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What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

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What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Slide Action » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:43 pm

I have two Henry 22s. A H003t pump and a H001 classic. Both of them like CCI std. vel. for paper and Mini Mag hp for varmints and plinking. Aguila also works well both hv and std velocity.
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Mags » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:11 pm

ummm, I don't have a Henry .22, but my Rossi likes both CCI std and mini Mag as well.
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by PT7 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Alongside any number of Henry Folk, my SGC .22LR shoots well with the CCI Standards.

One other manufacturer that also does real well in this rifle is Browning Performance Rimfire (BPR) 40gr RN. Shot about 400 rounds so far, and have a good stash left. I've shot a lot of paper targets with it, but really enjoy clanging the black steel targets! :)
Here is the Browning web description. Toward the bottom of the page, click on the "Details" link and you'll get the bullet specs. http://browningammo.com/ammo-detail.htm ... ory=Target
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by BigAl52 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Ive never put mine on paper yet so my Henry 22’s like all of the 22 ammo. Just sayin
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Les » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:15 am

I use SK Standard Plus in all of my .22's, including my target rifles. It's very accurate and very predictable, with very few - if any - fliers. We don't really have the facilities here for plinking, so most shooting is at paper.
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by PT7 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:38 am

Hey, Les,

Since I've not used SK before (didn't ever hear of it), I just checked out your ammo at a couple of shops, one in Ohio, and the other here in MO. I was a little surprised that your ammo cost spread was 9.5 cents --- 13 cents per round. Seemed a little high. But then I looked at the SK specs and learned it's a match grade sporter ammo made by Lapua, and often used in competition. Also there were a lot of evals rating this ammo very highly; the MO shop received 71 reviews with 98% of the folk providing a high recommendation for using SK. I figured then it's not that expensive since it's designed to perform as match grade ammunition. Whenever I get to the day I need to get some more .22LR, I may try your ammo choice.

Looks like you're using some good stuff!
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Les wrote:I use SK Standard Plus in all of my .22's...
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Les » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:36 pm

PT7 wrote:Hey, Les,

Looks like you're using some good stuff!
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Yes, it certainly is good stuff. I used to use Eley Match for competitions, but the SK is half the price and just as good, so it was a no-brainer. It also made sense to me to use it in all my other .22's; the reason being that if the rounds aren't going where they should, then it's probably down to me, and not the ammo.

That's the theory, anyway! ;)
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Blackdog » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:27 pm

My 24" likes CCI Standard Vel. My 20" .22 Magnum likes CCI Total Metal Jacket. I did try Hornady Critical Defense in the mag - keyholes before they went 10 yards...I suspect the twist rate is wrong for that bullet.
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Sir Henry » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Most .22LR ammo will give you a 3” group at 50 yards. Standard velocity will take an inch off that and finding a particular ammo your rifle likes will bring it down another inch to 1”.

To get smaller than an inch I use the European stuff with the lube. Norma, SK, RWS and other’s.
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Re: What ammo does your Henry 22 like?

Post by Henry88 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:40 pm

I recently bought a scope for my H001 and hope to put together a report on how the various ammo shoots in "MY" H001. I've got most of the popular .22 ammo here, including various shorts, etc.

I personally only shoot CCI SV/Quiets (100% backyard). I havent been to a range in years :D
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