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Old 04-01-2010, 05:22 PM
GrampawEd GrampawEd is offline
 
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Default What is "Eley Zimmer?"

Visited a small gun show in Manassas, VA, last Sunday. One table had five boxes of "Zimmer," for $4 per box. The label is yellow. I hope this is standard velocity. My recently acquired USMC 40x seems to like standard velocity. Anyone have any information on Zimmer?

The fellow also had a bunch of Tenex at $12. Would have taken it but couldn't stand the overweight suitcase.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:40 PM
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Zimmer cartridges

"...Eley also produces a Zimmer “indoor” or “room” in German round, based on the LR case configuration and so would have the best functionality in the rifle’s magazine and chamber. These have a 40-grain bullet which sped across the chronograph at a pedestrian 797fps giving 56.4ft/lb. Though giving a reasonably higher energy figure than the other cartridges, it is worth remembering that the bullet is a solid lead projectile and will have a tendency to ricochet on any hard surface so make sure there is a soft, safe backstop if using these rounds. Accuracy was very good and 20-yard groups were below 0.5in, but even at these velocities there will be marked trajectory curve, so if you intend to shoot them through the same rifle as your “normal” .22LR ammunition, check the zero at five, 10 and 20 yards to learn where to hold off or adjust your scope turrets."

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http://www.shootingtimes.co.uk/featu..._farmyard.html
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for the response. Wow! This stuff is below standard velocity. For backyard varmint control? Have to try it anyway. May be just what this old 40x likes.
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