If you want to hold any kind of consistent accuracy at 100 yards, you better shoot standard velocity stuff..............the more money, the better it is generally speaking............I shoot a lot of 22 competition, and spend an awful lot of time shooting 22s at all different ranges.........truth is, no matter what gun you have, you cannot expect to hit a target every shot at 100 yards using high velocity ammo.............with standard velocity, the odds get an awful lot better.......Target ammo, even better, Match ammo better yet..............TATERDAVID said:Defiantly cci. For longer range try the stinger.
A lot of target guys like sub sonic types of rounds but at 100 UDS I would do stingers or velocitors both by cci
.22 are picky though. MY marlin likes everything though so I shot mini mag or velocitors on game and bulk just for fun
Zimmer I still have a few 52's that I shoot quite a bit............They are both pretty heavily customized, but I wouldn't trade them for a brand new Anschutz..................zimmerstutzen said:As Buckshot said, better accuracy comes from the standard velocity stuff. There are many grades of standard velocity stuff. Some is pretty darn expensive and the type that is quality tested from cartridge to cartridge for uniformity.
I shoot whatever standard vel I can find cheap. Brogue Sporting Goods in Brogue PA recently had bricks of standard vel for about $23 I don't even recall the brand Maybe Eagle. Desert Eagle something like that. Fancy Target 22 RF guns usually have specially cut chambers with little or no free bore ahead of the bullet. They are made to seat the bullet into the rifling when the action is closed. Other guns for some reason have longer chambers for the longer heavier bullets and standard velocity ammo, being shorter, requires that the bullet jump forward into the rifling. Where the stingers, exciters, etc are slightly longer, (by a millimeter or three) they don't have to jump as far into the rifling and can be more accurate than standard vel depending on the chamber.
In addition, there are slight differences in the types of rifling and twists. faster and longer bullets seem to do better with slower twists. Standard vel shorter bullets seem to do better with faster twists.
Then there are different shapes of rifling. Micro groove was used for years by Marlin and Glenfield. Ballard style was used in some, a few had old fashioned rachet style rifling and there are other styles. (Pope, Henry, Forsyth)
A number a variables determine what is best for your gun. And in 22rf's there are more variables than in most centerfire guns.
So the statement above that each gun has a preference is surprisingly true.
When i shot competitive 22rf's in college we had a limited budget and would buy the cheapest standard vel on the market, by the case. Back then it was a Canadian Ammo sold under the name Canuck, made (IIRC) by Dominion. The bullets were covered with white grease and we had to wipe off the excess before using it. But the stuff shot darn accurate in our Winchester 52's. (A special heavy barrel 22 RF rifle made by Winchester.)
I still have a few boxes of S&W brand 22rf ammo. That was good stuff too. Worth too much now to collectors to shoot.