Favorite Brand 22 cal.

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  1. Feb 3, 2018 #1

    threetango

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    Has to be CCI, Mini Mag or Stinger.





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    I have stockpiled and use:


    .22 Long Rifle

    ELEY Tenex 40 grain FN... 1085 fps @ muzzle / 935 fps @ 100 yards

    CCI Mini-Mag 40 grain CPRN...1235 fps @ muzzle / 998 fps @ 100 yards

    Remington Golden Bullet 40 grain BPHP... 1255 fps @ muzzle / 1017 fps @ 100 yards

    Federal Champion 36 grain CPHP...1260 fps @ muzzle / 1000 fps @ 100 yards



    During the "shortage" I also was able to scrounge up huge amounts of ...


    .22 Long Rifle

    Winchester 555 36 grain CPHP...1280 fps @ muzzle / 975 fps @ 100 yards

    Federal American Eagle 38 grain CPHP...1260 fps @ muzzle / 1010 fps @ 100 yards

    GECO Optimized for Bolt Action Rifles 40 grain LRN...1082 fps @ muzzle / 955 fps @ 100 yards


    .22 WMR

    CCI Maxi-Mag 40 grain TMJ...1875 fps @ muzzle / 1366 fps @ 100 yards

    CCI Maxi-Mag 40 grain JHP...1875 fps @ muzzle / 1319 fps @ 100 yards


    .22 Long

    CCI High Velocity 29 grain CPRN...1215 fps @ muzzle / 908 fps @ 100 yards


    .22 Short

    CCI High Velocity 29 grain CPRN...1080 fps @ muzzle / 857 fps @ 100 yards


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    So...to answer the question: CCI Mini Mags and ELEY Tenex

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    I like a few flavors and have a decent amount of various .22 put away. Federal Automatch, Remington Golden Bullet, and CCI standard are all good shells, but I just topped off my .22 ammo cache with over 5K of Mini Mags (my favorite) for a rainy day.
     
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    CCI Standard Velocity is my old faithful
     
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    Lapua Midas+, Center-X. I have had some good lots of RWS R-50. In the ammo cabinet there is a lot of other stuff I dont shoot, CCI SV, Remington goldens,Federal AM, Agulia, Armscor, Fiocchi, and probably some other stuff If I were to look.
     
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    CCI is my favorite.
     
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    I use CCI mostly !..................
     
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    LR:
    CCI 36 grain HP Mini Mag for my 10/22 squirrel rifle.
    Fed 36 grain HP bulk pack (550 round) for my Single Six.... Crazy accurate in that gun.
    Win 36 grain HP bulk pack (555 round) for 'plinking' with the 10/22.

    WMRF:
    Whatever I have on hand... Haven't found any Win, CCI or Hornady Mags that the Single Six doesn't like.
     
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    I don't have a favorite,whatever my particular gun likes is fine with me. Have used Federal,Remington Gold bullet,Winchester Super X,Mini mags,Stingers.,round nose and hollow points and even shotshells...all are fine with me. But I do prefer hollow points for hunting in most cases,depends on the quarry and my mood.
     
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    I shoot Federal Bulk Pack .22LR from a supply I bought in 2004-2006. They were 550 rounds for $8.99 at Wal-Mart, so I stocked up. I don't shoot a LOT of 22, but when I do, it is for fun/plinking/practice, so I'm not too concerned about the "quality" as long as it feeds well through my firearms.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2018 #12

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    I still have a few of these stashed away. I had bought 10 boxes back in 2008 on sale at Cabelas for $15 each. Gave away several during the “.22 famine” to friends with kids who couldn’t find any. Great ammo!
     
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    Good post! For sure, we can buy what we like, but the firearms will ultimately choose what they prefer!
     
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    I've favored CCI for quite a spell now, and shot whatever was at hand. I think Squirrel likes hollow-points because he's getting too old to guarantee headshots nowadays.
     
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  15. Feb 17, 2018 at 3:55 PM #15

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    You're right to a point but I never did guarantee head shots even though I always was good a it,but sometimes the squirrels don't cooperate :wink:
     
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  16. Feb 17, 2018 at 4:25 PM #16

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    Let most folks in here, I gotta go with the CCI. I prefer hyper velocity or anything 1400 FPS or higher!
     
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  17. Feb 17, 2018 at 6:19 PM #17

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    Same here. I particularly like the 40 gr. CCI Velocitors at 1435 fps.
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  18. Feb 17, 2018 at 8:19 PM #18

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    Buzzin is correct in that my 22 Bersa Thunder will not function correctly using "subsonic or standard" (1125 fps or less) velocity ammo. Even high velocity (1200 fps) ammo will cause it to have periodic hiccups!

    If I put "hyper speed or hyper velocity" ammo or anything over 1400 fps, it shoots flawlessly!

    This appears to be intentional or by manufactures design.
     
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  19. Feb 17, 2018 at 8:21 PM #19

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    CCI is my go to and what I shoot the most of.

    My 10/22 target rifle and new American Rimfire Target both make me look good if I feed them
    Eley TenEx. Bought a brick of Aguila Rifle Match Competition because a buddy swears by them, and they were good, but not as good as the Eley.

    But what I have the most of is the Remington Bucket of Bullets Golden Bullet 36 grain hollow point. During the drought, a friend who owned a gun shop would sell me and a few others a bucket every time he got a shipment in. Every body else bought them in 100 count baggies. My reward for spending so much in his shop. Not my favorite, but they were available. I probably bought more 22 during that time period than I have during the rest of my life!
     
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  20. Feb 21, 2018 at 2:44 PM #20

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    Have 3 lots, 2 boxes of each, of Midas + coming today for testing. With the rain and ice might be a couple days before I can shoot it.
     

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