22 Rim Fire Ammo Test

1          The Ruger 10/22 had a Lilja heavy match barrel installed 21 inches long,  and a Volquarsten VX-2500 aluminum stock, and a Leupold 4-12 X scope.

2.         The BRNO 452 ZKM had a match-fluted barrel from Lilja, 25 inches long, sporter weight. We cut the chamber with a match reamer from Dan Green. Scope was a Weaver 4-16.

3.         Anschutz 1808. We replaced the target stock on this rifle with a sporter stock from McMillan. A Hoehn 4000 Plus barrel tuner was also installed, but no attempt was made to tune it for any of the ammunition that we shot. It had the standard factory heavy barrel, 19 inches long.

All the following are the average of 3, 5-shot groups at 50 meters.

 

AMMO

RUGER 10/22

BRNO 452 ZKM

ANSCHUTZ 1808

CCI BLAZER

1176 0.444

1211 0.643

1266 0.914

CCI STINGER

1459 0.823

1471 0.716

1510 0.675

CCI STANDARD VELOCITY

1016 0.632

1002 0.663

1065 0.615

ELEY SILHOUEX

1043 0.660

1034 0.606

1054 0.520

ELEY HV

1228 0.511

1254 0.669

1266 0.621

ELEY SCORPION

1256 0.817

1258 0.661

1287 0.513

ELEY PISTOL MATCH

1056 0.697

1041 0.667

1053 0.548

ELEY MATCH-EXTRA

1060 0.820

1038 0.833

1068 0.445

ELEY TENEX

1043 0.488

1053 0.467

1058 0.279

FEDERAL GOLD MEDAL

1100 1.061

1097 0.939

1131 0.563

KASSNAR CONCORDE HP

1196 0.637

1214 0.749

1224 0.567

LAPUA MIDAS L

1026 0.531

1021 0.394

1058 0.213

LAPUA HP

1352 0.707

1349 0.536

1364 0.524

MPB QUICK-SHOCK

1576 0.725

1548 0.869

1629 0.864

NORINCO

1091 0.415

1046 0.803

1097 0.679

REMINGTON HV

1178 0.654

1240 0.633

1236 0.495

REMINGTON YELLOW JACKET

1358 1.067

1317 0.812

1402 0.617

RWS SPORT

982 0.801

1038 0.834

1046 0.730

SK STANDARD  PINK BOX

983 1.187

975 0.643

1043 0.495

SK STANDARD YELLOW BOX

970 0.817

985 0.611

1024 0.384

SK HV GREEN BOX

1065 1.180

1119 0.948

1096 0.987

SWARTKLIP

1053 0.688

1079 0.692

1146 0.658

SELLIER & BELLOT HV

1283 0.981

1035 0.989

1976 0.499

SELLIER & BELLOT SV

1105 1.142

1054 0.637

1082 0.571

WIN XPERT SELECTED ACCURACY RED BOX

1033 0.864

1035 0.989

1976 0.499

WIN XPERT YELLOW BOX

1045 0.860

1054 0.637

1082 0.571

WIN T22

1051 0.623

1049 0.933

1090 0.497

WIN PISTOL SUPREME

1042 0.658

1046 0.640

1078 0.582

WIN LASER

1418 0.918

1592 0.906

1441 0.596

 

 

One thing I have learnt from running this test, and that is the incredible inconsistency with all of the ammo tested, except the ELEY TENEX.

You get one group that goes into one ragged hole about a third of an inch, and the next one is spread over 5 times that area. You can hear different reports from each round, as some of them go supersonic. Some of them have wax over most of the brass case, which got into the chamber, causing some cases to stick, this required frequent cleaning of the chamber. We cleaned the rifles barrels before the test, but no cleaning was done in between.

 

4. BRNO 452 ZKM HB, it has a 21 inch barrel.

5. Ruger 10/22, with a 16.5 inch carbon barrel.

6. Browning Gold Medalion, with a 22 inch barrel.

 

