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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chestnut Hill Pa.
Differences in Hornet ammo
I finally got the right scope mount for a Brno ZBK110 rifle in 22 Hornet I've had for years. It is well made and similar to the Brno Effect rifle. I put a 2X7 Leupold VX2 on it and went to sight it in. I used a Hart bench rest there wasn't any wind.
I started at 25 yards to get on paper. First I used some old Seller & Bellot 45 gr ammmo and the first shot was in the upper half of the X ring and each subsequent shot just seemed to make one ragged hole. I have sighted a lot of guns in and thought this is going to be a breeze.
Then I shot shells from a new box of Remington 45 gr ammo that I intended to use with the gun. The first shot was 2 1/2" high and to the right. The next 3 shots strung out 3" left to right. I thought maybe the barrel was heating up. But I tried another SB round and it went right back to the X ring.
I fired 4 more Remington rounds with the stringing continuing, fired one more SB round back to the X ring.
At 100 yards the Remington was all over the paper,the SB still grouped.
I have mounted a lot of scopes and sighted in a lot of rifles for myself and friends and have seem rifles prefer one type of ammo to all others but never to this extent.
Is Seller & Bellot that good or is Remington green box ammo that bad?
"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."