I was given a box or RWS .22 LR Sub-Sonic ammunition to try in my rifles so decided to put it to the test up against my regular Remington ammunition and some Magtec which I had in my ammo safe. Both the Magtec and the Remington were Sub-Sonic Hollow Points, the RWS however was solid point so I would not have used the RWS on live quarry anyhow.
The ammunition was tested using my Voere 2115 which is fitted with a SAK moderator and an unbranded (Cheap - £20 from Ebay) 3-9 X 50 scope. The rifle was shot off the bipod resting on the bonnet of my car at 55 reasonable "man sized" paces. The targets are 3 inch Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C targets which were stuck on 9 inch cardbopard picnic plates (Cut up for ease of scanning) and set side by side in a quarry with a very safe backstop.
The results of this test both surprised and pleased me by showing that the most expensive is not always the best for your particular rifle.
The most expensive or the three types of ammunition (RWS which was given to me F.O.C. so I can't state a price) gave the largest group and the Magtec (Which I was getting for £6.00 per box of 50 rounds) only gave a marginally better group - But still not acceptable for live quarry. However the cheapest ammunition (The Remington Sub-Sonics - Which I get for £6.00 per box of 100) gave a quite acceptable group so I have decided that these are what I will be using for my rabbit lamping throughout this Autumn/Winter while using the Voere! I ought to add at this stage that my BSA Super Sport 5 also groups extremely well (1 inch @50 yards) with Remington Sub-Sonics!
It should be noted that the one "flier" with the Remington was me - I "pulled the shot" and and will not try to make any excuse for it!
All shooting was done without any alterations to the zeroing of the scopes, however I have now adjusted the scopes by 4 clicks up to raise the POI @ 50 yards by a half an inch which should be perfect for head shooting rabbits.
The targets for the RWS and the Magtec are only 5 shots as they were simply not grouping well but the target for the Remington is 10 shots as I was so happy with it.
Here's the results, any thoughts or comments and what's your favourite .22LR ammunition for "Bunny Bashing"?