What kind of accuracy is common with the scoped 22 mag barrels , say at 25 or 50 yards or even farther out? I have a factory 10" mag barrel that I am going to try out with a 5X Burris LER with PA. I have a pretty large assortment of 22 mag ammo as well.
How ironic. I have a 5X PA Burris on my 22 WRM. I have a Super 14 barrel and it shoots exceptionally well. I find I can get 1/2" groups at 50 yards with CCI TNT ammo. I took out a bunch of prairie dogs last summer with that set up.
I have been playing with one I picked up on a trade and have been pleasantly surprised. I have been getting 1" 5 shot groups at 100 yards with the CCI Maxi-Mags (HP's) and with the Remington Premeir (V-Max bullet). I figured on selling this barrel but have changed my mind since it shoots so good and they are getting harder to find.
Thanks for the replies - sounds like the 22 mag in the Contender is capable of great accuracy! I plan to shoot it this weekend , hopefully I will be able to come close to what some of the others here have achieved with their 22 mags.
Again , thanks to all who responded! Have to say I was very pleased with my initial range results with the 10" 22 mag! I am borrowing it at the moment , I think it is time to make an offer on it!
It was late in the day so I did not get to shoot much. I sighted in and shot groups at 25 yards to start. My 5 shot benchrest group results measured by dial caliper edge to edge and subtracting bullet diameter:
.457" Winchester FMJ
.397" Federal Premium 30gr Sierra JHP
.194" Federal Premium 30gr Sierra JHP
.400" CCI Maxi-Mag FMJ
.273" CCI Maxi-Mag FMJ
Before heading out I decided to try at 50 yards. I used the CCI Maxi-Mag and shot .610" for 5 shots. You guys are right - the 22 mag in a Contender is capable of great accuracy! This barrel is going to give my 22lr match TC barrels a run for their money!
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