high velocity or standard

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What is the most popular ammo for Hunter Pistol? Why is that your choice?
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Folks, I really do want some advice on this. It is being looked at, but no help yet? Please give me some feedback!
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Try it and see! I shoot CCI standard in my Ruger MK IV, because that's what I run through my smallbore and cowboy silhouette rifles, and so it's what I have on hand. As far as I can tell, accuracy is good. Is it lacking energy to knock over the pigs and rams? No less so than the same round through a rifle barrel, as far as I can tell.

At my club, we also count a ring on the 1/2 size rams as a hit (for smallbore only). I don't know if that's an actual rule, maybe someone else can chime in?
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i see a lots of 22 lr and 22 mag at hunter pistol matches in my area. i use 38 special or a lite load 357 mag. i seen many pigs and rams ringers with the 22 lr and 22 mag at my local club in hunter pistol. but sometimes you got to shoot what you got. it is all about having fun and where are we going to eat after the match.
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newpep wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:39 am What is the most popular ammo for Hunter Pistol? Why is that your choice?
I guess because your title is "high velocity or standard", I assumed that you were talking about 22lr. If you're open to any type of ammo for Hunter Pistol, I would like to point out that 22 Hornet is AWESOME. Negligible drop out to 100m, not much recoil. A friend let me shoot his contender with 24x scope - taco hold and it's like a laser! If we're talking about the same type of competition (half scale animals at smallbore lever-action distances), I think this is one of the more popular cartridges.
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If the pistol barrel is a 12" maximum length, would a high velocity .22 LR be subsonic? I know my .357 Magnum loads are subsonic in my Contender unless I'm shooting a 24" barrel.

Like others here, I shoot standard velocity with the 12" Contender .22 LR. No ram ringers at 100 meters, yet.
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