Wanted to know how well they would perform at 150 yards on groundhogs.
I shoot CCI A17 ammo in the HMR @ 2720 FPS
CCI 30 grain V-MAX in the 22 Magnum @ 2240 FPS
I was a little surprised to see that the 22 Magnum only bested the HMR in energy to 50 yards.
At 75 yards they were close. The HMR with a slight advantage.
After that the HMR starts to pull ahead quickly.
Even though my ballistics program is telling me that.. I ain't buying it.
I'm thinking that even dispite the velocity difference.. the heavier 22 caliber is gonna have more smack. Especially being a V-MAX. So a 150 yard milk jug test is in order.
Well... At impact with the 22 Magnum the jug doesn't move.. I watch water glug out of both holes.
Now the HMR.. at impact jug splits wide open.. water sprayed..
22 Magnum jug was still half full of water. No bullet fragments.
HMR jug I find the poly tip and lead fragments in the bottom.
I guess the numbers don't lie.
p.s..impact velocity of the 22 Magnum at 150..1175 FPS
The HMR.. 1750 FPS
Edited by Z-MAX, 03 April 2019 - 07:06 PM.