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    60gr 22lr

    Aguila do a 60gr subsonic load. Seems to be available in the US but not here which is a pity. Provided you have a fast twist seems just the medicine for close range foxes. Very mixed reports - twist rate of the barrel seems vital to grouping. Anybody seen it here?

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Aguil...Per/705930.uts

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    got some , doesn't shoot great because of the weight and twist rate , I always fancied making an adapter for my 1-8 223 and using them in that but like many of my projects it hasn't happened yet!

    I will say that I think at rimfire ranges your as well using a well placed regular (40g) subsonic and there would be no real advantage with the aguila stuff?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Heym,

    For close range foxes I'd strongly recommend CCI's Segmented Hollow Points (subsonic or standard velocity).

    I've killed foxes consistently with both head and boiler-room shots using these -the former will drop them on the spot and the latter will produce a head-down run of 5-10 yards before collapse. Wound channels are wicked, as the bullet segments come apart and spin through like little razor blades with a ~30-degree spread.

    You don't need to reduce the range for the CCI's to work either. Range-wise, as in other respects, they're at least as effective as standard 40-grainers, and probably more so.

    On most of my ground the foxes get a proper wallop with a centrefire, but there are two spots where it's only practical to use a .22LR, and there a load that is quiet, hard-hitting and much less likely to ricochet is in its element.
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    one in the melon
    doesn't matter what they weigh so long as they are close enough

    even chest shot at a suitable range a 40gr will do the trick

    I found CCI segs very hard to chamber in the Sako and accuracy was average compared to WinSubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    one in the melon
    doesn't matter what they weigh so long as they are close enough

    even chest shot at a suitable range a 40gr will do the trick

    I found CCI segs very hard to chamber in the Sako and accuracy was average compared to WinSubs
    Yes. You don't need segmented bullets to do the job; I just think they do it better.

    Accuracy out of my Anschutz and V22 was only slightly below that of the Winchester subsonics (1" vs. 3/4" at 50 yards). Chambering was no different.
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    I have shot thousands of rounds of the Sub Sonic Sniper. The designer is a personal friend of mine, as a matter of fact. It was specifically designed for use in a Ruger-based "Poseidon" rifle with a 1-9" twist barrel for law enforcement work but I have found that most of my CZ's shot it well to 60 -70 yards even with the 1-16" twist. Some 1-16" rifles -notably the Marlin microgroove- won't shoot it at all. It is basically a 22 Short case with a 60 grain slug hanging out the end wit a MV of 950 fps. Around here guys use it on raccoons and it kills them stone dead.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gain View Post
    1" vs. 3/4" at 50 yards
    to be honest I would be looking to test other ammo if 3/4-1" is the norm for groups at 50 yds
    is it a semi auto?

    I have only shot one Anshutz and it was years ago but it was putting a 8 or 10 round clip well inside that just messing around

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    mines a annie and i tried the cci segmented they were really good accurate on fox and deadly good on bunnies ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    to be honest I would be looking to test other ammo if 3/4-1" is the norm for groups at 50 yds
    is it a semi auto?

    I have only shot one Anshutz and it was years ago but it was putting a 8 or 10 round clip well inside that just messing around
    Feel free to mess around.

    The V22 is a semi, the Anschutz is a bolt-action. The scopes were 3X NV units. The groups were well up to the job.

    The point is that CCI segmented group well enough for accuracy not to be a factor in their selection for fox in those rare circumstances when a .2LR is the best choice.
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