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22LR Accuracy Expectation Challenge - 3 consecutive 5 shot groups - Post Photos

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I'm always a little frustrated with 22LR accuracy - particularly when I read of others claiming tiny bughole groups at long ranges.

 

 

So, for mutual group education, and based on the premise that "If there isn't a photo, it didn't happen"

 

I'd like to ask people to post photos of 3 x 5 shot groups shot consecutively, on the same piece of paper at a stated range.

 

I'll kick off with this from 1066 (posted in the other thread) Eley HP at 68yds. As Alan said, it'd be easy to cherry pick the two best groups, but, it's the whole target that describes the reality of 22LR.

 

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I'm popping out to shoot a few now, and will post shortly.

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People over-exxagerate the abilities of their .22's, which are nowhere near as accurate as they make out.

Just compare one to a .22CF and you will see why they aren't used in Benchrest

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It isn't brilliant, but peep-hole sights and 100 yards at Otterburn, so am happy :).

Top left is Eley Green Box, the other two are CCI.

 

Ignore the bottom right group, I was using Phaedra's 6.5 Creedmore

 

Gareth

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People over-exxagerate the abilities of their .22's, which are nowhere near as accurate as they make out.

 

 

That's what I'm starting to think!

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People over-exxagerate the abilities of their .22's, which are nowhere near as accurate as they make out.

Just compare one to a .22CF and you will see why they aren't used in Benchrest

 

 

people over exaggerate their own abilities and the abilities of all their rifles !

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Just back in.

3 ammo types at 68yds.

 

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Didn't feel 'rock solid' but good enough.

 

SK

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Eley

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CCI - horses didn't like the HV cracks, so I didn't fire a third group.

(& a sight adjustment between firing the two groups)

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(Note: One shocker from Eley - which I'm beginning to think is the universal reality of 22LR ammo)

 

So - I reckon '1 MOAish' at 68yds is a realistic expectation for me, prone in a field.

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I got to visit the Lapua .22lr test facility in Mesa, AZ 2 years ago and they explained their batch test procedures for us

 

Here's some pics

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Our friend Darrell from the AZNG and Lapua setting up a customers small bore rifle in the sled for batch testing

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They have this set up for measuring group sizes at 25 & 50M, and from memory accepted ammo performance is 16mm at 25M and 23mm at 50mm

So in real terms, small bore rifles and their ammo must be capable of 5/8" at 25 and 1" at 50!!! from 10rds, not 3 or 5......from a machine rest

 

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BD

 

Interesting test/challenge which I'll take up once I've a 22 again.

 

In the meantime I will dig out some examples of our club's 'shoot for score' targets which are shot at 105yards with magazine fed 22's as examples of potential from 'jo-blow' rifles.

 

T

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My trusty competition 10/22 is good for around 1/2 MOA I reckon. When I'm testing ammo I hose the first mag of 10 into the sand or into a spare target and then shoot 5 or 6, 5 shot groups. This was shot rested fore and aft at a laser measured 50m; if only I could match it standing unsupported! Also, for what it's worth, I've never seen a .22 that likes SK Standard Plus not shoot that little bit better with SK Rifle Match.

 

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My trusty competition 10/22 is good for around 1/2 MOA I reckon.

 

Key question would have to be: At what distance? :)

 

 

BD

 

Interesting test/challenge which I'll take up once I've a 22 again.

 

In the meantime I will dig out some examples of our club's 'shoot for score' targets which are shot at 105yards with magazine fed 22's as examples of potential from 'jo-blow' rifles.

 

T

 

I'll sort out a rock solid rear rest and try it again when I do.

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Updated my post, those groups were at 50m to compare ammo for comps, just to give it some context. I buy 5k at a time and Rifle Match is slightly more expensive so I had to be sure it was worth it! For info, it's a Tactical Innovations Receiver, KID Bolt/Trigger/Rod/Mainspring, Clarke Barrel.

 

I'm not interested in willy waving on forums (I enter comps to do that!) so always like seeing posts like this of honest groups!

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BD

 

Interesting test/challenge which I'll take up once I've a 22 again.

 

Sorry? What does this mean??

