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Old 01-06-2019, 10:08 PM
MajorD MajorD is offline
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Beyond the whole sonic barrier thing, as a general rule standard velocity ammo ( intended for precision shooting) is made with higher quality control and generally will be much more consistent in regards to a limited velocity spreads consistent powder charges, more consistent bullet weight etc.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:22 PM
edlmann edlmann is offline
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Originally Posted by captaincalc View Post
When it goes far enough. Who cares what it does after it goes through the target?
I've always thought the ideal self-defense round would make a nice clean .40 or larger hole on entry and exit and drop to the ground just aft of the target. As a practical matter, projectiles in flight get "wobbly" at some point in their deceleration, and more difficult to predict.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:56 PM
RoundsOut RoundsOut is offline
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My best results are with CCI Green Tag, always good in rifle or pistols. My best results are using them in my Remington 513T. The same ammunition also works great in my wife's Smith and Wesson Victory pistol. They are costly, but so enjoyable. When letting kids shoot at family events, I take a brick of CCI standard velocity. Decent accuracy, and very quiet in my suppressed Savage bolt rifle. The kids like shooting full soda cans without head gear, listening to the cans spew!
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:55 PM
bigbird bigbird is offline
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Location: Savannah, Georgia
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I have two 40x rifles. One is a standard barrel and the other is a heavy barrel. The heavy barrel 40x loves Wolf Match Target the most after testing a multitude of different ammo. As for the Standard barrel 40x the jury is still out. The one thing I do know is that neither one likes HV ammo. The groups are all over the place. So Sub-sonic or standard velocity is what has worked best for me on both rifles.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:47 AM
jwenum jwenum is offline
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Location: N.E. Ohio
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The more you pay, the better the performance. Just tried some Eley Tenex ($18 a box) and my Kimber 82G loved it; took about 20rds to get the barrel seasoned with their lube. Have heard anecdotal evidence that going from Eley to SK or Lapua the bullets shot good right away. Takes awhile when going to Eley(different wax formula I guess). Tenex sure was nice, but way too expensive otherwise.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:13 PM
lyman lyman is offline
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Location: Beach Va, not Va Beach
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I have tried and have a small inventory of good SV type target ammo,

but have also noticed that some of my target guns also do very well with CCI Mini Mags,
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:29 PM
BuddyBGood BuddyBGood is offline
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Location: NW Pa.
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No one has mentioned how finicky 22 ammo is in regards to temperature.
Another thing unmentioned is how Accuracy varies from lot to lot of the same ammo.
Silhouette shooters normally buy their ammo in case lots to avoid this.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:06 PM
binlookin binlookin is offline
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Location: Ohio down on the OH-10 River
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Default .22 Finiky ammo

BuddyBGood! Shhhh! ".22 ammo. finicky to temperature changes"! [A good point, that many never think about?]
ALL the ammo I shoot is in a GOOD cooler to keep the temperature as stable as possible, [not cold! ] from the time It leaves home until it comes back. Whether at the range, or in a vehicle! In fact I go to some extent to control the temperature of my hunting ammo.
The only way to determine if your ammo is sensitive to temperature changes is to test it under different conditions? It varies considerably with reloading also. Some powders cannot tolerate extreme temperature changes.
After testing this theory years ago, I simply came to the conclusion that I tended to shoot more consistently and accurately when I used ammo that was exposed to less temperature variations. Just remember YMMV
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