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Title: hp or sp
Post by: Sniper81 on July 13, 2010, 07:48:14 AM
which in your opinion is better for squirrels hollow point or softpoint
Title: Re: hp or sp
Post by: John Andrews on July 13, 2010, 08:55:02 AM
Both, depending on what caliber I am shooting. Back when I used a .22, I found that HP CCI Stingers were best for me.

Now that I use my .17 HMR for squirrel hunting, I use the explosive VMax ammo.

For my pack along .22 Browning pistol, I will be using Stingers or CCI Mini Mags.
Title: Re: hp or sp
Post by: Morax on July 13, 2010, 05:43:50 PM
Both, depending on what caliber I am shooting. Back when I used a .22, I found that HP CCI Stingers were best for me.

Now that I use my .17 HMR for squirrel hunting, I use the explosive VMax ammo.

For my pack along .22 Browning pistol, I will be using Stingers or CCI Mini Mags.
why post when asked and answered so well?
Title: Re: hp or sp
Post by: Nick_T on July 13, 2010, 07:29:00 PM
I get better accuracy out of round nosed bullets but less crawl offs with HPs so I shoot HPs. I ain't much into the "head shots only" thing, dead squirrel equals more pecans, so if I'm offered a good heart/lung target, that's what I take. If I were into head shots only, then the round nose bullets might be a better choice, as it doesn't matter much what goes through the brain as long as it connects.

Nick T
Title: Re: hp or sp
Post by: Juandogg on July 13, 2010, 10:13:58 PM
Fmj is the only way to go
Title: Re: hp or sp
Post by: bohicajuan on July 15, 2010, 10:34:35 PM
Unless it's a Single-Six.......You're a wuss! :-P :twisted: :roll:
Title: Re: hp or sp
Post by: ray40cal on July 16, 2010, 12:47:53 AM
If you hit them anywhere from the shoulder bone to the head it wont matter much.   Well i've had a couple long range instances with a pellet gun where a shoulder shot didnt penetrate enough to kill them quick but they still couldnt run into a hole with a busted shoulder. Accuracy trumps all