.22 rounds not all the same

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by shnorse, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. shnorse

    shnorse New Member

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    i bought 500 rounds of subsonic rounds for my 22lr rifle.. when firing, i would have like 20 rounds all sound the same, and then 1 wouldnt be as loud, prolly half volume... not sure if it hit or not, i was just plinking... and then they'd go back to normal...

    i am using an old remington targetmaster single shot 22. i also got smoke coming out the bolt before i cocked it back...

    is it the gun, or the ammo?
     
  2. 1hole

    1hole New Member

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    "is it the gun, or the ammo?"

    Wellll - the gun stays the same from round to round. Maybe the ammo?
     

  3. cbw

    cbw New Member

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    good one 1hole :D
     
  4. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    There's more variance in quality in .22 LR rounds than almost any other ammunition. I think you'll find that you're gonna get exactly what you pay for. The high end .22 LR match ammo can sell for $125 per 500 rounds.
     
  5. Catfish

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    You didn`t say what brand the ammo was, but, I know it was not Eley. When you buy sub-sonic ammo there is quite abit of difference in quality. I like the Rem. sub-sonics. There is quite abit of varation in velosity compaired to the higher priced ammo, but it does seem to shoot very good for the price.
     
  6. shnorse

    shnorse New Member

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    so its fine to shoot... just get a few bad ones in a 16.00 bunch....

    as long as they wont blow up on me or something... last thing i need is for the gun bolt to get pushed back and i get bullet frags in my face or something...

    good to know it's normal..

    thanks
     
  7. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    Absolutely. Rimfire rounds are more prone to misfire than almost any other round. That's why the "good stuff" costs so much more.
     
  8. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    It's also not match grade ammo, it's made by a machine that doesn't always add the right amount of powder. Sometimes a little more gets in and other times a little less. I was told that if your were to buy match grade, then it wouldn't happen, at least not as much.

    I use this mass produced ammo too, cause it's just for plinking. I had one that sounded like the rifle was silenced when shot. I got to thinking about it before I fired anymore and removed the barrel from the action and ran a cleaning rod down the barrel. Lol and behold, the round didn't have enough powder behind it to make it more than 3 inches down the barrel. I used a sturdy cleaning rod and some gun oil and it popped right out. Then I switched ammo, from Remington to Federal.
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    So you have a Remington 510 targetmaster. Subsonic ammo will cause no harm to your rifle. Like the other guys said some extra powder got in their.

    Shooting them and don't worry about it. I don't think the 22lr has enough power to explode a decent quality rifle.
     
  10. KingTiger

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    Sounds like Remington subsonics to me. Assuming they ignite, they're some of the dirtyest, most inconsistent .22LR rounds out there. I mainly shoot my .22's suppressed, and only CCI standard velocity or subsonics go thru my cans.
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    All I feed my .22 is CCI's mini mags or stingers. They are very consistant and perform well for me. Plus, I love the way those stingers hit, for a .22 they hit hard!
     
  12. Northwoods

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    So, what's the story on .22 sub-sonic? I have Eley. Who else make dependable, consistance sub-sonic? Who makes junk?
     
  13. Laufer

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    Dumb question here.

    When you feel a burst of powder from a .22 blow back from the bolt (with shooting glasses), could it be mainly because the ammo was exposed to humidity for a few months? Some of it is much older and has faded cases.

    My other ammo types have never been left in the car's trunk, i.e. .223, x39, x54R.
    Only two x54R rounds have suffered cracked cases and one was from a new green, oval can (440 rds.) which includes the opener. This can had been stored in the house for a few weeks since it was opened, as with all rounds except some of the old .22.
     
  14. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    i despise remington 22lr ammo. all my rifle eats is cci's minis and stingers there consitant and every rabbit and squirrel ive shot at hate them to death, litterally