Best plinkin' ammo for the 10/22

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by TexMex247, May 16, 2009.

  1. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    For those of you new to guns, the 10/22 is probably the best selling and most popular rim-fire rifle since its creation circa 1964. If you have been shooting guns for even five minutes(and don't already own one) you should immediately add one to your collection. Anyways, the question posed here, what is your favorite target bullet for the 10/22 ? Please include details like,your barrel size/type, group sizes, price point, consistency(no ftf's or fte's), cleanliness,etc. Personally, I think winchester's Dynapoint is the Bee's Knee's, grouping around 1.25" at 50 yds. in my standard blue barrel with slipover flash hider. However, a close second is the Eley sport(purple box cheap stuff $2.50-3.00/50) which duplicates the performance and reliability of dynapoint w/o the winchester price tag. If I had deep pockets, I suppose I would buy some Eley Tenex or RWS ammo but my favorites keep a little cash in my pockets and bullets on my shelves. Anyhow, thank ya'll for your time and I hope to get some good posts ! - Texmex:icon_popcorn:
     


  2. dee

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    Have not had a 10/22 in at leasy 9yrs but I had great luck with the bulk Federal can't remember specifics on groupsize though sorry.
     
  3. oldguy

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    I get 1/2-3/4 inch groups with PMC Zappers or Aguilar Hyper Velocity in
    my 10/22 with bull barrel, that is at 50 yards have not tested out to 100 yards but plan on doing so.
     
  4. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Forgot to mention, I'm using a fixed power BSA 22 special 4X32 scope. Please include optics too.
     
  5. cuate

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    My 10/22 eats anything, is scoped and hits what I aim at. I agree, Federal does best but CCI is super, too. Off subject but my Ceiner conversion in the M4 Bushie dislikes Remington, FTFs about ever 5 rounds, never FTF with Federal or CCI....Whatzamatta with Remington? Don't they put in sufficient primer compound in the manufacturing process?:icon_popcorn:
     
  6. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    I have a Ruger Single Six and been getting a few failure to fires with alot of them lately Federal, Remington, and Winchester.
     
  7. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    OK...my new favorite...the Eley Sport(purple box UK primed/mexican ammo). After 3 different sessions(over 100 rds ea.), only 2 fte hiccups and no misfires. Groups much better than almost anything I have ever put through it. For a stock gun(18.5" blued) w/a cheap-ass scope, this bullet does the trick. My next test for the Eley sport... to see how it will group in my new 10/22(16" factory blued bbl) with a hogue over-molded stock !
     
  8. oldguy

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    I have had some under 1 inch groups with my heavy barrel 10/22 using PMC Zappers at 100 yards however can't find that round now and I understand it was discontinued.
     
  9. Big country

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    I had an old German K98 look alike single shot 22 that was a training rifle for the German army and there K98's. I could hit a spent 12 ga shell at 100 with that odd little rifle every time I tried. I always shot what ever was cheap ammo wise, mostly Remington bulk box. I miss that little riffle. My dad took it back for some reason.:banger:
     
  10. Burt Gummer

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    I have 2 10/22's and CCI's (not the Stingers) have always fed reliably and been the most accurate in my guns and in my hands.
     

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