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Old 09-06-2019, 05:14 PM
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My Fellow Marksmen:
Searching for good .22 LR long range loads, I looked at CCI Velocitor a hypervelocity 40gr bullet supposedly loaded to 1435 fps. The chronograph revealed a disappointing 1368 fps was about all I could expect from barrels 22"-28.5". I compared the accuracy to Aguila Interceptor at 300 meters in the same session. I used my CZ Ultra Lux's tangent sight set at 300 meters. Holding at exactly 12:00 on a 100 yd smallbore target I got groups of 4.7"-5.5" with low center clusters of 2"-3".
When I switched to Velocitor, I expected that at 1368 fps it would hit lower than the Interceptor which flew at 1465 fps average with a better shaped bullet. That proved the case in that Velocitor hit ca. 6" lower, but unexpectedly ca. 8" right. It had no clusters in its 10"-14" sprinkles. Also its beer keg shaped bullets had slowed so much that some were stopped by 1/2 " plastic foam board and fell virtually unmarked to the ground. Velocitor is praised as a 50 yard rabbit and raccoon stopper. It is no long range load. One very peculiar thing that I accidentally found would tighten Velocitor's groups from 4"-5" at 100 yards from my 1972 "Crackshot" Stevens Favorite was to fire 5 rounds of Remington Thunderbolt then to fire the Velocitor. Groups tightened to 2"-2.5" dead center as if the Remington's fouling were an elixor of accuracy. Amazing (appalling)! Try it.
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William Harper

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Old 09-20-2019, 04:39 AM

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I do 300 yards & a SV bullet has a rise of 12' so 400 yards is going to be about 25' & may be hard to be consistant IMHO. Watch 22 Plinkster on You Tube as he has videos cutting cards & long range with bulk ammo. He has a couple more channels & is amazing with a rimfire. Here's a you tube of 300 & 400 yards with a 10/22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZuIvKeUAgM It's amazing to me that at 300 yards a 22lr SV retains about 1/2 it's enegy at the muzzle & will pass thru a 1/2" pine board which was the army's test for being a killing round. So even with a low BC it 's an amazing tound for a little guy. I just orders T/Cs B22 (a 10/22 improved clone) for long range as once you get in the groove with a bolt action you have to stop & rack the bolt. I'll see if I can make it shoot.<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/sthumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Blue Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
The low velocity ammo doesn't deform on impact like the HV stuff so it doesn't require half the energy or speed to penetrate alot farther. CCI CB's might pass though 18 inches of ballistic gel while a Stinger barely makes it 5 or 6 inches. Try pounding a roofing nail in head first, swing hard. Now try it pointy end first with a half speed blow. Do you see the correlation.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:47 PM
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.22 ammo for long range

Except in very rare instances, cheap ammo = cheap results, plain and simple. Shooting that cheap HV stuff is a waste of time.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:27 PM
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Greetings folks,
We have been using CCI sv for our all around shooting...next moving up to Wolf MT and then topping it off with Eley 10 X when wanting to push to the outer limit.....We are going to try some 100 and 200 yard in the a week or so and will see that it is like. Thanks to everyone for sharing their information....
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