Recently bought a Carbine 10/22 18.5 inch stainless-synthetic model. This was sometime in january. I thought, after having so much affordable fun with the 22/45 pistol why not get a 10/22 for squirrels and jacks up north. Last gun show I'd gone to, I decided to save and ended up buying a few packs of various rounds. However when it came to bulking for the year- I spent 180 bucks for 5250 rds of CCI Blazer.
They actually work very well in my ruger pistol. On that note I've never gotten a dud to this day from CCI ammo.
Any ways I decided to run some tests- to see what my Ruger 10/22 liked the most. The rifle so far is all stock( no mods, except a compact 40 dollar Nc Star "2.5 x 30" scope) Rifle was rested, and I've had over 1000 rounds down the pipe to nicely break the rifle in.
Distance was 50 yards for 4 types of ammo
I felt that most budget/ non target .22lr rifles are 50 yard tools in the field, so this would be a good distance.
1. CCI Blzr LRN/ rated 1235fps
2. CCI minmag-copperwashed RN/ rated 1235fps
3. CCI velocitor- copper washed HP/ rated 1430fps
4. Remington Viper- copper washed truncated -rated 1350 fps
I've really had good luck with CCI and their sure-fire priming- some of the other bulk ammo I used in the past just doesn't perform 100% So I guess the test will compose more of what velocities are of optimum peformance with the 10/22
Take a look at the pics and see for yourself-( 10 shot group with each ammo.) 5 rounds of each ammo shot to acclimate the barrel to that ammo before the 10 shot group was started:
As you can see- CCI Blazer normal high velocity did the best in this test with the first group at just an inch and a sub group on the bottom( if ya took ou the flyers- at a surprising .5 inch.
Biggest group which wasn't suprising was the Remington Viper hyper veloc. ammo. at Over " 3 inches"- very bad spread. The "Velocitors" didn't do as well as I expected either, with a grouping of 1 and 3/4 inches.
What I got most out of this was that the Higher velocities expand groupings
. Bet if I used CCI standard or subsonic, I might even shrink the group a tad.
I recommend the CCI Blazers for the price-( 15 bucks a brick!).
Last pic is best groups so far to this day, done with the blazr ammo( at 25 & 50 yards) Besides the cheap Nc Star scope- This is my analysis on the accuracy level you can expect from a stock 10/22 carbine....
Happy .22lr shootin....