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Crow Mags may not work well on raccoons, since they sacrifice penetration for expansion and impact. Save those for the birds, and use the domes on the raccoon and groundhog.
Also if your new .22 is a springer (or nitro piston) those take a little while to settle in, maybe a couple hundred rounds.
Good that you’re using the artillery hold. Some folks report that with the more powerful springers, they seem to like a firmer hold into the shoulder, but still loose supporting the stock. I haven’t tried it yet.
Let us know how it pans out, and maybe pass on some hunting pix and videos in the Hunting sub-forum!