Match Ammo 22lr Ammo vs Regular 22lr Ammo ?

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  1. schooner

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    Hi Guys (Newbie Here)
    I'm just getting started with benchrest target shooting and I'm finding it to be a great sport. However, being very new to all kinds of ammo can you please tell me what's the differences between Match Ammo vs Regular .22lr Ammo?
    Prestley shooting my wonderful CZ 452 Rifle and firing CCI Standard. I'm still testing it.

    THANKS GUYS :)
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL
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  2. steve_podleski

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    consistency shot to shot and even within a brand, lot to lot can vary and barrel to barrel. So you need to test what is best in your rifle
     
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  3. DOGCAPPER

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    Get a variety of ammo. Stay with subsonic with velocity between 1040 and 1080 fps.
    Popular stuff is SK standard plus, Wolf Match and some of the same in pistol match.
    Just for kicks try Lapua center X, Federal Ultramatch, and Eley 10X.
     
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  4. schooner

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    THANK YOU GUYS, I APPRECIATE ALL THE IMPORTANT INFO.
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  5. perry42

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    In addition to the above try Lapua and Fiochi bi-athalon and winter match ammo my Anschutz and BSA International like both of these. I just acquired some Wolf match and have not fired any yet.

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  6. retired

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    in 22rf it is about THE LOT. if you find a lot that shoots buy a bunch.
    most likely the next lot will be different
     
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  7. seymour fish

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    Amen, deacon !
     
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  8. USMCDOC

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    Just ordered three bricks of test ammo
     
  9. Gary Wiant

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    You don't need to order bricks of ammo until you figure out what shoot. A 50 rd Box is more than enough.
     
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  10. USMCDOC

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    i am testing lots for three rifles
     
  11. trader steve

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    My 452 does the best with rws match.steve
     
  12. rkittine

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    When finding out what ammo my RF Benchrest Rifle liked to eat, I contacted the guy I buy Lapua and Eley Match RF Ammo through and got his inventory list. I bought small amounts, only from lot numbers he had large inventories of, went to the range, did my testing and then bought volume before he had sold out.

    Bob
     
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  13. Bart B.

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    A bit of recent history on 22 RF match ammo.

    Virtually all the 50 and 100 yard NRA outdoor prone records shot in the late 1970's still stand. Best lots of its ammo then tested 2/10 MOA at 50, 4/10 MOA at 100. Barrel lives were 50,000 or more rounds. Then after Eley had a bad (deadly) problem in their primer mix and insert facility, every company changed their primer formula and added more glass frit.

    Now, it's not easy to find stuff that'll shoot under 1/3 MOA at 50, 2/3 at 100. Barrel life dropped to 30,000 or so rounds.
     
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