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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by nerfsrule2, Oct 6, 2007.

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  1. nerfsrule2

    nerfsrule2 Member

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    What brand and type of .22 cal ammo do you use when you want to do a little more than plink?? (example target practice).
     
  2. V-fib

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    Mostly the Federal 550 round bulk pak. I've never had a ftf with the federal. I also use CCI stingers, and Aguila sss rounds. :cool:
     
  3. earplug

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    CCI standard velocity has given me good results.
    Cost per brick is decent.
     
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    Remington 550 pack
     
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    I've had good luck and good accuracy with federal bulk 38gr hp. Out of 3 or 4 thousand rounds I have only had 1 missfire. That beats remingtons famous golden bullet by a mile. I just bought a bulk pk wincheste xpert. Haven't had a chance to shoot it though although it was highly praised by a good friend of mine.

    It's good try different ammo as a lot of .22's are ammo sensitive and .22 ammo, just like center fire varies from lot to lot.
     
  6. Slugless

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    Federal mega pack is fine plinking ammo.

    For the next level of accuracy I can't say enough about CCI mini-mag.

    I've been testing different ammo lately 'cause .22s are generally finickier than a cat about what ammo they like.

    The Eley & Remington Eley are the best I've tested yet. Federal Gold Medal Match are pretty close. Nobels were good.

    Basically, the more expensive the ammo, the better it shot.

    Except for the CCI. Shot almost as well as any of the fancy euro stuff at half the price.

    I have a suspicion, however, that the fancy lead coated stuff gets knocked around some by the action / magazines of the rifle. An advantage of the CCI is the copper coat.
     
  7. Owens

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    I have used both PMC and Rem bulk. My Buckmark seems to favor the Remington solid tip (non hp). PMC also has a peculiar stink that I don't care for. Just re-zeroed the Buckmark for Remington ammo. Rested group of 7/8" at 7yds.
     
  8. nerfsrule2

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    Thank you very much for your help!!!
     
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    Federal Target grade Performance in the 325 round Pack. It is the only stuff I'd want coming out of my Ruger Target. Makes my Savage MKII look pretty good too.
     
  10. Ala Dan

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    Remington .22 caliber "Golden Bullet"

    I shot 'bout 200 rounds from a brick of Remington "Golden Bullets" yesterday
    morning (10-06-07) with my Browning 5-1/2" barrel Buckmark. Amazingly, I
    only had one FTF; as the cartridge was a dud~! :scrutiny:;)
     
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    Winchester bulk .22 LR (also know as a "brick")
     
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    For a little more than plinking? CCI Stingers or Velocitors. Out of my 6" barrel H&R revolver, Velocitors almost exited out of new, doubled up 2X4s. The bullet stopped halfway out of the second one. I think Aguila Super Maximums would do just as well (or better) but no one around me stocks them and I don't want to pay shipping until I can get an opinion from someone who's used them. As for target practice, I defer to others' judgments.
     
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    Federal Auto Match in the paper carton.

    Superb ammo.
     
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    With my S&W Model 34 revolver, the cheapest I can find w/o worry of going Kaboom each & every time...:cool:
    However, with autoloaders, I've found through experience that hypervelocity loads produce less jams....Stingers & Yellow Jacket for me...:)
     
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    The Remington 550 packs at Walmart have worked good for me as a target round as well as for plinking. They don't have the wump of the stingers, CCI's or Aquila, but I've used them for coons and rabbits with pretty good success.

    I think that the quality control on the bulk Remingtons just aren't as good as the higher priced stuff, but you can sure burn through a bunch of ammo punching paper, and the price can add up after awhile.
    I've had miserable luck with the Winchester bulk packs. Can't get them to feed worth a darn with either a 10/22 or a Remington 522. Good Luck, Shoot Safe!
     
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    Define "little more than plink"?

    For volume shooting we use Federal and Winchester bulk ammo depending on the rifle. I assist in a local Civil Air Patrol marksmanship program where our cadets all shoot the NRA Light Rifle course and will go through tens of thousands of rounds a year through their Savage Mk 2's pre-accutrigger.

    When it's me and my scoped Savage Mk 2FVT it's either Federal Gold Medal or Wolf Match rifle.
     
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    Fed Premium Gold, for the cost/quality, I think.
    Lapua Midas, if you can afford it and want rested single holes at 50 feet.
    Eley Biathlon Match, still too expensive, but excellent.

    I can't seem to get the same results (with a Mk III) from anything other than the above ... but for bulk shooting, "Value Pack" is semi-OK.
     
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    CCI primarily

    Remington bulk golden if its cheap enough.

    Shooter429
     
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    CCI Mini Mag HP
     
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    CCI stingers in my Mark II Target
     
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    Blazer and Remington. Can never have enough of either
     
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    What drives me crazy about 22's is the lack of consistency. I've used Wolf Match Extra and gotten good results with it... No, in my Remington 597 I got horrible results with it.

    17 HMR seems to not have the wide variances that 22's have.
     
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    I shoot a M41 and it is pretty finicky. (Most .22 brands will have issues in it, except for Eley, Federal Target, and CCI Green Tag.)

    The most inexpensive stuff that I have found that it shoots, (that I shoot almost exclusively because of $$), is Dick's Sporting Goods blue box Federal Target. ($16/brick of 500). I have had one fail to eject, only.

    Two out of the last three matches in Bullseye I scored in the low 870's/900.

    Pistol is tested, they say, in CCI Green Tag; but, on sand bags at 25yds, I can't tell the difference. (I can't shoot off sandbags well enough to tell, tho'). It is way more expensive at $7/100, so I don't bother.

    cavman
     
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    CCI mini-mag & Blazer 40 grain
     
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    The cheapest stuff I can find.
    My Beretta NEO shoots anything I stuff in it and my Heritage Rough Rider being a wheel gun doesn't care at all.

    AFS
     
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