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tcc 10-07-2019 09:01 PM

Best .22LR for 100 yrs.
 
Any suggestions for accuracy at 100 yds? SV HV? Any opinions will be appreciated.
Thanks,
tcc

tcc 10-07-2019 09:20 PM

Probably wasn't clear with that post. I'm asking about .22 LR ammo shot through a rifle.

tcc

simpletom 10-07-2019 10:05 PM

A safe starting point is SK Std +, Some like CCI for an affordable go to. Buy a couple varieties that are in your price range and go to the range!

Pat McCoy 10-07-2019 11:06 PM

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1144335

Toomany22s 10-07-2019 11:39 PM

Sv 40 grain round nose is what the bench rest shooters use. CCI Sv. Aquila solid Point, Federal Target.,are the low end and then the next step up is Wolf target , SK std, and then RWS, Eley, Lapua etc.quality varies by lot, imho the greasy stuff shoots better than the waxed stuff. What’s important is consistency .

Clem-E 10-08-2019 12:47 AM

have to lot test for 100y. no way around it

CamP 10-08-2019 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clem-E (Post 11631567)
have to lot test for 100y. no way around it

What Clem said ^^^

I've spent countless dollars and hours chasing my tail and scratching my head over why a certain brand of ammo shoots great and then finding that the next lot of the same brand of ammo shoots lousy.

The solution has been to test many different lots of different ammo, then buy a big quantity of the lot of ammo that shoots the best.

jaia 10-08-2019 07:14 PM

As long as you aren't intending to win a competition,
start with the cheapest brand you like, then work y'er way up the price ladder.
It'll show you the limitations of the different quality cartridges
and if you post the results from each box of 50, produce a large quantity of rifle pron.
Rifle pron is a good thing. Provides much entertainment during the work week. ;)

Use a ballistic chronograph and the numbers will be even more useful information. :D

Think of all the discussion to be derived from the resulting targets and chrony numbers. :t

Imagine, ten 5 shot groups at 100 yards, one box at a time.
Track improvement as price per round increases. :eek:

jpickar 10-09-2019 11:10 AM

My best 100 yard groups came from Win Power Points, the old first issue ammo that came from Australia. No target ammo has come close. BUT it is almost impossible to find any of the first issue Power Point ammo anymore.

CamP 10-09-2019 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaia (Post 11632409)
Use a ballistic chronograph and the numbers will be even more useful information.

A chronograph helped immensely when I was on my quest for consistently good ammo.

1longshot 10-09-2019 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpickar (Post 11633061)
My best 100 yard groups came from Win Power Points, the old first issue ammo that came from Australia. No target ammo has come close. BUT it is almost impossible to find any of the first issue Power Point ammo anymore.

My best group at 100 was also with Winchester power points in the paper 50 round boxes from 1999. I still have that group somewhere. 8 out of 10 were under an inch?!

S&WK-22 10-09-2019 06:10 PM

How To ID
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jpickar (Post 11633061)
My best 100 yard groups came from Win Power Points, the old first issue ammo that came from Australia. No target ammo has come close. BUT it is almost impossible to find any of the first issue Power Point ammo anymore.

Ho do you ID this Ammo? I have quite a stash I bought several years back.

Best,
Gary

MKnarr 10-10-2019 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CamP (Post 11633159)
A chronograph helped immensely when I was on my quest for consistently good ammo.

I agree but I'm sure you mean understanding why some ammo is good and others bad. I bought mine because I had a brick of Wolf MT that was outstanding so I bought a half case which turned out to be terrible. The Chronograph showed the outstanding lot had 27 FPS spread while the terrible lot had 82 FPS spread. That's the day I found out I don't believe "Find what your rifle likes" and replaced it with "Test until you find a good lot."

BTW, I've had lots of Eley Match that had less than 30 FPS spread and some that had over 50 FPS spread. Having tested 4 lots of Center X and 4 of Midas I can say based on these 8 lots, their spread for all 8 lots was under 32 FPS spread. I tend to buy more Lapua than Eley.

DaveInDenver 10-10-2019 05:19 PM

SV vs. HV: Stability when drop out of speed of sound?
 
I recall reading that bullets can have a stability issue when they transition back down to sub-sonic FPS (1125) speed.

So, as the story goes, that good target shooters (I am not one of them) generally preferred SV ammo for 100yrds because HV .22lr can not stay above 1125fps at that range.

What do you pros say?

jaia 10-10-2019 06:40 PM

Transition from super to subsonic has insignificant effect on the 22lr.
Ammunition quality is everything if you are attempting rimfire accuracy at 50 yards and beyond.

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