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.
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.