so i got one of these yesterday and went to the range this morning to check it out. tried 3 different types of ammo that i had laying around to see how versatile it would be.
first i shot 26 rounds of federal 38 gr copper plated hp bulk stuff. fed and fired every single time.
next 26 rounds of bitterroot valley 36 gr hv hp. horrible. 6 times it failed to eject the empty casing. guess the gun doesn't like this stuff. this ammo is not really all over the place here anyway, i just have some because my little .22 semi auto pistol likes it the best(works perfectly in that gun) and i can get it at gun shows around here. so no big deal there.
next i shot 50 rounds of eley sport standard velocity 40 gr stuff. fed and fired every time.
that was the first target, which i don't have a pic of. it was raining today so not all my targets were savable to take home and photograph. but you didn't miss much. i was pretty much just aiming at the center and testing how each type fed and fired. i did notice they were going low so i clicked the rear sight up one and they started going more towards the center of the target.
after i finished the feed tests i had 24 rounds of usable ammo (the rest of the federal) and 24 rounds of non usable (the bv stuff) so i shot the 24 usable rounds into another target to test accuracy.
here's how i did at 50 yards at 40 degrees f in the light pacific northwest rain:
it seems at 50 yards poi is about 1-11/2 inches right when aimed dead center. when i started aiming a bit to the left they were more centered. i wasn't going for pinpoint accuracy, just trying to see how it shot with the iron sights. it's not bad. pretty consistent just like it is, but i'll probably end up getting some kind of cheap scope for it so i can have click adjustments.
all in all, a good little plinker for 150 bucks. in know there is that debate about this gun vs. the ruger 10/22 and all, and i'm not really taking a side here. i just wanted an inexpensive little plinker that i wouldn't have to do too much to so i can hit minute of pop can and maybe a squirrel or two with cheap ammo.
i think for an average shooter like myself this gun fits the bill.