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Old 06-18-2020, 02:13 PM
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Keystone 722 Varmint Test



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Well this is second try as my post doesn't even appear at all now. I guess I will just have to post a link to the pictures as they wont display on this forum

I have a new Keystone 722 Varmint 22lr rifle. Bushnell Forge 4.5 to 27 power scope.
I tested it at 50 yards and 100 yards. The first was 50 yards. At that point the gun had only around 50 rounds through it The 100 yard test had about 150 rounds through it. Both days was rather windy BUT my 50 yard range has walls that block a lot of the wind. The 100 yard range is much more open and is more effected by the wind. This was ONLY the first test. I need more ammo types to fully test it out PLUS less windy days.
The trigger on the gun is very good. I don't have a trigger gauge BUT would guess around 2.5 maybe a little less with just a very small amount of creep, hardly noticeable.

Since I didn't realize posting pictures here would be so difficult the pictures are not in correct order, Oh well Best I can do on this forum

Besides ammo in pictures I also test CCI Green Tag, Federal Gold Medal HV, Federal Auto Match Target , Aguila Rifle Match none of which shot very good in gun in the 2 to 4 MOA range so not posted.

I was hoping for better results with the CCI Standard Velocity I have results only at 100 yards with that.

Of course Center X ammo shot really well at 21 cents a round.

Feel free to post the pictures in the forum if you can.

Link to pictures here https://pbase.com/dc9mm/keystone722varmint
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Old 06-18-2020, 03:07 PM
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Looks to me like your Keystone is a keeper. You shot some very good groups, especially with the Center-X.

With more rounds down the pipe and becoming more familiar with the rifle, I think you'll do some truly remarkable shooting with it.
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Old 06-18-2020, 03:17 PM
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Looks good. I don't own one but from everything I've seen on this rifle it has potential to be very good.
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Old 06-18-2020, 04:13 PM
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I like it

Iam happy with it. For about 340 bucks its seems darn good. I ordered some more center x darn pricey plus some other ammo Keystone recommended . Iam shooting Friday with much less wind but only have the Eley Target and CCI SV ammo now. Much less wind so it should improve. Once I get the other ammo will try 200 yards. Waiting to get a 30 moa base from Keystone to do 300 yards. My scope cant do it alone as it doesn't have enough adjustment

I was going to get a Ruger Precision but after looking at all the reviews I could find it seemed like I would have to change the barrel to get 1 moa out of it. Yes i saw a few who did with oem barrel BUT more seemed like not.

That best 100 yard group with center x was when the wind settled down for a minute. I quickly shot it working bolt as quick as I could.
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Old 06-18-2020, 10:37 PM
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Looks like it definitely has potential. I picked mine up the day before the "lockdown" so I've only been able to shoot it once. I don't have any target pics but it shot better than moa @100 yards with Federal UM, Eley Target, and SK PM. That's all I've tried in it so far.
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Old 06-19-2020, 07:43 PM
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Shot some more

Shot some more today less wind maybe 3 to 5 mph but all I had for ammo was Eley Target which does pretty good . I also had CCI SV but that just doesn't shoot well in this gun 1.5 to 2 moa. Going to TRY and put a few pics in the forum see if it works this time







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Old 06-29-2020, 10:16 PM
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More ammo tested

I tested some more ammo today. Wind was light. I redid Center X and new was Wolf Match and SK pistol match ammo. All at 50 yards 5 shots with Keystone 722 Varmint rifle. In have picture of ammo so easy to tell exactly what it is I have some Norma Tac 22 and Norma Match coming soon.





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Old 06-29-2020, 10:45 PM
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Super info. Keep'em comming!
Is your 722 shoot like that out of the box... or did you gunsmith it?
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:49 PM
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Some good shooting there. I really love my KSA Varmint, these are some really nice looking rifles for the money.

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:57 AM
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Super info. Keep'em comming!
Is your 722 shoot like that out of the box... or did you gunsmith it?
Nothing done to it at all. I didn't even touch the adjustable trigger. Was good out of the box. I do have coming from Keystone a 30 MOA pic replacement rail they made for me after emailing and talking to them . As I want to try shooting at 300 yards eventually once I figure out which ammo to use. My scope a Bushnell Forge 4.5 to 27 doesn't have enough elevation adjustment to do 300 yards. It can do up to about 250 .

Soon to try Norma Tac 22 and Norma Match ammo.

Then to 300 yards. I can shoot 1.75 to 2 inch groups with my custom built AR 223 wydle chamber at 300 yards. BUT that has a Vortex Golden Eagle scope on it. Not sure how hard it will be with a 22 LR Iam guessing much harder if even possible at all. I might just be lucky to get it on a 11 by 17 size paper I use for targets.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:55 PM
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I was hoping for better results with the CCI Standard Velocity I have results only at 100 yards with that.
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Saw your windy-day shots with plan old CCI-SV.
Would love to see some non-wind challenged pics to see what your 772-V can do with good plinker ammo.

So you rifle was $340 with bull barrel and that stock?
Darn... now where did I leave my credit card.

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Old 06-30-2020, 03:23 PM
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Saw your windy-day shots with plan old CCI-SV.
Would love to see some non-wind challenged pics to see what your 772-V can do with good plinker ammo.

So you rifle was $340 with bull barrel and that stock?
Darn... now where did I leave my credit card.
Sure I can reshoot CCI standard again. Will do next time out. I have a ton of that ammo.
Yes gun came with that stock. Varmint model. Varmint model also has match chamber.
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Excellent. I have one of Keystone’s early 722 PT models. It shoots pretty good too. I am getting reliable hits at 335 yards on 12 inch plate at 335 yards using cheap super extra standard velocity.

The Keystone 722 is no joke and is a great value. As it has been said before, their customer service is really great too.

Thanks for the ammo testing. I am too cheap to spend center x coin for ammo. But good to know what it can do with the good stuff going down the pipe.


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Old 07-01-2020, 08:30 AM
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dc9mm,. Looks good. If keystone made that in a left hand user friendly stock they would sell more. As is it's not even a consideration. Try some r50 brother. Nice gun.
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Im liking these guns. Does anyone have the sporter version? Thhese have the. Ksa microgroove barrels?
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