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goofcat
03-09-2011, 8:30 AM
I'm new to .22lr and have only used CCI ammo to this point. I've used 500 CCI Mini-mags to break in both guns, and then switched them over to Blazers 525 bulk box. Both the Sig 522 and MKIII loves the blazers.

Just wondering if there are other quality bulk ammo that I should consider, if for some reason I run out of Blazers. Also, what brands are total cr@p that I should avoid.

thanks

LHC30
03-09-2011, 8:53 AM
I have used the grey box Winchester 40g and seems to work reliably in the 22/45's and 10/22's I have.

Flyingpootang
03-09-2011, 9:20 AM
I've had failure to feed/fire/extract with Remington Gold bulk and Winchester white box bulk. I've had excellent results/no problems w/ Federal bulk 555 and Federal Auto Match all from WallyMart. With Auto Match being more accurate/tighter grouped.

Reductio
03-09-2011, 9:23 AM
I like the Fed packs, hate Remington.

Honestly though, 22lr's are pretty picky, will depend on your gun.

wu_dot_com
03-09-2011, 10:05 AM
stay away from winchester supper X. i get 1/10 dude from them

shadow65
03-09-2011, 10:25 AM
I've been using Winchester 333 and 555 36 g. HP from Walmart. It's been pretty consistant.
Dave

Dirk Tungsten
03-09-2011, 10:39 AM
Probably a little more cost per round than you're looking for, but the Federal Automatch bulk boxes from Wally World seem to work pretty well for me.

Rock6.3
03-09-2011, 10:41 AM
Accurate and Cheap almost never go together if you are talking about ammunition.

NorCalDustin
03-09-2011, 10:49 AM
I've been using Winchester 333 and 555 36 g. HP from Walmart. It's been pretty consistant.
Dave
Same...


Also the Federal Champion Bulk packs and the American Eagle stuff works well. I mean, basically... I buy whatever's on sale at the time... If you have a good gun, it will most likely run all of it.

lugee
03-09-2011, 11:00 AM
It's really dependent on your rifle. I buy any 22's but the the ones I have had the best results with are Federal bulk, federal champion (blue box), and american eagle. They usually range in about 20 bucks.

n2stackin
03-09-2011, 11:14 AM
+1 on Federal. I use Federal Lightning and Federal Champion and they work great in mine. When shooting the Winchester, I had FTE's and some that went poof instead of bang. Wally-World sells 'em cheap, too.

santamonica9
03-09-2011, 1:06 PM
ammo bro add has the brick of 400 on sale for 16.99 if that helps

Markus
03-09-2011, 1:07 PM
the federal bulk pack from walmart works good for me the one in the red box? Oddly enough the blue box champions i find to be a lot less reliable.

Agustav
03-09-2011, 1:16 PM
I have good luck with both Federal and CCI bulk pack...

Ninja45
03-09-2011, 3:25 PM
Stay away from Remington Gold, Federal 550 is better.

BayAreaShooter
03-09-2011, 4:39 PM
I'm pretty picky on what .22 I shoot. In my opinion Blazer is HANDS DOWN far superior to all bulk .22. I normally only shoot Blazer and Federal. I am experimenting with Winchester though. Stay away from Remington anything in .22. If you need to be convinced to stay away from Remington this should do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjbsuJhr_zE

Bigdaa
03-09-2011, 6:20 PM
I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT IT'S HARD FOR ME TO FIND THEM CHEAPER.


http://palmettostatearmory.com/rimfire-ammo.php


Darn craPlock!

I bought the Feds but at $15.99. 5,250 rounds.


I like these guys. Bought a bunch of other stuff.

Izzy43
03-09-2011, 6:47 PM
Go to Walmart and get a couple of 50 round boxes of Federal Lightning. If you gun likes it then go to Dunn's Sporting Goods and check for American Eagle 40 gr round nose ammo, it is the same load as the Federal Lightning. Verified by Federal. When on sale (frequently) it is $160 for a case of 5000. Very good price if your weapon likes the ammo.

It also comes in a hollow point for the same price but only 4000 rounds in the case.

One of my favorites is the Federal Automatch at Walmart. Shoots decent groups out of 3 different rifles and one pistol that I own. Not Wolf Match or Sk accuracy but a close second. I have 10,000 rounds on hand and buying more.

goofcat
03-10-2011, 9:12 AM
Thanks guys.

So what I'm learning is that Federal (lighting, champion, auto match..etc.) seems good. American Eagle are also good. Winchester is a coin flip. Remington is a no go.

Everyone seems to love Blazers and these are the cheapest ammo I normally find.
Just bought two 500 boxes yesterday for $16.99 each. Next time I see Federals in that price range I'll pick some up.

thanks again

Bigdaa
03-10-2011, 10:12 AM
I have NOT bought Remington/Peters .22 LR since the early 80's.

