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Old 02-24-2012, 9:22 PM
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Looking for the best quality 22lr ammo for my new CZ Kadet conversion. Price is not an issue. All opinions are appreciated.

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Old 02-24-2012, 9:59 PM
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Looking for the best quality 22lr ammo for my new CZ Kadet conversion. Price is not an issue. All opinions are appreciated.

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Honestly whatever shoots best out of your particular firearm is the best quality. Most CCI offerings will run in anything. For comp or target Wolf mt is popular. Although some firearms run inexpensive ammo more reliably with tighter grouping than high end ammo. I would honestly grab a few different types and try them out and see what works for you. CCI Blazer, CCI mini-mags, Federal bulk pack, etc. My personal preference being Blazer. I would stay away from remington rimfire at the moment as they have suffered bad quality control in recent years. I also shy away from winchester also as they will sometimes have a very underpowered round causing inconsistant groups or a potential squib.
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There are dozens of high end .22lr shells on the market. You'll just have to buy a bunch of them and see what works best in your gun. Try Elley, Wolf, CCI green label, etc. $7-$12/box of 50 is about the going price for good stuff.
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Blazer all types even the cheap stuff. Thats what blazer does the best is .22.

I run mostly blazer cheap bricks which work great for plinking and target shooting.
They are very very consistant.
I've shot just about all brands and i swear i can always hear the lame loads from bad quality control. And I always hear the same boom everytime from blazer.

I run them through an old .22lr marlin, old sears .22lr, ruger mk 22/45 and S @ W 22A. all work perfect with blazer

BLAZER CCI number one in .22
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for me so far anything CCI!
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Price not an issue? Eley Tenex.
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cci, wolf, elley.
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Go here: http://www.championshooters.com/store/home.php?cat=284

Buy one box of each. Shoot some groups. Whatever runs best in your particular gun, buy a ton of it.
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I prefer CCI mini-max & Blazer
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Fiocchi and RWS also have offerings in match grade cartridges. My 10/22's like the Eley pretty consistently.
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For plinking you can't beat the Winchester value packs. Normally you will get a few ftf but they are cheap. For reliability and accuracy you can' t beat CCI mini mags. They are only a little more expensive but always go boom.

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Cant say what's best, but anything that comes in bulk "milk cartons" isn't it.
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Blazer all types even the cheap stuff. Thats what blazer does the best is .22.

I run mostly blazer cheap bricks which work great for plinking and target shooting.
They are very very consistant.
I've shot just about all brands and i swear i can always hear the lame loads from bad quality control. And I always hear the same boom everytime from blazer.

I run them through an old .22lr marlin, old sears .22lr, ruger mk 22/45 and S @ W 22A. all work perfect with blazer

BLAZER CCI number one in .22
Be careful with that old Marlin if it is an old S Model 39 from the 1920s; the bolt can crack eventually. Shoot only Standard Velocity (1070 or so) if applicable.
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Be careful with that old Marlin if it is an old S Model 39 from the 1920s; the bolt can crack eventually. Shoot only Standard Velocity (1070 or so) if applicable.
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I really like SK ammo. I used a ton of it in my CZ 452 (they are very accurate with this ammo) and CMMG AR without ever having one failure. I actually wish I had some now for my Kadet... perhaps I'll order some.

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I have had great luck with Federal Bulk 525. Seems to shoot as well as the more expensive CCI rounds for a lot less money. A lot less money.
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CCI always seems to perform above others in all around duties. Many different options for plinking target and hunting. My next bulk purchase will be the 'Select' .22LR.
I don't limit myself to one brand however, I stock everything.
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Old 02-25-2012, 3:53 PM
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I took my 10/22 to the desert last weekend and while breaking it in I was testing out some different ammos to see what it liked

these were 100yrd shots while rested on a bench with no bags

I also used a Winchester Band ammo I have never used before it was in a black box marked M22

I need to find some of the wolf match ammo to test next





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Looking for the best quality 22lr ammo for my new CZ Kadet conversion. Price is not an issue. All opinions are appreciated.

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Ken,

I feel either CCI or Federal comes to ming quickly.


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Price not an issue? Eley Tenex.
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Blazer fouls up my guns bad, lots of leading. Ivehad good luck with winchester and federal bulks
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I've only shot the cheap stuff in my Kadet. Sight radius is short so I didn't think it really mattered.

