The Firearms Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,953 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, I found out something today. Had a brick of Eley 40gr. roundnose std. velocity (Sport/Target) given to me and tried it out in a couple guns. Works fine in my old Savage 6a, but doesn't feed reliably in my Sig 1911-22. Not enough oomph to work the Sig slide all the way back to pick up the next round. I suspect it would be the same in other .22 semiauto pistols, especially the GSG which is a twin of the Sig.
 

·
Registered
Pensacola Florida
Joined
·
3,736 Posts
Using a bolt action rifle I had good luck with the Eley Sport. but had too many fliers. Usually 4 in 1 hole with the 5th at least 1/2 to 3/4 in away. If I recall correctly it is subsonic, rather that standard velocity.

Wolf Match Target seems to be a lot more consistant, for about the same price. Another good low priced ammo to try is Winchester 40 gr std velocity, but it may not work the slide either.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,953 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Using a bolt action rifle I had good luck with the Eley Sport. but had too many fliers. Usually 4 in 1 hole with the 5th at least 1/2 to 3/4 in away. If I recall correctly it is subsonic, rather that standard velocity.

Wolf Match Target seems to be a lot more consistant, for about the same price. Another good low priced ammo to try is Winchester 40 gr std velocity, but it may not work the slide either.
I normally run CCI or Federal in my Sig and I'll stick with that. I marked the Eley for the Savage only (or the old IJ revolver). I have some Win 40gr Hi-V which also works well in the Sig. It would be nice if .22's weren't so finicky about ammo, but I guess it just goes with territory.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,922 Posts
Manufactures specs on any particular .22 rim fire ammo varies from one brand to another.

The speed of sound is effected by conditions such as temperature. At 68 F is is around 1115 ft/sec but drop the temperature to 32 F and the speed of sound is now around 1088 ft/sec. Under some conditions then it might be possible for a standard velocity .22 rf to be super sonic but most times it is going to be subsonic.

I have heard and read that supersonic rounds may become unstable as they pass through that sound barrier but I don't know if this is in fact true.

I do know from my experience with my target semi auto rifles and pistols that standard velocity ammo has generally given better accuracy results and has functioned fine. I have no "combat" configured rim fire pistols so don't know about function of std. vel. in them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
781 Posts
I shoot CCi standard velocity 1070 FPS and Remington & Winchester Sub-Sonics.( about 1050 fps)They eject out of my Marlin 60 & Ruger 10-22's.I never tried them in my arget pistols.

I would check the velocity of the rounds your using. Each gun is different & U will need to try different rounds .I know the Remington .22 target is 1150 FPS which is the speed of sound. Good luck :) Cliff!

Just searched the internet your round goes 1085 FPS, I bet the Remington target rounds will work,they are around 10 bucks /hundred!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,304 Posts
My S&W 41 shoots it the best of any ammo I have fed it and I use it in my revolvers and bolt action for small game hunting. I prefer the edge in accuracy over a few ft/lbs of power.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top