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doc540
05-05-2012, 14:11
Apart from a Ruger are there any moderately priced .22LR semi's that are NOT ammo picky?

I need a beginner's training gun that will dependably run on something other than CCI Mini-Mags.

What say you?

gofastman
05-05-2012, 14:40
ummm, not a P22 :supergrin:

not to immediately drag your thread off topic, but why not an SR22?

Bluestreakfl
05-05-2012, 14:44
Browning buck marks have a fairly decent reputation. Or maybe a beretta 21a.


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doc540
05-05-2012, 14:44
ummm, not a P22 :supergrin:

not to immediately drag your thread off topic, but why not an SR22?

Might consider if I knew they were dead reliable with ammo other than the most high dollar, premium.

Anyone know for certain they're not ammo picky?

jay-bird
05-05-2012, 14:54
m&p 15 22 pistol

doc540
05-05-2012, 15:33
m&p 15 22 pistol

From what I could find online and on youtube, they run on just about everything.

So, I snagged one off Budsgunshop.com.

Thanks

racer88
05-05-2012, 18:22
Might consider if I knew they were dead reliable with ammo other than the most high dollar, premium.

Anyone know for certain they're not ammo picky?

Well... my Ruger SR22 has been through over 600 rounds of Federal Champion (walmart) without a single hiccup. And, I do mean not one malfunction. That's definitely NOT premium ammo. :)

Rcsteffen
05-06-2012, 07:37
Ran 500+ rounds of Federal 36gr HPs through a Beretta Neos and a Sig522 yesterday. Not a single hiccup.

bac1023
05-06-2012, 08:24
I have a Beretta Neos that has fed everything without an issue.

Cambo
05-06-2012, 08:28
Not exactly cheap, but my CZ Kadet has been flawless with any .22lr ammo put through it.

doc540
05-06-2012, 10:10
If this SR22 works like claimed, I'm gonna have two other .22 semi's to get shed of.:cool:

(locally, not here, so mod's just sit back down):supergrin:

JudgeRoyBean
05-06-2012, 10:19
Hey DOC,

I like my Colt Gold Cup by Umarex. It's made by Walther and isn't picky about ammunition. I paid about $270.00 for it brand new. I shoot it more then any gun I own. :cool:

FLIPPER 348
05-06-2012, 10:29
ummm, not a P22 :supergrin:



Our 2 P-22s are pretty much flawless and extreemly fun with CCI products, Federal bulk and Rem Golden bulk-pac ammo.

guncats
05-06-2012, 12:09
Doc, try some CCI blazer in your ISSC, should work as well as the mini-mag.


on the other hand.......standard Browning buckmarks are cheap, plentiful and eats everything. 100% reliable (especially if you can find an older model).

all steel barrel and slide (grip is alloy).

More accurate than most "action pistol look alike" guns, and easy to add optic mount.

And did I mention the nice trigger straight out of box.

ctfireman
05-06-2012, 20:57
My gsg 1911-22 runs like a clock.

Sendarr
05-06-2012, 21:34
anyone have experience with keltec su22 and plr22? hows reliability on those? or PMR30 as far as that goes.

Njanear
05-07-2012, 16:15
Doc: are you looking for a pistol or a rifle?

doc540
05-07-2012, 16:47
Doc: are you looking for a pistol or a rifle?

pistol

Just put the M22 up for sale locally.

Bud's shipped a SR22 today.

Gonna try the SR22 for my training classes.

thnx

rbailey13
05-07-2012, 17:00
I love my S&W 22A. I have never had any issues with it. Just a blast to shoot.

OctoberRust
05-08-2012, 11:59
ummm, not a P22 :supergrin:

not to immediately drag your thread off topic, but why not an SR22?


Yea, I saw the title and thought "ruger mk, ruger sr 22 rifle and pistol all I've had great experiences with, and own some my self."

m2hmghb
05-08-2012, 15:13
Personally most of the time it's been the ammo to be blamed not the firearm. I've seen low powder charges, duds, and probably incorrect priming in bulk pack, you pay more for premium because of quality control.

cysoto
05-08-2012, 15:33
All .22LR pistols are somewhat "ammo sensitive" though, truth be told, most times, this is due to the poor quality of some of the available ammunition and not due to poor quality of the firearm.

