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Just purchased a new .22 LR Marlin xt-22ro and looking to do some small game hunting with it, but I'm looking to pick up a box of whatever the highest velocity .22 LR i can find. Price isn't too much of an issue because I'm not using it too much at the range, but I'm also not looking to pay more that 20 for 50 rounds. Any help/input would be appreciated.
 

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I know you're looking for HV ammo, but be advise ( if you are not already aware of it ), HV may not be as accurate in your firearm as other less speedy ammo. I've had rifles that delivered pinpoint accuracy with CCI, and others that would not even print a group with it. Almost every .22 rifle I've owned liked different ammo. I had one rifle that shot better with Winchester standard velocity ammo that it did with dedicated target loads. You need to spend some time at the range with different ammo to decide which is better. Unless of course you are just looking to spray and pray:)
 

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Just purchased a new .22 LR Marlin xt-22ro and looking to do some small game hunting with it, but I'm looking to pick up a box of whatever the highest velocity .22 LR i can find. Price isn't too much of an issue because I'm not using it too much at the range, but I'm also not looking to pay more that 20 for 50 rounds. Any help/input would be appreciated.
I do my small game hunting with standard velocity 40 grain solids because they are accurate and the solid bullet nails them down without blowing up the meat I want to eat. Above posters are correct, find the most accurate load for your gun and use that. an extra 50 or 350 or 550 fps isn't going to mean a hill of beans if you miss. Something every hunter should think about.
 

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Aguila Supermax are currently the highest velocity on the market today. They make them in solid and hollow point.
Over 1700 fps claimed and I've seen vids of chrony's confirming this.
Be aware, the OAL is standard on these, but the case length very slightly longer. Some automatics might not feed these properly.
My Ruger 10/22 and SR22 feed them fine, and of course my lever Henry does too.
 

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Everyone has given you good advive. The only thing I have to add is: "Good Luck Findying any type of .22 right now!
 
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