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100yd .22LR shoot + ammo tests (pics/outcome)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gotime242, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. gotime242

    gotime242 Member

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    Hello all,

    I decided to compare some ammo at 100 yards for fun and post the results. This is my first one of "these" so go easy on me. Let me know what you think.

    The gun:

    Marlin 7000
    18" .22lr Bull Barrel
    10rd - Semi-Auto
    Bi-Pod
    Simmons Whitetail 6.5-20x50mm AO

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    The Range, 100 yard:

    Weather: 80 deg F.
    Wind: 2-4 knots variable, 090-110 deg crosswind from right.

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    The contenders:
    (Obviously mostly sub-sonic due to the trans-sonic issue before 100 yards.)

    -Remington "Subsonics", 38gr hollow point, "1050" fps
    -Federal "Gold Medal Target", 40gr solid, "1080" fps
    -Wolf "Match Extra", 40gr solid, "1033" fps
    -Centurion "???" 40gr solid, "1250" fps

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    The outcome (My opinion):

    1st: Wolf Match (big surpise)
    Great Function, Great consistency. After i was done i was nailing a golf-ball and shotgun shells on the ground at 110 yards with ease. This was the "match extra", which cost more than the "match target" which is JUST as good. So if you find the match target, that is a better buy.

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    2nd: Federal Gold Medal (711b)
    Good Function, but with the slightly higher fps of 1200, i believe greater consistency is to be found with the wolf. Not a bad round, but i wouldnt probably buy again due to the other options out there. Again this is all just my humble opinion.

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    3rd: Centurion
    Worked "ok". Smelled bad. And i dont know why but ive shot this before and it had HORRIBLE groups at even 50 yards. Maybe a bad box? Anyway...this box did way better than i thought but i will still never buy it again based on my previous experiances. The groups today were just shot with leftovers.

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    4th: Remington "Subsonics"
    First shot of the day with this stuff failed to fire (saw the pin-mark on the casing on both). Then again within the first mag of 10. Horrible groups at 100 yards (all over the place laterally), but ive had better luck close in when plinking and so fourth. Not a good 100yrd target choice, but for 50 yards or less i wouldnt hesitate to use it or buy it again.

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    So thats that!! Not much of a story, just a little info and some fun for the day. Hope you all like the picture. While i was taking them my friend thought it would be funny to drop one of his swiss rounds into my picture to apparently show me what a "real caliber" looks like. :D And i told him my little wolves will outshoot him all day. ;)

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    Take care all, happy holidays.
     
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  2. Ohio Gun Guy

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    good format, fun read, good information.

    THANKS!:D
     
  3. Cesiumsponge

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    Great results! I have to give that Wolf a try. Have you tried Eley Tenex or Lapua Midas? It's incredibly expensive but I've had incredible results with it. Its supposedly stuff they use in olympic matches. I've always managed under 1" @ 100 yards when I do my part. However it no longer becomes "cheap 22LR plinking" because its about $15/50. It's nice to "see what the rifle can do" but for general plinking, it hurts the wallet.
     
  4. maddog1775

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    Strange, but all the problems I have ever had with .22lr have been with Remington ammo. Wolf seems to be reliable in any caliber.
     
  5. gotime242

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    Hmm, i havnt but it definetly sounds interesting. Honestly after i saw what this wolf can do i dont ever want to buy anything else. :D

    That would be great to get under 1" @100 yards. Im probably going to go back and really spend time with the wolf more, also probably wouldnt hurt to clean my barrel for the first time this year, lol.
     
  6. FMJMIKE

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    Very good report!!!! Thanks............:D
     
  7. NC-Mike

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    Wolf Target has been very popular with the mouse-gun guys for a long time now.

    I believe that ammo is made in Germany and uses Vihtavuori powder.
     
  8. .38 Special

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    Good job.

    The Wolf stuff is more than occasionally used for practice by 50 meter free pistol shooters, so is a bit of a sleeper.

    The Remington stuff has a well deserved reputation for unreliability, and the vertical stringing your target shows is probably illustrative of inconsistent ignition. I don't have anything against Remington in general, but think their .22 LR stuff is junk.

    Thanks for the report!
     
