Skeptical about 22lr ammo when I find it in stock

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by poker99, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. poker99

    poker99 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides New Member

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    mind telling us the website?
     
  4. Holmes375

    Holmes375 New Member

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    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.... :)
     
  5. pranc2

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    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.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Midway had some yesterday----
     
  7. FrontierTCB

    FrontierTCB Active Member

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

    HockaLouis New Member

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    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!
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  10. poker99

    poker99 New Member

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    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.
     
  11. pranc2

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    Champs choice has eley match (black box) and Rws target rifle for less than that. They are not tenex but u really don't have to shoot competition ammo. I think midway has a bunch about to come in soon too. Good luck and let us know what u think.
     
  12. Relic74

    Relic74 New Member

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    Never mind
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013