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Old 07-05-2014, 04:40   #1
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Most reliable Target shooting .22 Ammo for an auto pistol

I know many guns prefer certain ammo for different reasons.
What have you found to be the consistent .22 ammo for Target shooting.
I have tried Federal and CCI and both seem ok.
Any favourites?
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:50   #2
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I'm a 1911 enthusiast and just HAD to have one in .22. CCI was recommended for the model that I have, but given the availability of .22, even now, I had to take what I could get. The CCI Mini Mags and the high velocity stuff from Federal both do very well, but the Federal bulk boxes are generally a little cheaper per round.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:32   #3
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For target shooting it's hard to find anything better than Eley. After you try it you'll throw away your Federal and CCI.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:44   #4
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It really depends on the gun. Match grade guns each have their own personality.

My favorites are

Federal Gold Medal
Eley Tenex
CCI Green Tag.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:46   #5
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I only have one .22, it's a Witness .40 with a .22 conversion kit. It feeds anything, but shoots the CCI mini mag hp round very consistently accurate. No flyers, no failure to fire.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:20   #6
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CCI Mini Mag 40gr are my favorite and work very well for me.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:35   #7
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You have to define target shooting better to me that means a precision target grade gun which will almost always shoot better with standard velocity ammo. I like cci in pistols. In rifles with tremendous accuracy potential like an anschutz bench rest gun something like eley or lapua will be best. For regular plinking anything will do with non bulk pack boxed ammo tending to shoot better. Define your standard you are seeking- again for extreme accuracy high velocity ammo generally will not give top performance.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:44   #8
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Don't run Mini Mags, Stingers etc. Or other hyper velocity ammo through a match grade gun. It beats them up.
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Old 07-05-2014, 15:07   #9
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It seems sometimes it can depend on the individual pistol, not even the model as far as functioning.
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Old 07-05-2014, 16:55   #10
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Old 07-05-2014, 21:21   #11
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My S&W 15-22 realy likes Federal Auto Match bulk.
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Old 07-05-2014, 21:32   #12
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If you mean casual target shooting with guns like the Ruger mk series or similar 'sport target' type stuff, the CCI minimags are a good benchmark for reliable high quality ammo.
IME almost all bulk ammo like Rem Goldens, Dynapoint, Fed AE etc, will be more variable in reliability and consistency. The Minimags are a good medium ground, just about any common sport oriented .22 should run on them.
With more specialized guns meant for specifically for target/bullseye, std vel target grade ammo like CCI green tag, the different Eley or Rem/Eley and even Wold Match will be better ammo.
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Old 07-05-2014, 21:58   #13
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CCI MiniMag 40gr, Aguila Interceptor 40gr
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Old 07-05-2014, 22:09   #14
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there is no blanket "right" answer on this. like others have said, it really depends on the pistol. i got lucky that my 10/22, Mark III, and 22/45 all function 100% on $13 per 500 (at the time) federal bulk.

i have not had good luck with any winchester 22s or remington golden bullets in any of my 22s.
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Old 07-05-2014, 22:10   #15
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My .22s like Auto Match and Mini Mags.
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Old 07-05-2014, 23:08   #16
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CCI Mini Mag 40gr .
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Old 07-08-2014, 20:42   #17
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CCI Blazers always worked well in my Ruger MK II. The only issue I had was to find the fine line between running the gun too wet and too dry.
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Old 07-08-2014, 21:03   #18
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Buy a box of as many different match grade ammos as you can get your hands on and test them out. My heavy barrel 10/22 likes RWS Target but it took about 10 different brands to find the best one for my gun.

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Old 07-08-2014, 21:46   #19
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My guns have always liked CCI, either Standard Velocity or Mini Mags.
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I have never run across a bad Winchester Super X round.
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