22 long rifle

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by CSDFIREARMS1, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. CSDFIREARMS1

    CSDFIREARMS1 New Member

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    What is the best ammo for my marlin 60 looking for something that dont make such a mess in my gun everytime i fire it looking for a cleaner ammo
     
  2. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    I like to use CCI... I think their ammo is a good quality ammo and shoots pretty clean, I like to use something with that's got a full copper jacket rather than the lead unjacketed ammo cuz it feeds better on a semi-auto weapon
     

  3. dks7895

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    My Marlin 60SB likes the Federal bulk packs. CCI is great but kinda pricey. We'll burn through a brick in no time. When it's time to clean my Marlin 60SB, I pull it from the stock, blast it with brake cleaner, then blast with compressed air. A quick shot of Break Free CLP then wipe it all down. The stock gets a coat of Pledge furniture polish and it's ready to go.
     
  4. 007BondJamesBond007

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    I use Federal bulk in my Marlin. I found you might have to shoot 250-500 rounds
    to break the gun in. On 22 rifles and pistols they do not smooth the burrs as good as they on high end guns. The more I shoot it the better it got.

    Don't knock the Federal Bulk pack ammo. We tested with a Ruger on a Ransom rest and it shot tighter groups then the high priced target ammo.
     
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  5. jpattersonnh

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    CCI mini mag, if you are serious about hitting every shot. Aguila does very well for cheaper ammo. Dirty kills accuracy, that is what cheap ammo is. DIRTY.
    .22lr ammo is lead, it will not take anything off, such as burrs.
     
  6. MidnightExpress

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    The CCI Blazer and Mini-Mag run relatively clean compared to some others. I think the Aguila was pretty clean too when I shot it. Not the Sniper Sub Sonic, that was crap. The red and yellow box. I'll try to find it if you're interested in the Aguila. I haven't had a chance to try the Federal bulk or the Winchester 333 & 555 yet.

    Any ammo in a semi-auto is going to be dirty and rimfire is usually dirtier than centerfire, even the cleaner burning CCI. The key to keeping a 60 somewhat clean is to use very light oil or dry lube in the action. I can fire a whole 550 brick of Remington Golden Bullets without any problems if I take it easy on the oil. It's still dirty when I clean it but I don't have the type of malfunctions I got when I over oiled a couple of times.

    I've been using EEZOX on the internals and so far it's been much easier to clean. I wipe it on with a Q-Tip let it dry a few minutes, then wipe off the excess. So far it's been doing well. A few thousand rounds through without any trouble or noticeable wear..
     
  7. big shrek

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    Avoid Remington ammo completely.

    CCI & Federal Automatch I'm rather fond of.

    Wolf Match is dirty & stinky, but danged precise.
     
  8. CSDFIREARMS1

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    I have the winchester 555 now and befor that was using the remington thunderbolt 22 ...... have found remington is junk ammo the winchester i have already found 2 duds out of the 50 ive shot (not real impressed ) but seems to be acurate
     
  9. CSDFIREARMS1

    CSDFIREARMS1 New Member

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    I may be using too much oil may be a big part of my problem ill try ur break cleaner thanks
     
  10. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    ONE drop of oil, on your fingertip, applied all over the action & then air-dried before re-assembly.
    ONE drop on the bolt & interior receiver housing & then air-dried...

    That's ALL the oil you need on a Marlin 60/795 :)

    Also, search for "Ejector Wire Gauge for Marlin 60"...invaluable info on why some seem to get funky on ejection.
     
  11. MidnightExpress

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    That will certainly shorten a range session. The two times I've been a little heavy with the oil I couldn't get 100 rounds though it. The first time I had no idea what was happening until I got home. The second time, I knew the minute it started feed poorly. It was still a rookie mistake and I should have caught it before I got to the range.
     
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  13. Jeepergeo

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    Buy some Break-Free CLP and a Bore Snake. Clean up after even really dirty 22 LR is pretty simple with those two items.
     
  14. Trez

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    Whats the deal with everybody hatin' on Remington .22's? :confused:
    My experience has been the opposite.... I buy the Remington golden bullet packs quite regularly.. Ive never had any more problems than shooting other "cheap" bulk pack ammo.. (I never buy the expensive stuff, dont see any reason to)
    I would say I get less than 5 "duds" per 500 rds. no matter what brand I use...

    I was comparing the Remington golden bullet bulk pack (555 ct) to the Federal bulk pack (550 ct) and found outta my guns the Federal had a additional 6" drop at 100 yds compared to the Rem. It seemed to me the Federal is "weak" and the Rem was more accurate at longer distances.

    I tried this is both my Weatherby Mark XXII (older, semi-auto version) and my Winchester Model 63, and got pretty much the same results..
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i use both the remington bulk pack and the federal bulk pack ammo in my marlin m60 and have had no problems with either. both function well, but in mine the remington ammo groups just a little better, but not much. so i usually buy whichever one is available or cheaper.
     
  16. jjfuller1

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    i currently have on my shelf federal, remington, winchester, cci mini mags, cci blazer.. have not had the chance to try the cci stuff yet. but out of the rest. remington is by far the worst... its dirty, and much less accurate out of my rifles. my marlin bolt will still throw it okay so i can use it up. my savage semi, loves the winchester. and ive always been happy with the results the federal gives me out of all my rifles,
    as far as duds, i would say they have all been about the same so far. probly 10 or less per bulk box.. and more times than not i'll twist the round and it will shoot out of my bolt rifle on a second attempt.

    winchester is the cleanest of all of them as far as i can tell. but after a few hundred rounds. dirt is dirt.
     
  17. Trez

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    I guess the old sayin' applys for .22's too... Different strokes for different folks.. :p
     
  18. MidnightExpress

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    I've had good luck with the Remington Golden Bullets in their 525 and 550 bulk packs, but a lot of people are reporting problems. It seems to be dirtier than some others but not to the point I have to clean it before I empty one or two of the bulk packs.

    Some of the complainers just need to clean their rifles a little better and it would run okay. Others are reporting experience from years ago when Remington rimfire was a problem, but they haven't bought the newer stuff to bother checking it. Can't really blame them though, it didn't work before so it's not likely to work now considering all the complaints. Then there are others who just have guns that don't like Remington, but that's typical with any rimfire rifle or or pistol. They'll prefer one over another for no good reason.

    You also have those who just repeat what they've read on the web, but have no idea of what they're talking about since they never actually used it.

    I've read this: "so many complaints voiced about Remington Golden Bullets as well as Thunderbolts that Remington shut down their production line in an effort to determine the problem." regarding Remington ammo, but I can't confirm if it's true or just idle gossip.