22LR and 22WMR Reliability

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by northhike, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    I was reading on another forum the other day a discussion on .22 ammo and its reliability. I know since .22 ammo is rimfire and made in such mass quantities that it is subject to some duds. However, it got me thinking about .22LR ammo vs. .22WMR. I can honestly say n thousands of shots iI have never experienced a dud in .22WMR, but have on occassion with .22LR . Is .22WMR produced to higher standards?
     
  2. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Depends entirely on the brand...
     

  3. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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    I think .22WMR is generally produced to a higher standard? It is copper jacketed and that alone requires more effort to produce. I think there is also a higher expectation of quality in the .22WMR? Of course the higher quality of the .22WMR ammo is reflected in its higher price. The venerable .22LR is still a great value though even with the occasional dud.
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I shoot CCI .22 long rifle, copper-plated round nose, and never had a problem with any round.