I had such a bad stretch with them, I said "Eff it" and never looked back.

I wouldn't have bought the 5 thousand plus rounds of the Plated Federal if I had a issues with them.

22 Ruger Convert:OK
(2) Ruger 22 Comp-Targets: Check!
(3) Ruger 10-22's. two stock, one mod: A-OK
Marlin 60: couldn't be happier


My buddies Browning Buckmark: loves em(he too bought 5250)

It's plain good 22 chow.:D

jackandblood
03-10-2011, 10:12 AM
I did some shooting with the new 10/22 yesterday. this would be the 2nd outing for the 10/22. The first outing used CCI 525 bulk, this time used Winchester 555 bulk. Was shooting indoors, max range 20 yrds. I found the CCI to be more accurate, however, the winchester did well. In both cases I was using the stock sights. Neither time did I use any sort of bench for stability, I basically used the U shaped rest thing they have in each booth, provides support at one point, and is way low so you have to use your lower torso for stability (think shooting with fore-end supported on a window edge). So it's not science but I felt the cci shot better groups overall, winchester definitely wanted to go slightly high and left of where my sights and laser bore-sighter pointed. Still the 555 winchester feed flawless through the entire session using a rebuilt mag. I'd recommend either bulk. Although the CCI 525 was almost like bulk match.

Bigdaa
03-10-2011, 10:14 AM
I did some shooting with the new 10/22 yesterday. this would be the 2nd outing for the 10/22. The first outing used CCI 525 bulk, this time used Winchester 555 bulk. Was shooting indoors, max range 20 yrds. I found the CCI to be more accurate, however, the winchester did well. In both cases I was using the stock sights. Neither time did I use any sort of bench for stability, I basically used the U shaped rest thing they have in each booth, provides support at one point, and is way low so you have to use your lower torso for stability (think shooting with fore-end supported on a window edge). So it's not science but I felt the cci shot better groups overall, winchester definitely wanted to go slightly high and left of where my sights and laser bore-sighter pointed. Still the 555 winchester feed flawless through the entire session using a rebuilt mag. I'd recommend either bulk. Although the CCI 525 was almost like bulk match.

Good report.

chucksolo69
03-10-2011, 2:05 PM
I have had great results with both Federal and Winchester bulk in ALL my .22 rifles and handguns.

moosegun
03-11-2011, 12:35 AM
Federal bulk 525 champions seems to work very well in my experience(flawless so far) and has good reputation. I've heard that winchester 333 is bad. Remmington gold...I've heard mixed reviews. some like em some don't.

I'm sticking with Federal 525

Merc1138
03-11-2011, 1:17 AM
My 22/45 and marlin 795 love federal 525 bulk packs.

The cheap remington is filthy garbage. 100 rounds of that crap did more to foul the barrel in my 22/45 than an entire 525 pack of federal.

M. Crane
03-11-2011, 1:18 AM
My experience over the years has been...

Winchester, Remington = more jams than I care to deal with (in several types of rifles and handguns.)

Blazer and almost everything else = good to go.

goofcat
03-11-2011, 7:45 AM
Blazers are the cheapest ammo I can find and everyone seems to like it. So I guess I'll just stick to the Blazers unless I can find Federals for less than .033 per round.

Bigdaa
03-11-2011, 8:04 AM
Side note:

Many years back, in the early 80's my buddy Frank and I went up to shoot and brought my first Marlin 60. We shot the living poop out of it. As anyone knows, the Marlin 60 is very adept at collecting unburnt powder in the action and stock below the ejection port.

Frank was taking aim and fired! All of a sudden, the whole action went up in smoke and flame, but mostly smoke!:confused: We SH-T a bricks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This had never happened before, and has never happened since. I pay a bit more attention to hygiene now. We took apart the rifle then and there, and I'll tell you, the whole inside was as clean and dry as can be.

Javi
03-11-2011, 10:10 AM
Tried this out since it was a little cheaper than Blazer at the time (both regular price):
http://picturearchive.auctionarms.com/238455/9441260/ccfaf1052c1d6374f9f150280d667f86.jpg
I didn't count but I put a huge dent in the ammo count in that little box haha. 200 rounds? 300 rounds? All fired. Had two uncharacteristic failures to fire with some left over hollowpoint mini-mags but just turned it and they fired. Wasn't expecting a whole lot from this ammo but good stuff so far. Previously ran 1 or 2 little cases of Super-X and those worked well too. Shooting these out of my Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22

Timbob55
03-11-2011, 10:30 AM
I've had failure to feed/fire/extract with Remington Gold bulk and Winchester white box bulk. I've had excellent results/no problems w/ Federal bulk 555 and Federal Auto Match all from WallyMart. With Auto Match being more accurate/tighter grouped.

+1 - CCI and Federal are great.