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ap3572001
08-15-2012, 8:09 AM
What is considered good quality. 22lr ammunition? Not match grade. Just good quality stuff.

Cheap Shot
08-15-2012, 9:32 AM
...the stuff your gun likes. It really does vary. My rifle doesn't like the fancy expensive stuff, but the cheapest remington golden bullets give me nice .5inch groups at 50yards. At ~$20/box try the ones you see consistently available to see which you firearm likes best. It won't be a waste of money even if you find one your gun doesn't like. Kind of like a bad day fishing is better than....:)

OldShooter32
08-15-2012, 9:47 AM
Those 525-round boxes of Remington for $17 run great!

ejhc11
08-15-2012, 9:53 AM
Any ammo that works for you. Rimfire guns vary so much even of the same model.

Just have fun shooting and experimenting - its cheap anyway, even the high dollar stuff is cheaper compared to centerfire match ammo.

I have 6 rimfire rifles each like their own ammo. Start cheap until you reach the sweet spot for a particular gun/ammo combo.

TrailerparkTrash
08-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Remington, Winchester............ Some complain about Federal, but if it's on sale, I buy it anyway.

CCI is superior!

CSACANNONEER
08-15-2012, 11:02 AM
I like Federal better than Remington. CCI is OK but, far from "superior". If you are looking for better precision, I would suggest finding standard velosity (sub sonic) ammo. If you just want it to go bang almost every time, CCI would be a good choice that is relatively easy to find.

Dannicus
08-15-2012, 11:53 AM
It's tough for me because it seems my rifle likes blazer from the 500rnd bricks. It'll shoot MOA with the stuff, but I'll get a hot one every 5-10 rounds that wants to hit a couple inches high.

LBCR1
08-15-2012, 1:11 PM
i just got done with my new savage markII first time with it at the range and i used Blazer and it shot 0.427 at 50 yrds. cant wait to try some match ammo and the new stock.

rb765
08-15-2012, 1:42 PM
Of the rimfires we have, the CCI Blazers work great. But our Savage MKII seems to like the velociters the best. I tried Winchester, Remington, Federal, and Aguila. For these guns, the CCI's were the most consistant. Your gun may like something else.

Lifeon2whls
08-15-2012, 2:05 PM
I've never had a problem with any ammo, but I did have an Anschutz that seemed to be much more accurate with the CCI match grade stuff than the cheapo stuff you buy in a brick.

ap3572001
08-15-2012, 2:26 PM
I bought a mid 70's Smith and Wesson model 18-3. I was told that they are picky.

Lmartinez91
08-15-2012, 11:55 PM
My 10/22 loves all cci and Winchester bulk and federal auto match

mkane
08-16-2012, 4:24 AM
Try some Wolf MT.

1000stars
08-16-2012, 4:51 AM
Any copper plated .22 is good ammo. Just stay away from lead nosed ammo (have to clean barrel and action more frequently) not worth the savings.

beerman
08-16-2012, 5:16 AM
Try some Wolf MT.

I 2nd that

Mail Clerk
08-16-2012, 5:54 AM
What is considered good quality. 22lr ammunition? Not match grade. Just good quality stuff.

Personally I like CCI "Blazer" myself.


Mail Clerk

Dannicus
08-16-2012, 7:36 AM
Any copper plated .22 is good ammo. Just stay away from lead nosed ammo (have to clean barrel and action more frequently) not worth the savings.

This depends on the gun. In my bolt action, I never clean the barrel and it eats exclusively LRN. OTOH, I use copper washed stuff in my semis.

ptgarcia
08-16-2012, 1:01 PM
The Winchester Super X is the worst ammo I have ever used. Loose or crooked bullets were all too common in the two bulk packs I bought. At least 1 failure to fire in every tube magazine full (I have Model 60s).

The best of the relatively cheap stuff I have used has been CCI MiniMags 40 gr round nose.

Furncliff
08-16-2012, 1:22 PM
Test the less expensive ammo, til you' re satisfied. Blazer works for me. I shoot a lot of Target ammo like Wolf MT and SKS+, but at $45-50 a brick it's not for everyone.

TrailerparkTrash
08-16-2012, 3:59 PM
CCI is OK but, far from "superior". If you are looking for better precision, I would suggest finding standard velosity (sub sonic) ammo. If you just want it to go bang almost every time, CCI would be a good choice that is relatively easy to find.

I don't think the OP asked for "precision" ammo. He asked for "good quality." CCI goes "bang" everytime you stike the rim. I would call that "superior." ;)

ExtremeX
08-16-2012, 4:34 PM
Blazer for my rifles and federal copper washed for my pistols. Had the best luck with those and deliver good accuracy.

Chaos47
08-16-2012, 4:46 PM
OP, Blazer CCI 525 Value Packs function flawlessly in my guns, also very accurate. Find out what your guns like and what your wallet can tolerate...


Any copper plated .22 is good ammo. Just stay away from lead nosed ammo (have to clean barrel and action more frequently) not worth the savings.

They are not just bare lead, they have a wax coating on them.

Pretty much all Match grade stuff is wax coated such as Eley... You know the stuff they shoot in the Olympics...

So by your account that would make Remington Golden Bullets better then pretty much all Match grade ammo.

mkane
08-17-2012, 6:05 AM
What is considered good quality. 22lr ammunition? Not match grade. Just good quality stuff.In this case it's all good.

Paperchasin
08-17-2012, 6:15 AM
I've always used CCI Minimags....never had any problems with them...so I'll stick with them.

Eljay
08-17-2012, 8:14 AM
Agreed that rimfires and be random with what they will and won't shoot. That being said the CCI minimags definitely run in everything I've tried and they're the recommended ammunition for a lot of conversion kits and I always keep a good supply around. It's also what I tend to use for the first 500 rounds to break in anything new.

I've also had good luck with the Golden Eagle ammo from the CMP but last I checked you had to buy a case (5K rounds) at a time. If you have a couple of .22s that's no big deal - something will run well with it - but if you only have one I'd test some first.

Ubermcoupe
08-17-2012, 8:24 AM
I’ve never heard of a picky .22 revolver. More than likely the stuff that unreliably feeds/ejects/fires in semiauto .22s will always go bang in a wheel gun, at least thats the case when I shoot the 617. :D

k1dude
08-17-2012, 9:58 AM
Many people have problems with Remington Golden Bullets. Lots of FTF's and FTE's. It's also very dirty ammo. As a general rule, CCI, Wolf, and Federal are typically better. Aguila seems to be good too, but dirty. Winchester isn't as bad as Remington, but can be problematic for some. As many have said, YMMV depending on your gun.

ScottsBad
08-17-2012, 12:17 PM
I like CCI Stinger and CCI MiniMag the best. The Stinger works best in my Ruger MkII. The MiniMag in my 10/22, Sig 522 and other rifles.

oppe4021
08-17-2012, 12:50 PM
I've always used CCI Minimags....never had any problems with them...so I'll stick with them.

Same here!

Fadedline
08-17-2012, 12:52 PM
Federal Auto Match is good bulk 22lr found at Walmart.

Jack L
08-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Those 525-round boxes of Remington for $17 run great!

And they are really clean rounds too. Unlike some other brands that are filthy right from the box.