22 lr ammo not recommended

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by scrat, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Mitchi-gun, the Sunrise Side
    Not bad?:eek: It's among the best you can get. That's why the $

    With SOME of the malfunctions. But, when the Federal 550 stuff barely pops, does not cycle the action, and I have to check the barrel for possible squibs, that is not the gun. I have yet to have that with any other, but it sounds like I will.

    Times are getting tough when the caliber that you buy because it is cheap, turns out to be one that you're going to have to pay real money for, to truly be satisfied.
  2. Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    No. CA.
    I have had good luck with the Federal and the Remington as far as good function goes the 40 grain is better for some and the 36 works fine in the real 22 pistols, that have the lighter slide. Full slide kits need the hotter and 40 grain to function well. If they are hotter but the 36 grain they still fail to cycle right.

  3. bumm

    bumm Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    small town Iowa
    Some of this DOES depend on the gun you're shooting.
    I shoot .22 RF because it's cheap, so I don't search much among the more expensive products. I have an old Colt Woodsman that ticks along like a watch on WalMart's cheap bulk Federals, but it chokes on Remington Goldens.
    The Marvel conversion unit on my .45 won't feed Federals at all, but works pretty well with Remington Goldens. I've also noticed that I have much better luck with feeding if I get the Remington Goldens from my local gun shop instead of WalMart. I'm not a WalMart Basher, and I don't know WHY, but that's how it works.
    I can't get cheap Winchesters to feed in any of my semis, so I shoot any of those I wind up with in a single shot.
    What this all amounts to is that different guns are going to handle different brands of .22 rf differently.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    Remington bulk pac didn't work in my 10/22, Browning Auto, Winchester 9422, Win 1890, Win 06, and Win 62A. All are in perfect operating condition with varying amounts of finish wear.
    All of them have always been 100% with every other brand of ammo I ever used in them.

    I gotta think it's not the guns!

  5. gidaeon

    gidaeon Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    south east MI
    These bulk packs seems to have incredible or outright uncanny variation between batches. I've had on and off problems with everything but CCI stuff. Sometimes Fed 550 is great and then another box will have massive FTF's. Same with Remington golden. Not the guns fault when it was properly cleaned and loved the last portion.

    IMHO (aside from what a particular gun is willing to work with) its luck of the draw with what box\batch you happen to pick up.

    Maybe you want the pack that came off the conveyor belt early Tues. morning? :rolleyes: Do those automated manufacturing systems learn bad habits from people? I just bought WM packs of Fed and Win. xpert this time reluctantly. I'm not a gamblin type guy but this kinda feels like that.
  6. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Member

    May 22, 2003
    If you can still find them, PMC Side Winders are good, lowcost ammo. They work in all my .22's and are fairly accurate. YMMV.
  7. kcshooter

    kcshooter Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Kansas City, MO
    Federal makes a bulk pack called "match grade". 325rds for the price of the 500 packs, but it's much more reliable. Match grade it ain't, but losing 175rds beats fighting with a gun all day.

    .22's have a tendancy to be finicky anyway. I also miss the winchester super-x bricks. I only have about 300rds left, and I'm tempted to hoard it.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  8. moooose102

    moooose102 Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    West Michigan
    i don't think i have ever had any of that ammo, and it sounds like a good thing. for what it is worth, i bought a brick of remington cyclones (it was on sale) for my son, along with his brand new cz452 scout. that is the cleanest 22lr ammo i have ever fired. i went back 2 weeks later, and they had sold out of it. figures. but when you dont know what it is you are buying, you dont buy 5000 rounds of it, at least without trying it first. if i ever find it on sale again, i will be buying up a bunch of it.
  9. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    That's for me to know and not you!
    Well I shoot several different kinds. My RUGER MKIII shoots everything :) its broken in now and she likes anything that goes bang.

    I usually shoot FEDERAL RED box bulk ammo for practice.
    I also have FEDERAL BLUE BOX Champion for practice
    Remington Gold bullet bulk
    And 20,000 rounds of Aguila Match Rifle Golden Eagle that I just got on cheaper than dirt for 16.17 per 500 :)
  10. scrat

    scrat Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Monrovia, CA
    Wow this is an old post. The rest of that ammo i took my old Ithaca single shot out and it worked ok. Since then i stuck with cci and federal.

    Like i said in the original post the main problem was the bullet tips were loose. You could rotate them and almost pull them out with your finger. IN my autoloaders that wiggly bullet would jam up as it would not enter straight. The casing would point straight but the bullet would hang low and get jammed. Its just i have never experienced such bad ammo. After 30 years of shooting this stuff looked as though it was put together by 3rd graders.

    I guess i wouldnt be suprised if i saw scotch tape holding them together
  11. cliffy

    cliffy member

    Aug 11, 2008
    Southwestern Michigan
    With CCI .22 LRs, one gets what one pays for . . .

    CCI Blazers are an uncertain exception, but CCI Velocitors, Stingers, and Mini-Mags are dependable, top-notch .22s. I've never experienced a misfire or weak round with the CCI premiums. Since my Ruger Mark III is primarily for snake protection, I don't want even one misfire. Love the Velocitors BEST: 40 grain copper-coated Hollow Points with super-dependable moxy. At well over $4 for fifty rounds, they are worth the extra pennies to me. I, too, have had bad experiences with Remington Bulk ammo, such as hot bits of metal burning the web of my thumb occasionally. No CCI bullet ever burned my heat-sensitive web. Life's too short to shoot inferior ammo. cliffy
  12. Sheldon

    Sheldon Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    La Puente, CA
    SocalShooter....was the Aguila on sale recently or what?? That's a great price on that ammo.....how does it shoot?? CMP sell it for about $250 a case shipped.
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