Most Accurate Cartridge
In another of those gun store counter sessions, I got into a discussion of accuracy with a couple of new shooters. One of them asked a probing question: “What's the most accurate handgun cartridge?”
He was really wanting to know about the accuracy of typical handgun cartridges, ones that we commonly associate with pistols and revolvers. But I answered the question as it was put to me—“.22 Long Rifle.”
In the majority of guns, decent quality .22 Long Rifle ammo will shoot quite well and the premium stuff will sometimes put ten rounds into a group that mikes under an inch. When Bullseye shooting was in flower, we had many different kinds of .22 handgun ammo, but that is no longer true.
Nevertheless, I have found some of the premium rifle ammo to work very well. Probably the most accurate load in the world is Eley Tenex, which is made for rifle competition. In a good pistol, it is equally outstanding.