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On 04/09/2020 at 19:52, wymberley said:

Don't know if this will help or hinder. A to D in order of merit.

                                          Velocity   Energy   Bullet Path    Wind Effect

Accutip       100yds            A 1491       C              A+  0.48          A   4.24

                    150 yds              1289                       A   -3.68                10.11

CCI 40g                             D               B               D                      B

Hornady                            B               D               B                      D

RWS         100 yds            C               A 178        C                      C

                150 yds                                 130            

CCI 35g   100 yds           A+ 1561   A+ 189        A    0.65           A+ 4.07

                  150 yds                1342       140        A+ -2.95                 9.77                      

OK. this table is as reviously described, but with additional info'. For the superior results I have added the (Imperial) numerical figures to the previous alpha codes. It will be seen that two brands from the original 4 are needed to cover all four ballistic aspects to the maximum effect. However, the 35g CCI does it all in one. Wind is across at 10mph.

So why post? I've had a chat to GMK and if the WMR shooters wish to take advantage of this cartridge, I am told that the best way to get our sticky little fingers on them is to ask our RFD for some and when they respond that they haven't got any, ask them to contact GMK. I am told that GMK are not averse to bringing them in, but would need to see a demand for them from their dealers.

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On 18/08/2020 at 15:48, cervusman said:

Remington 33gr accutip and 33gr V-max shoot very well and to the same point of aim in my rifle, a Ruger 77 stainless 

Well, that threw me a wobbly. Finally managed (on a USA site) to find out that the Accutip replaced the V Max. I reckon that I must have just bought the last remainig box of V Max. Just a little concerned when I read that there was no mention of 22 WMR in their 2018 catalogue.

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On 01/11/2020 at 19:10, wymberley said:

Well, that threw me a wobbly. Finally managed (on a USA site) to find out that the Accutip replaced the V Max. I reckon that I must have just bought the last remainig box of V Max. Just a little concerned when I read that there was no mention of 22 WMR in their 2018 catalogue.

Oops! In view of the latest news about Remington, I have just emailed GMK again:

"Hello,
With the sad news about Remington and the potential loss of their superb 22 WMR 33g Accutip cartridge, is there not an advantage for GMK to import the CCI 35g Gamepoint version in order to make good this loss in the UK? Not only do these have the edge over the Remingtons, they also make the highly expensive RWS look seriously inferior."

Worth a try.

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Well, that's handy!

Still waiting for the Weihrauch so asked the question. Turns out that there aren't any and mine is being made. It should be here in January but I'll pinch of salt that. However, as it was ordered before a given date (I know not), it will not attract any additional tariff charge post Brexit.

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It's a lovely sunny late autumn/early wnter day with many folk walking along the prom' and a few having a dip - albeit a tad chilly. A good to be alive day. On top of that, UKGR have just now rung and my Weihrauch is in ready for collection. :yahoo:

Just one teensy weensy little problem - my FAC is in for renewal which is now passed its sell by date and I have the 8 week extension. As they have the FAC and I have already asked for it to be returned explaining why and as yet have had no response, I think I'm going to have to have a grovel.

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If the lady that I spoke to keeps her word - to the effect that whereas my old FAC has been destroyed, it is still on the computer file and she will download it and print me off a copy which I should have any day now - as well as Strimmer 13 and his mate did, I should be up and running in a few days. Strimmer's mate let him know that some CCI 40gr Gamepoint were available and the info was passed on to me. The RFD would not take my dosh until I collect them once I get my FAC back and has reserved the quantity I was after. On the same trip I can also pick up the Weihrauch. I'll report back on the measured MV and group sizes for Hornady 30g, RWS 40g, Remington Accutip and the CCI 40g Gamepoint.

Anyone having or thinking of getting this calibre, and as I've previously mentioned could do worse than have a look at this:

https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2016/6/8/review-cci-a22-magnum-ammo

And ask your RFD for some. GMK are not against importing them but need to see some potential sales interest in the form of orders from their dealer network.

While taking the MV quoted in the review with a pinch of salt, it is just worth noting that the energy at the muzzle for the 17 WSM is 400 ftlbs. If you then transpose the 15 ft velocity figure in the review to that of the muzzle - and with the pinch of salt uppermost in one's mind - this equates to 395 ftlbs.

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I'm doomed. The lady at D&CC Firearms didn't do what she said she would. 'er indoors failed until late this morning to give me the message from UKGR received yesterday. Despite the stirling efforts of another lady at D&CC over lunchtime today, now in view of lockdown, no rifle and no ammo until whenever. I'm just going to have to sit and watch this space. 😭

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I rate my .22WMR and would not be without it even though I also have .22lr and HMR.

I use 30g V-Max WMR almost exclusively now and out to about 100 yards it flies pretty similar to 17g HMR V-Max

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