Bad rim fire ammo: 22LR - Page 2 - M14 Forum

M14 Forum

Bad rim fire ammo: 22LR

This is a discussion on Bad rim fire ammo: 22LR within the Rimfire forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I own and use 9 assorted .22 rimfire guns, rifle & handguns I use all major brands cheap and my go to is CCI I ...

Go Back   M14 Forum > Gun Forum > Rimfire

LinkBack Moderator Tools Display Modes

Old October 19th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #16
Squad Leader
Quis ut Deus's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: CONUS
Posts: 284
I own and use 9 assorted .22 rimfire guns, rifle & handguns
I use all major brands cheap and my go to is CCI
I can only remember 1 misfire in the last 30+ years of rimfire blasting
it seems the stuff made in the 80's is more accurate consistent
that's the difference I've noticed as of late
some of my favorite fodder is Aquila super colibri for sitting on the
back porch, quiet plinking, the squirrels are safe cause I like them,
they don't run off, in fact I have to run em off away from my target
unless my big feral cat(fixed & shots & luved) is near
then I have to chase him away from the berm :)

Quis ut Deus is offline  
Remove Ads
Old October 19th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #17
Dodgin' The Reaper
Sweets's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Gravity Falls North.
Posts: 7,347
I shouldn't have given CCI such a free pass in my previous- their Blazer ammo doesn't run well my my semiautos because after about 40 shots, the 'dry wax' lubricant CCI is using seems to gum them up and I start getting misfires, misfeeds, stove pipes, the whole zoo of problems.

Sweets is offline  
Old October 19th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #18
Dodgin' The Reaper
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 5,679
Different brands and grades of .22 LR ammo and even different lots within the same brand will have different thicknesses at the case rim. Wolf Match Target is as consistent as you'll find for mid-priced. It'll shoot in a loose chamber or a tight match chamber.

bd111 is offline  
Old October 19th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #19
Old Salt
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Douglasville, Ga
Posts: 1,028
find what the 22LR you are shooting likes and stick with it. like a women, don't go trying to change her into something she isn't. just won't work! I have a 22 that loves Remington 525 box and my other guns just hate it. as much as I love eley match it will shoot out of my 617 and the shells would stick. thank goodness 22 is cheap so no harm done and will usually shoot in most bolt actions.

nf1e - nice B C stock you have there!

Rapidray is offline  
Old October 19th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #20
Snappin In
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North of Texas
Posts: 39
Federal bulk copper jacket gave my new 10/22 mags fits, but CCI Blazer lead flew right through without a single jam. I'm sold. 525 cost $16 in Ohio. Today.

headedtotexas is offline  
Old October 19th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #21
Designated Marksman
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 665
I have long considered Winchester Super-X to be a "secret weapon" in terms of it's not match grade price but decent overall performance. This stuff is still sold in the paper 50 round boxes and seems to remain at or around about $3 a box.
I've always found the bulk-box 22LR to be less than completely reliable in terms of going off and have chuckled more than one at boxes of "333" and "525" thinking in my mind that the extra 25-33 rounds over the round hundred must be someones guess about how many duds were in the average package.
There is DEFINITELY a difference in 22 LR brass cases. I have a lot of experience in turning 22 LR casings into 22 caliber projectiles. The brass cases from the different manufacturers all react differently to various preparation processes and in some cases are OBVIOUSLY different even to the naked eye. This I think may reflect in some cases that the cases were never made to be projectile jackets, but also on how different thicknesses and hardnesses of brass case rims interact with the firing pins of various models and even specimens of 22 LR chambered weapons.

D308FAM is offline  
Old October 20th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #22
Snappin In
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: florida
Posts: 28
try some remington YELLOW JACKETS & also some aguila super max . never any problems with cci either.

michaelp is offline  
Old October 20th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #23
Seventh Fleet's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Dixie
Posts: 4,640
We have three of the S&W .22 AR's at our house and they love the Waldo World Federal bulk pack 550 round .22LR. We've put several thousand rounds of the stuff through the three .22 S&W AR's with no problems at all.