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My own BAR 22 at 25yds

ETA: Looking at the range, it may have been 50yds

 

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Updated my post, those groups were at 50m to compare ammo for comps, just to give it some context. I buy 5k at a time and Rifle Match is slightly more expensive so I had to be sure it was worth it! For info, it's a Tactical Innovations Receiver, KID Bolt/Trigger/Rod/Mainspring, Clarke Barrel.

 

I'm not interested in willy waving on forums (I enter comps to do that!) so always like seeing posts like this of honest groups!

 

Ha! Absolutely :)

 

Looking at the groups as 50m groups, it does strike me that, much like Alan's in my first post. a couple look awesome, but (if I'm reading the notations correctly) 5 of the 7 groups are around 1 MOA or larger, that's what I'm hoping to establish - the 'norm'.

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My own BAR 22 at 25yds

ETA: Looking at the range, it may have been 50yds

 

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That's tidy, and also supports my comments about Rifle Match being marginally better.

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That's tidy, and also supports my comments about Rifle Match being marginally better.

 

Think I've got a random 1000 tucked away somewhere - I'll blow the dust off them and give them a go later.

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Ha! Absolutely :)

 

Looking at the groups as 50m groups, it does strike me that, much like Alan's in my first post. a couple look awesome, but (if I'm reading the notations correctly) 5 of the 7 groups are around 1 MOA or larger, that's what I'm hoping to establish - the 'norm'.

There are only 6 groups, the top left is 10 rounds because I'd changed brand (experience shows this makes a difference). Out of the 6, two are on the minute, two are under and two are over so average at .531 so yeah, the norm's probably about 1MOA. I think it would be fair to say my rifle's capable of 1/2 MOA but the norm is 1 MOA. Shooting off bags, outdoors, on an old aerodrome, possibly introduces a little more error than I'd like. Anyone near Dundee got a 100m shed?...

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They have this set up for measuring group sizes at 25 & 50M, and from memory accepted ammo performance is 16mm at 25M and 23mm at 50mm

So in real terms, small bore rifles and their ammo must be capable of 5/8" at 25 and 1" at 50!!! from 10rds, not 3 or 5......from a machine rest

 

Mark,

 

I think you'll find that no smallbore shooter would bother testing at 25m, all outdoor comps are 50m / 100y.

 

The 50m ISSF bull is 10.4, the screen on the right definitely looks like the 50m target, smallbore shooters quote group sizes outer edge not centre to centre, that group looks like about 12mm, or 7mm centre to centre.

 

16mm at 25m would be sh*t (prone/jacket/sling), even for me and I'm not that good!

 

Cheers,

Mat

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Eley Tenex at 100m from my Feinwerkbau 2700 Light rested on a bag like a proper cheat with a 4x optic fitted to its diopter sights (naughty mustn't use in competition).

Shielded range so zero wind.

 

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I've got a target somewhere where I started at 50yds and worked back to 110yd. 3 shots group at every range.shot across the fields with bipod and a cushion thing for rear support . eley subs used.they are great hunting ammo

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Just back in.

 

Gave the rifle a bloomin good strip and clean, including 5 pull throughs with a boresnake, until the bore was glitteringly clean.

 

Made a reasonable back rest and decided to shoot from sitting position.

 

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Also reduced range to 52yds - which makes it all look much rosier!

 

As suggested by AckImp, blew the dust off some Rifle Match

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Results....well, SK Rifle match!!! -

Point taken!

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SK Std Plus

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Abandoned the Eley HP for a quick 5 with the CCI HV HP - the extra grunt makes subsonic seem positively pedestrian!

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Bottom line - still trickling along at about 1 MOA (which looks a lot nicer at 52yds than at 68!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eley Tenex at 100m from my Feinwerkbau 2700 Light rested on a bag like a proper cheat with a 4x optic fitted to its diopter sights (naughty mustn't use in competition).

Shielded range so zero wind.

 

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Lovely!

 

Presumably, that represents the best of everything - great target rifle, tenex, no wind.

 

Hard to judge groups - look to range around 0.7 MOA?

 

Great shooting, great data!

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Yes about 0.7 MOA. I was surprised it did so well, I always assumed Tenex would run out of steam at 100m so this is the first time I've tried it.

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