I spent a little time playing with a 22 rifle ( Rem 741 - Simmons scope 3 x 9 ) this past weekend and I thought it might be good to pass some info on to others that enjoy shooting the 22LR and may not realize it may be simple to make it a great shooter... We seem to play endlessly with the big guns looking for perfection - yet forget the basics with 22's.
Many don't really get the most out of their 22's as far as accuracy and it can be as simple as trying a few brands of ammo. This day I had 3 types to play with.
1. Remington Thunderbolts /50 yds/best I could get about 1.5 - 1.75in groups 5 shots
2. Winchester HP High Speed - 50 yds /4 to 5in groups - yikes!
3. Winchester target ammo - 40 gn round nose - 5 shots - .5in groups!
If you have a 22 don't just grab the "bargain brand" ammo and assume thats the best your gun will shoot - sometimes it is, but if you want a load to shoot heads off grouse than take a look at the slower target loads by several mfg's and you may get a real pleasant surprise from your "pop gun" !