For the most part, the least ammo-sensitive .22LR handguns available are revolvers but let's face it, who shoots revolvers anymore? :tongueout:

The most dependable rim fire pistols in the market today are the Ruger Mk III, 22/45 or Browning Buckmark. Yes, there are other rim fire pistols available but they will typically be either much more expensive or more problematic than the ones aforementioned. Your best bet is to pick one from the short list above, find what ammo works best in that given pistol and feed it a steady diet of said ammunition.

Whitey1
05-08-2012, 15:40
My wife has over 3000 rds trouble free from her SR22 in a little over 3 months. It has eaten everything cheap thrown at it.

Clem Eastwood
05-08-2012, 18:26
All .22LR pistols are somewhat "ammo sensitive" though, truth be told, most times, this is due to the poor quality of some of the available ammunition and not due to poor quality of the firearm.



Exactly. The cheapest crap loads on the planet will make anything less than reliable.

michael e
05-08-2012, 18:44
I use rem 525 packs, works great in my MP15-22, GSG 5, GSG 1911-22 , SW 22A , Marlin 60. Only 22 issues I have ever had was using federal lead bullets, they don't like to feed in my SA 50% of time, used up all the ones I had in my revolvers.

malleable
05-08-2012, 19:02
I have a Beretta Neos that has fed everything without an issue.

Thanks, I wasn't familiar with this. Do you think someone with minimal weapon experience would find it difficult to disassemble/clean? Any tips etc.

doc540
05-08-2012, 20:35
Thanks, I wasn't familiar with this. Do you think someone with minimal weapon experience would find it difficult to disassemble/clean? Any tips etc.

Very simple and straightforward.

Plenty of Youtube vid's to help, too.

Only NEOS "tips" I'd share are to keep the firing pin and channel clean and use CCI Mini-Mag ammo.

I have one with a 6" barrel with a Primary Arms red dot, and it's boringly accurate at 50 yds. (But the trigger is just awful.)
Also bought a 4" barrel, too.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Beretta%20U22%20Neos/003-2-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Beretta%20U22%20Neos/IMAG0290-1.jpg

I have a Ruger SR22 on the way from Bud's, and I'm hoping it's "the one for the money".:cool:

malleable
05-08-2012, 20:59
Very simple and straightforward.

Plenty of Youtube vid's to help, too.

Only NEOS "tips" I'd share are to keep the firing pin and channel clean and use CCI Mini-Mag ammo.

I have one with a 6" barrel with a Primary Arms red dot, and it's boringly accurate at 50 yds. (But the trigger is just awful.)
Also bought a 4" barrel, too.



I have a Ruger SR22 on the way from Bud's, and I'm hoping it's "the one for the money".:cool:

Thank you for the reply!

janice6
05-08-2012, 21:08
I have had such poor luck with Remington cheapo "bricks" that I took some "duds" home and pulled the bullets. They didn't even have any primer stuff in them, like the "good" rounds I took apart. (fine green colored "thread" across the base)

Cheapo Federals for me and: S&W 22S, Colt, Rugar, P22.

First filter out the bad ammo, then filter the gun makers.

rvanpelt
05-08-2012, 21:42
I bought a Ruger SR22 3 weeks ago for my wife. After about 300 rounds through it, we both love its dependability, styling, accuracy. I wish I had one of my own... It shoots cheap Federal bulk from Wally World with no problems. You'll love it!!:cool:Rod
http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad154/vanpeltrk/0428121836a.jpg
http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad154/vanpeltrk/0428121836.jpg

Sendarr
05-09-2012, 16:18
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgUG9faPJfng&v=gUG9faPJfng&gl=US
These look cool
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doc540
05-09-2012, 16:46
"cheap Federal bulk"

Now yo talkin' tah meh baby!

http://site.shopbizshop.com/alpacinoimage12.jpg

Rick O'Shay
05-10-2012, 04:57
Just unlucky, I guess, but I have only one .22LR firearm that is not ammo picky, and it's a revolver.

CCI Mini Mag runs well, but is ~$.06 to $.07 per round.

Frog1
05-11-2012, 18:42
My MKII 2/45 and GSG has been totally reliable on everything from Fed Bulk, Remington, Winchester, to Aguilla super Maximum. Both guns actually shoot Remington Viper the best for accuracy.

guncats
05-23-2012, 16:06
How about older guns, such as HighStandard model-B and duramatic? both are all steel, well built (They just don't build pistols like that any more), and reliable. Replacement parts are readily avaialble.

Peter_72
05-23-2012, 18:39
I think a lot of .22's are picky until they are broke in. At first my GSG didn't want anything but mini mags, now it will eat any ammo I put in it including Federal bulk from Walmart. I read a lot about the P22 being ammo picky but we don't have a problem with my wifes, we ran 100 rounds of mini mags and right at 400 rounds of Federal bulk in it with only one misfire!

