Current "Good Stuff" in .22 LR?

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Current "Good Stuff" in .22 LR?

Post by GrumpyOldMan on 11/14/2013, 8:50 pm

Okay, I have been out of the game for a while and need some input on what's working these days. For the uber-matches (especially in rifle) I might spring for 10x or R50 or something else near top of the line from Eley or RWS, but what about the rest of the year?

I did some trade for a brick of Eley Club and it's working well in the Model 41. SK Rifle Match, not so good, 4 inches at 50 yards and occasional flyers. Both function well. Federal 711B won't reliably cycle it and I don't want to futz with springs.

In a High Standard, Federal Auto Match was 4-inch groups at 50. I tried. Wanted it to work but it's just ordinary bulk ammo quality out of that one. Haven't checked it out in the Smith yet. In the old days, I had decent accuracy (enough to barely clean the then-ISU 50-foot rifle targets) out of two or three rifles using the very dirty-shooting Federal Champion. Do they even make that any more? I had similar results, believe it or not, with Win Super-X in both solids and HPs and with CCI Mini-Mag solids.

So last week when the 711B turned it into a single-shot, a friend let me try some of his Winchester bulk stuff in a plastic box. Super-X headstamp and black bullets which he said were "really copper" but I don't buy that yet (maybe I should cut one...). Anyway, I did my "alibi" 2nd RF string and got a nice 2-1/2 inch group in a rushed 8.5 seconds.

So, just in case we EVER get a chance to CHOOSE what .22 LR to buy, what's working for you? And what's been disappointing???



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Re: Current "Good Stuff" in .22 LR?

Post by Rob Kovach on 11/14/2013, 9:32 pm

I've been using Eley Sport after using CCI SV until the CCI SV dry spell. I like it. X-ring accuracy at 50 yards and consistent enough. It's only $350ish/case at Champions Choice.

Even if they don't show it in stock, they told me they have been filling backorders in about 2 weeks. They did that for me even in the middle of the worst of the ammo shortage.
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Post by Dr.Don on 11/14/2013, 10:04 pm

I'm currently shooting a Marvel Unit 1.  Good results with Eley Sport, Eley Target, SK Pistol Match Special (shoots good but I don't like the sticky lube).  CCI SV seems fine but I could only find a couple of hundred to try.


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Re: Current "Good Stuff" in .22 LR?

Post by saleen322 on 11/16/2013, 4:29 pm

I posted this in another thread but in case you did not see it, here is what worked in some High Standard barrels I tested at 50 yards.


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