Review–Browning BPR Precision Rimfire Ammo

Jack Landiswith Jack Landis
GCA Technical Services Manager

Like a lot of you, I really enjoy shooting my .22LR caliber guns. You can spend a few hours putting a LOT of rounds downrange for just a few bucks. Also if I am teaching a new shooter I usually start them off with a .22 so they aren’t intimidated by the loud noise and recoil of bigger calibers. In this video review from the Gun Club of America’s Guntech Magazine, AGI’s Jack Landis takes a look at the Browning BPR Precision Rimfire ammo. Does he like it? Watch and see. And make sure to add your own thoughts about the brands you tried and liked or even disliked in the comments.


5 Responses to Review–Browning BPR Precision Rimfire Ammo

  1. Gold medal match and CCI SGBs have been my go to rounds since the quality fell off on the Winchester Super X I used to shoot. Both rounds shoot little tiny groups out of my Kimber 82 and all of my 10/22 builds group them really well.

    This is the most positive review I have seen on this stuff though. I may have to give it a whirl if Jack likes it!

  2. I HAVE SHOT EVERY .22 LONG RIFLE ON THE MARKET AND BEST I FOUND IS THE SUB SONIC WINCHESTER 40GR. H.P’s! IN MY 16″ S.S. BULL BARREL MADE BY DESERT DOG I CAN SHOOT SUB M.O.A GROUPS. FROM 15 YARDS TO 50 YARDS SANDBAGED WITH A 3X9 LEUPOLD I CAN SHOOT 1 JAGED HOLE!!! I WILL PUT MY RUGER 10/22 UP AGAINST ANYONE! A .22 LONG RIFLE BULLET HITS ITS TOP VELOCITY AT 16″ A BARREL ANY LONGER THAN 16″ THE BULLET STARTS TO LOOSE SPEED WITH FRICTION. PUT A 16″ QUALITY BARREL ON YOUR 10/22 OR ANY .22 AND SEE FOR YOURSELF,YOU WILL NOT SORRY YOU DID. BARRELS GO FOR $150 UP, I BOUGHT THE BEST DESERT DOG HAD AND IT WAS $240,I AM GLAD I DID!!!

  3. American .22 Ammo has had a very big quality decline over the years. In the Target shooting world of Bench Rest .22 rim fire shooting you would be laughed right off the range if you showed up to compete with American made ammo. I have a whole can full of American made ammo that never even went bang when I pulled the trigger, the quality control is actually that bad.

    British Eley tops the charts in serious competition with most using black box and red box. About the lowest down the line that is used seriously is Lapua Standard Plus ammo.

    If one has a precision bench .22 rifle testing .22 ammo indoors at 50 yards is the only real way to see the tremendous difference between the various types of .22 ammo. Indoors there is no mirage or wind and even a gently 5 mph wind constantly shifting as it usually does outdoors cancels out any serious testing outdoors.

    The old adage is you certainly get what you pay for with .22 ammo but many people just cannot afford to shell out $16.00 a box for Eley red box or $14.00 for Eley Black Box so many use Standard Plus which sells for around $5.00 a box. No its not the equal of Eley but it is darn good ammo for the money.

    • Gold Medal shoots equally well as Eley black box in my Kimber 82, and 10-15 yrs ago 40gr $1.25 a box Winchester Super X shot only tenths of an inch bigger ragged hole groups at 50yds. That was outdoors to boot. I would love to have an indoor range longer than the 25yds available to me here mostly because it’s so fun HOT! Thanks for your input and I agree with you on Rimfire QC. Is ELEY still mild!y corrosive? Anyone know? That and the 10 bucks a box of cost back then was why I shot the winchester.

      Again I’m no rimfire BR shooter, but I was ringing a 200yd pepper popper with a customer’s 10/22 on Tuesday. Those little gusts and gentle breezes REALLY matter at that distance! That was with some 40gr Federal GameShok rounds that PSA sent me by mistake. They let me keep them and sent the GMM I ordered.

  4. I haven’t tried this stuff in anything but my Browning Buckmark, and it won’t cycle the gun properly. I’m looking forward to trying it in my new Ruger Mark IV, though.