Ammo recommendations

Discussion in 'Rimfire & Smallbore' started by Cory porter, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Cory porter

    Cory porter Silver $$ Contributor

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    I picked up a cz 452 that has a lilja barrel and is setup for benchrest. I will be using it for club matches and just for trigger time practice. I am clueless when it comes to match ammo. Does anyone have advice on where to start or what they prefer. I have some Eley black box I bought years ago and some Norma brand ammo that’s about it besides cci type ammo.
     
  2. jbmarshtx

    jbmarshtx Silver $$ Contributor

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    SK Rifle match and RWS Rifle Match are "entry level" match ammo. Federal Ultra Match UM22 is supposed to be re-badged RWS R50 and can be found at decent prices. Some of the Norma is supposed to be RWS as well.

    My CZ455 that is bone stock shoots federal gold medal target and even some CCI standard velocity really well.

    I have a custom 455 for silhouette that shoots SK pistol match and RWS Rifle/R50/Federal Ultra really nice.
     
  3. jepp2

    jepp2 Gold $$ Contributor

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    SK Standard Plus shoots remarkably well in many rifles, worth trying.
     
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  4. drover

    drover

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    Lapua or SK, I have had great groups with both, from the least expensive to the highest cost it has all shot great for me in multiple rifles (Anschutz, Cooper, CZ).

    drover
     
  5. Gary Schiefelbein

    Gary Schiefelbein

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    Lilja barrels tend to like R50
     
  6. jbmarshtx

    jbmarshtx Silver $$ Contributor

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    My custom has a lilja and it does seem to prefer the RWS ammo.
     
  7. Buckeyedoc87

    Buckeyedoc87 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Also try R100...seems to buck wind but better even at 50yds.
     

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