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I want to try some 22LR Performance ammo...

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by James1300, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Im looking for a retailer that will sell me 22 LR performance ammo

    I'd like to try:
    a)Lapua Midas
    b)Eley Tenex
    c)Lapua Xact

    Who stocks the above ammo?
    Im shooting CCI 'Stinger'.
    But, want to tighten-up my 100 yard groups.
     
  2. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Sports Warehouse on 82nd Ave. near Johnson Creek has Remington Rifle Club made by Eley It's great. It's $$$.
     
  3. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    Try and get your hands on some wolf match 22lr. It's super accurate in my 10-22. I shot 10 rounds into 1 hole that you could cover with a dime, at 40 yards. It's made in germany by lapua. My store down here has it for 4.80 a box of 50. Worth every penny.
     
  4. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    I have not tried the $$$ match grade 22lr yet, but I tried a box of(50) CCI Blazer 40gr lead RN about 4yrs ago and they shot .5-.625" groups at 50 yds in a scoped TOZ 78-01 . So I bought 2K rnds for $40 of the same lot #, I wish I bought more.
    I'd like to try some match ammo in the TOZ just for fun, and see what this rifle is capable of.
     
  5. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    I'm shooting Remington '22 yellow Jacket HP's' hollow points.
    Bullet weight: 33 grams
    Velocity: 1500 fps

    I just bought a box of 50, 'Federal Premium, Match' 22LR solid.
    Bullet weight: 40 grain solid
    Velocity:1080 fps

    Going to try and shoot it this week. Weather permiting.

    My Dad rolled over in his grave. $10.98 for 50 rounds.
    I remember when 50 cost .50 cents...
    But, we where not shooting at 50-100 yards.
     
  6. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    "My Dad rolled over in his grave. $10.98 for 50 rounds."

    My Dad rarely shoots his 22s anymore because he can't see paying 3.2 pennies a pop. I guess he lost it when a .22lr exceeded .02 cents. now he only shoots his .177 cal air rifles and pistols.
    I feel the same way about .22 mag. the ammo makers are going to price that cartridge into extinction.
     
  7. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    I've shot the federal match load. It shoots awsome, but like you, I paid 11.00 per 50 rounds. I found that the wolf match shoots identically to the federal but costs less than half, of a box of federal. Even 5.00 is hard to swallow for 50 rounds but if you want match ammo that won't kill your wallet, give it a try.

    Wolf Match Target Ammunition 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Lead Round Nose Box of 50 - MidwayUSA you can find it cheaper than midway though.
     
  8. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Thanks for the help!
    I hear/read of shooters hitting targets at 200+ yards.
    How do they do that? At 100 the round seems to be just about out of steam?
     
  9. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    I was at Wally-World tonite. I found some 'Winchester Super 'X' 22 LR ammo
    1650 fps (fastest so far)
    26 grain 'tin' hollow point bullet
    $7.80 for a box of 50

    These are lighter in weight. They should go farther, I hope.
     
  10. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    I'm going to grab a rim thickness gauge and "make"my own match grade ammo. I can't remember where I was surfing when I read this. Anyway separate into piles of similer rim thickness and weight, its not 100% but its real close. Eliminates the "fliers". Best part is doing it with bulk junk, cheap cheap match grade, just a few minutes of your time.