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flyingsquirl001
08-30-2011, 4:57 PM
I'm in the market for a Ruger 10/22. I'm mainly getting this rifle because of the price of ammo. Can someone recommend a brand of bulk ammo that runs well with the Ruger 10/22? Thanks!

LoneWolf1
08-30-2011, 5:07 PM
10/22's usually aren't that picky. Mine will eat anything I feed it.

Noobert
08-30-2011, 5:09 PM
Buy a couple boxes of each and see which brand your particular 10/22 likes

sk8804
08-30-2011, 5:12 PM
Mine loves the federal bulk from wal mart but it runs remington golds well too.

Ruger Rick
08-30-2011, 5:13 PM
Ive shot 2 bulk boxes Federal Champion (Blue Box) through my 10/22, and so far have experienced only one misfire, due to the round's primer. Other than that, it seems that my 10/22 loves em!

Not too bad at $19.99 a box at Turners right now. The shelves are getting bare, though!

AndrewTannerCA
08-30-2011, 5:35 PM
My stock barrel "Carbine" 10/22 like Winchester 333/555 bulk pack best. I bought 8 or 9 different types of ammo from different manufacturers and the groups in the Winchester were the tightest of all the "cheap" stuff.

My Green Mountain heavy fluted barreled 10/22 likes Wolf Match Target best.

email
08-30-2011, 5:43 PM
Mine likes 22 Long Rifle. :-)

G-forceJunkie
08-30-2011, 6:33 PM
Anything generally shaped like a .22lr filled with powder works in mine. Wallyworld bulk pack Fedearal for blasting, Wolf match target for accuracy (groups 1/2 the size of the bulk pack.)

ejhc11
08-30-2011, 7:10 PM
Yes, agreed the Federal 550 or 525 boxes 36gr HV rimfire work very well and are better than the Remington Golden bullets. GanderMountain.com has them on sale for $18.99 with free shipping.

flyingsquirl001
08-30-2011, 7:38 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.

Jake71
08-30-2011, 7:44 PM
I havn't shot mine yet but I go with whatever is on sale. Maybe for a Appleseed thing if I goto one, might I get the nicer stuff.

cbaer5
08-30-2011, 7:54 PM
hey kinda of a thread jack but what do you do with the misfires? do you try a second time? throw away? if so how how dose one render the round safe? Im a noob to 22.

triplestack3
08-30-2011, 8:01 PM
CCI Blazers all day long. Fed bulk when I run out.

If I get a FTF, I just toss the round. It's three cents, so not a big deal tossing it.

Remus
08-30-2011, 8:09 PM
Whatever I can get for cheap except Remington Gold Bullets - avoid. The Remington Subs work fine though.

G-forceJunkie
08-30-2011, 9:10 PM
Try a second time, try and get the firing pin to hit the other side of the rim. They typically will fire. It it is a dud, throw it in the ranges "live ammo" bucket, or to do it yourself, pull the bullet out and dump the powder. Easiest way on a .22lr is to drill a 1/4" hole in some steel bar say 1/8 to 1/4 thick. Stick the bullet in the hole, and with your thumb push the case over. It will peel the bullet out enough to remove it. hey kinda of a thread jack but what do you do with the misfires? do you try a second time? throw away? if so how how dose one render the round safe? Im a noob to 22.

Ar_Glock_Man
08-30-2011, 9:13 PM
mine 10/22 will take any ammo with no ftf or fte unlike my bros savage .22 will jam with remington viper hp

mossy
08-31-2011, 11:46 AM
mini-mags work the best in mine, alwas go bang and eject great

WDE91
08-31-2011, 12:06 PM
10/22's usually aren't that picky. Mine will eat anything I feed it.

I do agree
I mostly used the #750 I believe it is
it is the red bulk packs of Federal with 550 rounds
goes bang,flys straight enough for plinking, and is affordable

Jyruiz
08-31-2011, 12:06 PM
Both of mine have eaten everything, even the Goldend bullets from Remington. Stock rugers are not picky at all.

Ricky-Ray
08-31-2011, 12:08 PM
I ran the first 500 rounds with CCI mini mags on my 10/22 after that it ate pretty much whatever I fed it.

Wodsworthy
08-31-2011, 12:13 PM
Mine loves the federal bulk from wal mart but it runs remington golds well too.

