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Most Accurate .22 ammo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lobo9er, Sep 4, 2009.

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  1. lobo9er

    lobo9er Member

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    whats the best .22 LR ammo you guys have used?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Eley Tenex, by far.

    rc
     
  3. Schleprok62

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    Most accurate I've "used"???

    CCI std velocity
    Rem Target SV

    This is kind of a loaded question, as almost all .22's are finicky to some degree... what works best in my rifles, might not be what works best in yours... even if you have the same make and model rifles...

    Cheers...
     
  4. Niel4

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    Does it really matter?

    I shoot a scoped Marlin 60 and feed it whatever is on sale and they all work fine. Mostly target @ 50-75 yds.

    What would I be looking for if I bought the reco's here in terms of performance?
     
  5. Howard Roark

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    My SB prone rifle likes Lapua Midas+. It gets Federal Gold Medal Match though!
     
  6. TimRB

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    All rifles are different. Go into a gun store, buy one box of everything they have, and do some testing. Don't be surprised if your rifle prefers modest ammo over the high-priced spread.

    Tim
     
  7. lobo9er

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    all good points i "expanded" my range out to 100-125 yards and i think i'm pushing my winchester 69A to the limits. i have been shooting groups with in 3 to four inches. i think i can do a little better though i used to shoot at 50 yards and at 50 yards i was feeling pretty darn good about my self :) 100 plus yards i have been a bit harder, but very fun
     
  8. Jubjub

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    If I had to buy just one kind of .22 ammo for the rest of my life, without hesitation it would be CCI Mini-Mags. I can fiddle around trying a bunch of different ammo for a given gun and find one that shoots better groups, but it probably won't be much better, and it will probably be way more expensive.

    That said, I don't have to buy one kind of .22 ammo, and I have tried dozens.

    For cheap plinking ammo I like CCI Blazer or Federal Champion 510. Rumor has it that it's exactly the same ammo except for the headstamp. Very consistent and reliable, and only a bit more costly than the bulk stuff.

    For accuracy, if I want a bragging group out of one of my more accurate guns, Wolf MT does nicely, and my squirrel gun gets fed with subsonic hollow points, either Eley or SK. Any of those will shoot well under 1/2" at 50 yards in any of my bull barreled 10/22s. A bit expensive for everyday shooting though.
     
  9. Maverick223

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    Definitely reloads :neener: [<That'd be a joke right there]...but the best I have used is CCI green tags. :)
     
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  10. browningguy

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    I use Eley Pistol Match and RWS Target Rifle for most of my .22 target shooting. In my GSG-5 I shoot mini mags.

    From my 10-22 target rifle here is a comparison of Mini Mags and Eley Match. Both were shot on the same day within a few minutes of each other, a side wind running 5-8MPH at 50 yards. Note the much smaller vertical deviation in the groups with the Ely, I still ahve quite a lot of horizontal deviation with the Eley but I was not trying to hold into the wind when it came up, just used the same point of aim for each shot.

    CCI - Really not a bad group for this ammo.

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    Eley Match - Not the most expensive ammo they have but good enough for semi-serious plinking.

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  11. lobo9er

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    nice shooting browningguy!
    i went out before sun down looking for Squirrel and on the way back in i took another stab at it 5 rounds in 3 1/2 inch circle with blazer rounds. at 50 yards with blazer and cheap remington stuff i was shooting inch groups and better no problem. in the end i'm thinking i may sight in at 75 yards so i'm a little high at 50 and a couple inches low at 125. estimating my yardage too with with paces, seems pretty close friends all seemed to think i'm around 125 defintaly over 100 for sure.
     
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    If accuracy is your goal,then you want sub-sonic ammo, like the Eley,Wolf,etc.. The higher velocity CCI stuff is about the highest quality,most consistent and most reliable around, but not as pin-point accurate as sub-sonic.
     
  13. Odd Job

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    In my R55 Benchmark most accurate is Eley Tenex, followed by Lapua Master M.
    Those are quite waxy and I found reliable feeding to be a problem unless cleaning every 50 rounds.
    So now I use Eley Sport which is good enough for accurate shooting for recreational purposes.

    This was at 25 yards, a 10 shot group with a rolled up carpet as a rest, using Eley Sport. The rifle is good for that at 50 yards also, with a proper rest. This is 11mm edge to edge, which is good enough for a casual shooter like me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    "All rifles are different."

