Finally the gun i had big hopes for performing well the bersa thunder 22. i ordered this gun back in january and it showed up thursday this week. for a range test i took the worst bulk ammo i had left in the back of the gun safe. this stuff was sitting waiting to be run thru the ccmg AR15 conversion. well i now have a gun other than the cmmg that will run anything.
the shoot wasnt without a few teething issues.
i started with some good ammo first however. it really liked the cci blazer which is the cheaper version of the minimag.
i started the grouping tests after about running 500 rounds of crappy ely target ammo it ate all the ely just fine but i forgot to take any grouping shots with it.
next the trusty cci minimag. now is about when the mag plate started malfunctioning i couldnt figure out why it wasnt loading the full ten in the mag and of course i forget to bring a toolkit.
winchester bulk red box 36 grn. my ruger mk2 sig mosquito and walther ppk refuse to cycle with this ammo. the bersa thunder... not a even a hiccup
finally the wood box bulk winchester ammo from cabelas. cool little wooden box. incredibly shtty ammunition. as you can see in the pic there are 3 flyers. those are not due to bad shooting those are actually several underpowered rounds that barely came out of the barrel and didnt cycle the gun at all. there was no recoil from those shots and barely a pop.
two of the bullets actually went in sideways keyholing.
Bersa Thunder 22 i would say is a fantastic little gun. just as reliable as its bigger brothers. want a gun that isnt picky about ammo GET ONE!!!
now the only issue i had as mentioned above was around 500 rounds in the magspring escaped. turns out i reassembled the mag incorrectly when i did the initial cleaning and it popped loose inside the mag body preventing it from loading a full ten.
i used mobil 1 5w30 synthetic to oil it liberally and it finally stopped functioning around 800 rounds down range with the crappy cabela bulk winchester sticking empties in the chamber. i would still prolly be shooting if i had remembered to bring a cleaning kit *sigh*
i am extremely happy with the thunder 22 it exceeded my expectations.