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your fav 22LR ammo

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by FireForged, May 15, 2013.

  1. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    I have a couple of 1970ish marlin 22's and have not bought ammo for them in probably 25years. Back then I would just get a stick of 100 from kmart. I don't remember the brand but I do remember a handful of duds per stick.

    What brand of 22LR is considered most popular nowadays.
    Which ones are junk
     
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  2. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

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    My choice:

    Eley Match, Eley Standard
    Federal
    CCI

    Not my choice:

    Thunderbolt
    Remington
     
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  3. thetoastmaster

    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

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    My first choice right now is whatever I can find on the shelves, unfortunately.
     
  4. OldSchool64

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    1st - What's on my shelf (it's all CCI)
    2nd - Anything I can buy for less than 10 cents a round.
     
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  5. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    In a perfect world with everything on the shelves, what 22LR ammo would you select.
     
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  6. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    Thank you
     
  7. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    CCI Sub Sonic and CCI Standard are both very accurate in all my 22's.

    Mini mags are good, but not quite are accurate.
     
  8. Brucev

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    When it is available, I like CCI Mini-Mags and Federal Semi-Auto Match. The FSAM is very accurate and as well clean burning leaving very little residue. I have fired 350 rounds of the FSAM in a single range session in a nice little S&W 18-3. At the end of the range session, the revolver was still not difficult to load due to fouling. In fact, when it came time to clean the revolver, other than brushing out the cylinder and wiping down the exterior metal surfaces, there was not anything else to do. The face of the cylinder was virtually clean as well as the little space between the barrel rear of the barrel and the top strap of the frame.
     
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    I have always had luck with Federal 36 grain copper plated hollow point. Very reliant. I could say that out of a 550 round box, the most duds I have gotten, is 4. I usually have no problem finding them at walmart or academy sports. Then again, is being a while since i bought some. The last time I bouth some, was three years ago when wally had them on sale for 4.99 a box of 550rds. I bought 20 boxes, so I still have plenty.
     
  10. BSteadman

    BSteadman WidowMaker

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    CCI Velocitor only
     
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    My .22's reliably cycle the blue box Federal 40gr lead point stuff. Seems like great plinking ammo. And it was plentiful before Sandy Hook, but not so much anymore.

    Honestly, every gun is different and many .22's are very particular on what they do and don't like to eat. Your best bet is always to try various types and keep track of what you do and don't like for your gun(s).
     
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    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

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    If I could only buy one, that's the brand I want.
     
  14. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    CCI of most any type. :supergrin:
     
  15. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Favorite is Winchester Super X, followed by Federal. The SX being a 36 grain high vel rounds, and the Federal being a standard 40 grain high vel round.
     
  16. cfrye11

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    Never owned a 22 that cared about ammo.

    Just plinking I'll shoot anything .

    Hunting - CCI Stinger nothing else is even close.

    molan labe
     
  17. vafish

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    Wolf match target, or the identical SK standard plus.

    posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
     
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    Since I dont think match ammo is worth the $$(do I think its worth a bit more than "regular ammo YES...do I think most of its THAT much better than say CCI standard velocity NO) I skip it and go

    CCI
    Winchester
    Federal

    Bottom of list and I dont mess with unless its the ONLY thing left

    Remington.

    though that said in certain guns(in some its great and in others I just cant get a decent group to save my life...seems like the newer the gun for me the better it works it wont shoot for crap in any of my hand me down .22's) Remington yellow Jackets are ok AND ive had good luck with Remington Sub Sonic ammo for accuracy.
     
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  19. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    In this order
    Eley
    CCI mini mag
    CCI Blazer
    Federal

    All have different applications so in one respect each is my favorite.
     
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    I'll second that for the best bulk pack ammo.

    The best premium .22lr ammo in my opinion are the CCI Velocitor, Stinger, and MiniMag --- hands down.