Been playing with a 22 Hornet I just picked up in a trade.
At 100 yards it does not group well at all. I have read through a few internet sites and apparently they are hit and miss, due to Ruger making over-sized chambers and sloppy two-piece bolts.
I have seen some articles about putting a shim type washer between the two bolt parts.
Plus others about setting back the barrel by two threads and making a better chamber.
Has anyone tried any methods? I tried the shim thing tonight but the shim was too thick after an hour of making one, so now it is time for some Scotch...
Oh here was my luck so far.
1. 40gr V-Max, 13.0 grains Lil' Gun, WW Brass, CCI SR, 1,800 col.
Too long for magazine feed. Vel= 3,000 fps average but a 1.75 inch group at 100 yards.
2. 50gr Speer TNT, 12.3grains Lil Gun, WW Brass, CCI-sr, 1.790 col.
Feeds nice, Vel=2,900 fps and a 1.75 inch group
3. 50gr Speer TNT, 11.8 grains Lil Gun, WW Brass, CCI-SR, 1.790 col
Oddly enough shoots higher by 5 inches. VEL=2,750 and a HUGE 3 inch group
These loads stretch the brass. A lot more than I would think they should.