The Great 2014 22LR Shootout

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So, I recently picked up a Norinco NS522 with the idea of becoming even more accurate when out gopher shooting. Part of testing out the rifle and learning more about it was finding the most accurate 22LR ammo out there. And since I was going to test a pile of different 22 ammo, it seemed to make sense to try them all with several rifles.

Rifles used:

Accuracy Results:

These numbers indicate group size in inches at 50 yards.

bulk 22 ammo

Bulk Ammo Results

 

standard velocity

standard velocity

 

Subsonic

Subsonic

 

high velocity

high velocity

CCI Standard Velocity

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 1070 FPS

CCI Green Tag

  • 40 Grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 1070 FPS

CCI Quiet Segmented HP

  • 40 Grain Hollow Point
  • Copper-Plated
  • 710 FPS

CCI Mini-Mag

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Copper-Plated
  • 1235 FPS

CCI Stinger

  • 32 grain Hollow Point
  • Copper-Plated
  • 1640 FPS

Winchester Super Speed RN (Super X)

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Copper-Plated
  • 1300 FPS

Winchester Super X Power Point

  • 40 grain Hollow Point
  • Copper-Plated
  • Speed unlisted

Winchester 22 Long Rifle Subsonic

  • 40 grain Hollow Point
  • Lead
  • Speed unlisted

Winchester 333 Bulk Pack

  • 36 grain Hollow Point
  • Copper-Plated
  • 1280 FPS

Remington Thunderbolt

  • 40 Grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 1255 FPS

Remington Yellow Jacket

  • 33 grain Hollow Point
  • Lead coated with something or other
  • 1500 FPS

Blazer 22 Long Rifle

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 1235 FPS

Federal Champion 525 Value Pack

  • 36 grain Hollow Point
  • Copper-Plated
  • 1260 FPS

Federal Auto Match (325 round bulk pack)

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 1200 FPS

Federal HV Match

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 1200 FPS

Eley Practice

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • Speed unlisted

RWS Club Sport Line

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • Speed unlisted

SK Standard Plus

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 325 m/s (1066 FPS)

SK Rifle Match

  • 40 grain Round Nose
  • Lead
  • 325 m/s (1066 FPS)
  • The clear accuracy winner among types tested.
  • agentsmith

    What happened to the Ruger 10/22?

  • Terry

    Wish you had a CZ in there……

  • Me too! Soon….

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