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Old 05-01-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Crummy Russian 22s!

Good grief. I scored nearly 1000 22lrs from a buddy at Knob Creek for nothing and they SUCK. They are target loads and are waxy and absolutely filthy little things. FTF every 5-10 rounds. Turn the shell a little and it works. They will not even feed into my 10/22, they only work in my single shot and even then you need to shove them into the breech. When they work they are quiet. I think they are subsonic, either way I'm out nothing but the anticipation I had was crushed like Michael Moore's arches after jogging to Krispy Kreme.

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Knob creek... mmm whiskey

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More like LOTS of guns, shooting and camping...LOL!

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Did a google query - looks like they're Junior Brand Russian .22

Here is the site on this ammo:

Any Good? Russian .22 Ammo "Junior" Brand [Archive] - THR

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"I'd advise you to stay away unless it's free (or REAL cheap). My brother bought some in the 90s, and I included it when I tested ammo in my 10/22. Of the 16 brands I tried, it performed the worst. It produced 4" groups at 50 yds. I could hear the difference in powder charges, and the vertical stringing proved the inconstancy.

The bullets are very heavily waxed, which isn't necessarily bad, but they tend to gun up mags & actions, and jam fairly regularly, which could be caused by the wax or the light charges. It is also the dirtiest burning ammo I've ever seen, bar none.

I do occasionally use it to plink with through my old rolling block Remington. It appears to be non-corrosive as the old Remington used to see many rounds of that crap with long periods between cleaning.

There is rumor of the steel cases being hard on extractors, especially on 10/22s which have marginal extractors anyway. That is the reason my brother quit shooting it. I don't know if I buy this or not.

Anyway, if you want to buy some, I have about 3K rounds left... I see it fairly regularly at gun shows being sold as "vintage Russian .22 ammo" for the same price as a guy can buy Eley online; I've always wanted to take some & try to sell to the dealers."

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I would recommend Blazer or Remington .22 Ammo.

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i wont use soft lead in the walther p22 anymore, fail to feed and gummed the hell out of the barrel .

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Knob creek... mmm whiskey
Someone knows good bourbon!
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I'll post a picture. That description was dead on except they do seem to hit what I aim at. That could be my rifle though. I am fairly deadly with my singleshot. I was using it to poke holes in clays at 100yds and to keep shotshells jumping across the range.
I'll probably just use it up in the Winchester and keep firing domestic ammo through the Ruger(when I use it).

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yes... Knob creek is good
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Default cheap a#% russian rounds

A "buddy" gave me some of those also. said he didnt need them.I shot some out of my .22 revolver after several FTFs and a couple of scuds(never cleared the barrel)i threw them away.I wouldnt use them,the FTFs can be irritateing but the scuds can be downright dangerous if you dont pay attention and dont clear the barrel.

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