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Old 08-14-2019, 02:16 PM
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I have a Mark IV 22/45 and am going to be starting to shoot in a weekly Bullesye competition. Never done it before and am wondering what is a good ammo for this? All I have right now is Aquila Super SV
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:19 PM
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This is a trial and error process. Buy some of the mid grade ammo, SK Plus, Wolf Match Eley, etc and see what works best in your gun. The key is "IN YOUR GUN"
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:32 PM
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Depending how good you are CCI SV may be all you need until you get better. I know someone that made the Presidents 100 and still uses CCI SV.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:40 PM
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I bought a Mark IV Standard two weeks ago. It prints tiny groups with Geco Semi-auto. Same with a friend's new mark IV Hunter. One ragged hole at 15 yards.

If you haven't installed a Volquartsen accurizing kit yet, do it. Makes a big difference when shooting off hand.

It shot this 1.5" 3-shot 100 meter group about 10 minutes ago.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:02 PM
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I'd go with what you have, for now. You can try some CCI SV later, but try your Aguila for now. It's more on you than the gun or ammo, when you're just starting out, anyway.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:35 PM
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Years ago I shot Bullseye with Remington bulk Golden Bullets, it was accurate enough in my MarkII. The problem was it didn't all go bang. CCI Std and Mini Mags worked fine. I also used Winchester SuperX for a while, it was good ammo unlike SuperX we get now. The ammo needs to work at 50 yards and function the gun, every shot.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:25 AM
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As others have said, CCI Standard Velocity will probably keep you going for quite a while. I shoot Eley Target in my S&W 41, not because of accuracy, but because that's the only ammo I've found that works without a hiccup. Your Mark IV probably won't be so picky.

Bullseye is challenging. More so than it looks at first. I shoot Bullsey at two clubs in Western Washington. Where will you be shooting?
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:56 PM
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Will be shooting at the Seattle Police Range.

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Old 08-15-2019, 02:05 PM
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The Volquartsen accurizing kit in my Mark ll helps get the most out of CCI SV during timed and rapid fire at 25 yards. I vouch for both.




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Nice targets. I shot bullseye for many years. CCI sv was always dependable. Matches were won at the 50 yard line .All the master shooters cleaned the 25 yd line. I moved to a small town in Alabama,the local gun club doesn’t have bullseye matches so I will have to be happy shooting 22 rifle matches.

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Old 09-28-2019, 08:25 PM
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don't dismiss the Aquila std Plus.. depending upon the lot it can easily be the equal of CCI std.. test what ammo you can afford in the pistol and go with whatever is best.
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:49 PM
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Hello Jim,

Welcome to Bullseye/precision pistol. From all of the testing I have done, I can say the most important criterion is function, in your gun. You want ammo that works all of the time. Anticipating an alibi, when you had a prior failure, is extremely distracting.

So, most ammo is accurate enough. I shot 3 lots of CCI yesterday, 30 rnds. total, into a 7/8" group @ 25 yds., (SW41, with a dot over a rest). Easily X-ring, even at 50yds. If they go into the eight ring, it's my fault! You can pay a lot more for ammo, but for most of us, it makes little difference in score. I would guess your Ruger is quite dependable with most brands, but test to make sure.

Good shooting.

Edit: Head over to Bullseye-L Forum for all you need to know about Precision Pistol shooting.

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Old 09-29-2019, 07:47 PM
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Depending how good you are CCI SV may be all you need until you get better. I know someone that made the Presidents 100 and still uses CCI SV.
Yep. I know a Bullseye shooter that won the Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin state championships and placed 2nd at Camp Perry, all in the same year, shooting CCI SV. It's all I use.
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The ten ring at 50 yards is slightly under four inches. The 25 yard target uses the same rings just a smaller black. I have shot one inch to 1.5 inch ten shot groups at 50 yards with CCI SV in a rifle, therefore, it should hold the X ring if I were capable of holding the X ring with a pistol. Which I am not. I have held the black at 50 yards with a 22 lr, and I was very happy when I did that.

Based on how difficult Bullseye Pistol is as a sport, and that the accuracy requirements are not that stressing for the equipment, (by orders of magnitude, the shooter is the greatest source of inaccuracy. ) what I find is most important is reliability. Does the ammunition reliably feed and extract? That is the most important characteristic to me.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:52 AM
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slamfire1 has it exactly right! I am not equipment limited; at least regarding hardware. When it comes to software, the stuff between my ears and my carcass, I'm extremely limited. I am the weak link. So if the ammo functions and the pistol doesn't simply pattern, I don't sweat the hardware. The software gives me enough trouble.
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