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Old 05-12-2018, 10:28 PM
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Picked up a few boxes of SV's to shoot a steel challenge match today. Had multiple rounds feel like they were cci "quiet" rounds. I don't know what is going on with CCI sv's, but others have had same issues. The rounds failed to cycle my Browning Buckmark, I changed to CCI Blazers and finished match with no more issues. Anyone else have this going on? Old stock of SV's I went through were non problematic.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:45 PM
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At 5 cents per round, your results are to be expected.
CCI has minimal quality control and makes no attempt to produce true match ammo.
If it goes bang and clears the barrel, you got your money's worth.
CCI SV is bulk ammo. At 25 yards it's adequate, but it's not match ammo.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:53 PM
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At 5 cents per round, your results are to be expected.
CCI has minimal quality control and makes no attempt to produce true match ammo.
If it goes bang and clears the barrel, you got your money's worth.
CCI SV is bulk ammo. At 25 yards it's adequate, but it's not match ammo.
It was match ammo for me at one time. That's my point, quality has changed.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:56 PM
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I would expect this from Remington ammo, not CCI
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:14 PM
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I've never found CCI ammo to be consistent enough to be accurate for my paper punching.
I've had a few bricks over the years that did well, but not for serious accuracy.
It's bulk ammo no matter the claims posted on the web.
Anyone who uses a ballistic chonograph whenever at the range
can produce the numbers that disprove the claims. It's bulk ammo.
Match ammo has an ES of 40 fps or less per box of 50.
CCI rarely meets that level of consistency.

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From Quiets all the way up to Green Tag good luck because with CCI its better to be lucky than good. I thought that up.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:05 AM
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Merger quality control

When federal bought CCI, the quality control seemed to go down for both in my opinion. CCI standard velocity was once only a minor step down from Green Tag. It seems it's a giant leap off a cliff these days.
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It still shoots pretty well out of my Mark IV 22/45. Better than Mini Mags and it's a little cheaper these days. For matches I shoot Eley.
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Nope, shooting some 2015 CCI SV Christmas packs through my rifles and they're just as you'd expect.

Fired some 2017/2018 production CCI SV from Brownells, and they're again, boring accurate and what you'd typically expect.

I'm seeing .75" @ 50yd with slowfire rested shooting. Chrono also says the're within reason (1020-1080fps)
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3/4 inch spread at 50 yards won't get the job done during local benchrest competitions.
Not when the center of bullseye is 0.10 inch diameter. For pistol practice and other sub 25 yard use
it's adequate, as is most bulk ammo, as time of flight has minimal effect on results.
At 50 yards and beyond, it just doesn't meet my requirements.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:37 AM
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It really wasn't the accuracy I am concerned wit, not at steel challenge. But the inability for the rounds to fully cycle the slide was the real issue. Again, old stock of this ammo was nearly 100% and adequate for competitions.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:48 AM
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I shoot 100 yard benchrest pistol with a scoped Buckmark Varmint.
My best results are with the slightly faster match ammo types.
Lapua Polar Biathlon and RWS R100 produce a bit more energy
needed to cycle action on the Buckmark. Less than 50 fps ES
means predictable results at 100 yards.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:57 AM
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I shoot 100 yard benchrest pistol with a scoped Buckmark Varmint.
My best results are with the slightly faster match ammo types.
Lapua Polar Biathlon and RWS R100 produce a bit more energy
needed to cycle action on the Buckmark. Less than 50 fps ES
means predictable results at 100 yards.
Thank you! Helpful info.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:07 AM
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Picked up a few boxes of SV's to shoot a steel challenge match today. Had multiple rounds feel like they were cci "quiet" rounds. I don't know what is going on with CCI sv's, but others have had same issues. The rounds failed to cycle my Browning Buckmark, I changed to CCI Blazers and finished match with no more issues. Anyone else have this going on? Old stock of SV's I went through were non problematic.
It's not that unusual to here this with sv ammo. Usually a change in the spring that accomodates sv or even quiet loads will solve the problem. Buckmarks are known to be finicky with ammo, although my Hunter has no problem with anything I feed it except quiet loads.
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Shoots great for me

Here's a few groups I shot a couple of weeks back with newly purchased CCI SV.

5 rounds each at 50 yards with my Marlin 981T



And a 15 round group at 50 yards

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