I had a couple boxes of this stuff lying around that was given to me as a gift. I finally got out today and chronographed this stuff out of my Marlin XT-22TR. Out of a 22" barrel, this stuff is averaging 666 f/s, for five shots, with a 10 f/s SD, which is very consistent for rimfire ammo. I will use this stuff for rodents mostly, trying to get into my house or garage. In my limited experience with Aguila ammunition, they make quality stuff. The priming smells weird from domestic ammo, and I'm told it's the Eley prime that makes it smell that way. The ammo holds my rifles zero out to about 25 yards easily, and I didn't test it past that. I did shoot a 55 gal burning barrel, and it clearly dented the thick steel with little effort. I had no pass through. Apples are a fun target with this stuff, as it makes a small explosion of apple sauce and juice. I've found it to be very accurate, and is 70 f/s faster than the claimed 590 f/s printed on the box. That's 20 ft/lbs at the muzzle, 5 more than the box would lead you to believe. For only being propelled by the priming, it packs a pretty solid hit, and is still hearing safe. Out of a revolver, I can't say for sure. But that's the only type of handgun I'd use it from, as it won't cycle any semi autos. I'm impressed with this stuff enough to order a 500 count box. If you need fairly quiet target or pest control, this will get it done without tipping off the neighbors.
Reviewed by Joseph
9/22/2019 8:29:48 PM