  9. jpatterson

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    Very interesting! I may have to pick up a box or two of the Wolf. Thanks for posting, I will have to give this a try myself.
     
  10. popeyespappy

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    The Wolf Match 22lr is currently manufactured by SK. It is actually the same as the SK Standard Plus. You can sometimes get the SK Standard Plus for less than the Wolf Match if you shop around.
     
  11. natescout

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    does the wolf match .22 LR suppose to have an oil film on them ?
     
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    The remington is strange (to me), i use the subsonic and bulk pack with great success in my Savage MKII.
     
  13. elmerfudd

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    My CZ452 shoots well with both American Eagle and Wolf Target. The American Eagle holds close to a 1/2" group out to around 60 yards, but by the time it gets to 100 yards the groups spread out to around 2". The Wolf Target shoots just over 1" at 100 yards. At around 50 yards it's less than 1/2".

    I think the American Eagle goes transonic somewhere around the 60 yard mark and that's why the accuracy deteriorates afterward.
     
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    Thanks for the info. remington ammo has been spotty for the past 7-10 years with the exception of thier target ammo and their yellow jackets and Vipers.
     
  15. Ratshooter

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    Excellent post. You need to post this at www.rimfirecentral.com you will be the hero of the week.

    Its funny about Remington and their rimfire ammo. It used to be my #1 choice. The stuff shot great back in the early 80s. The new stuff I have bought has been junk. It misfires, has low and high reports and produces crap for groups. I don't get it.
     
  16. Dean Williams

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    Nice write up. Interesting and informative. I'll have to keep an eye out for the Wolf ammo.
    I've also had kind of crummy results some of the Remington .22 stuff. I seem to do better with American Eagle.
    Appreciate all the pics!
     
  17. Zerstoerer

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    I am only counting 9 bullet holes in your first target - which would make it the loser of the group in any competion. Where did # 10 go?
     
  18. gotime242

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    I might of only shot 9 by accident :(
    haha, sorry.
     
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    I would like to have seen some the Aguila ammo included for comparison. I have just got some lately to try in my different 22's. I got some of the Super Maximum 30gr @ a rated 1750fps for fun and some sub-sonics and standard vel. for targets. Mostly interested in my Rem. 541-T HB that liked the PMC Moderator ammo. I think the rumor was that PMC was made by Aguila that uses the Eley priming system. I have been too busy to test, but soon if it warms up a bit.

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  20. BADUNAME37

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    Great shot! Keep up the good work!
     
  21. gotime242

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    Ill grab some other types of ammo and probably keep it going. Thanks!
     
  22. cracked butt

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    Nice work.
    Wolf .22 ammo is really good stuff.
     
  23. Nhsport

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    Nice piece.

    If you do a repeate try some CCI STD . Doesn't function some semis but it is generally a decent performer in most guns . I agree Wolf is nice stuff but the price and supply has become a problem.

    NCSMITTY-- Yes-the whole line of PMC rimfire (except for the very early stuff) was made by Aguilla. The 30gr stuff has lots of speed but the accuracy is so-so. Pmc Zappers and Aguilla high velocity 38 and 40 grain has been my favorite high velocity ammo for a while. The 40 gr Aguilla Std Vel and Target ammos are all good . They used to be dirt cheep (not so much these days) and quite accurate
     
  24. CZguy

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    Many of us never clean a .22 barrel. (until the accuracy falls off, which can be years)

    Much more info on this can be found at Rimfire Central.





    That was an excellent post gotime242. :cool:
     
  25. Big Matt

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    I'll add my thanks and say great post/info as well. I'm quite surprised with the results, having never heard of Wolf .22 RF ammo. Will have to give it a try.

    Maybe in another round of tests you could try CCI as Nhsport suggested, but maybe the CCI minimags and green tag target ammo?

    I'm certainly no expert but the CCI minimags have worked beautifully in my .22 rifles, very accurate and consistent (for me).

    In addition, while in school shooting competitively, our team used the CCI green tag ammo exclusively and I was always impressed with it.

    Granted this was over 15 years ago so things may have changed a bit, but CCI ammo has always treated me well.

    Am going to give some of these tested brands a try in the future though to see how they work for me.

    Thanks again for the report.
     
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