Snake45 said:I've said it many times, and probably will again: Every gun and ammo combination is a law unto itself, and there's no way to know what any particular gun "likes" without testing it. The gun doesn't care what your ammo costs.
diyj98 said:Snake45 said:I've said it many times, and probably will again: Every gun and ammo combination is a law unto itself, and there's no way to know what any particular gun "likes" without testing it. The gun doesn't care what your ammo costs.
Very true, although the match ammo is normally much more consistent. You'll find one gun may prefer Eley, while another RWS, but you'll seldom find any gun that will shoot cheap promo ammo as well as any of the match ammo. The ammo just isn't loaded to the same variances.
Pat-inCO said:I was shooting a 77/22 from sandbags. The Winchester Silver Box ammo was
printing half inch groups at 50 yards. I was happy. - - - One of the guys at the
range was extolling the virtues of Federal and insisted I run ten through the 77/22.
OK, what the heck. Free ammo? I'll try it. The group I got with the Federal was
twice the size I was getting from the Winchester, AND a full inch lower on the target.
VERY interesting! I don't have extensive experience with MiniMags--only a few hundred rounds, maybe into low four digits--but I never experienced anything like that, and only one "dud" that fired with a second strike.jimd441 said:For any given gun, remember that in addition to brand to brand performance variation, there is also lot to lot variation, and variation within a given lot.
On a somewhat related topic, I recently had a run of a few hundred mini-mags with several audibly underpowered rounds and one so underpowered I thought it was a dud. Only when I saw the hole in the target (about a foot low at 10 yards) did I realize it wasn't a dud. In decades of mini-mag use, I have never experienced mini-mags this bad. Conversely, I have been running a few hundred old Rem GBs through my revolvers to use them up. Their performance has been very consistent. I would not have predicted these events.