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Thread: "Best" Ruger 10-22 ammo,,here is what I came up with........

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    Default "Best" Ruger 10-22 ammo,,here is what I came up with........

    Decided to take the time to make a good post here about what ammo the gun likes to hopefully help someone that has a 10-22, or is getting ready to buy one. I only used three types based on what I have read on line.


    Ill try to make it short and sweet....


    The gun is a factory stock barrel Ruger 10-22 with the aftermarket "Ruger" drop in trigger set at around 2-3 lbs, Hogue aftermarket stock,
    with a Leupold V X-R 3x9x50-300mm tube scope. (Yeah I know, a little to much scope).


    All 50 shots (Per target) was at 50 yards from a Lead Sled. Ammo used is listed on top of each target.
    (The scope was set for the Aguila ammo and was not changed for this test)


    001Ruger1022leadsled.jpg


    Ammo2.jpg


    002target.jpg


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    004target.jpg



    I hope this will save someone some time...…..
    Capt Rick Hiott
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    Interesting. How much time between shots?.
    I know when shooting mine "1022", I have to count to at least 5 between shots to get the best accuracy. It seems the wax/powder residue has to solidify and then equalize with humidity to get the best consistency. Remember the old timers used a tube to blow down the barrels between shots? They were adding moisture to the residue. It works. I didn't think much about it till I got a lead sled. The difference is huge.
    Great post and subject matter.

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    Federal is pretty impressive.
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    you have 1 good group with the Agila and 1 with the federal. It really didn't like the extra velocity of the stingers.

    I have recently found out just how finicky a .22 can be. Don't keep the bullet in your fingers it wipes the wax off....don't leave them in a hot car...the wax melts off...keep them in a cooler

    I found S-K Standard to shoot best in mine...runs $5-6.00 a box when you buy 500...I think it made in Germany at the same place Lapua and Wolf Match is.
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    My heavy barrel 10/22 likes CCI Green Tags and RWS target.The RWS are almost impossible to find anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddyb View Post
    The RWS are almost impossible to find anymore.
    http://www.champchoice.com/store/Mai...s&item=2132478
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    Thanks guys....I didn't know that about the wax.
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    EACH .22 has its favorite ammo. NO two are the same......You have to try different ammo like Rick did to really find what your's shoots best.

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    The ammo I picked came from reviews I had read on the net about the 10-22.

    I have not tried any other ammo yet. The gun will be used for hunting only....
    Capt Rick Hiott
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    My favorite ammo for my 10-22 for overall use has always been CCI Minimags. It shoots the 40 gr solids best.
    I need to shoot mine for best groups someday and see how it compares to these results.

    Good information!

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    Thanks,,,,let us know what you find......
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