I read almost every post, no one mentioned Eley...
I have been using Eley for over 5 years, I use the sub-sonic hollow points..."seem to be the most accurate" 5 shots out of a model 510 remmington,
and also my 510 T remmington make 1 hole groups @ 50 yards, and easily hit 20 oz soda bottle lids @ 100 yds
I have been buying 50 rnd boxs "of the same lot #" for $4.50
Most .22's are not rifled for the higher velocity ammo."above 1100-1200 FPS" and will tend to be less accurate with those rounds, due to the bullet
not going slow enough to untilize the rifling..they actually strip or rip through the rifling rather than spin in the fashion of the design.
Bad high velocity rnds IMO
My ammo only travels around 750 FPS and I have my scope dialed in, out to 200 yds.
I regularly head shoot squirells out to 100-125 yds.
With the scope I'm using 1 click is 1/4 " @ 100 yds I'm dialed inwith "zero being 40 yds, and 18 clicks gets me dead on at 100yds.
I read early on in this thread that some guy was shooting only his fathers reloads......
Many of the .22 ammo manufacturers rely strickly on the primer agent for the propellent, no powder is used.
The other rnd I have been looking in to is the remmington sub-sonic HP.
Many ppl make the mistake of putting .22 shorts in their bolt action rifles, yes it will fire and shooting a few should not hurt anything.
But after shooting shorts you must clean the chamber!
If you do not clean it, there is powder/primer residue left at an aren in the chamber that a LR rnd case will go past and upon firing a LR after
shorts will deteriate or cause unwanted wear at a very bad place for the longitivty of a .22
It is much better to stay with the LR case and get sub-sonic ammo that will not cause un wanted chamber problems or a gun that does not eject as
But take the info. as you will, its in all...your gun.
Wigga, I have noticed less ammo available, and upon a lil research found that most...I can't say for all ammo manu's that the shortage is not from a
lack of ammo being made but from a spike in purchases.
Fiochi, UMC, and some of the local ammo manu's here are and have been on a full 24 hour round the clock operations for over 3 years, prior to that
time they ran only an eight hour day shift 5 days a week.
I have never won this , but I place in the top ten almost always..
Whether you compete or just use this as a standard target and a given range "50 yds for .22 rimfire"
This is a good target to print and use just to see if your ammo/gun is doing average or better, and helps tune a shooter.
[edit on 29-12-2009 by Doc Holiday]