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.22 LR ammo question

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by danprkr, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. danprkr

    danprkr Well-Known Member

    Who makes the best value in a good all around 22 LR?

    Opinions please. I usually buy the Remington cheapo, but have now acquired a couple of guns that hate it. I like the guns so I'm shopping for better ammo.

  2. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    I've had much better results from the Federal bulk pack at Walmart than with the Remington offering, to the point I won't buy the Remington any more.
  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I prefer the Federal Lightning (Load #510) that are sold in 50-ct boxes at Walmart and various stores. They used to be called Champions in the blue toned boxes. But I buy Remington golden bullets and thunderbolts too. I seldom shoot bulk pack ammo except to plink.
  4. ScratchnDent

    ScratchnDent Well-Known Member

    I, too, like the Federal bulk pack stuff. Next step up is the Federal Auto-Match in the 325 rnd boxes. CCI Mini-Mags are my go-to ammo, if the gun is really picky, but it costs a little more than I like to spend for plinking ammo.
  5. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    For what purposes? If just plinking and casual target shooting Federal bulk is excellent. For small game hunting it leaves a lot to be desired.
  6. Fumbler

    Fumbler Well-Known Member

    Federal bulk is good. Federal auto match is a little bit more consistent and seems a little cleaner.

    I like Winchester Dynapoints. They are a tiny bit more consistent than Federal but cost more.

    The most consistent, reliable, and decently priced out of my guns is CCI standard velocity.
  7. XxWINxX94

    XxWINxX94 Well-Known Member

    +1 Federal Lightning Bricks
  8. mboylan

    mboylan Well-Known Member

    +1 on CCI Standard. Only $25/brick. Really good value for the money. It's as reliable and more accurate than mini-mags and at a lower price.
  9. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    I shoot a lot of rimfire. At anyone time I'll have at least 6 different kinds of .22LR on hand. If someone said you can only have one for all the guns it would probably be one of the Federal made. That includes CCI and American Eagle. Get a variety of the Federal ammo and test them out.
  10. rromeo

    rromeo Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately last year when 22 was still scarce, I bought 2 bulk boxes of Rem Golden Bullet when that's all Wally had in stock. In my Marlin 795, I couldn't empty a magazine without having a misfire. Out of 1,100 rounds, I still have over 1,000.
    The next time I went in they had a ton of Federal Automatch, so I stocked up on it. It's about 1/2 cent per round more, but I'm not worried too much.
  11. TH3180

    TH3180 Well-Known Member

    I have a few that I like. In this order: CCI SV, Blazers and Federal Auto Match. I shoot Blazers the most because I can get a Brick of 500 from Fleet Farm for $16. I may have more Auto Match on hand if I could get it some where besides W/M. I hate waiting for someone to unlock the case and then have them walk with me to my car. I go to Fleet Farm and grab what I want off the shelf, pay for it and leave. The other nice thing about Fleet Farm, there is no limit. I walked out of Fleet Farm one time with 20 bricks of Blazers.
  12. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    It depends on what your guns like really. Buy 50rd boxes of several different kinds and check for yourself. 22lr are funny like that, two guns of the same make and model may prefer different ammo.
    I like CCI subsonic and CCI mini-mags. They are more expensive than the other bulk stuff but much more accurate in my 10-22 and always go bang (well, the subsonic goes "chuff"). Besides, you are still saving a lot of money over shooting centerfire.
  13. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    That seems a bit over the top. Must vary by store or region. It is annoying to wait for someone to find the key and open the case, but at our Walmart you pay for the ammo right there and are on your way (if all you are buying is ammo or have done all your other shopping first).
  14. Wedge

    Wedge Well-Known Member

    CCI Mini-mag and Federal Bulk Packs are my preferred ammo. Federal Automatch next, Remington Golden Bullet bulk pack near the bottom.
  15. kva47

    kva47 Member

    Sounds like I'm the only one who's had nothing but problems with Federal. Really, it has problems feeding, igniting, and ejecting in every one of my semi autos. Golden bullet is the only bulk pack my walmart carries that works consistently for my guns. Maybe you just need to experiment a little?
  16. Average Joe

    Average Joe Well-Known Member

    Federal bulk, Winchester, Remington Golden bullets, anything but Thunderbolts.
  17. TH3180

    TH3180 Well-Known Member

    What kinds of guns are you shooting?
  18. bhk

    bhk Well-Known Member

    CCIs, in various flavors, are almost always my 'go to' shells.
  19. hotajax

    hotajax member

    .22 Ammo

    CCI Mini-Mags for a 150-yard shot.
  20. TraditionalCatholic

    TraditionalCatholic Well-Known Member

    I have had good luck with the Winchester 333 round bulk packs from Wa-Mart. Where I live, they cost me $11.47, so the price is fairly competitive with other brands. I've had trouble with Remington .22lr as well.

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