Originally Posted by Buglemintoday
Let us know what you find Arrowhead!
Are you in the Artesia/Carlsbad area? I might be out there soon...I have quite the arrowhead collection for less than a years worth of surface hunting
I'm northeast of there up on the cap. I won't ask if you are collecting them on BLM or state land as that's a no-no. I have quite a few from out in the sandhills when it was all legal but my nicest ones were found on the farm I grew up on over in Texas but still on top of the cap.
Now to the ammo report. I got a late start due to helping my son move some heavy stuff and the sun was low to the southwest which created some less than helpful reflections on the sights. A rest helped with the SR22 but not as much as I hoped for. I actually shot the PPK/S 22 better than the Ruger but I didn't have as much reflection on it's sights for some reason. I'm still a lousy shot with short barreled light weight pistols.
Anyway I took some Federal Champion, Remington Golden Bullets, Winchester Super X, CCI Mini-Mags, and Fiocci hv and a little subsonic. The Fiocci HV and subsonsic got the same sizes groups but the sub sonic wouldn't cycle the gun. It was shoot, cycle the side, shoot, and do it again. Both gave four shots in an inch at 10 yards with a flyer in every group. Winchester had one dud in twenty five rounds and gave me groups of 1 1/2 inches with a couple of fliers. Both the CCI and Remington gave the best groups of about 3/4" but the fliers persisted. Some of them were my fault and I knew when I managed to pull a shot. Both brands shot with no problems.
The Federal was junk. I have amended my statement about Winchester Expert being worse than Federal. This stuff was terrible. The very first shot was a squib. The bullet did make it out of the barrel but I checked to make sure before another shot. Next three went bang and and then click. Ran it thru again and click. Next four went bang and another squib. Next couple of shots when bang and a stovepipe. I finally managed to get three five shot groups on target from the SR22 and they were all two inches or better. At 10 yards.
I had basically the same results with the PPK/S 22 but with slightly smaller groups and didn't even attempt to shoot any of the Federal ammo in it. I also took my new Mk III 22/45 lite and Mk IV target which are equipped with red dot sights. Much better groups with the target but still with the same variations between ammo. What was a big surprise was the Mk III. The ammo did basically the same thing as it did with the other three guns but I got my largest groups with it. I was also testing a compensator that I made along with the ammo and I am going to blame it. I forgot to take the factory nut to compare but I will do that next week. I'm also going to eleminate Federal ammo from my testing.