    What he said. Not all models are different, but all rifles. The best rimfire ammo is the brand and lot number your gun likes.

    I'm down to my last box of the old low-numbered Federal Gold Medal.

    John
     
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    Thought I might pass this along .................:D

    ELEY claims all five Gold medals in 50m events in Munich

    21 May 2009


    ELEY struck gold again at the third stage of the ISSF World Cup Series held at the Olympic Shooting Range in Munich, Germany from 12-20 May 2009. The British .22 cartridges were used by shooters who won 10 medals at the well attended World Cup in Germany. ELEY's premium product Tenex dominated the 50m events, claiming all five gold medals and all medals in the Men's 50m Prone event:

    Event Highlights

    Men's 50m Prone
    The Men's 50m Prone final saw 7/8 competitors using ELEY tenex to fight it out for the top position, Guy Starik of Israel and World Record holder in this event was triumpant with a total score of 703.3.The Israeli shooter had started the final round in the lead with a qualification score of 598 points and fired some great shots to lead him to victory (598-47x + Final105.3 Total 703.3).

    The Prone event saw the return of double Olympic medalist Matt Emmons to the ISSF World Cup circuit after a break from international competition as he become a father in April. Emmons was in sixth place going into the Prone final with 597 and climbed up the scoreboard to finish second after shooting an excellent final of 105.0 to claim the silver medal ahead of team mate Michael McPhail who finishing right behind Emmons in third place with 701.0 points to grab the bronze.

    The Final was closed by an exciting shoot-off between the two best Rifle Prone shooters of the world, who are both sponsored by ELEY. Coming from a weak qualification, Beijing’s Olympic Champion Artur AIVAZIAN of Ukraine finished the match tied to the 2008 World Cup Final winner and Beijing’s Olympic Bronze medallist Worren Potent with a total of 700.8 points. The two athletes had to pass through a shoot-off, won by Potent 10.1 to 9.0 points.
     
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    My Savage likes Federal Bulk Packs and my 10/22 likes CCI SGB. Since you can't reload, buying every type of ammo out there and testing them is as close as you can get to tailoring your loading.
     
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    +1 on the Eley Tenex, It shoots amazingly well in everything I have ever used it in, i just wish I could afford to shoot more of it. 16.50 a box is just a bit steep for me.

     
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    velocitors in my 10/22
    Tho my mod 60 refuses to enjoy anything but Remington /cry
     
  19. rangerruck

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    eley is the best 22 ammo made; no one makes 22 ammo like eley.
    they also make the components , that are assembled in diff countries.
    For the companies called
    Aguila(mexico)
    golden eagle(america)
    Centurion, I think (also mexico)
    and 3 remmy products; black/green label, orange label, yellow label.

    for a surprisingly good cheapy, look for American eagle, red box, made
    by Federal.
    http://www.zediker.com/books/rimfire/rf_for_web/rf_pages_84_85.pdf

    notice here in this ad, that the average deviation for this round is only 5FPS!!!!
    that is just amazing!

    http://www.eley.co.uk/ammunition.aspx

    and a great write up, outside article;
    http://www.shootingtimes.com/ammunition/eley_101405/index2.html
     
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  20. Jubjub

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    Eley is great shooting ammo all right, but it smells bad.
     
  21. Maverick223

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    Is there a difference between the grades of Remington Eley Match? I have a box of Yellow in the safe that I have yet to try. :)
     
  22. 22-rimfire

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    Eley is most likely the best target grade 22 ammo. The thing is, do you feel that you need the most accurate? It is a question of how much is enough for you and are you willing to pay the price for what is traditionally the best?
     
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    Well I may have to try the orange as well...but no Tenex for my little 10/22...just not worth it IMO. :)
     
  25. lobo9er

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    well heres the thing all these claims of eley ammo seem to be 25 yards and 50 yards i can do this with remington thunder and blazer, i'm shooting 125 yards. to be honest i have never heard of the stuff, but i'll give it a shot. i'm not meaning to discredit the ammo or the shooters but 25 yards doesn't really prove much i think it's gonna be trial and error and working on being steady. i suppose i was looking for a super secret .22 ammo.
    but all in all i sincerely thank everyone for the response.
     
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