.22LR Aquila 60gr

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by KAG, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    I went to range yesterday before I went to the tailgate and I brought my Marlin60 and friends. I shot really good groups with the Marlin using the Remmington Golden Bullet (36gr) at 100 yds, but I recently bought some of this Aguila "Sniper SubSonic" 60gr and I struggled getting consistency at 100yds.

    Has anyone else shot this ammo and had better luck?
     
  2. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    You used Regular Velosity rounds and didnt have any feed issues? I may be mistaken but I belive the Marlin 60 is supposed to be used exclusivly with HV rounds. This may explain some of your trouble with grouping.
     

  3. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    You maybe right, I have no idea.
     
  4. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    About the feed issues... NONE. I wasnt shooting rapidly but I only put 20 rounds of the 60gr stuff through the gun before I was too embarressed to continue. :(
     
  5. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    lol. The owners manual says, and I quote

    WARNING: Your rifle is a self-loading
    .22 caliber designed for .22 Long Rifle
    High Velocity cartridges only (not Hyper-
    Velocity). Shorts, Longs, and Shot cartridges
    can be loaded and fired, but
    Marlin does not recommend them, as
    feeding will not be reliable and damage
    or injury may result from their use.

    Does not say anything about accuracy issues, but who knows?

    From many reviews Iv seen they say this particular round likes a fairly agressive rifling. 9" I belive I saw on one site. You might try calling the Manufacture and seeing what they say about it.
     
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  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    The accuracy you are not seeing is because the heavy 60gr bullet is not super sonic and it is falling off in velocity very fast as it is subsonic and it is a 60gr bullet. First your 22lr has a 1:16" twist this is too slow for 100 yard accuracy with this round. They are meant for 50 yards or less.

    Shilen makes the most different twists in the 22rf.
    .222 RF
    - 10"* 60 gr. bullets Ratchet rifled 4 groove
    - 14"* Twist for pistol barrels
    - 15"* Special twist for rifle barrels
    - 16" Standard twist for rifle barrels
    - 16"* Ratchet rifled 4 groove
    - 17"* Special twist for rifle barrels
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Surprised some of those 60 gr bullets wer not going thru the target SIDEWAYS. Very few 22s have a rate-of-twist that will stabilize a 60 gr bullet- most are for 40 gr- and you are feeding it a bullet 50% heavier than was it was designed for. Expect bad accuracy.
     
  8. KAG

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    Yea, I just just scaned the targets into my comp and I noticed that the holes were slightly oblong and I could actually see where the bullet slapped the target and left an immpression of the rifling.
    Kind of cool.
    Ill post the pics when I get back to my comp.
     
  9. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Ill look forward to it :D
     
  10. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    It is less noticeable here
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  11. KAG

    KAG New Member

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    I think this is better
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