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Unlocking Accuracy: Lapua Midas .22LR Match Ammunition

Unlocking Accuracy: Lapua Midas .22LR Match Ammunition
Pete Moore delves into the world of match ammunition in the latest video, 'Unlocking Accuracy: Lapua Midas .22LR Match Ammunition' on his YouTube channel; PCM Guns.

If you’re into firearms and shooting sports, you know the importance of ammunition. Pete Moore delves into the world of match ammunition in the latest video on his YouTube channel; PCM Guns.

If you’ve not checked it out, be sure to click below – 

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Pete focuses on the Lapua’s Midas .22LR calibre and explores the key characteristics of match ammunition, its impact on accuracy, and the performance of the ammunition.

As I’m sure you know, Match ammunition is designed with precision and accuracy in mind. Unlike standard ammunition, match rounds, like Lapua’s Midas, feature round-nose bullets and are built to stringent quality standards. These rounds may seem unassuming, but for target shooters and long-range enthusiasts, they are indispensable as shooting at long distances with a .22LR rifle is no small feat. 

This discipline challenges both the shooter and the rifle, highlighting the need for consistency and precision. One of the primary goals of using match ammunition is to reduce variables. 

When shooting long-range, even the slightest inconsistencies can lead to significant deviations in accuracy. Match ammunition, with its strict quality control, helps maintain tight group sizes, ensuring that shots stay on target.

In PCM Guns latest video, sport shooting expert Pete, with his Tikka T1X, tests out the Lapua’s Midas .22LR ammunition and provides great insights into the performance of the Lapua’s Midas .22LR ammunition and evaluates the overall ammo’s accuracy. 

First off, Pete checks out the velocity. He finds that the Midas ammo clocked in at an average velocity of 1,040.6 feet per second (fps), offering consistency crucial for accuracy.

Next looking at standard deviation, The standard deviation, a measure of velocity consistency, averaged an impressive 8.9 fps. This low deviation is a testament to the quality of the ammunition.

He then moves to accuracy. To evaluate the Midas ammo’s accuracy, Pete conducted a series of 5-shot groups at 50 yards and the results were really impressive:

  • Group 1: 0.325 inches
  • Group 2: 0.390 inches
  • Group 3: 0.386 inches
  • Group 4: 0.312 inches (the best group)
  • Group 5: 0.438 inches

The average group size came in at a remarkable 0.370 inches, showcasing the potential of this ammunition even when fired from a non-target rifle.

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“That was good fun. It was a bit of an eye-opener…’ Pete.

Pete’s exploration of Lapua’s Midas .22LR ammunition shows that match ammunition can significantly enhance accuracy, even in rifles not designed exclusively for precision shooting. 

Whether you’re a competitive shooter or a long-range enthusiast, investing in quality match ammunition like Lapua’s Midas could be the key to unlocking your rifle’s full potential.

Pro tip from Pete: “The next time you’re at the range, consider giving match ammunition a try. It might just help you hit those distant targets with greater precision than ever before.”

Don’t forget to subscribe to PCM Guns for more insightful content on firearms. 

For more info on Lapua’s Midas ammunition or to check out your local stockist. Happy shooting!

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