.22 long rifle

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Kentguy, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Kentguy

    Kentguy

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    I managed to pick up a couple of hundred rounds of Winchester Super X, 40g, .22 LR. Went to the range with my rifle and a couple of my .22 hand guns to try them out. My Savage rifle just ate the up and spit them out - nice accuracy as well. I have a Ruger Mark IV (target model) and although I had no feeding issues, I did have a couple flyers. I guess that could be expected with most any .22 lr. My Ruger wrangler (6-shot revolver) really liked these rounds! Nice tight groups.

    I haven't shot any .22's in a guess almost a year or so, I also forgot just how much fun you can have with these tiny rounds. I have a pretty good stash of .22 lr, some are getting just a bit up there in age. I found a box of Federal 525 rounds with a price tag on it of $10.95. Now that was a while ago.

    I heading back to the range this weekend and warm up those .22 pistols & rifles I have. So, for just target shooting has anyone else been shooting .22? What brand do you find works best for you?
     
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  2. Dynactus

    Dynactus The wind serenades a purified man.

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    Kentguy, I have a 10/22 I enjoy shooting. It seems to feed pretty much any brand of ammo. I have a few high cap mags that don't seem to be as reliable as the Ruger mags though. Also have a High-Standard Dura-Matic that's fun to run, and a very old H&R Side-Kick 9 shot revolver. I need to let a gunsmith look at it. It fails to fire one round out of the nine in the cylinder every time. I have a lot of love and affection for 22LR and 22WMR. My 22WMR bolt gun is a tack driver. Many nuisance pests have bitten the dust because of it. Headshot. One shot, one kill. I do administer the occasional curtesy shot. Occasionally.
     
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  3. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    I like playin with the .22 when I can, always have. It's just flat fun, and a break from all the big cals... I have a number of them. I like shooting the Ruger 10/22, and my Late son bought me a Ruger MK 2?? I think it is, and that is a fun gun as well. All mine are.

    I recently bought the Ruger Wrangler, and have popped one round through so far. Need to step out and shoot it more when I have the time. Seems like a nice $160.00-ish gun. But I like all things Ruger.

    I use what is one hand for ammo. I lean to CCI more than anything else probably, Federal, Remington next, Winchester.

    Have fun.


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    CCI Mini Mags only for me. I have lots.
     
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  5. Kentguy

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    I like the CCI line of .22 products as well, I keep a good supply of each on hand;
    Velocitor - 40g cphp
    Mini-mags - 36g cphp
    Stinger - 32g cphp
    Standard velocity - 40g lrn
    The "stinger" is my favorite for small game hunting or varment control - great for ground hogs. love them out of my Savage Mark II BXP (bolt action), even with the 4x32 Bushnell scope, not the best but it works just fine.
     
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    What about this new CCI Copper 22 stuff? Super high velocity...
     
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    I have recently rediscovered .22 LR as well.

    I haven’t shot it in years, but had a pretty sizable stash of it at home I had more or less forgotten about.

    I bought a Beretta M9 when the coronavirus ammo crunch began.

    I have enjoyed shooting it. It’s not fun shooting ammo that I can replace l, so I haven’t touched my stash of 9mm.
     
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  8. Kentguy

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    Those CCI rounds I have listed above are just what I have on the shelf at the moment. Would love to try some of those SHV rounds.
     
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  9. Jim2527

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    I have a lot of it on the way.... I only range shoot but like to try different types... should make a nice sound with that 1850 velocity.
     
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