Is the rod too short with or without the rod guide? I don’t plan on using a rod guide for this rifle.Right now I am using my Dewey .22 30" I believe. it is a bit short but works. I ordered a 32" Dewey in .20cal, 32" might still be a little short to keep from hitting the riser. I figure the .20cal rod will give a little more room going in..
I bought the Wolf at Perry a few years back. shoots pretty good and supposedly the brass is lapua..
ahhh gotcha. I can see how that can be a problem
Hey let me know how that .20 diameter rod works out. I’m leaning towards that same exact rod. I already have j dewey rods for my .308 and my 6.5.
Nice group. What was the range for that test? 25y, 50y or 100y or something else. Was it indoors, outdoor? What was the wind and ambient conditions? It would help everyone interested to know the distance & conditions you were shooting from please. Also, for comparison, how about the others in the test? \\IrishGot my new Ruge Precision RF toy about 3 weeks ago and last week I put about 150 rounds through it to get it broken in a little. Today, I ran various brands of ammo through it shooting only 10 rounds for each to just see how they might print on the paper. None of them were really match grade, though a couple did say they were (e.g. Winchester Super-X Match, Federal Hunter Match) , but those never performed well in any of my .22's. As expected though, Center-X did do really well.
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This was outside from bench rest at 50yds. A somewhat overcast day with temp at 78° F with wind at 3-8 from about 5 o'clock and humidity at 17% (yes, I have and recorded from my Kestrel). Barometer at 30.11 and altitude 1668 ft.Nice group. What was the range for that test? 25y, 50y or 100y or something else. Was it indoors, outdoor? What was the wind and ambient conditions? It would help everyone interested to know the distance & conditions you were shooting from please. Also, for comparison, how about the others in the test? \\Irish
I got the 32” .20 from Dewey and I have to take off the cheek plate and move the buttstock inward to not create upward pressure. The next option is a 38” which may work without adjusting anything but then again it’s easy to mark where the stock was adjusted to and set it back.
yeah I put a few paint marks so I could get the stock back where I needed it.I got the 32” .20 from Dewey and I have to take off the cheek plate and move the buttstock inward to not create upward pressure. The next option is a 38” which may work without adjusting anything but then again it’s easy to mark where the stock was adjusted to and set it back.
I got mine from PX on post 15percent of used Star Card and was on sale and no taxes.Heck of a deal, the cheapest I have found is $408 OTD. Where did you find yours at?
Not sure what you mean by fit radius, but I have shot a friend's RPR with my TacSol can. We thought the gun was broken, as everytime he pulled the trigger, nothing happened. Until we checked the target. Silly quiet.I got mine from PX on post 15percent of used Star Card and was on sale and no taxes.
Anyone running a compensator on it? I was looking into the Tactical Solutions Comps and was wondering who has input and do they fit perfectly radius wise?
I thought the same thing until I mounted the scope and then it was perfectly balanced.Nose heavy, not surprised but I want one for my kids and it’s definitely not and offhand rifle for kids with the weight distribution- a lightweight barrel would go a long way.
Overall I think it’s a great buy for the price. I was impressed enough that I will probably end up getting one and either having the barrel turned down or trying to get someone to make a lightweight aftermarket barrel.
Well, if you really want to "reinvent the wheel", then . . .???I do think I can wait until Sunday to shoot my RPR do you think and indoor 25yard test would do anything to help narrow down ammo selection? I have 13 different types of ammo to test so far.
Do you have tender shoulders? Putting a comp on a 14lb 22lr is like putting drag radials on a VW beetle.Has anyone put a compensator on one yet wondering what brand you choose. I mic'd the barrel I think I got .857 I did it last night for barrel diameter and was looking Tactical Solutions has one in.900.
Well, I figure ZERO recoil for competitive shooting would be what you want out of any gun. And secondly, the comp should be loud which would enable almost any timer to pick up the shots.Do you have tender shoulders? Putting a comp on a 14lb 22lr is like putting drag radials on a VW beetle.
There's not enough gas volume/velocity with a .22 LR to make any meaningful difference in recoil mitigation so whatever you screw on there will be for cosmetics only. If you still have to have a comp/brake on your .22, go with something made out of stainless with big side ports. That way, you'll be able to scrape away all the built-up lead (or throw it in a rotary tumbler with stainless tumbling media). With a radial comp like the TacSol, lead will build up in the ports and then start to encroach into the bore (of the comp) to where you'll start getting strikes with subsequent rounds fired.Has anyone put a compensator on one yet wondering what brand you choose. I mic'd the barrel I think I got .857 I did it last night for barrel diameter and was looking Tactical Solutions has one in.900.
I totally understand that and that's why 50 yards is next and then next I will do 100 yards, but even here at 25 you can see the cream rising to the top with the group size differences. So even though this wasn't a definitive test you can still get some data out of it, and that data will only be more firmed up as I do the 50 and 100 yard tests.Testing ammo for 22lr is different than what we would normally do for a high powered rifle. While groups do matter and testing for groups at 50 yards is important to a point, doing those same tests at 100 yards is even more important but you'll be looking for something different. At 50yds and 100yds you'll be looking for and counting flyers.
Your RPR should give you 1 to 1 1/2 Moa with the right ammo. That should give you a fighting chance in precision 22 matches. The thing that will kill a good day is the number of flyers you'll get per say for 50 rounds. You may not see the true effect of that with 25 yd groups. Stretching things out to 50yds and beyond will start to show you the consistency of you ammo lot. That is where match grade ammo starts to shine.
I've been doing the same testing with my RPR and have found almost the same results you have. FGMUM and Center X were definitely the winners. Even out to 150 yards they continued to outperform everything else I tried(CCI green tag and Wolf Extra Match were the two different brands I used)So I finall got my RPR out to the range today to do some ammo testing. It was sunny, 68 degrees, 4-12 mph wind from my 6 o’clock so it was blowing the target around a little.
Shot these from the bench with a bipod and rear bag at 25 yards. No surprises but Federal Gold Medal Ultra March was the winner with Lapua Center X a close second and Eley Tenex third. I may get out and get my 50 yard testing done tomorrow depending on work schedules.
The gun is stock no mods, Athlon Midas BTR scope. I ran 120 rounds of Golden Bullet through it to get the barrel broken in. I cleaned the barrel before I started shooting and did not clean it before I shot the tests. All test were shot consecutively no cool down time between each different brand of ammo. The target on the left is 5 fouling shots for each brand the right target is a 5 shot group for record. My zero is based upon the Remington Golden Bullet.
For the Federal Automatch the one flyer to the left was me I saw me do it ....
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Maybe like how Laupa has done with the new Biathlon Extreme?Even though 22 bulets just look like lumps of lead they do still have a BC that affect their true flight. That is on reason why bullet flight over distance may not be consistent and can't be extrapolated for closer distances like 20y to 50y.
I wonder how long it will be before an ammo manufacturer ever does anything about improving the lowly 22 40gr bullet.