I do that with most all my centerfire rifles. Cast bullets for the larger cals. Lightweight jacketed for the 223. One thing I always do is find a squib load that will shoot where the sights look without adjusting them.i wonder is there any reason 5.56 couldn't be handloaded down to 22 mag equivalent not sure why you'd want to but seems like it could be done
True that!!! Ruger 10/22 would be really tough to beat for what you need. I would just prefer the 22 LR over the 22 WRM.For a survival rifle, 22LR without a doubt.
Agree...Overall the 22LR makes better sense...although it wouldn't hurt to put back a few boxes of 22Mag, that is if you have a use for it. I did just that, put a few boxes back, as I have a Ruger Single Six...with the spare 22Mag cylinder..22 mag is about 25% faster and 70% more muzzle energy. 70% more is a lot. If I could only choose one, I'd choose .22 LR because you can buy it cheap by the thousands and you can carry twice as much for the same space and weight.
If I could have two, my second small rim fire round would be .17WSM. Faster and more energy than the more common .17HMR and twice the velocity and energy of .22Mag in a round that isn't much larger or heavier.
It can be done easily. The low-powered rounds will not operate semi-automatically, but work great with a suppressor and are useful, non-destructive small game loads. You will need to experiment to determine a useful zero, but back in the day, loading 55-grain M193 pulled bullets, a charge of 4 grains of Bullseye pistol powder shot close to the sights at 50 feet using a normal 250 metre battlesight zero with ball ammo in the old M16A1.i wonder is there any reason 5.56 couldn't be handloaded down to 22 mag equivalent not sure why you'd want to but seems like it could be done
A 10/22 or Savage FV-SR is hard to beat. The Takedown even more so. The simplicity of the Savage bolt action is a huge plus. Love them both.Okay, so yes, I have Googled and gotten conflicting opinions on this topic so I just wanted to ask the community here. For a backup survival rifle, would you recommend the regular .22 LR or .22 Mag. I know the LR is cheaper, more available, and more rifles are available that fire it, but is that enough to put it over the Mag for survival situations? For example, I am considering the Ruger 10/22 Takedown with Magpul backpacker stock or the Henry AR7 for my backup rifle. Can anyone suggest to me a better weapon that uses the Mag ammo or even the LR ammo for this particular purpose? Want something compact, reliable, and easy to maintain.