Winchester Super-X .22 Long CB Match Rimfire Ammo
Good Accuracy for a Low Noise Round
I have been searching for the ideal low power, low noise round among all the "CB" offerings I can find for stealthy urban shooting out to 50 yd. The Winchester .22 CB Match gives superior results in my Marlin 39 Mounty with a 20" bbl. At 25 yd, 5 shots give one ragged 1/4" group about 3/4" above POA. At 50 Yd groups are under 2 " centered about 1.5 " below POA. Sound level is actually less than most CO2 or pump up pellet guns. By comparison CCI CB longs in the same gun are just a tad less noisy giving 3/4" groups at POA at 25 yd. At 50 yd the CCI group size widens to 3 "" at 50 yd and 5" below POA. Out of 200 rounds I have one FTF with the Winchester CB and 0 FTF with the CCI
My Ruger Single Six seems to like the CCI CB better than the Winchester CB based on several groups at 25-50 feet. Sound levels with both in the revolver, though much lower than standard subsonic rounds, is still too high for most urban shooting.
I also recently tried some Remington CBEE long rifle, which shows real promise with flatter trajectory and even better group sizes at 50 yd. However, I must have received a defective lot as a little more than 10% of 100 rounds were duds. These rounds are significantly hotter and just a little too loud out of the 20" bbl. When I can find a fresh lot I will try again out of a longer barreled rifle. Longer barrels = less sound. When manually loaded in a Ruger 10/22 with 18.5" bbl all CB ammo is a little louder than with the 20" bbl Marlin.
January 29, 2011
NOT for Pistols
***This review ONLY pertains to PISTOL fire.***
I purchased this, along with 6 other .22LR ammo brands to test in my new M&P22 (1st 22 pistol). I was curious to see the how the low charge did, as I am trying (somewhat futilely) to get my wife to shoot.
I typically don't write reviews, but because of my experience with this ammo, I felt compelled to write one.
I had a FTE with EVERY round that I ran through my M&P22. As a result, I only shot 20 rounds. It just doesn't seem to have enough charge to cycle the slide, forcing me to manually cycle it after every shot.
This may be a wonderful round for a rifle, which I have no experience with, but for a pistol (or my M&P22 at least) if is simply a failure.
August 3, 2012
Finally found it!
With the recent run on ammunition, I was beginning to lose hope that I could find plain old 22 longs. They are necessary for the old pocket pistols that were around 20+ years ago and had shorter cylinders that would not take a long rifle. After checking a local gun show and three local gun shops, I went online with Bass Pro. While they were initially out of stock, the back order was filled within two weeks. Great response to some not so popular ammo. Good job Bass Pro.
February 6, 2013
I've been using these in my Vostok Ural target rifle for indoor practice. Very low noise level, a tad louder than CCI CB long. Very consistent groups. Made in Australia and I have never been disappointed with anything from Australia including these bullets. Be aware that these rounds are powerful and be absolutely sure of your backstop. At 50 feet this round will almost shoot through a 2x4.
June 30, 2011