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Who makes the best bulk .22 lr ammo?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by FightingTiger, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. I picked up my first .22 lr rifle over the holidays, a ruger 10/22. I had a great time plinking around the back pasture, but I had about 1 FTF for about every 15 rounds I fired with the bulk Remington I bought. I would always eject the shell and check the rim, and there was always a solid firing pin indentation on the rim for the rounds that FTF. That same ammo was shot out of a Ruger pistol and a Savage rifle with similar results. I have since heard bad things about Remington's bulk ammo regarding both it's reliability and it's velocity. Who makes good full power, bulk .22lr ammo?
     
  2. yfdcap

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    Not sure there is any. Used to be Federal. Not so much anymore. It is still way better than Rem. I have been buying CCI 100 packs at Walmart. More money of coarse.
     


  3. HAMMERHEAD

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    CCI Blazer by the brick.
    Maybe not the absolute cheapest, but it goes bang every time and has very respectable accuracy.
     
  4. itstime

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    The last bulk I bought was Federal and works well in my P22. That stuff is pretty old now though.
     
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Avtomat 1947

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    federal champion 510's or CCI standard velocity
     
  6. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    I have thousands of rounds of all the above plus Rem Lighting Bolts. For cheap accuracy the Lighting Bolts are best in my 10/22s and Buckmark.

    Subsonics and match are by far the most accurate in all my guns, so I have a lot of those too.
     
  7. ronin.45

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    My Rugers all like Federal 550 packs. I tend to get fewer duds and squibs with this stuff as well.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  9. alwaysshootin

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    For the most part if it's bulk, it's crap. Some may be better than others, but even those change from lot, to lot. If you have a good shooting .22, and shooting at 25-50 yards, you are going to hit what you are shooting at. Tin can, nickle sized groups, squirrel head, can easily be done with any bulk ammo.

    Personally, I have never had luck with any CCI offerings. My tightest groups have been achieved with Aquilla Subsonics, about $30 a brick of 500. FWIW, and I have never bought what I consider expensive 22 ammo. The subsonic Aquilla is what I hunt squirrel with, and with all my rifles, 5 shot groupings, all holes are touching at 50 yards.
     
  10. Another Miller

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    I have had the best luck with winchester wildcats.I just found meijers carried them, 17 bucks a brick.

    Last year, I went through a brick and a half of these and had no issues at all.I had some left over federals bulk and had a few strikes but failed to fire-they fired the second time through.

    I wont use remigton,alot of duds that never fired even after reinsertig them into the magazine and running them back through.I had maybe 11% of the box,duds.
     
  11. wct097

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    My wife and I have been using the 333rnd Winchester bulk packs from Walmart at the range. Out of the last 700 or so rounds we've shot through my Ruger 22/45, I've had about 5 that were just duds. Had maybe 10 jams (not sure they were ammo related). The last 333rnd brick had a 2 rounds get jammed against the breach face (I tossed them), and one fail to fire.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  12. deathpriest

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    CCI Mini Mags for me. Other than that, Winchester, the 555 pack.
     
  13. mes228

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    Federal Match Target in the 325 round box at Walmart for under $15. I've only fired it at 25 yards but my CZ 453 will literally shoot 5 rounds through a hole the size of a pea. I've not gotten around to the several bricks of high end target ammo (several brands such as Eley etc.) I've purchased. I saved those for an outdoor 50 & 100 yard shootout with the 4 rifles I've purchased. So I've only shot at 25 yards at the indoor range. Honestly, thus far I can't imagine anything shooting much better than the Fed. Match Target, especially with me shooting. I was amazed at the accuracy.
     
  14. bluejackets92fs

    bluejackets92fs I have bad aim

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    This stuff is all my 10/22 would shoot. Remington thunderbolt was cause it to jam all the time. Hell, anything lead coated was bad. The Winchester is great from my experience.
     
  15. pugman

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    This.

    I've shot thousands of rounds of CCI Mini-Mags..never a single problem

    The Federal Automatch in the 325 count boxes...again never a problem

    Remington's Golden Bullet...eh, like I some have said I've have it go bang, I've had boxes where it seems like 1 in 10 has some problem. I'm trying to shoot the rest of it up
     
  16. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    I have said it in other threads. I love this stuff

    [​IMG]
     
  17. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Read the obits. Raid an old guy's old stash before the wife throws it away.
     
  18. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    For plinking I buy whatever is cheapest. I don't see any difference.