Crummy Russian 22s!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by General-Logic, May 1, 2010.

  1. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Madderdaddy

    Madderdaddy New Member

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    Knob creek... mmm whiskey
     

  3. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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    More like LOTS of guns, shooting and camping...LOL!
     
  4. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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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

    Comment 1:

    "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."
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I would recommend Blazer or Remington .22 Ammo.
     
  6. doctherock

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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 .
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Someone knows good bourbon!
     
  8. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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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).
     
  9. Madderdaddy

    Madderdaddy New Member

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    yes... Knob creek is good
     
  10. wst tx hunter

    wst tx hunter New Member

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    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.
     
  11. prfoley

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    use of russian ammo with a suppressor

    Hi - I have a lot of russian 22 ammo that I got in the 90's. When I got my first suppressed 22 the directions specifically said that the Russian 22 ammo was too dirty to use with a suppressor. prf
     
  12. Oohrah

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    Just happened to look at this after not having a lot of spare time, and here I find a familiar person. Hi PRF !!! I think like some others a free batch of Russian 22 ammo from Knob Creek, I would probably like the others enjoy the liquid refreshment over cleaning dirty rifles. Haven't figured out if it is their powder or lubrication that is so nasty. Seems their centerfire stuff isn't as messy
     
  13. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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    They have a waxy coating it almost seems.