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Happy New Year to All! You guys with vintage 10/22's, what brand of ammo's giving you best accuracy? I have a '78 Sporter Deluxe, 100% stock, Vortex 2x8x32 scope. I sighted in with mediocre brand name stuff, Federal 525 red brick stuff, and Winchester 333 brick stuff, accuracy was so-so at 50yds, 1.5"+ groups. That same ammo was yielding .50"-.75" groups out of an old, scoped Marlin 60. I didn't expect the 10/22 was picky about ammo. Fed everything 100%, even the few squibs the Winchester stuff had.
 

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Hate to be the one to break it to ya. You wont know 'til you try all kinds of ammo, Part of the fun with 22's, I have had pretty good luck with budget Target ammo, low end RWS, Wolf , etc. 100 yds is shortest I shoot now. But no definitive ammo, just have to try diff stuff.
 

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Non-Giant Nighttime Garden Monsters ... During Summer ...

No dinky giant garden monsters now. No garden. Since the engagement range is usually quite short and my, (our) collective aim may be suspect, the Green Mountain Bentz chambered 1x9 quick twist 8" barrel used on the suppressed Ruger 10-22 SBR works just fine with the Aquila SSS 60 grain round nose lead bullets individually hollow pointed and weighed to about 55 grains bullet weight. Time consuming.

Seems to work OK. If we can see them thru the effective, (still) Cheap Russian Yukon low light scope they cease to move after being hit. Maybe 25 yards TOP. Usually 10-15 yards. Accurate enough. Pop, thud. Sometimes a squeak or two. Repeat. The good German 110 round drums help greatly.

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If you want excellent accuracy out of a 10-22 you have to find one of the old heavy barrel target models.

Maybe the newer version is ok.......I haven't tried one.

You're doing fine with what you've got.

Stick with Federal ammo.
 

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I have a 10/22 clone made by Tactical Solutions that shoots .5" or better groups at 60 yards with CCI SV and about the same with several other brands of decent ammo, and not as well with the bulk pack stuff, like "Thunder-duds." I have a feeling the rifle could shoot better if it were someone other than me pulling the trigger. Got a bipod for the rifle, but haven't been out to shoot it yet...usually, I've been resting the rifle on my range bag.
 

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Anything but those waxy Remington rounds.
I bought a Rossi replica of the Winchester pump model 62A in 1980 & almost sold it because it wouldn't extract the empties consistently & they were hard to remove.

Turns out it was the wax coating on the Winchester ammo I was using that caused it. Never had that problem again when I switched over to a non wax coated brand. Still have the gun & it's a good shooter.
 

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Ol marlin 60 would eat everything if ya kept it clean,usual FTF ammo was thunderbolts I'd save them all an shoot em out of my ol H&R 949,it was a 9 shot revolver that would never ever misfire.:lol: My best ammo was the same as 40s low cost an cheap.:lol:Feel sorry for the guys who are picky,picky bout ammo nowadays LOL
 

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I have a 10/22 clone made by Tactical Solutions that shoots .5" or better groups at 60 yards with CCI SV and about the same with several other brands of decent ammo, and not as well with the bulk pack stuff, like "Thunder-duds." I have a feeling the rifle could shoot better if it were someone other than me pulling the trigger. Got a bipod for the rifle, but haven't been out to shoot it yet...usually, I've been resting the rifle on my range bag.
Why do you shoot at SIXTY yards when the standard is 50 yards?

Do you just like a greater challenge or is this a tiny flaw in your fiction?

:cool::cool::cool:
 

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I bought a Rossi replica of the Winchester pump model 62A in 1980 & almost sold it because it wouldn't extract the empties consistently & they were hard to remove.

Turns out it was the wax coating on the Winchester ammo I was using that caused it. Never had that problem again when I switched over to a non wax coated brand. Still have the gun & it's a good shooter.
Say it ain't so, Winchester does that too, the water proofing thing? Oh and I'll add I don't care for the Remington Thunderbolts unless I got a bad batch. The lead bullet is not coaxial with the case on some and of course they don't feed. SO a pain in the rear.
 

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Why do you shoot at SIXTY yards when the standard is 50 yards?

Do you just like a greater challenge or is this a tiny flaw in your fiction?

:cool::cool::cool:
Because the guy whose range I use has his close-in shooting bench set at 60 yards because that is the distance he wants it to be and the bench is too damned heavy to drag back 30 feet and then back to where it was. He has benches at 100 and 200 yards, too. The public outdoor range I use has markers at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards, but that place is pretty crowded most of the time, there is no full-time range officer, and it attracts a lot of guys who are, let us say, careless. I only go there when I know a range officer will be present. He enforces safety rules.
 

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Okay... this reminds me of seeing double after visiting the “Clubs or Casino Bars “
All we need now is an ... “El Kabong” persona . Then I’ll just stay on Smith & Wesson Forum.
 
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Back on track, IMHO, any .22LR ammo that isn't near 100% reliable through 10/22 cycling is worthless: I consider every one of my firearms a primarily self-defense weapon (the 10/22 and .22LR is lowest on that list but it is all about what is at hand at the time). I plink and don't hunt, so minute of a coffee-creamer bottle or toilet-paper tube filled with bird-seed or corn is good enough for me. I have a bi-pod on my early-'80s 10/22 carbine, but that is primarily because I'm lazy and like to lay down for plinking.

CCI MiniMags are the lowest common-denominator for all my .22LR semi-autos in terms of reliability, so that is all I stock and shoot. At 50 yards (by an impatient shooter - me) my 10/22 will reliably take down (and spread bird-seed) those TP tubes. They are the closest thing to paper I shoot at other than sighting in a scope. They are fine and reliable. Accuracy is irrelevant if it doesn't go "bang"...
 
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