Seventh Fleet is online now  
Old October 20th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #24
Squad Leader
Rocky1927's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 253
Recently purchased a new barrel for my 10/22 as well as a new 22/45 pistol. Had a heck of a time trying to get either to feed reliably. Finally tried some of the Gemtech .22lr and they now feed flawlessly. I have to agree that new rimfire ammo doesn't seem to be as high quality as it used to. Even my old Remington 551s choke on bulk pack Winchester stuff. And bulk pack Dynapoint used to be my favorite load.

Thanks from Cam Miller
Rocky1927 is offline  
Old October 20th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #25
Old Salt
mknopfler's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The Socialist State of Boulder, Co
Posts: 1,437

Awards Showcase

Stingers & mini mags are reliable in the various .22lr platforms I own.
Stay away from the aguilla stuff, it's really dirty ammo from mexico.

mknopfler is offline  
Old April 29th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #26
Snappin In
Coachf's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 35
Remington is the worst is my opinion. Its horrible. I have never had anything but problems from any variety of remington. Bulk federal has always been great, and CCI anything.

Coachf is offline  
Old April 30th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #27
Old Salt
Butzbach's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,927
I've had trouble with Remington .22

At the worst possible time (well maybe not THE worst). But what do you call it when you are getting b**ched out by a gray squirrel and your only response is "CLICK, CLICK"?

Two years ago up in Indiana Model 317 S&W. I finally got it to go boom but Mr. Gray pants was long gone.

Butzbach is offline  
Old May 27th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #28
Platoon Commander
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bassfield, MS
Posts: 462
Thought it was just me. I have been shooting up some recently purchased(just before the current ammo shortage) winchester. It came 500 rounds in a little wooden box. It sucks, most fire first time, but a few don't like to fully chamber or feed, stovepipes, ect. Cleaned the rifle and tried again and noticed a ton of fouling. Very dirty ammo compared to the federal and cci I've been using.

Blademaker is offline  
Old May 27th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #29
Platoon Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: upstate ny
Posts: 442
Check out your mags. My 10/22 wasn't at all reliable and I couldn't figure it out why. I tried a friends bx25 and I subsequently bought my self one and haven't had any trouble sense with all ammo I've used.

spartin is offline  
Old May 27th, 2013, 09:04 AM   #30
Scout Sniper
redlegagent's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 789
Keeping in mind that most .22lr ammo is so-so quality to begin with - I would make this note. I have stockpiled ammo for years. I use to rotate my bricks of .22lr. In 2008-2009 when we went thru this "panic buying" mode and ammo became hard to find - I noticed that bricks of .22lr that I recently purchased seem to have a lot of FTF's compared to my older stockpile of which I could go thru an entire box without any failures. I came to the conclusion that the newer ammo - being produced in a rush - was of lesser quality than the older ammo made when the market was calm.

redlegagent is offline  

  M14 Forum > Gun Forum > Rimfire

Search tags for this page

22 rimfire ammo forum


bad .22 rifle bullets


bad .22lr ammo


bad 22 ammo

bad 22 lr

bad winchester 22 ammo


does rimfire ammo go bad

federal .22 ammunition bad
hangfire on buckmark 22

vacuum seal 22 lr

will shooting 22lr lead ammo cause any problem images
winchester round top 22lr bullet problems
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Moderator Tools
Display Modes

Similar M14 Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Out of Battery Slam Fire Today erickg The M14 165 November 2nd, 2012 04:48 AM
M1A resurrected from the fire WholeBunches The M14 13 March 12th, 2009 05:26 PM
The Good , The Bad and the Ugly , NATO ammo atr Ammunition 0 January 30th, 2005 07:40 PM
Bad ammo experience Bishop Ammunition 2 October 18th, 2004 03:38 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List