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Old 01-09-2013, 10:12 PM   #3201
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What is the best quality 22lr handgun ammo for range shooting? For as often as I will shoot I would rather buy clean reliable rounds.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #3202
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i picked this up this past weekend -


beretta tikka t3 .300 win mag w/ carl ziess 3x9x40 scope

added a bipod today


can't wait to get out and shoot it
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #3203
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What is the best quality 22lr handgun ammo for range shooting? For as often as I will shoot I would rather buy clean reliable rounds.
Without going to annoying priced match grade stuff... i love CCI for reliably quality .22.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #3204
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There are alot of options some cheaper then others. Here is a bit of what i have.

Federal 22 long rifle: 36 grain copper plated hollow point 525 rnds value pack normally $28 i picked up for $22.
CCI 22 lr Mini mag: 1235 fps copper plated round nose $10 for 100
Blazer 22lr : 40 grain lead round nose 525 value pack normally $22 i got for $17
CCI velocitor 1435 fps 40 grain 50 rnds $8 copper plated hollow point
CCI stinger 1640 fps 32 grain 50 rnds $8 copper plated hollow point
There is some subsonic also 29 grain cci conical ball 710 fps forget price.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:42 PM   #3205
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What is the best quality 22lr handgun ammo for range shooting? For as often as I will shoot I would rather buy clean reliable rounds.
I love the sig saur mesquito, it fires pretty damn smooth.

So is the Walther P22
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #3206
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Nice.

I already have the pistol, just haven't purchased any ammo yet. Want something not-junk. Thanks for the recommendations, I will look at the CCI. I like the clear plastic boxes it comes in.

Side note...if a case of those 22lr bullets stay in the back of a sock drawer (cool, dry, dark), how many years should it be good for?
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I prefer CCI Mini-Mags. High quality, reasonable price. Plus it'll function reliably in nearly anything since it's slightly more powerful, but without the slightly longer case of the CCI Stinger (which some guns don't like).
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Nice.

I already have the pistol, just haven't purchased any ammo yet. Want something not-junk. Thanks for the recommendations, I will look at the CCI. I like the clear plastic boxes it comes in.

Side note...if a case of those 22lr bullets stay in the back of a sock drawer (cool, dry, dark), how many years should it be good for?
oh **** I read that completely wrong... I just put the word ammo out of my head.

I like CCI's mini-mag, its good stuff.

As long as its dry and cool, it should last about 5-6 years before it starts losing potency.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #3209
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Really? I've had .22 ammo (CCI minimags) in the basement for a decade at least. Never had a missfire or any other problems.

I bought a truckload of the stuff way back when. Musta been at least 10,000 rounds. All I remember was it was dirt cheap, so I bought a bunch.
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Reason I ask, I remember the back of my dad's bureau being lined with 22lr cases. Pretty stuff in clear boxes. That stuff is probably 40 years old by now.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #3211
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CCI Mini-Mags is my .22lr ammo of choice. I have never had any trouble with it in my Walter P22, while other cheap ammo has sucked.

I know a few years back my Dad and I went out shooting his Ruger MKII and we pulled out some .22lr ammo that had not been touched since the late 80's and we had absolutely no trouble with it.
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Conversely, I'd recommend avoiding the Federal 550rd value-pack that Wal-Mart sells. It's terrible. High rate of duds. Really, really frustrating to shoot.
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CCI minimags are kinda "the standard" that you usually hear people reference other ammo to... such and such is faster than a mini-mag, or such and such is more or less this or that "than a mini-mag".

The biggest problem with .22lr ammo is that it's so cheap that you're tempted to buy whatever is on sale and shoot it... but if it's 50 or 100fps faster than your last ammo, you have to zero your scope again. My advice is to find ONE type of solid-nose and ONE type of hollow-point that have the same FPS speed and shoot those exclusively... as in, buy 5k rounds of each and be done with it for a few years. It helps if they're also accurate in your gun.

All the bulk-pack stuff I've tried has shot great in my Savage. I think I have to give the nod to Federal Champion 36gr HP's... but we're talking about miniscule differences in groupings.

I've got a box of
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CCI minimags are kinda "the standard" that you usually hear people reference other ammo to... such and such is faster than a mini-mag, or such and such is more or less this or that "than a mini-mag".

The biggest problem with .22lr ammo is that it's so cheap that you're tempted to buy whatever is on sale and shoot it... but if it's 50 or 100fps faster than your last ammo, you have to zero your scope again. My advice is to find ONE type of solid-nose and ONE type of hollow-point that have the same FPS speed and shoot those exclusively... as in, buy 5k rounds of each and be done with it for a few years. It helps if they're also accurate in your gun.

All the bulk-pack stuff I've tried has shot great in my Savage. I think I have to give the nod to Federal Champion 36gr HP's... but we're talking about miniscule differences in groupings.

I've got a box of
For super cheap *** ammo I use my bolt action, but for anything that needs to cycle I dont use less than 36 grain, and avoid exposed lead bullets.

I have no problems cycling the following in my GSG-522 and Ruger 10/22

-CCI mini-mag, veloceraptor
-Winchester Bulk 36 grain C-HP
-Winchester M-22 "AR-22 40 grain ammunition"
-Federal M-HP 36 grain

I have had no issue with Federal, however I wouldnt store that stuff.

Avoid Remington Gold in semi-auto, that stuff is AWFUL.
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I need a 22. I also need MS3, springs, tires, and another set of wheels.
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I am selling a S&W 422 6" in excellent condition if anyone's interested. They are nice shooters, and make fantastic suppressors hosts. The end of the barrel is already thread so all you need is a $25 adapter to thread a suppressor on, and the barrel is set very low relative to the sights, so even a large can doesn't obscure your sight picture.
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YAY. Finally got confirmation that my AR lower from Core15 is shipping. Now...what to do with it?
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All the Winchester i shot was from the late eighties. Some of the blazers were also from the late eighties. I had zero problem's shooting these with the mark lll Ruger.
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YAY. Finally got confirmation that my AR lower from Core15 is shipping. Now...what to do with it?
Sell it to me for a profit so I can build an ar-15 pistol.
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Sell it to me for a profit so I can build an ar-15 pistol.
Maybe I'll keep the Core15 lower and resell my PlumCrazy lower for massive profit.
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