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Stock 10/22 and Fed 550 bulk pack accuracy

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by squirreld, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. squirreld


    Jan 15, 2006
    US of A
    Im getting about a 4" spread at 40 yards.
    How does everyone else do?

    Im thinking the scope mount/scope may be jumping around or bad.
  2. All of mine will do around an inch at 25 with a cheap scope, a shakey rest, and my old eyes.

  3. jedg


    Jan 24, 2005
    Whitehouse, Ohio
    The fact that it will feed this ammo without jamming is not the usual case.

    For the best in accuracy you should test other 22 rounds marketed by Eley,
    CCI or other foreign sources.

    I have spent money to modify the bolt on my 10/22 and it helps with the feeding of Fed ammo bulk pack, but I still get jamming.

  4. brisk21


    May 13, 2008
    I was getting about 1" group at 40yds with CCI. About the same with Remington bulk pack.
  5. xICEMANx


    Feb 12, 2010
    I have no problems at all with Federal bulk. I get less than 2"groups at 50 yds, 1" or less at 25yds.


    Oct 29, 2008
    When I shoot with my father, he usually brings his 10/22. It's all stock, a pretty nice factory one, nice laminated stock, metal trigger guard, ss barrel, cheap 3-9x scope. It is definetly a shooter! No problem shooting 1" 5 shot groups @ ~50 yards using federal or winchester bulk ammo.
  7. I typically get 1\8" groups at 800 yards. :rofl:

  8. Either the mount is bad or the recticle is loose, you should get 2" at 50 yards with any ammo.

    Just try it with the iron sights and you will know.
  9. squirreld


    Jan 15, 2006
    US of A
    new scope.
    same stuff.
    its about an 6 " pattern at 60 yards.
    I think the gun is crap.
  10. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

    May 3, 2008
    How the hell do you get a group smaller than the bullet diameter...:dunno:...................:rofl:

    Have someone else shoot it and see what happens.

    ***ETA***.....Have you double checked your scope mounts ? Is your scope mounted and aligned properly ?
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  11. stk10767


    Mar 29, 2001
    Yeah, my 10/22 gets about a 4" group at 50yds with Fed. bulk pack. This is shooting off of sandbags with a BSA airgun scope fixed 4x.
  12. spartan985


    May 25, 2009
    Southeast MI
    Mines about an inch at 30 yards..... el cheepo BSA wally world scope
  13. Squirreld,

    have you checked if the barrel is screwed/torqued in properly? Try some other ammo and if you cannot get 2 to 3" groups at 50 to 60 yards, you will have to find out what is causing it. Is the barrel band screwed down too hard? Loosening it may give a better group.

    I'd start with the barrel torque and different ammo.
  14. Titurel

    Titurel Brick Eater

    Feb 12, 2006
    Yea this doesn't sound right. You may need to tear down the whole rifle and carefully put it back together. I would also clean the barrel very thoroughly, especially the first inch or two after the chamber. Not just run some wet patches or a bore snake. Crud may have built up inside and it is quite difficult to remove.

    Check that the muzzle crown hasn't been dinged up. Also, it is nearly impossible to shoot well with the factory trigger pull. It is very bad and will not permit accurate groups. The easiest way to fix this is with an aftermarket hammer which cost about $30.

    Try some different ammo and a different scope/rings set up. Make sure all the screws are tight: the 2 barrel screws, the stock screw, the scope mount screws and the scope ring screws.

    A 10/22 with a scope (off a bench rest with a reasonable trigger) should shoot close to 1" at 50 yards. If not then something is wrong. Could be ammo, the scope or the rifle itself. I always bring several types of .22lr ammo to the range because they all behave so differently.

    The other day I was shooting one of my 1022's at 50 yards. It is all stock except for the hammer. Using better (but not really good) ammo I was getting mostly 1" groups. Oddly, some of the best groups came using Remington Golden Bullets. Or they would have been the best groups except for about one in ten that was a total flier. I could hear and feel the difference with these under-loaded rounds.

    Anyway, you may identify the problem or maybe not. But hopefully just re-assembling the rifle will correct whatever was going on. And shooting different ammo. Its not just a bad rifle, there has to be a cause for this somewhere. Good luck!