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.22 Ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rduchateau2954, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Member

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    I searched for ammo sites for 500rd packs of ammo for the deuce deuce.

    I am going to avoid winchester and I just finished with a big box of blazer so I want to try something different.

    Here is what I found:

    www.ammunitiontogo.com

    Fiocchi 40gr - 22.95
    Eley Sport 40gr - 26.95

    www.sgammo.com
    CCI Standard 40gr - 26.95
    AGUILA 40gr - 23.50

    cheaperthandirt.com
    Armscor 36gr - 22.19
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    Is there a question in there somewhere?
     
  3. rduchateau2954

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    Lol yea, what brand should I get?
     
  4. RalphS

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    What do you want it for?

    For target shooting, CCI Std Vel is very good out to 50 yards.
     
  5. btg3

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    What purpose do you have in mind? Remember that old saying: "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." ;)
     
  6. Walkalong

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    I like the Federal Auto Match. It shoots 4 times better groups out of my .22's than the bulk 550 round boxes of Federal ammo, but is still a lot cheaper than buying the 50 round boxes of premium stuff.
     
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    See which works best in your gun but they all may shoot ok (not sure about eley sports-never used it)
     
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    If price is a concern Wal-Mart, Academy, Cabela's, Bass-Pro etc all have ~500 round boxes from all the big players for less than $20 a box on the shelf.

    My Marlin 22's do not seem to like Remington or Winchester. CCI always works well. Even the cheap bulk Federal works well in my Marlins.
     
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    I believe that Eley Sport is made in Mexico by Aquila.
     
  11. Ky Larry

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    If you have any questions about rimfires or anything pertaining to rimfires, try these folks. Very knowledgeable and helpful.


    http://www.rimfirecentral.com
     
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    I prefer Federal copper plated. It leaves my hands much cleaner.
     
  13. bandk

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    what would you suggest for 50+ yards?
     
  14. 9mmepiphany

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    Wolf MT (Match/Target)

    For the OP - of the choices you have presented, I'd likely go with the CCI standard vel or the Eley Sport. The Eley Sport is their entry level offering for a practice ammo.

    What you should really do is buy a couple of boxes (100rds) of everything you can find, test them out in your gun and see which brand it likes...then just buy 5000 rounds and not have to worry about it for a while.

    I shoot a lot of CCI MiniMags because it seems to run the most reliably in rimfire conversions for my handguns
     
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    I guess I'm lucky, I have a local sporting goods store that seems to have Blazer on sale all the time for $13.99 a brick, which may explain why I have so many of them. If it happens to not be on sale there, there's a farm and feed place that has it for $17.99
     
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    I have a good supply of Federal Bulk .22lr (550 ct boxes) and it has been reliable. I usually save my CCI and shoot the other for plinking. I'd stay away from Remington, I feel the same about Winchester except for their subsonic rounds.

    I shot some Armscor recently and had no problems with it but I think I'll stick to Federal, it's cheap and reliable.
     
  17. Furncliff

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    :uhoh:I must be crazy... I just counted the different kinds of .22 rimfire ammo I have in my stash, exactly 20.:uhoh:
     
  18. exavid

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    I've tried several different brands in my 10/22 that I use for adult small bore competition at my club. Federal Target Grade in the 320 round box at Wallmart shoots tighter groups in my rifle and in my Buckmark I use for Bullseye shooting than Ely match, Wolf or any of the high price stuff. I use Federal 520 bulk pack for general plinking. Winchester super X doesn't work well in my Buckmark target pistol, FTE, FTF which I never see with any other ammo. Remington ammo seems pretty dirty compared to most other that I've tried. CCI Blazer is good stuff for me but it doesn't shoot as small groups as the Federal Target Grade.
     
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    I have found overall Federal Auto Match works very well through my rimfire pistols and rifles. By that I mean it's reliable and is fairly accurate. For better reliability and greater accuracy I use CCI MiniMags and Wolf Match Target.
     
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    I shot my friend's Walther P-22. I used the bulk Federal pack and out of about 30 rds. I had 4 FTF.
     
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    I get 500 count bricks from Midway for 20 bucks all the time.............
     
  22. Remllez

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    Federal auto match works very well for me as well, I have a couple pistols that shoot Blazer accurately, or CCI Standard if I want to splurge.
     
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  23. RalphS

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    I used to shoot a lot of small bore metallic silhouette competitions with an Anschutz 1712. Up to about 60 meters, CCI Std Vel was good enough. Out to 100 meters, I used Wolf Match Target.

    Once you get serious about the game, you would usually move up to the better grades of Eley, but most people, especially for practice, used WMT or CCI.
     
  24. 22-rimfire

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    22 Ammo....???

    For me, it depends on what I am using the ammunition for.

    I plink with bulk pack stuff like Federal as well as Federal 510B's (Walmart). I keep a wide assortment of brands in my 22 cache for testing and shooting. If I am looking for higher precision (within some reasonable cost constraints), I generally choose Wolf MT or Match Extra.

    Price does matter in general when it comes to 22 LR ammunition. The more you pay, generally the more consistantly it will shoot and thus exhibit higher percision (accuracy). But sometimes a particular gun will shoot the less expensive stuff fairly well. But you really pay for a couple 1/10ths of an inch in group size improvement.

    Of the ones you listed, I would choose CCI Standard Velocity first.

    I have not tried out the Armscor stuff yet. I read that it is pretty average.

    Most of the ammo you listed is the cheaper promotional ammunition offerings of the various companies (excluding CCI SV).

    You need to buy some of each and shoot it in your rifle/handgun, but the differences really show up from a rifle for me. Maybe I do more plinking with handguns and don't see the difference as much.... Try an assortment out and see what works best in your particular gun. Accuracy exhibited by your rifle should demonstrate which brands tend to shoot better on average. Then you can settle in buying what seems to shoot the best for you. Take notes.

    Day in-Day out, I prefer CCI HV (Mini Mags) and CCI SV. But I buy and shoot a lot of Federal Lightning (510B) from Walmart. Many have very good luck with the Federal Auto Match. For most of my shooting, the 510's are good enough. They are similar to the Blazer ammo with the difference being primarily Federal loads the 510's and CCI loads the Blazer. Both are owned by ATK.
     
  25. Flopsweat

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    The suggestions for 50 yards plus are great, but bear in mind that every gun likes different ammo - especially 22's. Anything but the cheapest stuff (and even some of that) will give you 2" groups out to 50 yards. If you want 1" groups at 100 yards (and have a very accurate rifle), I'd suggest that you buy a box of each of a few of the suggested brands and try them. Some of the really serious target shooters will even find a particular run number of a particular brand that works exceptionally well and order case lots of them by run number if they can. For some reason, my favorite 22 will shoot sub-MOA at 100 yards with American Eagle CPHP. It's way cheaper than Wolf, Auto Match and CCI, so I use it a lot. This summer I'm going to try Ely Match just to see what the fuss is all about.
     
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