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Old October 19th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #16
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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
berm
unless my big feral cat(fixed & shots & luved) is near
then I have to chase him away from the berm :)

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Old October 19th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #17
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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.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #18
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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.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #19
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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.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #20
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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.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #21
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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.
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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.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #22
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try some remington YELLOW JACKETS & also some aguila super max . never any problems with cci either.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #23
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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.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #24
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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.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #25
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Old May 27th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #28
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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.

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Old May 27th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #29
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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.

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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.

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