HORNADY AMMO 22 MAG 45gr FTX CRITICAL DEFENSE 50b 40c

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HORNADY AMMO 22 MAG 45gr FTX CRITICAL DEFENSE 50b 40c
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Product Information

The patented Flex Tip® technology used in Critical Defense® ammunition eliminates the clogging and inconsistency that often plagues hollow point bullets. Hornady® achieved this by using the same tip material as used in LEVERevolution® ammunition.

All Critical Defense® ammunition is loaded in nickel cases for increased visibility in low-light situations. Premium low fl ash propellants deliver proven performance, even in very shortbarreled handguns, and won't disrupt your vision. Reliable expansion and dependable terminal performance can be counted on for concealed carry/personal protection.

This is loaded ammunition.

WARNING

WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Technical Notes

Ballistic Coefficient: 0.110

Read 20 Reviews - Average Rating: 5 stars

45 gr projectile

By John G H. on Nov 01, 2019
Hits hard plus accurate

Hornady critical defense 22 magnum

By David W. on Sep 03, 2019
Great ammo, but even better shipper.

HORNDY CRITICAL DEFENSE 22 MAG

By ED D. on Aug 29, 2019
VERY FAST AND ACCURATE OUT OF MY NAA POCKET REVOLVER. I DO NOT FEEL UNDER- POWERED. GOOD ENOUGH FOR HEAD SHOT AT CLOSE QUARTERS. YES, I WOULD RATHER CARRY A 45, BUT THAT WOULD BE FROWNED ON AT WORK. I AM CONFIDENT THAT THESE WILL DO THEIR INTENDED JOB.

Hornady 22 mag

By John K. on May 09, 2019
Like these for my old Taurus 971 SS 8 shooter, I love them and the pistol loves them,, what more could you want..

As usual Grafs had the best price and they are a pleasure to do business with, shipping is fast also...

22WMR Ammo tests in bolt action target rifle with scope.

By Charles N. on May 09, 2019
Of the brands tested Hornady 45gr Critical Defense was the clear winner. From a tripod rest my 86 year old eyes
were able to put 5 rounds into a ragged hole at 25 yds that measured .363 at it's widest point. The nearest rival made a three shot group that measured .392. The worst group of five brands tested was .678 for five rounds.

Hornady ammo

By Stan H. on Apr 22, 2019
Great ammo and great service from Grafs! I highly recommend both.

HORNADY 22 MAG 45gr FTX CRITICAL DEFENSE

By John W. on Apr 15, 2019
I recently purchased a 6 inch S & W model 48 K - Frame in .22 Mag... This load from Hornady was designed for pistol, where most all .22 Mag Ammunition was all developed for rifle.... This gives the Critical Defense load a more desirable burn rate charge for operating in a 6" barrel revolver. The Hornady Ammo shoot great.

Very accurate

By Vincent m C. on Mar 29, 2019
Bought these to shoot in a revolver, & am very satisfied. Accurate and no excessive muzzle flash. Will buy more.

Great Ammo...

By Huey E. on Mar 28, 2019
Very accurate and expand well even from my Custom Bearcat 4" Revolver. Recovered bullets expanded from .340-.370". Highly recommended for 22 Magnum Revolver Shooters.

Hornady 22 mag 45g.

By Sherman S. on Mar 12, 2019
Excellent ammo for both my rifle and pistol. Both will hold a very tight group with this ammo.

Great in short barrel guns!

By Robert C. on Jan 22, 2019
I bought this for my two pocket light weights (S&W 7 shot and NAA Sheriff) and discovered it works great in the bigger guns too. GREAT all around ammo for when you need reliability. (NOT plinking in other words). Pricey for plinking so I use other stuff for that. Will buy more.

Hornady 22 magnum critical defense

By TOBY S. on Jan 15, 2019
worked perfectly in both my PMR 30 and Henry H001m.
Grouped well , fed and ejected without any issues.

hornady 22 magnum

By Paul L. on Dec 29, 2018
great in a PMR30

Self defense

By Gary L. on Dec 19, 2018
mags in a derringer, perfect for self defense on my property if needed. Also a ccw for my wife.

hornady 22 magnum

By David M A. on Dec 13, 2018
I bought this ammo for my 5 shot pocket pistol and it works great. I recently purchased a Ruger american 22 magnum. It shoots one hole groups at 25 yds too!! I'm very pleased with this ammo. I'm ordering more!!

hornady 22 magnum

By David M A. on Dec 13, 2018
This round is perfect for my needs. It is my go to round for my NAA 5 shot pocket pistol. It also is very accurate in my Ruger American 22 mag.

Great utility loading

By OREN M. on Dec 08, 2018
Our always ready "house gun" is a 22 Mag Mares Leg. A downside to 22 Mag is that sometimes the firearm chambering them can be finicky, Having tried just about everything from a 25 to 50 gr load in the Mares Leg, the Hornady FTX load seems to work best. The Chrony indicates a MV of 1650 fps. We are real shooters, not paper punchers so cannot quote some group performance. This load/gun combo does consistently punch (at 33yds) the center out of vertically positioned clay birds, then a second shot to break the rim. It has nicely dispatched raccoon and surprised a few crows. Should a two legged marauder show up uninvited, everyone in the house knows how to use the Mares Leg, we trust the FTX load will do the same.

17hornet brass

By John M. on Dec 07, 2018
arrived on time and in perfect condition Hornady products are top notch and this was no exception

Good for CMR's and PMR's

By Mike K. on Dec 05, 2018
I have a PMR and CMR, and it loves this stuff!

Competitor's choice

By Michael B. on Sep 19, 2018
Revision: November 2018
I’ve discovered that Hornady Critical Defense .22 Magnum is not suitable for Henry rifles. I asked the Henry community about this and several have reported similar results – Hornady Critical Defense will keyhole at 25 yards and beyond when fired from Henry rifles. The twist rate seems to be wrong for this bullet. CCI TMJ 40gr will produce dime size groups with peep sights, but the 45gr Hornady hits the paper sideways. At 100 yards it did not find the paper. Be advised.

Original: I recently bought a .22 Magnum rifle and asked other Lever Action Silhouette shooters what ammo to start with. The majority told me Hornady Critical Defense. At the regional match in September it seemed to be the only ammo competitors were using. Accurate and hard hitting, at affordable price. Designed for handguns, but works well in 20" & 24" barrels too. I was able to use one sight setting for targets as close as 40 yards and as far out as 100 yards.
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