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Phillip Allen
10-01-2009, 07:28 PM
decided to shoot my .22 over the cronograph.

I've been buying those 550 round bulk packs and now I discover that in a 30 round string the .22 has an expreme spread of over 200fps...time to look for better ammo that ain't hugly expensive...Ely Club maybe

paladin
10-01-2009, 07:41 PM
Phillip...I have all your cookies in a coffee can......I'm resting up so it may be the middle of next week before I get to the post office....but they won't spoil....
P.S. I think Dougie ate my honey......

purri
10-01-2009, 09:09 PM
24hour campfire forum has a good review of what works.

Phillip Allen
10-02-2009, 06:44 AM
Phillip...I have all your cookies in a coffee can......I'm resting up so it may be the middle of next week before I get to the post office....but they won't spoil....
P.S. I think Dougie ate my honey......

I'd ship some to ya but don't know how to keep it from breaking in transit...

Phillip Allen
10-02-2009, 06:46 AM
back to the two-two's...

I'll get a sampling of several based on consistant availability and cost and check them out...finding what I want, I will buy larger supplies

Nicholas Carey
10-02-2009, 01:36 PM
Dynamit Nobel's RWS ammo is about as good as it comes, though I believe Dynamit-Nobel recently sold RWS to a german holding company, Ruag.

Good stuff, but expensive (22LR R-100 for match shooting runs something like $15 per 50 rounds. That's OK, my 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schönauer runs...$56/20 round box :eek:

http://www.rws-munition.de/en/sports_rimfire/rimfire_ammunition.htm?navid=28

You can order RWS ammo from Midway (http://www.intlmidway.com/intl/ebrowse.exe/browse?BrandID=1297&Brand=RWS&categoryid=10017&categorystring=10611%20***%2019750%20***%207547%20 ***)

http://www.rws-munition.de/images/sport_kk/2134187-R50_web370px.jpg

Phillip Allen
10-02-2009, 01:45 PM
I want to find the cheapest stuff I can that isn't too bad...I haven't worked out where the dividing line is yet though
an extreme spread (velocity) of 200fps is a bit much...maybe 75fps would be okay

paladin
10-02-2009, 02:05 PM
when you're running it through a homemade Gatling, what difference does it make.......1800 rpm is 1800 rpm.:D
Sorta wish they would make .22's in AP format....betcha you could chop down a tree with it.

Nicholas Carey
10-02-2009, 02:12 PM
when you're running it through a homemade Gatling, what difference does it make.......1800 rpm is 1800 rpm.:D
Sorta wish they would make .22's in AP format....betcha you could chop down a tree with it.Hmmm... .22 LR gatling gun ... that might be a good project for the metalworking thread (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103250)up in Building/Repair :D

purri
10-02-2009, 09:22 PM
If you're after accuracy and low noise get match standard subsonics like Eley or RWS. If hi-vel then Winnie Lasers or many others. (As you know much high vel stuff has velocity "issues").
As for the 22 Gatling there was one made abt 25 years back

boylesboats
10-03-2009, 12:19 AM
decided to shoot my .22 over the cronograph.

I've been buying those 550 round bulk packs and now I discover that in a 30 round string the .22 has an expreme spread of over 200fps...time to look for better ammo that ain't hugly expensive...Ely Club maybe

Phillip,
I didn't think any .22 long rifle aren't meant to be perfect.. I never purchase any bulk of them...

I normally buy a brick of these when supply is low..Remington (http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/rimfire/22_rimfire.asp) .22 yellow jacket HP, sometime a few little boxes of .22 CB short (just for quiet plinkin')..

Are you rapid firing all those 30 rounds through the same barrel or just slow firing?

Lew Barrett
10-03-2009, 01:27 AM
I have 10,000 rounds of RWS match grade, (nice nickel plated with lubed lead bullets) the remainder of a bunch purchased when I was shooting slow fire. It was a bit more expensive than rounds ordinaire when I bought it back then, but I don't recall it breaking the bank. You mean to tell me this is $3,000 worth of .22 Nicholas?

Phillip Allen
10-03-2009, 04:32 AM
Phillip,
I didn't think any .22 long rifle aren't meant to be perfect.. I never purchase any bulk of them...

I normally buy a brick of these when supply is low..Remington (http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/rimfire/22_rimfire.asp) .22 yellow jacket HP, sometime a few little boxes of .22 CB short (just for quiet plinkin')..

Are you rapid firing all those 30 rounds through the same barrel or just slow firing?

slow and aimed at 100 yds...no particular reason for the 100 yard thing though...about a 6"-8" group (I just glanced at it)

Phillip Allen
10-03-2009, 04:35 AM
I have 10,000 rounds of RWS match grade, (nice nickel plated with lubed lead bullets) the remainder of a bunch purchased when I was shooting slow fire. It was a bit more expensive than rounds ordinaire when I bought it back then, but I don't recall it breaking the bank. You mean to tell me this is $3,000 worth of .22 Nicholas?

TENEX is between 15 and 20 for fifty rounds...sponsers for high class shooters make it cost more for everyone else while keeping it free for themselves

boylesboats
10-03-2009, 07:10 AM
slow and aimed at 100 yds...no particular reason for the 100 yard thing though...about a 6"-8" group (I just glanced at it)

okay....
I do know that rapid firing will warm up the barr'l up a bit to the point it will lose some muzz'l velocity...

BrianW
10-03-2009, 08:18 AM
okay....
I do know that rapid firing will warm up the barr'l up a bit to the point it will lose some muzz'l velocity...

How fast is your muzzle going? ;)

Phillip Allen
10-03-2009, 08:39 AM
How fast is your muzzle going? ;)

over 25,000 posts so far :)

ChaseKenyon
10-03-2009, 02:39 PM
I still have a few extra boxes of .22 WRF left over from before I had to sell serial no. 5678 model 1890.

Wish I still had Grandma's Upton Wyo. varmint gun. It was so dammmm accurate and and if you held the trigger you could just pump and pump non stop and it would fire a round with each pump.

Chase

I'll keep a few rounds they might fire nicely if I modify the brass mini flashlight hidden under the knob of my walking stick. LOL

Lew Barrett
10-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Then buying guns and ammo truly is one of life's investment grade hobbies. Who'da thunk my .22 ammo would become so valuable?

Nicholas Carey
10-04-2009, 03:44 AM
I have 10,000 rounds of RWS match grade...You mean to tell me this is $3,000 worth of .22 Nicholas?Impressive, huh?