Post by Danny Creasy on Nov 3, 2014 16:40:07 GMT -6
ammunition, I paid $79 for a 5000 round case. With shipping, it still came in under a hundred bucks. That lot was surprisingly accurate, and I shot it for several years in local fun matches and the occasional CMP Sporter match. That case ran dry about the time the shortage started.
So, last month, I was at Larry's in Huntsville, Alabama and they actually had a bunch of .22 LR in stock. The prices were "ouchy", as you might expect. I was aware that Blazer was different nowadays, but I said to myself, "What the heck," and sprang for a brick at $39.95.
I was looking for a shooting project this morning and decided to take my recently re-scoped CZ 452 Varmint out for a test drive with this "cheap" ammo. The Varmint had wound up with my 20+ year old Weaver V-16 mounted in some Warne rings.
The groups were spotty. Disappointing at first, but after the bore seasoned to the ammunition, there did seem to be some promise. I thought, "I bet this combo wouldn't even break 200 on the USBR target." The Green Monster is an excellent performance indicator. So thusly challenged, I plodded down to the 50 yard berm and pinned a fresh card up on the backer.
Well, I started shooting and tried to remember to pause when the 5 to 10 mile an hour winds picked up. After scoring the target, I discovered I had been wrong in my prediction. We posted a 205-4X! This is solid "knock around" ammo. The flyer count was not surprising for low priced ammunition, but the X count was shocking. I usually only get 4 Xs on the Green Monster when I post scores in the 230s.