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Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mbison, May 28, 2014.

  1. mbison

    mbison Busy Member

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    Get my 1417 on sat :) any tips what to feed it?
     
  2. ths

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    Eley subs seem to so well but I would say buy a few boxes and see which work best :)
     
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    I've spent a lot of time and thousands of rounds testing different brands in mine over the last 2 years, as I wasn't happy that I was getting the accuracy I'd been lead to expect from an Annie. I tried the following brands:

    Eley HP Subs
    Winchester HP Subs
    RWS HP Subs
    Fiocchi HP Subs
    CCI HP Subs
    CCI Segmented HP Subs
    CCI Velocitor

    Out of these Eley, Winchester and RWS seem better than the others, but I've found that there's massive variation in accuracy between different batches/lots of all makes that variation between batches of a single brand is much more significant than variation between ammo brands. So I've had good and bad batches of all of those above, excluding the Velocitors where I've only tried one batch (too noisy for me anyway), but the best batches of the Eley, Winchester and RWS have been better than the best batches of the others. Overall for me there's not been a significant difference between Eley, Winchester and RWS, provided I chose the best batch of each (or on average for these brands I think).

    So I definitely suggest you try different batch/lot numbers from various different brands and then when you find the best buy as much of that lot as you can. Try different shops for different batch/lot numbers within a brand. And of course keep trying other batches of other brands as you might find one better than your current preference.

    Also experiment with cleaning/not cleaning. Most .22LR users say that they get better accuracy by not cleaning their barrel. But having tried both with my Annie it definitely is much better when cleaned thoroughly, especially the chamber, and then a few fouling shots to re-lead it. Other Annies and makes may be different of course.

    The chamber on mine had developed a "black ring" just before the leade/rifling, but having cleaned that off it's improved accuracy no end, e.g. 5 shot groups at 55 yards went from 1" to 0.6" (average of 20 groups measured with OnTarget using same batch of Winchesters). See this for what inspired me about cleaning and the "black ring".

    Humpers
     
  4. scoop

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    I feed mine winchester hp subs
     
  5. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Defently agree with this, a great round.

    Andrew
     
  6. mbison

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    I'm not allowed to use hp at my range :(
     
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    Nobody mentioned sk ammo licenced by lapua, available solid and hp, both subsonic velocity and waxed, incredibly accurate in my 1712 silouette, my old 1417 was a tack driver with it out to 70 yards then 20mm groups at 100 when wind below 10 mph
     
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    These are made by lapua, same?
     
  9. sqwiffy

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    Eley Sub Hollow

    Best expander in a test I read a while ago and is as accurate as it gets.

     
  10. peststopper

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    They are the sk I am on about, out shoot the Eley by miles in my gun.
     
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    I've tried the following subsonic hollow points in my recently purchased 2nd hand 1417 - Winchester (very good), CCI (crap) and RWS (poor) but I'd like to try Eley's but can't find them locally.

    Another thing you need to check/be aware of is the problem of the empty cases not ejecting properly, they stay or drop into the magazine well and sometimes they don’t even leave the bolt face unless you give the bolt a really hard pull. Many other 1417 owners have experienced this problem as mentioned on the other dark forum!
     

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