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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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I said I could group under a nickel at 50 yards...

I guess I lied.


I broke out the targets today, figuring I'd match up my notes to the holes and take some measurements...or I read about a program that figures group size for you from photos. When I looked at the targets a few moments ago, this is what I got:








The two best groups were Eley Target (aka Yellow Box) and Wolf Match Target, both of which are under $5.00 a box!

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Both 10 shot(!) groups at 50 yards from a makeshift wooden bench, I don't know what the wind was, but it was gusty (as it always is at Waterman), which might account for the one flyer on the Wolf grouping. The other holes you see on the page were different brands I was trying out. Some more expensive then the two best, most were cheap Walmart stuff.

I was having extractor issues, so I'm going to back and redo the test to eliminate my clearing a jam and having to reset as a possible deviation, but I'm pretty sure the results will be the same.

I'm so very happy with this rifle I built!

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Have yet to try the Wolf stuff, but from what I have read it some really good ammo.

Nice groups, especially w/irons.


What is w/the blue stock?

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Nice shooting.....

I use Winchester Super-X Super Speed .22LR in my Marlin 795. Bass pro has it for 7.50 a box.


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Have yet to try the Wolf stuff, but from what I have read it some really good ammo.

Nice groups, especially w/irons.


What is w/the blue stock?
Thanks. I've got the National Match front pin which is a fine point, and I lolipop my targets so I can see where I'm going to hit as accurately as possible (assuming my sights are on)

The Blue Stock is a very limited edition Hogue Overmold I stumbled across. I really like the way it feels, and it suits me.

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Nice shooting.....

I use Winchester Super-X Super Speed .22LR in my Marlin 795. Bass pro has it for 7.50 a box.


http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...004000_425-4-1
I tried those and they didn't shoot well for me....well, they shot decently, but not nearly as well as the two best. They cycled awesomely, but standard velocity tend to be more accurate with tight tolerance barrels I've found.

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I tried those and they didn't shoot well for me....well, they shot decently, but not nearly as well as the two best. They cycled awesomely, but standard velocity tend to be more accurate with tight tolerance barrels I've found.

Yeah I'm sure that is true. I want to try these out:

http://www.cci-ammunition.com/produc...=5&loadNo=0045

I hear they are good. Never tried them though.

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I've never seen those before. They look a lot like the competition rounds I used above. I'm betting they shoot pretty well. How much are they though? the wolf is a steal for only $4.50 a box. The brick I got at Cabela's was only $45 out the door with a sale they had on (they sold out quickly). I regret not having gotten three or four bricks.

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