I run federal bulk from wally's world as well. Everything running fine. Had a few more FTE's this current box than normal, a few compared to 1-3 per box, but that could mean anything.

santamonica9
08-31-2011, 12:55 PM
Buy a couple boxes of each and see which brand your particular 10/22 likes

:iagree:

mine eats everything, but I do get some FTF & FTE with remington goldens', everything else is good to go. If your doing matches and/or target shooting to make those small groups then go use CCI 100 round packs from walmart around $7-8. enjoy & stay safe

do your research, the 10/22 is the Harley Davidson of rimfire 22's (LOTS of aftermarket)

Erin
08-31-2011, 1:03 PM
i was useing the federal stuff bullk 535 rd boxes mentioned. i had 2 jams with the bullet being bent sideways in in the caseing. no biggy for plinking i guess

flyingsquirl001
09-08-2011, 5:02 PM
I ended up getting a box of Federal 525. Shot 250 rounds through my 10/22 without a single problem. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Chuck67
09-08-2011, 8:35 PM
Federal value packs

addyyoon
09-08-2011, 11:01 PM
Remington's always gotten my gun pretty dirty, leading to jams and such, so I usually stay away from that, but I've almost never had any problems American Eagle. Trying Federal copper hollow points and I haven't had many jams because of that.

Cali-Shooter
09-08-2011, 11:49 PM
Whatever is on sale, if there is a particular brand/type that performs flawlessly, stock up on those for a rainy day.

punkur67
09-09-2011, 7:27 AM
Mine loves the federal bulk from wal mart but it runs remington golds well too.

Same here.

wolfy
09-09-2011, 7:40 AM
buy whatever is cheapest which is usually federal bulkpack at walmart or blazer when on sale. If yours is like mine then it will feed whatever. Enjoy the cheap shooting. A few years ago the ammo was really cheap. It's still a great buy though.

TrailerparkTrash
09-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Pretty much any well known brand of Long Rifle caliber works just fine9. I would suggest however never to use "unplated" rounds. I hate using the "lead" bullets that don't have a copper plating (jacket) on them because it fouls the gun quicker.

Cleaning a gun that shoots a bullet with some type of copper jacket on it seems to help the gun run smoother in the long run.

By the way, I ran a box of the Winchester "Tin" .22LR rounds in my gun and it worked perfectly! Now I can use that gun in the dreaded COMMIdor (Condor) zone for rodents etc...

OutlawStar
09-14-2011, 11:25 AM
I usually read bad news about aftermarket Bull Barrels only feeding CCI minimags, wolf match or something a bit pricier than the Federal Bulk packs. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

My speculation is people "over modified" their rifle making it really finicky leading them to believe their gun only likes one type of ammo.

robcoe
09-14-2011, 11:42 AM
I'm in the market for a Ruger 10/22. I'm mainly getting this rifle because of the price of ammo. Can someone recommend a brand of bulk ammo that runs well with the Ruger 10/22? Thanks!

Mine eats basically anything, usually I use Remington Golden Bullet HV(not the standard ones, they are ****) or CCI plated rounds(the ones that are marked as made for .22lr ARs)

AragornElessar86
09-14-2011, 11:44 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ammunition_manufacturers

Tinglifo
09-14-2011, 3:38 PM
The Remingtons that I have used were dirty - unburned powder.. Federals are a good cheaper round. If you wanta waste a little extra money, get the copper coated bullets.

aermotor
09-14-2011, 9:34 PM
I've had the best luck with Federal Bulk 333 or similar. Winchester Red Box is crap in my experience; really loose and wobbly projectiles.

Lelouch
09-15-2011, 8:39 PM
When I go hunting, hands down I shoot CCI Velocitors, my 10/22 with a Green Mountain barrel loves them and they pack a punch. In target practice I use Federal American Eagle 40gr. I don't know why but my gun shoots well with them.

gil671
09-16-2011, 9:14 AM
Blazers and minimags always worked well for me. One thing i like about the 10/22 is its not picky with ammo and thats a big plus. Ruger did it right.

gcon1973
09-16-2011, 9:22 AM
I'm in the market for a Ruger 10/22. I'm mainly getting this rifle because of the price of ammo. Can someone recommend a brand of bulk ammo that runs well with the Ruger 10/22? Thanks!
I have at least 2000 rounds of .22 to sell if you want them three bricks are still unopened plus several other boxes. Mostly Winchester. Clearing out all of my dad's as well as my old stuff. In Long Beach.

AragornElessar86
09-18-2011, 9:37 PM
I have at least 2000 rounds of .22 to sell if you want them three bricks are still unopened plus several other boxes. Mostly Winchester. Clearing out all of my dad's as well as my old stuff. In Long Beach.

Pm me if you've still got it for sale.

Bladewurk
09-19-2011, 8:28 AM
+1 for Federal Automatch. If youre lucky you might find it at the Chinamart

donw
09-19-2011, 8:38 AM
i, personally, avoid the truncated/pointed ammo and use round nose only; HP or RN usually works just fine.

the federal Auto-match suggested above works well in my 10/22 and ST-22.

one thing you might want to do is to make sure to keep the chamber and bore as clean as possible to insure it will feed as designed; sometimes the chamber will get 'sticky' from the bullet/case lube on the .22 RF cartridges.