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Old August 25th, 2019, 03:03 PM   #1
 
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Ammo Test

I gathered up eleven types of .22lr ammo to try in my Charger. Conditions weren't perfect for target shooting. My picnic table is only 22yds from the tree line, so I couldn't get a proper 25yd range. The table top was too low so I had to shoot off the cardboard box the Charger came in. It was hotter than blue blazes and my glasses were fogging up. I did the best I could, and comparisons are valid since all the groups were shot at one time under identical conditions. Several times I had nice five shot groups going only to pull the last one. It's frustrating to see the crosshair move as you squeeze off the final shot. That's what happened with the CCI Std Velocity load. I know it's accurate in my gun, I just blew it. The Aguila Super Extra Solids were a pleasant surprise. They really shot well for an inexpensive load. The standout of the test was the Geco 40gr Semi Auto load. They put five shots into a little round hole the size of a pencil eraser! I'm definitely going to order some more of that stuff
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The Geco performance is impressive. I donít recall the brand/model scope you put on the Charger. Iím thinking about changing out the red dot for a scope.
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The Geco performance is impressive. I don’t recall the brand/model scope you put on the Charger. I’m thinking about changing out the red dot for a scope.
I bought a Simmons 2-6x pistol scope for $106.00. They are discontinued, and I could only find the silver ones online. I'm very happy with it so far.
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the Simmons scopes are good performers for the money... i have a variable on my 10/22 stainless TD... holds zero even after repeated removals

nice shootin' on the GECO!

it's always good to see range pics with targets - that way we all know folks are having fun!

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I agree on the Simmons. Iíve not used their pistol scopes but I have two 3x9's on rifles ... one on my mini-14 and one on my Remington Mountain Rifle in .280 Rem.
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I always have my best grouping until the second shot...

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i had a chance to get to the range earlier this week (wanted to get a session in before Dorian comes ashore)... took one of my Chargers with a factory blued barrel, and to my surprise shot a 25-22-25-25 (25 rounds of .22LR at 25 yards in the space of 25 cents):



not a great feat mind you, but not bad for an old crusty dude a year away from Medicare...

:-)

the Charger has a Copper Custom adapter, UTG folding adapter and SBA3 brace, along with a cheap red dot... ammo was from a bulk purchase of Aguila SV (about $0.03/round); filled eight BX-25s and only had three stovepipes, so i was pleased...

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the Simmons scopes are good performers for the money... i have a variable on my 10/22 stainless TD... holds zero even after repeated removals

nice shootin' on the GECO!

it's always good to see range pics with targets - that way we all know folks are having fun!

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I have had a Simmons 4x on my Marlin 336 .30-30 since 1989. Still working fine. I set 'em, and forget 'em. Once zeroed they don't get touched unless I change loads. That Geco group is out of the ordinary for sure. CCI , Aguila, and Federal HV Match will do under 0.5" regularly at 25yds. I had never previously printed a group that good. It measures 0.11"ctc.
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I always have my best grouping until the second shot... <img src="https://rugerforum.net/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

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Me too! Actually I have no problem getting three to land together. It takes major concentration and the stars to align right to get numbers four and five in the cluster though.
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i had a chance to get to the range earlier this week (wanted to get a session in before Dorian comes ashore)... took one of my Chargers with a factory blued barrel, and to my surprise shot a 25-22-25-25 (25 rounds of .22LR at 25 yards in the space of 25 cents):



not a great feat mind you, but not bad for an old crusty dude a year away from Medicare...

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the Charger has a Copper Custom adapter, UTG folding adapter and SBA3 brace, along with a cheap red dot... ammo was from a bulk purchase of Aguila SV (about $0.03/round); filled eight BX-25s and only had three stovepipes, so i was pleased...

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That is good shooting! This old, crusty dude can't do that well with a red dot.
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Me too! Actually I have no problem getting three to land together. It takes major concentration and the stars to align right to get numbers four and five in the cluster though.
Yeah that's me...and when you do get that one ragged hole you start breathing again...as shots 4 & 5 are nailbiters...

Never fails...if you make it to 4...that 5th becomes a flyer!

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