Im new to this ruger 10/22 rifle and I would like to know what is the most powerful ammo for this rifle. and what is the biggest animal can be hunt with this ammo. thanks
Are you, by implication, recommending that someone should use, or even would use, 22LR hollow point ammunition to try to bag a Woodchuck? While a larger caliber wouldbe best, many are taken with 22LR and among 22LR rounds a much better choice would be a round with a solid bullet. In fact, 22LR solid points have proven much more effective whenever I hunt smaller game such as rabbits or squirrels with a 22LR than are hollow points. I have even bagged a few chucks with it, and one or two Porcupines, a crow or three, and some larger game I care not to discuss. I use various brands and styles of solid bullet 22LR ammunition. Of course you should always strive for a head shot on chucks as well as on small game animals, not just for a surer kill but for better meat for the pot and a nicer pelt. Another plus about a solid bullet - it is less likely to leave bits of itself in the flesh for you to find with your teeth.A .22 rifle has problems keeping a 10 lb chuck from getting down his hole, with the best .22lr hp's available, unless hit in the spine, brain, or shoulder.