For quality ammo, I'd go Eley. For budget quality ammo I'd go SK Std+ or Wolf MT. After that it is pick the best bulk ammo.
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I put 250 rounds of Blazer through my 7022 today. M1A1Driver is right that it did seem to have a lot of build up in the gun afterwards. That said, I didn't have one misfire and the gun worked flawlessly. I'll have to try a few other brands and see if I find a big difference.
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Lapua midas +; RWS R50, Eley Tenex, Federal Ultra Match, and SK std+,, all run well in my target rifle. For ultra consistency, get a grain scale and measure each cartridge for weight. Those that vary by more than a grain or two, use for practice or fouling shots. I don't do this personally, but those that are really into their rimfire comp shooting do. But by all means try as many different types and brands as possible. Standard velocity (subsonic) rounds generally perform better as far as accuracy goes. You may also find that one brand/type performs better at certain yardages than another. I've found that RWS R50 is the best performing of the higher end ammo at the best price I could find ($13.62/bx of 50), and that the SK std + very comparable to the R50 with a few more flyers but at a sustantially lower price ($4.90/bx of 50). Both hold close to the same zero out of my rifle at 50 yards. Here is a link for a very thorough test with a very high end bench rifle. Your results will probaly vary. Note that Lapua shifted their production of rimfire cartridges to Germany (SK), and that SK and Wolf are supposedly the same cartridges for the respective price point but are labeled differently. All new Lapua .22 cartridges have the SK headstamp on them.
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There are dozens of high end .22lr shells on the market. You'll just have to buy a bunch of them and see what works best in your gun. Try Elley, Wolf, CCI green label, etc. $7-$12/box of 50 is about the going price for good stuff.
Where are you finding top end Eley for $12??? Hook me up!!!! One hole groups all day with Tenex, but the cheapest I could find is $19/bx
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Hey all,
My guns seem to favor the CCI Selects. I cant complain either. These average about $14-16 for a box of 100 and easy to find around me.
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Price not an issue? Eley Tenex.
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I was Going to suggest RWS R-50 or Federal UM22... whats that other one i can afford o yes lapua Centerpoint or master or something lol

I shoot Wolf MT and SK Std +

but in the end go to championschoice or championshooters or midway and order 1 box of everything they offer and test them all in the same conditions. and whatever shoots best order all of that batch. then if your like me repeat that process in 4 months or however long it takes you to shoot a case
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It looks like every gun is different. I just ran 100 rounds of CCI through my MagTech 7022 and it jammed 3 times. 250 rounds of Blazer with no jams. Maybe a cheap gun likes cheap ammo? I can hope...
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You just have to try different ammunitions to find out what the gun likes (been said many times I know). Covintonhouse said it best. I assume from the original post that he is not plinking so any ammo under $5/50 will not yield the consistency that one is looking for. Start with Wolf Match Target or SK Standard Plus and work your way up to more expensive ammo.

Example: My Kimber and CZ shoots Lapua Center-X great out to 100yds but my Savage shoots it into 3" groups @ 50 yds. You just don't know until you try the ammo.

If you just want the ammo to go bang and shoot soda cans @ 25 yds (pistol) or rifle @ 50 yds the bulk ammo is the way to go. If you want small groups, forget about the bulk stuff and all high velocity ammo. Ammo is just like a scope, you get what you pay for. More $$$ more quality.
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I have to agree with everyone that said Eley and have to add Aguila. Aguila makes some really nice target loads and the slowest and fastest .22lr on the market.
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I have to agree with everyone that said Eley and have to add Aguila. Aguila makes some really nice target loads and the slowest and fastest .22lr on the market.
I forgot about the Aguila offerings. In fact their Pistol Match ammo is pretty darn accurate, nearly stays with Wolf MT @ 50 yds for $3/50 its pretty good practice ammo. I get it from Cheaperthandirt.com. Gotta order 2-3 bricks to offset the shipping cost but good ammo in my opinion.

Interceptor and SuperMax not so great, Rifle Match and Target Match are better than bulk. I have a friend that shoots silhouette out to 200yds with the Target Match in a Marlin 39A Lever rifle and he loves that ammo.
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didnt read the thread but

aguila
cci green tag
lapua (goes without saying)
eley
federal match/premium
hornady usually makes good centerfire stuff, dont know about 22 though
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didnt read the thread but

aguila
cci green tag
lapua (goes without saying)
eley
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hornady usually makes good centerfire stuff, dont know about 22 though
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