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.22LR Semi that's NOT Ammo Picky?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by doc540, May 5, 2012.

  1. doc540

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    Apart from a Ruger are there any moderately priced .22LR semi's that are NOT ammo picky?

    I need a beginner's training gun that will dependably run on something other than CCI Mini-Mags.

    What say you?
     
  2. gofastman

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    ummm, not a P22 :supergrin:

    not to immediately drag your thread off topic, but why not an SR22?
     


  3. Bluestreakfl

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    Browning buck marks have a fairly decent reputation. Or maybe a beretta 21a.


    Sent from my phone booth
     
  4. doc540

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    Might consider if I knew they were dead reliable with ammo other than the most high dollar, premium.

    Anyone know for certain they're not ammo picky?
     
  5. doc540

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    From what I could find online and on youtube, they run on just about everything.

    So, I snagged one off Budsgunshop.com.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  6. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Well... my Ruger SR22 has been through over 600 rounds of Federal Champion (walmart) without a single hiccup. And, I do mean not one malfunction. That's definitely NOT premium ammo. :)
     
  7. Rcsteffen

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    Ran 500+ rounds of Federal 36gr HPs through a Beretta Neos and a Sig522 yesterday. Not a single hiccup.
     
  8. bac1023

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    I have a Beretta Neos that has fed everything without an issue.
     
  9. Cambo

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    Not exactly cheap, but my CZ Kadet has been flawless with any .22lr ammo put through it.
     
  10. doc540

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    If this SR22 works like claimed, I'm gonna have two other .22 semi's to get shed of.:cool:

    (locally, not here, so mod's just sit back down):supergrin:
     
  11. JudgeRoyBean

    JudgeRoyBean NRA Life Member

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    Hey DOC,

    I like my Colt Gold Cup by Umarex. It's made by Walther and isn't picky about ammunition. I paid about $270.00 for it brand new. I shoot it more then any gun I own. :cool:
     
  12. FLIPPER 348

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    Our 2 P-22s are pretty much flawless and extreemly fun with CCI products, Federal bulk and Rem Golden bulk-pac ammo.
     
  13. guncats

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    Doc, try some CCI blazer in your ISSC, should work as well as the mini-mag.


    on the other hand.......standard Browning buckmarks are cheap, plentiful and eats everything. 100% reliable (especially if you can find an older model).

    all steel barrel and slide (grip is alloy).

    More accurate than most "action pistol look alike" guns, and easy to add optic mount.

    And did I mention the nice trigger straight out of box.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  14. Sendarr

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    anyone have experience with keltec su22 and plr22? hows reliability on those? or PMR30 as far as that goes.
     
  15. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    Doc: are you looking for a pistol or a rifle?
     
  16. doc540

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    pistol

    Just put the M22 up for sale locally.

    Bud's shipped a SR22 today.

    Gonna try the SR22 for my training classes.

    thnx
     
  17. rbailey13

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    I love my S&W 22A. I have never had any issues with it. Just a blast to shoot.
     
  18. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    Yea, I saw the title and thought "ruger mk, ruger sr 22 rifle and pistol all I've had great experiences with, and own some my self."