Had a relatively calm evening so went to club rifle range with the 10/22. Took several boxes of different ammo to play with. Best two were Federal Gold Medal Target and CCI Mini-Mag. The 10/22 was mostly stock, with a Simmons 3x9 scope. The only modifications were an older Volquartsen trigger upgrade kit and magazine release.
After a quick sight-in at 25 yards with the Federal GM Target, I set up targets back to 50 yards. Targets used were 1 1/2" diameter red dot stick-on's. First 5-shot group was slightly to the right:
Adjusted 6 clicks left and fired this 10-shot group with the same load:
Switched to CCI Mini-Mags and fired a 10-shot group:
Fired several 10-shot groups with several different loads, and found the Federal GM Target and CCI Mini-Mag's were best. Set targets back to 25-yards to check point-of-impact with those two loads.
Federal GM Target at 25-yards:
CCI Mini-Mag at 25-yards:
At 25-yards, the Federal Gold Medal Target gave the tightest group, and there was little change in the point-of-impact between the Federal Gold Medal Target load and the CCI Mini-Mag.
At 50-yards, out of 10-shots, the Federal GM had a good 7-shot cluster with 3 flyers that might have been me. The CCI's grouping was a little larger overall.
Both the Federal Gold Medal Target and the CCI Mini-Mag gave adequate accuracy for squirrel hunting out to 50-yards.