I'm still working my way thru the ammo parade with a 982L I bought a couple of months ago. I am not surprised that they werent that accurate. Its been my experience that when I drop the weight of the slug and up the FPS I always lose accuracy. So far its just been 40gr and the most accurate to date are the Feds FMJ. Fiocchi soft points were ok, the Win JHP were not good at all. FTFs and couldnt hold a 2 inch group at 50 yds. I am holding a box of 30 gr Feds for last. Next up is CCI FMJ and JHP. Probably next week. I have one 22that prefers a lighter slug, a sporter MKII Savage. Shoots X-Pert 22 36 gr HP pretty good. half to three quarter inches at 50yds are the norm. For hunting thats pretty good for bulk ammo. Other than that gun, everything I have gets 40 gr bullets....after finally finding some and what a bummer. They shot 7inches higher than the CCI FMJs I'd been using, and were generally ALL OVER THE TARGET.
My 925m Marlin likes the CCI stuff, and it's far cheaper than the Hornaday, so...
I will say the Hornaday was louder with more recoil, and 300fps faster than the CCIs, hence the higher POI.