Whats the best ammo?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by sngreen1, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. sngreen1

    sngreen1 New Member

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    What are some of your guys experiance with .22ammo, Your likes, dislikes, best performance? Thanks fellas!
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    For what, in what gun? Pistol, Rifle, Competition, hunting, punching paper?

    Personally, I buy the cheapest Name Brand 22LR bulk pack I can find.
     

  3. sngreen1

    sngreen1 New Member

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    Well mostly for target shooting, thats what I usually do. I just got the gun in my avatar pic, and also have a long rifle as well
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Buy the cheapest stuff she will run and have fun!
     
  5. rifleman55

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    The best Targrt ammo for a decent price is the Wolf MT. It's about $4.50 to $5.50 a box and outshoots a lot of the more expensive ammo.
    I did some tests with a 10-22 and the group difference was amazing between the Wolf and several cheap big box ammos, like night and day.
    I was getting .370", 5 shot groups from it with a mostly stock thin barreled carbine with the Wolf MT.

    I think the next best in a big box type is the Federal Auto Match, about $16.00 for a box of 325.

    My most accurate 22 is a savage BRJ that I had accurized. It will shoot Wolf into .1", sometimes a little under on a good wind day, 5 shots @ 50 Yds.

    You have to spend a boatload of money to get a 10-22 to shoot as well as one of the new Savage 22's. For the money, I think they are the best 22 on the market. They are a bolt rifle VS a semi auto, but if you like small groups, they are the only way to go. The only money spent in addition to the rifle and scope was $180. for a very complete accurizing job that included an 8 OZ trigger that breaks like glass. If you ae interested in finding out more about the Savage rifles, check out the Savage section over at rimfirecentral.
    It will be well worth your time. I just surprised that more people here are not shooting the new Savage rimfires.

    John K
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  6. powg

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    .22 ammo

    the aquilla super max hyper velo ....do everything ammo ....only a shade off of magnum velocity and ftlbs ... they are bad ***
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    For plinking I ususally pick up a brick of Federal. It's cheap and accurate enough. I prefer CCI over most anything for the price though.
     
  8. rifleman55

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    Also, if you are looking to shoot targets, buy subsonic ammo. It will almost always give the best groups. The hiper velocity ammo gives up some accuracy for speed.

    If you do get an ammo that starts out supersonic, the it slows down to subsonic speed before it gets to the target, accuracy will suffer.

    Any bullet that goes from supersonic to subsonic gets upset when the change comes, it causes the bullet to have a change in flight stibility which is not a good thing when shooting for accuracy.

    John K
     
  9. sngreen1

    sngreen1 New Member

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    Ok guys thanks for the info. So iguess the best thing is, if im just out messin around an plinkin cans buy the cheap stuff, an if im wanting to out shoot my brothers I should get somthing a little bit higher end?
     
  10. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I miss the Winchester Xpert 36gr HP. about .3 MOA @ 50 yards, .75 MOA @100 yards, and 1.5-2 MOA @ 150 yards out of my MArlin Model 60.
     
  11. GrumpyPine

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    That's the ticket. If you're shooting the gun in your avatar, I'm not sure you're going to be competition shooting, but I have no idea what to expect from it.

    Some rifles will only function properly with certain ammunition- a lot of people recommend shooting CCI Mini Mags in semi-autos that have problems cycling.

    If you have a gun that will eat anything and you don't mind cleaning every once in a while, go cheap!
     
  12. steve666

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    I run a lot of CCI Blazer because of cost. My favorite is the Federal Champion. I absolutely detest the Remington Thunderbolt, it is so dirty it's not even a little funny.
     
  13. GSGMan

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    Have a GSG-522 and it jams ecery other bullet with Winchester Super X. Remington jams occasionally but not much. People have been saying Federal Bulk or CCI. I'm gonna try both. But for me Winchester and Remington are terrible but it may just be me... Good luck and it's a fun gun :)
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    The best ammo is (Drum Roll Please)........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Lapua X-Act Ammunition 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Lead Round Nose $23 a box of 50.

    Or

    Eley Tenex Ammunition 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Lead Round Nose $20 Box of 50
     
  15. powg

    powg New Member

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    to tango

    what is your cost with the zombie discount? sounds like it would cost everybody else an arm or a leg ....lol