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Old 10-18-2013, 03:18 AM   #21
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Usually the Mini Mags because they are tried and true. Round nose that is. CCI Standard Velocity are fine, just good average ammo. CCI Stingers and Velocitors are high velocity. You might think of trying them if the given pistol is tight or rough on the inside and fails to fully cycle on regular ammo. (Some manufacturers forbid them) Avoid subsonic or "quiet" ammo, it is more likely to fail to cycle a new semiauto. The best CCI I knoq is the Green Tag. Those are lead nose but exceptionally well made. BTW copper plated bullets will cause less fouling but leave behind some waxy stuff. I use shooting gloves with the Mini Mags.

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Old 10-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #22
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I bought the girlfriend a pink mosquito and ran 300rds on CCI mini mag thru it with zero failures on the gun. Ammo was a different story, I had two rounds that just wouldn't fire.

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It seems to me that the newer models dont have as many issues as the one from a few yrs ago?

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It seems to me that the newer models dont have as many issues as the one from a few yrs ago?
I hope so, but can't confirm. SIG also sells the P220, 226 &more in 22LR for not a whole lot more $.
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Mosquitos are super problematic.

The MP22 is the way to go. I've shot a few and all have been ultra reliable with bulk ammo.

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Another thread where people bash the Mosquito - and of course are very wanting for details...

...and another is going to try one out - using the wrong ammunition.

Proper Ammunition for the Mosquito:

Quality High Velocity 40gr Plated Round Nose

- Fiocchi High Velocity 40gr Copper Plated Lead Round Nose
- CCI Mini Mag High Velocity 40gr Copper Plated Lead Round Nose
- Federal Game Shok 710 High Velocity 40gr Copper Plated Round Nose
- Aguila Super Extra High Velocity 40gr Copper Plated Round Nose

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Winchester M*22 High Velocity Plated Round Nose - NOT QUALITY AMMO
Remington Golden Bullet High Velocity 44gr Plated Round Nose - >>44gr<<

...and of course make sure the default high velocity spring is in, narrow end inward, and the ejector pin dry.

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Winchester M*22 High Velocity Plated Round Nose - NOT QUALITY AMMO
I'd like to know about your experience with it.
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I'd like to know about your experience with it.
The current batch of 2000 rounds that I have have the following issues:

1. Low grade brass as indicated by the impurities appearing in the form of specs and blotches.

2. The brass is very thin compared to Fiocchi, CCI, Aguila, etc...

3. When fired - about a 1/4 of the brass will experience crumpling adjacent to the rim.

4. About half when fired will experience excessive expansion at the end and even a slight outward curl on a portion of the end.

- That is forcing me on my semi-autos, AR-7 and Mosquito's to have to reach in with a fingernail and fish 'em out. It is downright annoying.

- Even in the bolt-action Savage MKII - the ejector pins could not pull one out 100%. I had to finish the job using a finger nail.

I asked the RO his opinion:

"They're probably so busy just trying to get as much .22LR out the factory that the cheap bulk ammo is getting worse as a result."

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Ok bought a brand new sig mosquito today. Played with a few and found one that seem like the slide slid a little smoother than the rest.

I have several different brands of 22lr but no CCI mini mags.

What should I use to break in? I do have some 40gr packed (not bulk) 1255 velocity. Think that will work? I think its remington thunderbolt.

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Thank you. I've shot a lot of M22 black nosed from 3 different semiautos. It worked well and I bought more. I think it shows again how finicky 22lr guns can be and possibly the ammo itself.

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