Fantastic Weekend

We had some really beautiful weather this weekend in the Philadelphia area. Rightwingprof picked a great time to come. Bitter and I went canoing in New Jersey on Saturday. She had to go back to Virginia after we met up with Wyatt and Rightwingprof, so I decided to spend the rest of the daylight today at the range with the Ruger 10/22. I was shooting an NRA large bore 100yd target at that distance w/optics in bench rest position. Ammo was Remington “Golden Bullet”, those cheap brass plated .22LR rounds they make. I scored 189 out of 200 and 178 out of 200. I noticed most of my hits into the 8 and 9 ring were vertically oriented, rather than horizontally oriented, so I’m wondering if maybe powder charge consistency in the cheap ammo is an issue? I think I should be able to hit 200 out of 200 with optics at that distance. At least that’s my goal!

The 10/22 needs a cleaning now though. It was jamming up on me toward the end, and starting to make weak strikes on the rim.

3 Responses to “Fantastic Weekend”

  1. Blackwing1 says:

    My wife and I were shooting on Friday, putting Winchester .22’s through her lever-action Marlin (39A) and my 10/22.

    I noticed a couple of times that I’d get a much less-sharp “crack” than usual, and the point of impact would drop by a good 2″ at 25 yards. I was able to keep sub-one-inch groups, but those occasional low-loads would drop noticeably.

    At least we weren’t getting the dud rounds that we usually get with the Federal “Lightning” ammo.

  2. Ahab says:

    Try it with CCI ammo. If you did that well with the cheapo Remington junk, some Mini-mags would probably go 200/200.

  3. Sebastian says:

    I’ve always liked CCI. I picked up a boat load of the Remington shit to take to Texas, and didn’t shoot 1/4 of it. I might just use that in the pistol where powder charge won’t matter so much at those distances.