An ammo thread rant,,,

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aarondhgraham

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Well, maybe not a rant per se,,,
But at least my comments about these threads.

I frequent three fiery-arm sites,,,
Just this morning I read 6 new threads,,,
They all were griping about bad rimfire ammo.

Titles like:
Federal Auto Match is junk,,,
Golden Bullets are crap,,,
Thunderbolts are bad.

The common theme in all of the threads was,,,
They had huge groups so the ammo must be crapola!

Not once in any of the threads did the OP say,,,
Wow, I shot terrible today.

Just something I noticed,,,

Aarond

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Well, maybe not a rant per se,,,
But at least my comments about these threads.

I frequent three fiery-arm sites,,,
Just this morning I read 6 new threads,,,
They all were griping about bad rimfire ammo.

Titles like:
Federal Auto Match is junk,,,
Golden Bullets are crap,,,
Thunderbolts are bad.

The common theme in all of the threads was,,,
They had huge groups so the ammo must be crapola!

Not once in any of the threads did the OP say,,,
Wow, I shot terrible today.

Just something I noticed,,,

Aarond

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Well to be fair, the last time I shot Remington rimfire ammo, the extreme velocity spread for one box was 178fps and standard deviation was in the 50fps range. Rimfire guns are already finicky and ammo sensitive. That certainly doesn't help! :(
 

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The only time I have ever posted about "bad" ammo,,,
Was during the Obama drought.

I scored 10 bulk packs of Remington Golden Bullet,,,
Just before Wal Mart put the limit on purchases.

I was rationing out the ammo in 100 round CCI plastic boxes,,,
I was having three to five duds in every 100 rounds.

But even then I tried the ammo in several different fiery-arms,,,
Before I decided it really was the ammo and not my guns.

When I tried the "new to me" Federal Auto Match I was getting lots of duds,,,
But it was only with this one rifle so I tested it with other brands.

Turns out the rifle had a worn firing pin,,,
I had it replaced and had no more problems with the ammo.

Auto Match is now my go-to plinking ammo for my long guns.

Aarond

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Well to be fair, the last time I shot Remington rimfire ammo, the extreme velocity spread for one box was 178fps and standard deviation was in the 50fps range.

But you see,,,
This is real data,,,
So it's not what I would call whining.

I'm just finding it a bit funny,,,
That nobody will consider they might be the problem.

Aarond

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Sort of relevant, I am in the middle of what multiple persons have called the “largest 22LR ammo comparison ever done” and once I get it complete, I’m posting the results in the forum. 8 different firearms, action types, and barrel lengths. I think 60+ kinds of 22lr ammo. With 5 shot chrono checks per ammo and firearm and then group testing in the most accurate 22 I own at 50yds with 3x 3 shot groups each. Basically to address this exact issue. Noting any novel observations or issues with the ammo as I go. So far, it has been quite enlightening as to “cheap” versus “high end” ammo and there differences, or as a spoiler, lack thereof. It’s about 100 pages long if a word document currently and I’m not done. I also have some of the gel testing done already and will do more as well. I plan on a similar project with 22 magnum as well.

So stay tuned gents and gals!

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What I’m hearing here is that some people expect to get “match accuracy” out of “budget” ammo, and then they’re surprised when they get what they paid for. :scratch:
You, would be surprised. Many of the cheap bulk is outshooting the premier grade and match grade stuff so far for accuracy. I am about to test a good amount of eley as well. That’s next range trip :)
 

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You, would be surprised. Many of the cheap bulk is outshooting the premier grade and match grade stuff so far for accuracy. I am about to test a good amount of eley as well. That’s next range trip :)
The one thing I’ve noted over many years is that so-called “Eley primed” rimfire ammo has more reliable ignition.
 

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