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poker99 04-21-2013 04:08 AM

Skeptical about 22lr ammo when I find it in stock
Found some 22lr in stock on the web, but I've never heard of this brand. They have a LOT more of this rim fire ammo in stock than anything else, so it makes me skeptical why it hasn't already been bought up by everyone else.

Eley Tenex 22lr 40 grain EPS

Can anyone comment on this ammo for use in a 22lr AR15?

SSGN_Doc 04-21-2013 04:32 AM

Eley is very high quality ammo from the UK. They specialize in match grade rimfire ammo. It is usually more expensive than your average rimfire ammo, partly because if their quality standards, partly because if exchange rate and import cost.

It may be available because not many people buy it in bulk due to the normal cost of it compared to other ammo when it is readily available. It may also be available because the UK isn't having a bunch of Internet panic buyers cleaning out their store shelves.

I've used Eley match pistol and rifle ammo and found it to be some of the most accurate ammo available.

TheDudeAbides 04-21-2013 04:48 AM

mind telling us the website?

Holmes375 04-21-2013 05:19 AM


Originally Posted by poker99 (Post 1221524)
....Eley Tenex 22lr 40 grain EPS

Can anyone comment on this ammo for use in a 22lr AR15?

Good stuff, Maynard. Rather exotic for plinking and such but Eley is very consistent which is the measure of rimfire ammo accuracy.

I was introduced to Eley ammo years ago by a young lady with the Olympic Team whom was visiting town doing exhibition matches.

I consider myself an excellent rimfire shooter but this gal handed me my ass three times in a row. I still try to tell myself it was the ammo.... :)

pranc2 04-21-2013 05:25 AM

Eley was the inventor of the rimfire cartridge. And it is great ammo with tenex being at the top but unless u plan on competitions it's probably a bit pricey. 20 bucks plus a box of 50 is the price most everywhere. I shoot lot of their low end to middle of the road stuff which still shoots awesome. And not easy to find either.

HOSSFLY 04-21-2013 12:37 PM

Midway had some yesterday----

FrontierTCB 04-21-2013 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by HOSSFLY
Midway had some yesterday----

Yep I've seen a lot of the Eley available lately. A little to pricey for me usually.

HockaLouis 04-21-2013 04:40 PM

Eley is top shelf stuff generally speaking. Often competition level. Some of the very best I think they don't even make anymore, like Federal. It is on par with Federal's Gold Medal line when they had three including Olympics quality, each one about double the price per brick of the level below it but worth it when you really want to shoot.

So what 500 rounds cost you twice as much as a brick of cheap stuff? And I'm not even talking about the crap milk-container 36 grain bulk -- that's what I've bought only to give away!

c3shooter 04-21-2013 04:40 PM

There is .22 ammo, and there is .22 MATCH ammo. Tenex (think 10 X ring) is among the top 10 match cartridges. Lapua Master, Wolf Match, Nobel R-50, Fiochi, CCI Gold etc. The concept of .22 Match ammo is reproducable results, from the first shot of a brick to the last.

Unfortunately the price reminds one of the Bible verse- John 11-35 (Jesus wept.) It is the kind of ammo used by the shooter with the high dollar Olympic rifle that is sitting on the 50 yard line, putting 5 bullets in one hole.

SERIOUS rimfire shooters even zero fire for each LOT NUMBER of the stuff. If you can get it for a good price, jump on it. I'm paying about $17/50 rounds for the Lapua and Nobel.

poker99 04-22-2013 01:58 AM

Thanks all. Answered my question.

The site I found it on is ammunition depot
The Eley 22lr is $30 for a box of 50, which is obviously steep.
But I have 2 brand new rifles I've never fired, due to no ammo, so I think I'll just splurge and get this just once. Worst case, I spend $10 extra to put high quality round through my rifle. I can live with that.

Love this forum, such a great resource for new gun owners. And I'm always pleasantly surprised at the gun owner community for its willingness to help each other navigate the complex world of firearms.

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