Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Also from range day

On the subject of '.22's can be picky about ammo', I took the Enfield Trainer along since I hadn't fired it in a while. While sitting at the bench with it, I decided to try it with the Remington/Eley ammo I had. So I fired five rounds, looked through the scope, and fired five more.
That's at 100 yards with iron sights and my eyes. And a little better grouping than with just about anything else I've tried. By the caliper that's right at 2", and that includes a couple I felt iffy about right after I squeezed off.

I'm tempted to get one of the bolt-on scope mounts for the #1MkIII and see what I can do with it.

And yes, even though it hurts my cheapasseconomical nature, I may have to get a couple of boxes of this ammo for the Enfield, since it likes it so much. And for .22, this stuff is expensive(to me, anyway; shut up, Kim)


Unknown said...

I hear you about the expense. I've got a couple of .22 bolt-actions that are very good shooters with Lapua M or L match ammo (not quite so good with the Eley you tried), but only plinkers with the cheap Federal bricks. The Lapua costs about as much for a box of 50 as the Federal costs for a brick of 550. The rifles know the difference, though.

Firehand said...

I haven't been able to force myself to lay out enough for Lapua as yet I probably should, to try in the Martini and this, but ouch!