Ammo

BRNO 452 ZKM HB

RUGER 10/22 VOLQUARSTEN CARBON BARREL

BROWNING GOLD MEDALION

CCI BLAZER

1262 0.593

1249 0. 713

1241 0.728

CCI STINGER

1515 1.605

1383 0. 707

1493 0.870

CCI STANDARD VELOCITY

1058 0.458

1069 - 0. 391

1079 0.448

ELEY SILHOUEX

1056 0.238

1063 0. 651

1058 0.338

ELEY HV

1254 0.518

1254 0. 467

1249 0.499

ELEY SCORPION

1264 0.828

1256 0. 537

1279 0.403

ELEY PISTOL MATCH

1015 - 0.368

1002 0.595

1004 0.758

ELEY TENEX

1074 - 0.274

1068 0.559

1075 0.580

FEDERAL GOLD MEDAL

1134 0 958

1118 0.665

1120 0.631

KASSNAR CONCORDE HP

1271 0. 270

1278 0.508

1263 0.305

LAPUA MIDAS M

1041 0.355

1021 0.453

1020 0.519

LAPUA HP

1319 0.868

1332 0.503

1325 0.692

MPB QUICK-SHOCK

1565 - 0.961

1581 0.748

1559 0.670

NORINCO PISTOL & REVOLVER

1077 0.506

1069 0.817

1040 0.978

REMINGTON HV

1220 0.851

1213 0.780

1165 0.829

RWS SPORT

1040 0.728

1029 0.578

1036 0.656

SK STANDARD -YELLOW BOX

1140 1.086

1134 0.611

1114 0.506

SK HV GREEN BOX

1185 0.753

1187 0.592

1149 0.630

SWARTKLIP

1094 0.713

1057 0.526

1057 1.058

SELLIER & BELLOT HV

1283 0.768

1262 0.946

1280   0.456

SELLIER & BELLOT SV

1127 0.934

1115 0.684

1091 0.779

WINCHESTER XPERT SELECTED ACCURACY RED

1075 0.459

1050 0.752

1079 1.110

WINCHESTER EXPERT YELLOW BOX

1093 0.457

1074 0.835

1080 0.539

WINCHESTER T22

1087 0.538

1085 0.649

1073 0.803

WINCHESTER PISTOL SUPREME

1072 0.524

1068 0.719

1074 0.492

ELEY SV

1092 0.642

1089 0.400

1089 0.580

RWS R50

1091 0.328

1079 0.659

1062 0.691

WINCHESTER SUPER X HP

1263 0.682

1264 0.702

1255 0.658

NORINCO

1104 0.540

1103 0.470

1086 0.990

 

 

 

 

 

Remington 541T

Heckler & Koch Model 270

BRNO 452 2E ZKM "Goofy Rifle" named in honor of one of our hyacinth macaws, a painting of his appears on the stock.

Ammo

Remington 541T

H & K 270

Brno CZ 452-2E ZKM

CCI BLAZER

1303 0.730

1234 0.875

1244 0.514

CCI STINGER

1563 1.030

1452 0889

1459 1.473

ELEY SILHOUEX

1044 0.543

1027 0.495

1036 0.470

ELEY HV

1244 0.926

1218 -  0.467

1282 1.194

ELEY SCORPION

 

 

1261 0.598

ELEY PISTOL MATCH

1037 0.337

972 -  0.671

980   0.519

ELEY TENEX

1068 0.667

1035 0.683

1061 0.645

ELEY TENEX ULTIMATE EPS

1058 0.558

1034 0.415

1043 0.815

FEDERAL GOLD MEDAL

1102 1.532

1070 0.834

1140 0.829

SK HV

1232 1.136

1126 0.406

1130 -  0.748

SK SV

1143 1.758

1100 0.946

1115 1.119

LAPUA MIDAS L

1057 0.608

1004 0.409

1026 0.446

MPB QUICK-SHOCK

1574 1.338

1514 1.228

1546 0.735

WINCHESTER T-22

1083 0.950

1060 0.921

1075 0.656

WINCHESTER X-PERT PREMIUM

1061 0.707

1054 0.952

1048 0.678

NORINCO PISTOL-REVOLVER SV

1090 0.668

1056 0.867

1016 0.912

WINCHESTER XPEDITOR

1579 2.655

 

1643 2.297

WINCHESTER SUPER SPEED HP

1316 0.762

1323 0.888

1308 0.720

WINCHESTER SUPREME PISTOL

1059 0.697

1042 0.851

1034 0.490

WINCHESTER XPERT

1108 0.632

1028 0.819

1066 0.904

WINCHESTER EXTRA POWER HP

1258 0.819

1249 849

1283 0.814

ELEY CLUB

1061 0.549

1011 0.749

1083 0.559

ELEY PISTOL EXTRA

1067 0.500

1038 0.650

1069 0.729

ELEY STANDARD

1081 0.426

1091 0.601

1069 - 0.563

ELEY MATCH EPS

1057 0.490

1040 0.552

1094 0.757

SWARTKLIP MATCH TRAINER

1090 0.816

1061 0.731

1059 1.012

SELLIER & BELLOT HV HP

1279 1.007

1236 0.651

1300 0.753

SELLIER & BELLOT SV

1043 0.943

1071 1.087

1067 1.060

JUNIOR SPORT HUNTING RUSSIAN

1036 1.929

 

1059 1.439

REMINGTON YELLOW JACKET

1387 1.108

1443 0.963

1397 0.811

NORINCO

1108 0.639

1061 0.580

1085 0.466

LVE JUNIOR SV HUNTING - RUSSIAN

1045 1.109

917   - 1.760

989   - 1.341

KASSNAR CONCORDE HV HP

1287 1.005

1245 0.843

1253 0.733

RWS SV

1121 0.746

1020 0.894

1097 0.448

RWS SPORT

1036 0.881

1006 0.759

1030 0.919

RWS PISTOL MATCH

1097 0.896

1077 1.078

1077 0.682

RWS R 50

1046 0.413

994  - 0.610

1099 0.607

LAPUA CROW HP

1386 0.614

1264 1.313

1331 0.672

You will notice that some of the ammo has not been fired in some rifles. We ran out of Winchester's Expeditor. The Russian Junior Sport Hunting kept misfiring in the H&K 270

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Last updated February 26th, 2004