Walther PPK .22 - Grease the Rounds? Ammo Recommendation?


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Connecticut Yankee
February 18, 2013, 07:52 PM
I have a Manhurin made lightweight frame (?duraluminum) Wallther PPK 22. I have not yet had a chance to fire it. I saw an original instruction sheet for a German manufactured PP .22 from the sixties that had the instructions 'lightly grease the rounds'. Has anyone done this with their PP or PPK .22? Has it made a difference?

Also, any recommendations for cartridges, Standard vs. High Velocity (or Extra High Velocity like Stingers)? Yes, I understand that I have to try different ammo in my particular pistol to see what works. But I am asking PPK .22 owners (especially the lightweight framed model) have you found any problems with cycling with Standard Velocity that was 'cured' with HV, or vice versa?

Thanks.

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David E
February 18, 2013, 07:58 PM
No need to grease current production .22 ammo.

I'd start with Mini-Mags and go from there.

bannockburn
February 18, 2013, 08:20 PM
Maybe try some Wolf Match Target ammo. They seem to have some sort of lube on them that makes them some of the cleanest firing rimfire ammo I have ever used.

rcmodel
February 18, 2013, 09:12 PM
1. No, don't grease the rounds.

2. Use high quality Hi-Speed ammo like CCI Mini-Mag or Winchester Super-X.

3. Avoid cheap bulk pack Wallyworld ammo like the plague.

Thats all you need to do.

rc

meanmrmustard
February 18, 2013, 09:24 PM
If you can acquire them, CCI Mini Mags are the way to go.

bill3424
February 18, 2013, 11:22 PM
My cousin has a aluminum version of the PPK .22 (Dural?) and it just eats up CCI Mini-Mags. I don't ever remember greasing the rounds.

gbw
February 19, 2013, 12:18 AM
As everyone says - my German PPK .22 works well with any quality hi-speeds, sometimes fails to function fully with std. velocity ("target") ammo. I have the instruction sheet in the box from Germany that says to lightly grease the cartridges but it's not necessary. Beautiful pistols.

Connecticut Yankee
February 19, 2013, 08:18 AM
I will try the Mini-Mags first and then the Super-X; I won't grease the rounds. Thank you all for your help with this, it is appreciated

chriske
February 19, 2013, 10:03 AM
I wouldn't "grease" any ammo, and certainly no rimfires : these seem even more sensitive to moisture damage than centerfire shells.

Most lead .22 LR bulletrs are coated with some kind of grease/lube already, anyway.

My own (German-made) .22 LR Walther PP functions best with high velocity solids.

In my gun, Winchester T-22 are the most accurate standard velocity rounds, but won't cycle reliably (failures to eject) , while Federal High velocity solids are way more accurate than CCI's and Remington ammo fails to fire more often (3 to 7 times per 100 rounds : tougher brass ?).

I think those Federals are called "Game Getter", their product n 710 or 810, depending on packaging (per 50 or per 100). An extra benefit is that they are copper-coated, so feed great without scraping lots of grease off the bullet noses, which saves cleaning.


YMMV, of course.

Carl N. Brown
February 19, 2013, 10:13 AM
Could be a problem in translation.

Most of the 20th century, .22 rimfire ammo has had some sort of lubrication, usually a dry wax lubricant coating of some sort. Some more obvious than others. Lubricant that could have been translated from German into English "grease".

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