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betes
08-01-2010, 19:36
The local Walmart has a ton of different .22 brands to choose from, including Remington, Federal, CCI, Winchester, etc. What do you guys like? I want something that shoots clean, doesn't stick in the cylinder, and preferably is available in bulk boxes. What do you guys say?

A recommendation for LR and one for mag would be good. I shoot LR a lot more but do occasionally shoot .22 mag.

collim1
08-01-2010, 19:47
CCI mini-mags for my scoped bolt action rifles.

Winchester bulk pack for plinking with semi autos and pistols.

Some semi autos have trouble feeding bulk pack ammo, the CCI's usually improve reliability in those guns.

I have zero experience with .22WMR, never shot or owned one.

S9Man
08-01-2010, 20:21
CCI mini mags are the best. For plinking I like the bulk Federal. Today at Walmart I purchased 3 bulkpacks: A federal 550, a Remington 550 and a Winchester 555. The Fed & Rem were $18.97, the Win was $19.47. I'm going to do some testing on the ammo, but past experience would lean me to rate them Fed #1, Win #2 & Rem #3.

ranger1968
08-01-2010, 20:24
CCI Minimags if I am spending the money.....for the bulk stuff, I like the Federal in the maroon colored box, or the Winchester in the red box, both work well in all my .22's......

UnTainted
08-01-2010, 22:18
For my 22 handguns I love the CCI stinger. For the rifles I totally heart the velocitors from CCI. It burns clean and is very accurate ammo both

rome2240sw
08-01-2010, 22:28
for plinking and setting sights with my Winchester model 67 i use winchester or federal ball ammo that comeis in the 550/555 round boxes. For squirrel, rabbit and varmit shooting winchester makes a good 35gr hollow point that i find to be very effective. Also i believe remington makes a great subsonic round which i currently have on hand now. Its very effective and i generaly get one shot kills when it comes to the squirrels and rabbits.

unit1069
08-01-2010, 22:40
For cheap range fun I like the Federal 550-round bulk packs.

For the better quality ammo I like CCI MiniMag, Stinger, and Velocitor.

FLglockdude
08-01-2010, 23:38
My 10/22 feeds the Federal bulk pack just fine, and Wally World usually has it.

betes
08-02-2010, 19:05
Cool, thanks for the recommendations. I picked up a box of Federal 550 to put through my Mini Master. Can't wait to get back to the range.

shotgunred
08-02-2010, 19:34
I like the Federal 550-round bulk packs. They function just fine in all my 22's.

Merkavaboy
08-02-2010, 20:31
Personally I like the CCI Blazer for plinking. It functions just fine in my GSG-5 and Ruger MKII. I was lucky enough to be able to buy a brick for $17 + change, so I stocked up and have a case of it now.

I also like the CCI Stinger and Remington's Yellow Jacket HP load.

rome2240sw
08-02-2010, 22:55
I find the CCI mini mag to be very effetive on small game like birds, squirrels, and rabbits. just my .02 cents

f150man
08-03-2010, 19:32
Heck, this is easy..........Go to WM and buy a box of everything and see what your gun(s) like the best.

Myself I perferr the Fed Champion in the 50rd boxes.

J

BlutoBlutarsky
08-04-2010, 06:04
I'd rate CCI first, Winchester second. Federal is cheap and OK for plinking but gets more duds. The Remington stuff just seams dirtier to me.

at_liberty
08-04-2010, 06:32
The local Walmart has a ton of different .22 brands to choose from, including Remington, Federal, CCI, Winchester, etc. What do you guys like? I want something that shoots clean, doesn't stick in the cylinder, and preferably is available in bulk boxes. What do you guys say?

A recommendation for LR and one for mag would be good. I shoot LR a lot more but do occasionally shoot .22 mag.

I bought the Remington 333 in a ten box case (3330 rounds). I believe those 333 rounds loose pack boxes would be what you refer to as "bulk". The full case of 3330 is a cost savings. I find they work very well as one round that is copper jacketed so I can shoot indoors (no-lead rule), and the round has enough pizzazz to run my heavy slide on the Browning Buckmark. I don't get many but experience enough dud rounds that I don't use the ammo for matches.

Match reliability I find in CCI Mini Mags. When I couldn't find any for a time, nor could the range store, I shot Remington Yellow Jackets and found them completely satisfactory.

It has been another lifetime since I shot magnums, but I would suggest that you would get what you paid for in that specialty round. Get the more expensive stuff, unless you can find a good report on something cheaper.

Personally, I wouldn't be too concerned about clean or dirty. I am going to clean my gun anyway.

Nestor
08-07-2010, 21:46
CCI Blazers for plinking.

Blast
08-08-2010, 00:13
CCI Velocitors, Stingers, and Mini-mags.

marvin
08-08-2010, 10:17
Remmington bulk for my ciener glock. Federal bulk for everthing else. sure others might be more accurate, but i like to shoot a lot, and these two are accurate enough.

8th SPS USAF
08-08-2010, 16:52
CCI Blazer works great out of my Sig 220 Conv. Fed Lightining sucks IMO.
Lots of light recoil, not working the slide, some Booms.

8th

Warp
08-10-2010, 13:40
CCI Mini Mags (and stingers and velocitors) are the best I have used. Not nearly as cheap as the bulk stuff though.

TheGrimReaper
08-10-2010, 20:03
+1 for the CCI Mini-Mags. I also like the American Eagle copper plated hollow points. My 10/22 gobbles them up.

vafish
08-12-2010, 06:59
Wolf Match Target or the identical SK Standard Plus.

Unless accuracy really really counts, then it's Ely Red.

Except for my AA conversion kit on the G19. It really likes Remington Golden Bullets.

Bert Man
08-13-2010, 12:37
Win. 40 gr. super-x is most accurate/reliable in my Ruger MKII and my old Winchester model 59 bolt rifle. CCI Mini-Mag is a close second.

357sigRog
08-14-2010, 01:18
CCI Mini Mag

MJB
08-19-2010, 17:47
Federal 550 bulk runs fine in my Ruger MkIII.

Sci
08-20-2010, 13:56
CCI Velocitors work the best in my Sig 522. no misfires or misfeeds.:cool:

DJ Niner
08-21-2010, 00:07
CCI for semi-serious (hunting) use; Federal bulk-pack for blasting, unless the gun won't cycle it, then I go back to CCI.

The .22 mag (.22 WMR) is even more picky about ammo brands than most .22 LR weapons, in my experience. You really need to get a box of everything you can find and try it in your gun for best results. I've owned the same model revolver in several different barrel lengths over the last few decades, and each of them preferred a different brand/type of .22 WMR ammunition. And the accuracy difference between the best and worst ammo in each weapon was really quite stunning.

Buy it and try it; it's all part of the fun!