Accurate factory ammo for Lithgow LA101

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Accurate factory ammo for Lithgow LA101

Post by Kaid » 03 Jan 2019, 6:33 am

Hi all,

I'm buying a LA101, what's good ammo for targets or plinking?

I'm new to this game.

Thanks.
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Re: Accurate factory ammo for Lithgow LA101

Post by in2anity » 03 Jan 2019, 9:45 pm

I honestly think you should go through the process of finding what it likes, as it’s an engaging and interesting process. Nevertheless try some SK ammo, particularly SK-SP. Alternatively try some Eley-Club. Or a little cheaper try some CCI-SV (that’s what I shoot through mine). Any Standard-velocity ammunition should be mechanically more accurate than super-sonic, but if you’re interested in hunting ammunition give the CCI-velocitors a look-in. In2.
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Post by JimTom » 03 Jan 2019, 10:24 pm

CCI Minimags go well through my LA101, as does the ElleyHV 38gn.
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Post by deye243 » 03 Jan 2019, 11:43 pm

This won't mean anything as all 22 are different but .
In mine winshitter 555 cci minimag win sub pp and
RWS all shoot 1/2" or better at 50y .....
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Re: Accurate factory ammo for Lithgow LA101

Post by Kaid » 04 Jan 2019, 5:28 am

Thanks for your replies. Will go through the process of elimination and see what I get













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Post by JimTom » 04 Jan 2019, 8:30 am

Post your results mate. I’d be interested in seeing what you come up with.
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Post by TassieTiger » 04 Jan 2019, 1:40 pm

I have had great results with lapua mag .22 - they are sub sonic sand absolutely consistent as buggery! They come in a can thing and have a wax on them.
Different smell to their burnt powder as well...not a top end ammo but not bottom either.
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Post by bladeracer » 04 Jan 2019, 3:43 pm

Kaid wrote:Hi all,

I'm buying a LA101, what's good ammo for targets or plinking?

I'm new to this game.

Thanks.


Only way to answer that question is by buying every type of ammo you can find and test them until you find what your rifle shoots best. After about 1000rds down the tube it can be worthwhile doing the test again.
When you know what it likes, buy it by the case.
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Post by bladeracer » 04 Jan 2019, 3:45 pm

TassieTiger wrote:I have had great results with lapua mag .22 - they are sub sonic sand absolutely consistent as buggery! They come in a can thing and have a wax on them.
Different smell to their burnt powder as well...not a top end ammo but not bottom either.


Do you mean SK Magazine? That comes in a can and is lubed like crazy - messiest ammo I've ever used. Shoots okay for me but not great.
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Post by green_comet » 04 Jan 2019, 5:02 pm

As others have said buy a whole bunch and try them out, each rifle is different. I've just recently gone through this with my Weihrauch, it's a fun process and the stuff that isn't any good you can use for plinking.

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Post by PaddyT » 05 Jan 2019, 9:04 am

Mine shoots the following well CCI Std, Velocitor, Mini Mag (not quite as good as the Velocitor but still good), Eley HV, SK Match. I ended up settling on CCI for plinking, SK MAtch for accuracy and Velocitor for hunting. The following did not shoot well, Win PP, CCI Stingers and Remington el cheapo stuff. However every rifle is different so try a bunch
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Post by tom604 » 05 Jan 2019, 7:36 pm

bladeracer wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:I have had great results with lapua mag .22 - they are sub sonic sand absolutely consistent as buggery! They come in a can thing and have a wax on them.
Different smell to their burnt powder as well...not a top end ammo but not bottom either.


Do you mean SK Magazine? That comes in a can and is lubed like crazy - messiest ammo I've ever used. Shoots okay for me but not great.


i totally agree with you,sk magazine is by far the greasiest ammo ever, sk standard /match,rws and a few others are lubed up but the sk magazine are out of control :lol: don't worry about the stingers/cc quiet or any other slow .22 ammo, have not found any that groups but that was at 25mtrs they may group better at 10 or 5mtrs :sarcasm: cci standard or mini mag for hunting and sk standard or match for paper, you can use the sk for hunting but unless its a headshot they will run a little bit before dying,where i shoot they sit right on the edge of the gorse and if they get in it you can't get them out :thumbsdown: on a side note gorse bushes will scratch your arms through your shirt and is rather itchy :allegedly: :lol: :thumbsup:
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Post by TassieTiger » 05 Jan 2019, 9:37 pm

bladeracer wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:I have had great results with lapua mag .22 - they are sub sonic sand absolutely consistent as buggery! They come in a can thing and have a wax on them.
Different smell to their burnt powder as well...not a top end ammo but not bottom either.


Do you mean SK Magazine? That comes in a can and is lubed like crazy - messiest ammo I've ever used. Shoots okay for me but not great.


Yes, that’s the stuff - SK magazine. After testing 20 different .22’s I can group quite decently at 100 from the ole cz and 10c groups at 50. It’s very consistent.
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Post by jonsey32 » 06 Jan 2019, 7:00 pm

I generally shoot subsonics due to noise concerns, but my LA101 shoots like a laser with Eley Subsonic HP, Eley High Velocity HP and Sellier & Bellot Subsonic HP. Shoots acceptably with CCI Subsonics, and for taking care of rabbits that's usually what I shoot, typically 1.5 inch or so groups with the CCI.

Had very poor accuracy with Remington Subsonic HP, and had a lot of feeding issues with Winchester Subsonic HP, so I currently have boxes of both sitting unused in the safe.
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Post by byadbo boy » 07 Jan 2019, 12:13 pm

Try some RWS subs - mine loves them !
not cheap but in my rifle at least they shoot very well, have a lovely lubricant coating.
As everyone says though - try before you buy ( in bricks !!!)
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Post by Kaid » 13 Jan 2019, 8:20 am

HI ALL Tried out my new lithgow LA101 Saturday. First up I blew the black dot out of a paper target at 25 yards 30+rounds in one hole about 15mm. Then on to 50 yards first 5 rounds were 25-50mm off centre then it was all down hill from there. The major problem was me not knowing how to use a scope properly also I had a very bad benchrest setup. They will be rectified at my next shoot. Bit hard to judge ammo under those conditions but will point out that win T22 would not eject a number of times so will stay clear of them in future. Others I used were eley club, cci-sv, rws club, fiocchi tt sport and fiocchi performance will get a better read of those brands next time The gun I was happy and will be better when I get better.
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Post by in2anity » 13 Jan 2019, 9:23 am

Onya mate :drinks:
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Re: Accurate factory ammo for Lithgow LA101

Post by lee_enfield223 » 13 Jan 2019, 10:57 am

bladeracer wrote:
Kaid wrote:Hi all,

I'm buying a LA101, what's good ammo for targets or plinking?

I'm new to this game.

Thanks.


Only way to answer that question is by buying every type of ammo you can find and test them until you find what your rifle shoots best. After about 1000rds down the tube it can be worthwhile doing the test again.
When you know what it likes, buy it by the case.

Buy a tikka T1x instead ,,,its more accurate and feeds and ejects reliably :D
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