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Hornady 22 Magnum NTX - Hunt Damage Report Video

Hornady 22 Magnum NTX Ground Squirrel Hunt Lead Free Ammunition

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#1 Eric Mayer

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

I've been asked by a bunch of people how the new Hornady 22 Magnum NTX ammunition performs on small varmints. This is a real short video showing the damage to some ground squirrels I recently took during a depredation hunt on a farm.

My impressions are that this ammunition is extremely accurate, flat shooting and does enough damage to drop smaller varmints on the spot! Accuracy is always #1 for me, but the performance is good enough to expect dead varmints when shot placement is not ideal. I'm not saying rump shoot them, but I am saying that an inch off shouldn't make a difference on this sized game. The performance does not match the lead ammunition, but that is to be expected with the lead-free option.

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