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Today, I went to Kilo Charlie Shooting Range again in Lexington, South Carolina.

As always, the reason why I do these reviews, is for the members here, and that's it. Also to note as bad luck would have it, I lost my cable internet (Thanks Spectrum Cable!) , so I'm wireless tethered to my smart phone via my main computer and access the web site that way. Burn that monthly data!

Using my Taurus PT22 .22LR automatic, we are trying a new .22LR round that I have never shot before. The Fiocchi.22LR standard velocity 40gr, solid lead round nose.

As always, the ideal range for this gun with a “very” short barrel gun is 7 yards. I like shooting out beyond this at 10 yards. I have also gone out in the past in regards to 25 yards, and I can hit the silhouette target but yes.. spread is quite wide.

For a comparison today I had other .22LR ammo with me:
Remington Thunderbolts 22.LR High Velocity - Noted in the green circles.
Aguila Super Extra .22LR High Velocity – Noted in the Yellow circles
Federal Automatch Standard Velocity – Noted in the red circles
And the Fiocchi .22LR standard velocity – Noted in blue circles.

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There is some test shots that I did with the federal match ammo in the upper right side just to practice.
The areas where I shot the Fiocchi (and other ammo) is intentional, and the “headshots” left me feeling really impressed over all for standard velocity ammo such as this. I also wish, “for this gun” I bought more of it.

I also found out that some ammo that I thought was really great in other .22LR handguns and rifles that I have, is not the case in this gun.

The Federal automatch was pretty good, a bit wider than the Fiocchi but not too bad. The Remington Thunderbolts that are High Velocity rounds, were also pretty decent as well, and I wish I brought more of them.

What was surprising, was the Aguila Super Extra .22LR with the copper plated round noses. These seemed to be “keyholing” a bit more and was very wide, even when I was trying to make the groups in one area. I had “really” great results before in my .22LR revolver. Perhaps the heavier plated round nose and the short barrel of the PT22 has something to do with that? Again, to note.. I really “do” like this ammo in my rifles, and revolver. I need to get some CCI Mini mags for a comparison at some point down the road. The other thing that I “wish” I tested in the Taurus PT22 today, was Aguila Match Standard Velocity... again.. next time.

So that is my review.. others have said before on the forum, that some ammo is better in some guns than other brands, and this is the case. Also another takeaway, and again.. I've heard this from “very” great shooters.. is it's always great to test brands of ammo in your gun to know what ammo shoots best.
 

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Seems to me "testing" is just a good excuse to do a bunch of shooting! :) Good info. I have heard other positive comments about the Fiocchi .22 ammo being good stuff. Thanks for the report.
 

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Seems to me "testing" is just a good excuse to do a bunch of shooting! :) Good info. I have heard other positive comments about the Fiocchi .22 ammo being good stuff. Thanks for the report.
Yes.. always! And I really needed to spend some time this weekend, not doing too much... and relaxing..and shooting relaxes me as do cleaning my guns afterwards. I had a bit too much stress last week.
 

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Nice report ! And, there is nothing to feel bad about testing ammo. Somebody has to do it, it may as well be you. ;)
 

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Nice report ! And, there is nothing to feel bad about testing ammo. Somebody has to do it, it may as well be you. ;)
Yes.. and going to that range... always is dangerous as they are selling more guns now in an open wall display (locked up still) and they had the exact older style Taurus PT22 with the alloy frame that I was shooting today. I was like... "maybe if I bought this one, so I could have one for each hand... " :)
 

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Nice report ! And, there is nothing to feel bad about testing ammo. Somebody has to do it, it may as well be you. ;)
EXACTLY!!
I continue to test my ammo weekly!!!---------:Breakdance:
 

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HappyTom, thanks for sharing your .22LR results. Sounds like you really enjoy your PT22. Enjoy.
 
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HappyTom, thanks for sharing your .22LR results. Sounds like you really enjoy your PT22. Enjoy.
No problem.. Yes, I do enjoy this gun.
 

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Never shot any Fiocchi in .22LR, but have had great luck with their center fire ammo.
 

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Fiocchi .22 mag is also a very reliable round. Besides CCI .22 mag that's the only other round that shoots flawlessly in my PMR 30
 

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I don't shoot very much factory ammo, but in cases where I've fired the lower price options in 9mm and .45 ACP, Fiocchi has been very good. Compared to other foreign made ammo, Fiocchi seems to be very high in quality for the price paid. I wouldn't hesitate to try the .22 LR ammo.

I have a reloading buddy in FLA that likes to bounce ideas around, and back when primers, the domestic ones in particular, became scarce, he began using S&B and Fiocchi primers and tracked his data for those loads. The uniformity stats for Fiocchi primers is better than the S&B primers and really about equal to CCI and WIN primers. That may not mean much if you don't handload, but I do believe it's an indicator of product quality as well as the purchasing power of the US$ against other currencies. And neither the Czech Republic nor Italy are 3rd world countries. In some places in Europe their ammo is very well respected and as an example, for testing pistol function and accuracy, CZ uses S&B ammo for those tests. It would be interesting to know which brand of ammo that Tanfoglio and Beretta use for their tests. My money would be on Fiocchi.;)
 
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A shooting buddy of mine bought 1K of Fiocchi in 223. I ask if I could run a few through my Colt HBAR, which only sees Milsurp or my reloads. The Fiocchi printed the same at 100 yds., I did not move the scope a click in any direction. I was impressed, come to think of it I need to chrony some of those.
 
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I've shot the Fiocchi 38gr CPHPs in my Heritage RR and my Son shoots them in his ATI 1911-22 and they do fantastic. For store brands, I shoot the Fiocchi .223s in my AR. The rest are reloads for the AR. They do make some really good ammo.
 

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there is actually only one factory ammo that i use all the time in my weapons for self defense, they only make it in 9 MM as well.
 

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