Jtex, This thread was about 22lr pistols, not rifles. So, I don't think we are talking about "head shots" mostly having fun. I have a Ruger 22/45 with bull barrel and FO front site it is very "fun" to shoot and still helps me relax when shooting and concentrate on the front site when i rapid fire at 3 different targets at varying distances.Unless you're an exceptional markmans, using a .22LR pistol, your target for a head shot, better be no more than 25 yards away, up to point blank. Now with my Winchester model 72 bolt action, 100 year old rifle. I could probably shoot you in the eye at 50-75 yards in the head at 100-125 yards. A chest shot with a 22LR pistol round, just about took Reagan out due to they couldn't find the the lead and the spot of bleeding. Using a .22 rifle, really speeds up the round. If you really had a good place to shoot and practice 25,50,75,100 yards, practicing 3 times a week or so, would really help a lot. Not much reason to go past 50 yards with pistol but you may learn a few things, you didn't know, which would help go from a marginal shooter to a good shooter with your 22LR pistol.
Had bought a used SR22 which would eject the casings all over the place. Got a captured spring guide rod from Tandemkross that was about 4.5 pounds of strength and they got consistent ejections. (replaced the flexible plastic guide rod that came with it with the captured spring rod.Pistol wise I have a Ruger Standard, MK III 22/45 Lite, and SR-22. While I have owned them all at least four years, the Standard since '78 or so, I have never fired the 22/45. The SR-22 has had a little outing, and a few missteps, but all fired the second time. I must be hoarding 22 ammo as I have not been shooting it in anything.
I have used a few Tandemkross products I will try this oneHad bought a used SR22 which would eject the casings all over the place. Got a captured spring guide rod from Tandemkross that was about 4.5 pounds of strength and they got consistent ejections. (replaced the flexible plastic guide rod that came with it with the captured spring rod.
You will find that only 3 types of ammo can be reliably shot thru semi-auto 22's. They are CCI Mini-mags, stingers and velocitors, all HV rounds.And Rem Golden Bullets, and Aquila Super Extra's. Nothing else generates enough back pressure to cycle the slidee.i have the sig mosquito. the first box of ammo i picked up was remington hollow point gold ( not sure if that is quite the exact type but im not at home right now). they shoot flawlessly with no ftf or fte with over 300 rnds. now the first time a buddy of mine tried to push federal ammo thru it. after the first shot it jammed. my mosquito does not like cheaper side of ammo.