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Old 03-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default Federal ammo from Walmart

Walmart near me has Federal ammo in .22 in boxes of 550 for about $20 and recently they added boxes of 325 that are "Target grade performance" whatever that means.

Anyone have a review they could offer on the new target grade performance rounds? Specifically I am interested in accuracy, reliability and if they jam every other round.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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I have no experience with the Federal target grade. I have however used Federal .22lr bulk and it is crap IMO. My experience with it was less then exciting. I got poor accuracy at 100 yards (which I expected to a degree) but I also had too many rounds that would not chamber. For a bolt action that is pretty sad. It is the only bulk ammo that I refuse to buy again. If accuracy is what you after try CCI mini mags or wolf match

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I use the Federal "Target Grade" ammo exclusively these days. It's also labelled "Auto Match". According to Federal, the ammo is specifically designed to work in automatics. They will work in many guns that are typically very picky. I've found they work in guns that will usually only work reliably with CCI mini mags. And at $14 for a box of 325 rds, they are a heck of a lot cheaper.

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I use the federal 30.06, $15 for 20 rounds cheapest there is and they shoot just fine with a big ol bang

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I use the Federal "Target Grade" ammo exclusively these days. It's also labelled "Auto Match". According to Federal, the ammo is specifically designed to work in automatics. They will work in many guns that are typically very picky. I've found they work in guns that will usually only work reliably with CCI mini mags. And at $14 for a box of 325 rds, they are a heck of a lot cheaper.
+1! The Federal "Auto Match" is good stuff. I shoot steel challenge with
a tricked out 10-22 and a 22-45 MkIII. Shooting against the clock--a
misfire pretty much blows the string time. Had ONE failure to fire in over
2000 rounds.
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The 325 Auto Match ran well in my Ruger MK I & II but almost everything does. Accuracy was nothing special or was on par w bulk ammo but 22s can be fickle beast so performance w your gun may be different.

I get Federals 550 pk for $16 and it has served me well. Not sure if I got a lucky batch or it is reliable ammo.

Longrange: If it wouldn't cycle in my bolt action, I wouldn't be a "happy camper" either. They stopped making PMC Target ammo and for my guns, it was the most accurate and economical. Damn shame !

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i bought 270 rounds for my stevens they are 15.00 a box and work just as good as ganders 21.97 a box ammo

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believe it or not, the federal auto match was one of the few that worked great in my jennings j22, before i sold it anyway.

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Federal Automatch is almost as good as CCI minimags...good precision and very reliable consistancy.

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I just use the Federal 550 bulk in the red box. See my avatar? I have the CCI but I don't really use it. It's expensive and the Federal does just fine for me. I have very few jams with the Federal Bulk 550.

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