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Old 07-30-2017, 09:11 PM
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I took my daughter and son-in-law to the airport to send them on their honeymoon to Australia, and while in Los Anchorage my wife did some biking and I stopped by Cabelas. I bought a box of Aguila .22 Magnum ammo and a brick (REAL brick of 500) Winchester "Match" .22 LR ammo for a total of $39.18. $11.95 for the 50 rounds of .22 Win Mag, and $27.34 for the brick of RF ammo. Of course, that includes a 5% military/veteran discount, but still... 5% of 40 is 2, so even without the discount it was only $2 more. Anyway, I'm pleased.

There's a picture of the Aguila and Winchester ammo at the end of the post. MV is supposed to 1150 f/s. That's very close to the speed of sound ~1120 f/s. Might be quiet and MAYBE even 'accurate'. The Aquila ammo has a 40-grain bullet and advertised MV 1875 f/s with a 40-grain bullet. Most other ammo-makers are advertising 2000 or 2200 with 30 grain bullets. In general I wouldn't care much about the extra 200 f/s, but since the Aquila ammo is just over half the price of the Hornady ammo, I really don't care.

I don't have a firearm chambered in .22 Win Mag, but... I DO have inserts for my rifles chambered in .223 Rem, that allow me to shoot the WMR ammo in the .223 Rem-chambered rifle. Furthermore, there's a fellow that lives in Anchorage, that makes these inserts (see here: http://www.mcace.com/) for $35 + S&H. (They were $25 when I bought the .223 Rem inserts just a couple of years ago. And, I don't pay the S&H when I pick them up.) I asked him about .22 Hornet inserts today, but he says the last batch he got came back "split" from the users. I think I may try my hand at making my own. J0e_bl0ggs says he tried and there wasn't enough 'meat' up at the neck of the Hornet. I might cast my rifle's chamber and make the neck of the insert be a 'close' fit in hopes of being able to 'make it work'. But, if j0e_bl0ggs can't do it, I probably can't either. That doesn't mean I won't try though.

I'm keen on shooting those Winchesters out of the Anschutz match rifle to see how well they shoot, AND to see how "quiet" they are even though the advertised MV is supersonic.

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