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Old 03-04-2020, 12:20 AM
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Fedderson barrel . What brand ammo?



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New to the forum. I am building a 10/22 for our local club 100 yrd shoots. My question is what ammo have you found that shoots the best out of Fedderson 16.25 barrels? The gun will be tactical style. Crazy Ivan stock system, Fedderson 16.25 fluted barrel, 12" free float m lock barrel guard, carbine buffer tube and luth-ar MBA-3 butt stock. Still using stock bolt and trigger group for now. Scope to be determined. It would cost a fortune to test all the ammo out there. Hoping that you can tell me what your Feddersen barrels like to eat. Will post pics when the parts get here this week.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:40 AM
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You'll have to try several different flavors and see what your rifle prefers. Just because a specific type of ammo shoots well in someone else's rifle/barrel doesn't mean that yours will like it.
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:32 AM
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try some flavors of eley and cci standard velocity
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:34 AM
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sorry to say there is no exact science to ammo selection for each make/model of barrel...you have to try each of 'em out and see what they do

I have several of the Green Mountain Heavy Taper barrels, a couple absolutely love CCI Blazers...and (sadly) a couple of them don't

but, I always start with a hundred rounds of CCI MiniMags for break in, then I start the search going from the cheapest (CCI Blazer, Winchester Wildcat) and working my way up the price ladder of what's readily available to me at the time
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Thanks everybody. I know that not all barrels are going to all like one brand. I'm kinda looking for an average for starting point. I have a few hundred cc plinkers that I will use for break in.
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Old cci blazer and federal match HV
Are respectable in mine.


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i went thru 24 partial boxes of ammo before I found the "right" one, nothing was over 7.00 a box though
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For whatever reason my Feddersen barrels don't shoot very good with CCI ammo. They all shoot ok with most types of Federal. Just like every .22lr the better the ammo the better it's going to shoot. You may be able to get some excellent 5 shot groups with one type or another of the cheaper ammo but it just doesn't have the QC to give consistent results box after box. If your looking for a starting point for accuracy testing I would try some type of SK or Eley.
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Each barrel is different but my Feddersen 16.25" fluted bull barrel does not like CCI Stnd Velo one bit. At the lower end of the cost spectrum I have used Geco Bolt which gives decent results but with some fliers . Plenty good enough for general plinking at around $20.00 per brick though. For a few more $$ Norma Tac is pretty decent at around $45.00 per brick. At around $60.00-$65.00 per brick SK Stnd Plus is better by far . And if I really want to see what kind of accuracy my Feddersen barrel is capable of Lapua Center X beats them all but at around $112.00 per brick it's certainly not plinking ammo.

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in my experience X-ACT is probably your best bet
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SK match pistol and center -X do great out of my federsen barrel.
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SK match pistol and center -X do great out of my federsen barrel.
Well I was gonna say try some SK Pistol Match. I have yet to try a barrel that didn't shoot it well.
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My latest fav , aquila 40 grain rn,sv. Ely primed, so at least it smells like youre shooting expensive ammo
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:36 PM
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Hey thanks every body . This gives me a good starting point. Eventually I will try as many different brands as I can.
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"My question is what ammo have you found that shoots the best out of Fedderson 16.25 barrels?"

It depends on what you consider best? At reasonable .22lr distances my Feddereson melonited heavy straight barrel likes the normal stuff that shoots well in many rifles like Lapua Midas+, RWS R-50, Eley. But I don't like spending 35 cents a round to shoot a .22lr. And I sure ain't going to test lots and then buy a pallet of of its favorite high dollar ammo.

When I shoot 2" saltines at 185yrds I use whatever HV ammo I have on hand, because at that distance there is a lot going on for a .22lr round fired out of a semi auto rifle, not the least of which is a bit o' luck.

I have some friends that shoot well in ARA benchrest and I just can't go down that rabbit hole. However, if I were going to find out what might be possible in .22lr semi auto land with really good setup that includes all the things for true benchrest accuracy I would search out Joe Chacon on this forum. He and his ABRA friends have made a science out of "1022" accuracy.

For myself if I can get minute of eyeball accuracy or 1/4" groups at 25, 1/2" at 50 or less and hit 6 out of 10 saltines at 185rds I am a happy shooter.

Today I have a my melonited Fedderson in an Archangel stock I like, aftermarket bolt, trigger, etc, etc.

My Kidd tapered barrel is in a Victor Titan stock with Titan22 Spike rear hold down, aftermarket bolt, trigger, etc, etc.

But they are both 1022s with all the vagaries associated with melding all the parts of a tinker toy semi auto. The thing that gets me is how to ensure consistent ignition in a 1022. That bolt rattles down its track like an old wooden roller coaster. Too tight and it won't move and too loose it will scare the hell out of you. How to get bolt action ignition out of a semi auto is the question. If anyone knows it is Joe Chacon.

When someone asks me to go shooting with .22s at the range I like to take my simple Savage MKII that is nested in a McRees chassis stock, Rifle Basix trigger and Mueller 8-32 scope. Or I just take the ancient T-handle Mossberg bolt action converted to single shot and the barrel has been cut and recrowned.

For killing saltines at 185-200 yrds I like my pair of 1022s, one with a Fedderson barrel and the other with a Kidd. When my shooting is off or the wind too challenging I have a pair of single shot Savage heavy barreled rifles, one in .223 and the other a custom barreled action in 7.62x39.

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