CZ455 Wolf Match Extra vs Eley Club

| June 15, 2024 | 3 Comments

Wolf Match Extra and Eley Club 22 Rimfire Ammo The Same?

I just love collecting ammo data with the chronograph. This site is a way for me to catalog all of the data and share it with you all. 

Over at rimfirecentral.com where there are many 22rimfire experts I read that Wolf Match Extra Was the same as Eley Club. In the same thread I read that Wolf Match Target was the same as Eley Team. I believe this could be possible because as of 2018 Wolf as now being made by Eley in the United Kingdom, which was once made by Lapua. 

The thread really had me confused. I thought Wolf Match Extra was higher quality than Wolf Match Target and Eley Team was higher quality than Eley Club maybe I have had it wrong all these years. This might explain a lot also. 

 

Wolf Match Extra and Eley Club Data Collection

I just had to try and utilize the equipment I have to clear up some of the confusion in my head. The only problem, I only had Wolf Match Extra and Eley Club to test with. I started first by trying to get a few visuals of what each brand was made of. Though not scientific it is enough information for you to make up your own mind. Immediately what I did notice was the Wolf Match Extra was much slicker to the touch than the Eley. I am not sure if that is due to the difference in lube vs wax or how much of it is applied as they both may be the same or the way it is applied. 

I also burned the powder from each and was shocked. The powder burned really hot and ignited really fast, I may have lost a top have lost a little skin. Though I promise I nor any animals were hurt in this experiment. The flame jumped to about 3inches high but was out before my wife could hit the stop watch to start and stop it. Both brands of powder I do believe is the same and behaved the same in the burn test.

 

Wolf Match Extra Visuals and Chronograph Data

1.1grains of Greyish stick powder, 39grain concaved based projectile, Eley Primed case weighing 10.2gr, Red Eley prime compound. 

 

Chronograph Data Wolf Match Extra

 

Wolf Match Extra Groups

5 Shot group avg in .547.

9 Shot group .492in for .939MOA

Best group .479in for .915MOA

Worst group .685in for 1.3MOA

Eley Club Visuals and Chronograph Data

1.1grains of Greyish stick powder, 39.8grain concaved based projectile, Eley Primed case weighing 10.3gr, Red Eley prime compound. 

Chronograph Data Eley Club

 

Eley Club Groups

5 Shot group avg in .666.

9 Shot group .708in for 1.353MOA

Best group .450in for .860MOA

Worst group .861in for 1.64MOA

Conclusion

On the 5 shot group avg Wolf Match Extra shot a 19.6% better group

On the 9 shot group Wolf Match Extra shot a 36% better group

On the best group Eley Club shot a 6% better group

On the worst group Wolf Match Extra shot a 22% better group

All shots were fired on an 85degree day with 1 to 3mph winds from a custom CZ455 20in Lothar Walther Barrel from 50yards from the bench using a Ransom Rest front rest and Protektor rear bag.

Is there a conclusion? Looks like a duck walks like a duck, quacks like a duck but is it a duck in this case? Maybe I am just more confused, if they are the same this rifle seems to like the slicker lubed Wolf Match Extra. YOU DECIDE.

 

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  1. CountryRimfire says:

    Very interesting little comparison Elijah!!
    Looks like besides a very very small difference in powder, they are identical save the lube. Which is that last part of the process, so easy to just take Wolf over to a different staging area for the final step.
    I think lube does play a bigger part in the accuracy than we may think. Hence why none of these companies will release exactly what it is they use to lube their cartridges.
    Thanks for sharing and doing all this for us!!!

  2. Kevin Ward says:

    Another good video, pretty close results, rimfire ammo is a deep mystery 😉

  3. Captain R says:

    Many thanks for linking me to this data. I came to a similar conclusion, but without using any scientific method other than firing and comparing many, many groups. I also found that the wild match extra was superior to Eley Club AND Eley Target. I still stand by Eley Tenex.

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