Accuracy expectations with scoped 10/22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by mbcoulter, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. mbcoulter

    mbcoulter New Member

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    Hello everyone,


    I've had this 10/22 for close to 20 years and have only occasionally shot it. Last year I put a Bushnell scope and then last week spent some time sighting it in. The problem is that I don't know what expectations I should have. (As you can see I don't shoot very much...)


    Here's a photo of one of my better groupings from a (to me...) longer distance of 200 feet. There was a little breeze on this day - enough to blow the target around and I was using Remington "golden" bullets. I was seated at a table resting the 10/22 on some sandbags.



    Any comments or opinions would be valued. Also any recommendations on the best ammo or upgrades (most bang for the buck...) would be great.

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  2. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    Most .22 competitions are held at 50 yards. The bullet becomes too unpredictable beyond that. The best shooters can group inside of a quarter at that distance. Your grouping is a great start! good job.

    The ammo choice will depend on what barrel you have. The fastest CCI stinger is not always the most accurate. Get some different, low quantity types of higher end ammo and get on a stable bench at 50 yards. Find what your barrel likes and buy more :)
     

  3. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    I have a red dot on my tactical 10/22 and I can hit eggs at 100yards the 10/22 has 2 b the best 22 rifle action made I love it I have a 1in group at 60yards all day good optics will make the diff but the rifle is just as good...
     
  4. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    Also try diff ammo I have shot 8 diff rounds but I found the 22 federal 2 b the most accurate cheap round other than ballistic hunting rounds but the federal are the best I think....
     
  5. hardluk1

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    Try differnt ammo is right but give each change of ammo atleast 10 shoots before desideing how well it shoots. You should have better accuracy from a real match grade ammo but once in a while a barrel will like something like cci mini-mags or green or blaser. Many find wold or sk ammo is very accurate for the money also.

    Thats not a bad group for the run of the mill 10/22. Some bolt rifles and custom 10/22 can shoot under 3/8" at 50 yards and 1" at 100 yards with good lower cost match ammo too and 100 yard is very doable and guy ring gongs at 225 to 300 regularly with under 1100 standard velocity ammo. You may find with the ammo your rifle likes best it may cut group size by a 1/3rd. But drop to 25 yards till you find your best ammo for your rifle. Then go longer. Enjoy

    R3 do you mean federal what 711B for cheap ammo. $3.86 bucks a box
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  6. mbcoulter

    mbcoulter New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback and tips!
     
  7. carbon15man

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    Iron sights I had a dime size group right outta the box
     
  8. tngunnut14

    tngunnut14 New Member

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    You should be able to get nickle sized groups at 50 yards with a stock 10/22. Maybe better.
     
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  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    as others suggested, try out different ammo types and brands. every rifle is different and accuracy can vary from one ammo to another.

    your group size isn't bad, not great, but not bad. more time spent shooting will help your groups also. practice, practice and paractice some more. that's the great thing about a 22 rimfire is the cheapness of shooting them. the more you shoot, the better you will get.

    the 10/22 that i just got finished mounting a scope on for a friend, after i got it sighted in, will easily do a 1" group at 50 yrds with just cheap Remington bulk ammo. and the scope is just a cheap Simmons 3-9x40 that i picked up at WalMart.
     
  10. hardluk1

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    10/22's may once in a while shoot a tight groups but at 50 yards. Don't expect a repeatable dime or nickel sized groups. If you do run out and buy a loto ticket. A marlin 60 stands a much better chance than a ruger. But heck guess a great 10/22 can slip thru once in a great while. Most are turds stock.
     
  11. Overkill0084

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    Try some different ammo. I've never seen a gun that didn't shoot any number of other brands better than the Remington Golden bullets. I find CCI typically the best of the High Velocity options. Winchester is also pretty good as I recall. The point is, experiment & find what your gun "Likes" and you may be surprised. An 1" to 1.5" at 50 yards would be really good for a stock 10/22, at least IMHO. The usual caveats apply, ammo it likes with little to no wind, low caffeine level in the shooter, etc.
     
  12. mrt8110

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    Try standard Velocity .22's , they are slower than the speed of sound. I shoot Remington Sub Sonics 1050 Ft. per sec & CCI SV 1070. Ft. per sec. & they are fairly quiet. Group looks good so far! :) Cliff
     
  13. mbcoulter

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    Getting Better...

    Here is a close-up of a 10 round grouping of Blazers. Please ignore all shots outside of the red in this example - I tend not to want to waste any room on a spatter target.

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    And this is a comparison of Remington Golden Bullets vs. Blazers. Can you tell which is which?

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    Both examples were from about 110 feet shot at a table using an improvised rest.
     
  14. CourtJester

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    Depends on the wind and the ammo. Try several different types of ammo and see what yours likes best. Mine is rather fond of Federal Gold Match ammo.

    My son does well with it at 50 yards. even when he was eight years old.


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  15. Old_Crow

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    I wouldn't worry about printing great groups. Appleseed would be great for you. It's a history lesson that turns into a shooting class.

    http://appleseedinfo.org/
     
  16. mbcoulter

    mbcoulter New Member

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    That's priceless! So far I have only gotten one of my daughters to shoot my pellet gun. Neither have been interested in shooting the 10/22...

    :eek:
     
  17. onenut58

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    Take the time and a few bucks to buy some cci stingers and go back out and I am betting that group will tighten way up.
     
  18. Gh0zt36

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    Soon as I save up 250 or so my new 10/22 is going to clark custom guns for the 10/22 accuracy package which includes : Match crown , Match <shortened > chamber , trigger job and tuned extractor . Assuming it is available for a 10/22 takedown .