ZombieJoe
05-23-2012, 18:49
I have a Phoenix Arms HP22 and a Kel Tec PLR22 that both run on anything. But i wouldn't say they are the best guns for training, but they are fun.

For that I would get the Ruger SP22.

I saw a couple people say S&W 22A, I had a horrible experience with mine. I ended up trading it to the owner of a range for 2 free trips in and 100 rounds of 9mm. With all its problems (that he was aware of) I feel I got the better of the trade.

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Ford302Glock21
05-30-2012, 00:38
I am not highly experienced with 22s but what I do know is my 22/45 had many ftf with remington thunderbolt ammo. This was all rounds being struck and not firing. These were also the exposed lead bullets that got lead all over my fingers. Switched to cheap federal copper plated bulk packs from walmart and don't remember any failures to fire.

So aside from junky junk remington stuff that seemed to have bad primers, not much problems. Are other autos less reliable because they have to cycle a complete slide as opposed to the rugers and brownings?

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intheshaw
06-01-2012, 15:01
I've had my browning buckmark for probably 8 years now, 10s of thousands of rounds through it and very few issues. All I shoot is the cheapest ammo I can find, I don't believe in expensive .22s. The only issues I've had is a few failure to fire due to bad primers. I've had it jam maybe a couple of times due to way too many rounds fired without cleaning it. I usually shoot a brick or so everytime I take it out.

I'm currently looking at picking up the SR22 for the fiance. She loves shooting my .22 but wants something thats hers alone, and not a hand me down.

Glocker1984
06-07-2012, 18:13
My GSG-522 has ate everything I've put in the mag. Remington, CCI, Federal, etc. :wavey:

dizmodeus
06-07-2012, 18:28
I picked up an SR22 mainly for my daughter to shoot took it out today ran about 400 rounds of cheap remington bulk through it zero failures I can't comment on accuracy as she's only 11 and this is her first time shooting a pistol so we're talking patterns as opposed to groups right now

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rvanpelt
06-07-2012, 20:52
I picked up an SR22 mainly for my daughter to shoot took it out today ran about 400 rounds of cheap remington bulk through it zero failures I can't comment on accuracy as she's only 11 and this is her first time shooting a pistol so we're talking patterns as opposed to groups right now

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That's great to hear! Bet you 2 had a blast. She'll be out shooting her old man before you know it. LOL Can't wait till my granddaughter is old enough to learn to shoot my SR22P.
:wavey:
Rod

doc540
06-07-2012, 21:00
Sold the NEOS with the extra 6" barrel and threw in 100 rnds of CCI Mini-Mags.

At $325 for the package, it lasted all of four hours.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Beretta%20U22%20Neos/002-1-1-1.jpg

Bought a Ruger SR22 which eats ammo like a hound dog. It doesn't even have to smell or look edible.

AND, a real .22 rimfire, a S&W Model 41, but it ain't here yet.

I like this little booger:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Ruger%20SR22/RugerSR22.jpg

JTBTACTICAL
06-08-2012, 20:23
I keep hearing incredible things about the SR22, now i just need to get my hands on one!

Happy Hunting
06-08-2012, 21:42
GSG 1911-22 works pretty good with all ammo as long as I don't let it dry out. My old Hi-Standard supermatic only liked mini-mags and was thus returned to an oily cloth to appreciate.

ScottieG59
06-08-2012, 22:29
My old Beretta 70S has always been very reliable no matter what 22 LR I feed it.

guncats
06-09-2012, 23:42
Sold the NEOS with the extra 6" barrel and threw in 100 rnds of CCI Mini-Mags.

At $325 for the package, it lasted all of four hours.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Beretta%20U22%20Neos/002-1-1-1.jpg

Bought a Ruger SR22 which eats ammo like a hound dog. It doesn't even have to smell or look edible.

AND, a real .22 rimfire, a S&W Model 41, but it ain't here yet.

I like this little booger:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Ruger%20SR22/RugerSR22.jpg

only took 4 hours to sell the Neo at $325? wow, must be the election-year thing.

Last time I saw a like new 6" bbl Neo in a shop, the asking price was $180 and it took them about a month to sell it.

bandmasterjf
06-10-2012, 22:05
I have a Beretta Neos that has fed everything without an issue.


+1 on the Neos. I've not found anything that it won't eat.