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Batch tested Ammunition

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:05 pm
by Kwaka
I have for sometime been shooting bench rest with my CZ455 .22lr getting some reasonable scores considering its a sporting rifle and i'm using cheap ammo.

Not long ago I got involved in a conversation about using batch tested ammo. i.e. matched to the rifle. At nearly three times the cost of the stuff that I use I naively asked if it really was worth it!

Well the other week I found out. I borrowed a friends target rifle and used my ammunition, a nice group for five shots well under a five pence piece at 25 metres. I then switched to the batch tested ammunition and instantly put two rounds down virtually on top of each other! It also eliminated that once in a while flier that you could not reasonably explain. I shot a couple of cards and my scores went up by three points!!!!

So I guess it does make a difference, just not sure I can justify the extra cost tho'. Maybe just search for a more suitable non-prohibitively expensive round.

I see some ammo testing in my future.

Re: Batch tested Ammunition

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:18 pm
by Middlebridge
I think you'll find they want you to buy at least 5000 rounds when you batch test.

I use CenterX in my CZ452, and at 50yds it's as accurate as my Anschutz Supermatch 1913.

ATB.

Re: Batch tested Ammunition

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:42 pm
by Blackbaronfish
My Brno mod 2e used to one hole with the old Winchester subs at 40grain. When they changed the weight it wasn't as accurate :(

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Re: Batch tested Ammunition

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:47 pm
by eboswan
Don't they do a Winchester at 40 grains now I'm sure I read somewhere they now do a 38 and 40

Re: Batch tested Ammunition

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:42 pm
by Blackbaronfish
The newer Winchester are 42grain in a blackish box.
Not heard of a 38grain in this neck of the woods

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