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Old 07-29-2021, 11:11 PM
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Bought some awhile ago and finally gave it a whirl.
Fired some 3 shot groups at 50 yards and got very consistent groups. Largest was 7/8s and the smallest 3/4s. Point of impact was also very consistent at an inch higher than zero ( zeroed with CCI standard velocity 40 grains).
However. Its a zippy load, judging by the recoil and the ejection velocity, which reminds me of an HK 91. Puts empties into the next zip code.
The Force load ( 42 grain) is labeled for semiautomatic. I think a stronger recoil spring might prove useful. No need to beat up the action. In fairness though, my 6A is a pre WW2 Utica product and may have tired springs.
I'll do more work with these and see if the consistency, and accuracy, hold up.
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:02 AM
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Bought some awhile ago and finally gave it a whirl.
Fired some 3 shot groups at 50 yards and got very consistent groups. Largest was 7/8s and the smallest 3/4s. Point of impact was also very consistent at an inch higher than zero ( zeroed with CCI standard velocity 40 grains).
However. Its a zippy load, judging by the recoil and the ejection velocity, which reminds me of an HK 91. Puts empties into the next zip code.
The Force load ( 42 grain) is labeled for semiautomatic. I think a stronger recoil spring might prove useful. No need to beat up the action. In fairness though, my 6A is a pre WW2 Utica product and may have tired springs.
I'll do more work with these and see if the consistency, and accuracy, hold up.
Why feed old semi autos with ammo they weren't designed for? You are just asking for trouble. So many people seem to feel the need to do this, accept old guns on their own terms, if you want a 10-22 get one of those, they are a dime a dozen.
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:42 AM
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Umm... The Eley Force says its for semiautomatics. Doesn't specify old or new.
Yes my 6A is an old girl, but by no means decrepit. She's actually rather robust and they did have high velocity long rile ammo back in the day.
I did, however, order new springs from Gun Parts Corp. They're advertised as " new, factory original"
As far as the 10/22 goes, a rifle thats stood the test of time to be sure. But no thank you. Dont really like aluminum and the new ones with the plastic trigger housings... I'll stick to my old, all steel ( excepting the magazine inner tube) click clack.
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:05 PM
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Umm... The Eley Force says its for semiautomatics. Doesn't specify old or new.
Yes my 6A is an old girl, but by no means decrepit. She's actually rather robust and they did have high velocity long rile ammo back in the day.
I did, however, order new springs from Gun Parts Corp. They're advertised as " new, factory original"
As far as the 10/22 goes, a rifle thats stood the test of time to be sure. But no thank you. Dont really like aluminum and the new ones with the plastic trigger housings... I'll stick to my old, all steel ( excepting the magazine inner tube) click clack.
I run Minimags in my 87As/6As all the time. Now I won't run Stingers or anything that's hyper-velocity in these old rifles.
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