I love my Savage 64, an amazing 22 rifle that can nuke pop bottles
all day at 100 yards with a telescopic sight:
Like any match grade target rifle, the Savage 64 has his own preferences for ammo, and I
tested many types of bullets on my Savage 64 using a benchrest at 50 yards.
Ballistics test results for the Savage 64 ammo
In my tests for the best bullets for the CZ 452 accuracy, the
ballistic characteristics of the best ammo was simple:
- Low velocity ammo is better: Without
exception, the “low velocity”, “subsonic” and “standard velocity” 22
bullets shot tighter groups with my Savage 64.
- Expensive is better: With two notable
exceptions (in order, Blazer and CCI standard velocity), the
more expensive 22 bullets consistently shot tighter groups with less
“flyers”. You get what you pay for.
I tested many types of 22 caliber ammo, but my test is by o means
definitive. The bullets are are rated best to worst, for my 22 Savage 64.
As you can see, there is a direct correlation between price and
- Blazer 22 long rifle - This ammo just blows out the bullseye at
100 yards (5 cents each)
- CCI 22 standard velocity – Twelve cents each (12 cents)
- Federal gold medal sold point (40 grain) – Seventy cents each
I also hear that these bullets are accurate for Savage 64 target
- Federal 22 GMM
- Wolf Match Extra 22 caliber
Within every Savage there are differences, every rifle is different and only your own tests
will tell you what your CZ likes to eat.
If you find a great Savage 64 ammo that I have not listed, please e-mail
me at the address below and I will update this page.!