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    Rimfire Ammo

    Used a rimfire for 30 years then sold 2 years ago, now bought another for the Rabbits, 16" barrel, will the 40g Winchester sub sonics do okay through a short barrel?

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    They work in mine just fine so wouldn't think there is any harm in trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoburns View Post
    Used a rimfire for 30 years then sold 2 years ago, now bought another for the Rabbits, 16" barrel, will the 40g Winchester sub sonics do okay through a short barrel?
    they work great, also eley subs. Mine hates cci ammo, its really tight to close the bolt

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    i shoot both eley and winchester 40grain subsonics through my 12.5 " barrel and they both group 1/2 inch at 50 yards no ptobs

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    can i ask what rifle. mine is a cz and hates cci and rws to much waxy coating i think

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    There'se nowt wrong with RWS HP subsonics - I've found them as good as any low velocity rounds fired in many rifles over 20 years. The waxy coating does no harm imho. You get a waxy fouling that stays oily instead of a dry hard one. So the rifle is a bit easier to clean.
    CCI - were not as good by a long way when I tried them many moons ago. I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!
    Winchester subsonic hollow points used to occasionally go supersonic in some rifles so I stay away from them.

    Ian

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    Thanks for the info gents, always used Winchester through the old BRNO 20" so will give them a go, also what about the modern light moderators, had a parker hale, a bit long and heavy but worked great, anything on the market thats lighter and shorter than the old PH?

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    Sorry cannot help on moderators as I have no idea who made the alloy one fitted to my BSA Super Sport Five.

    However as to the ammunition, well it's claimed that rim-fire rifle ammunition burns cleanly in 16" barrel length so anything over it not actually needed. My BSA's barrel is cut to 16 1/2".

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    winchester 40grain subsonics through my ruger 10/22 for the last 10 years get a few poppers now and again but very good all round.

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    My CZ is one of the older ones with the barrel cut down from 20" to 16". It shoots most subs acceptably, but does really well with Eleys.

    Best thing is to buy or borrow a box of each of the main brands that your dealer stocks and try them to see what works best. I did that and then swapped the ones that were less accurate for Eleys.

    My CZ came with a PH mod. I swapped it for a SAK. They cost 30 and are light and effective. There are lighter ones available, but I couldn't justify the cost when the SAK does the job pretty well.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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