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Geco 22lr ammo

Postby shotgun sam » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:08 am

The club hasbought some Geco lr ammo has anyone tried it and how do you rate it
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cz 452 style 16 inch 22lr
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Triffid » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:40 am

My clubs been providing it for 'club ammo' for the last couple of years, mostly for use in semi-auto's for Light Sporting Rifle comps, but also for prone target rifle where people don't want to go for the expensive feed.
I would certainly put it on a par with equivalent cheap ammo. It doesn't seem to cause any problems with the semi-autos and I've yet to see a mis-fire. Accuracy in my BSA Martini is as good as Ely Club (but without the mis-fires) and certainly better than Ely Sporting.
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Keef » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:56 am

Our club uses it as club ammo and there are quite a few members who also use it.

This is for gallery rifle comps and two of them have been in the GB team so if they weren't getting good results they'd choose another brand.
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Viperteks » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:49 am

Geco IMO is one of the best value, quality and accurate .22LR rounds out there, it is made by Dynamit Nobel, one of the best ammo manufacturers in Germany.

In fact I would put it on a par with LAPUA club ammo.

I used to run it through my Anschutz 1415 Thumbhole and my BSA Venom Martini, it literally 'one holed' out to 50m, in fact I found it to be MORE accurate than Eley Tenex for my guns!

Buy it with Confidence, highly recommended! :thup: :thup:

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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby 1in9 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:26 pm

I tested some Geco a few months back on recommendation. I liked what I was hearing but was a little wary as it was way cheaper than Eley Match, my usual target round. Time for a test! ;)

With 150 rounds to play with I swapped my usual diopter sights and sling on my Anschutz Match 54 for a bipod and 6-24x scope and got stuck into some NSRA targets. While the zero is quite different from Eley the Geco is a pretty consistent grouper! After about 25 rounds worth of zeroing I was comfortably hitting bulls at 25 yards and getting 10mm groupings at 50 yards.

Better than Eley Club, possibly on a par with Eley Match but I'd want some long term averages to say that for definite.

Definitely a good buy! I've since got a brick in for plinking. :thup:
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby plugg » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:00 pm

Is it available as expanding fellas, or purely for target?
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby shotgun sam » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:36 pm

boughtsome tonight they are very good as subs as well
mossberg 500
meteor mk2
smk 19 (0.22)
ruger 12/22 stainless synthetic 22lr
cz 452 style 16 inch 22lr
tikka t3 lite stainless 223
308 howa 1500 varmint
BSA Lightning XL (0.22)
Lanber Over and Under
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Northernbloke » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:45 pm

Club Ammo at the club I'm in as well - £3 for 50 cracking value, very accurate and never seen a misfire - paid a lot more than that (pro-rate) for a 500 round can of SK ammo that had 11 misfires out of 500 and didn't group anywhere near as well as the Geko.
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby gun nut » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:13 am

I used to use it a lot but it didn't like my 10/22 barrel so now I stick with SK as I know it groups better. Having said that it is accurate out of my other .22s and good value so give it a try. I know it is often said but see how your gun (or the gun you use) performs with it as this is the only way to tell.
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby shotgun sam » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:49 am

it worked well in my CZ and the 10/22
mossberg 500
meteor mk2
smk 19 (0.22)
ruger 12/22 stainless synthetic 22lr
cz 452 style 16 inch 22lr
tikka t3 lite stainless 223
308 howa 1500 varmint
BSA Lightning XL (0.22)
Lanber Over and Under
Baikal mp153
AYA Cosmos 410
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Viperteks » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:11 pm

plugg wrote:Is it available as expanding fellas, or purely for target?


NAFIAK.. but I have NEVER known subsonic Expanding to actually expand either ;) , I have used it for hunting, they are just as Dead, I actually beilive .22 Expanding, behaves no differently to standard .22 on vermin!

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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby plugg » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:06 pm

Viperteks wrote:
plugg wrote:Is it available as expanding fellas, or purely for target?


NAFIAK.. but I have NEVER known subsonic Expanding to actually expand either ;) , I have used it for hunting, they are just as Dead, I actually beilive .22 Expanding, behaves no differently to standard .22 on vermin!

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Interesting...I take it that's opening the quarry up and locating the bullet?
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Viperteks » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:41 pm

plugg wrote:
Viperteks wrote:
plugg wrote:Is it available as expanding fellas, or purely for target?


NAFIAK.. but I have NEVER known subsonic Expanding to actually expand either ;) , I have used it for hunting, they are just as Dead, I actually beilive .22 Expanding, behaves no differently to standard .22 on vermin!

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Interesting...I take it that's opening the quarry up and locating the bullet?


Yep, a few years back, when we were shooting a fair amount of rabbits we opened them up - if it hit bone (skull/spine) there was some 'more' expansion than standard roundnose, but it made no difference to the kill, on soft tissue, virtually no deformation at all.

I strongly believe that at subsonic velocities the lead alloy is too hard and too slow that it makes virtually NO difference.

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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby jeff » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:30 am

Viperteks wrote:I strongly believe that at subsonic velocities the lead alloy is too hard and too slow that it makes virtually NO difference.

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I've never noticed a difference in "killing power" in any subsonic or std velocity bullet either.
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Re: Geco 22lr ammo

Postby Viperteks » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:33 pm

jeff wrote:
Viperteks wrote:I strongly believe that at subsonic velocities the lead alloy is too hard and too slow that it makes virtually NO difference.

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I've never noticed a difference in "killing power" in any subsonic or std velocity bullet either.


Same here, there is a world of difference between .22RF (any velocity) and proper centrefire velocities when it comes to terminal ballistics, the higher vleocity .22rf may give you slighly more range, but usually less accurate because of it!

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