
 
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