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View Poll Results: .22 Ammo You Like?
CCI 81 44.26%
Federal 36 19.67%
Winchester 24 13.11%
Remington 13 7.10%
Aguilla 4 2.19%
Something Else? 25 13.66%
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:30 AM
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I've had the best hunting results with Winchester "Power Points". Their "Wildcat" (cheap) bulk long rifles have been the most accurate and reliable in all my .22's to date. (I won't even buy Remington "bulk" .22's anymore!) CCI is a close second and my favorite "break-in" ammo for semi-auto pistols, but not always the most accurate in some rifles as Winchester IMHO.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:29 PM
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My .22 liked the CCI velociters the best at 50 with the CCI mini mag 36gn 2nd but at 100 the velociters were all over the place while the mini mags stayed tight. No, I don't have an answer for that one.

My daughters .22 shot the CCI SV's the best. The only thing that it will shoot decent.

My eldest sons shot the bulk Winchesters.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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At range I'm a member, a number of us enjoy the challenge of shooting our 22 rifles at 100 yd and 200 yds sometimes. We have some nice rifles. Anyway, one of them recently showed up with 10 or so boxes of various brands/kinds of 22 ammo. His wife had worked at an auction and bought a rather large collection of ammo....evidently someone, sometime ago, had once been an avid 22 shooter. A fair number of the boxes were match type ammo and there were a number of boxes none of us could ever remember seeing. So, we had a little improvised accuracy test of the 22 ammo we had with us. Guess over 15 different kinds of 22LR ammo were shot, all in the same semi auto rifle by same shooter. Eley match and Wolf match were pretty close in accuracy, being the best groups that day. I supplied CCI Blazer and Winchester Dynapoints to the test. I have found these two brands to function well in my semi auto rifles and be pretty accurate too. Surprisingly, only the match ammo like the Eley or Wolf shot better than the Blazer or Dynapoints.
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Just bought 200rds of Winchester's Super X Super Speed HP's. I've not tried these but will give them a thorough test for accuracy and terminal performance on varmints in the upcoming week.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:49 PM
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Just bought 200rds of Winchester's Super X Super Speed HP's. I've not tried these but will give them a thorough test for accuracy and terminal performance on varmints in the upcoming week.
Couldn't wait. Took the jeep out to boonies, tacked a target on the tree, backed out to 50yds in a steady 15-17mph crosswind and laid the ruger across the hot hood (ouch).

Wind was pushing the rounds 1/2" to the right but still managed a .40 3-shot group. Then I took several random shots to confirm repeatable accuracy and was quite impressed. This is my new ammo.

The squirrels are now going viral on their survival forums trying to get the word out before season opener.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:44 AM
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My favorite 22lr ammo is Blazer HV. The accuracy is amazing! At 50 yds. my dad shot 5 times in an area about the size of a dime. I'd imagine it would also be really good on squirrels, rabbits, etc. since it's a 40 gr. bullet going over 1,200 fps.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:58 AM
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As long as they go bang kiddo you are in good shape. I like the Winchester HP myself. Just make sure you shoot a lot of whatever ya got.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:28 PM
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I really like the Wolf Match. It shoots really well in all my 22's. I laid in a stock of it before it got so expensive.
I use this for my target shooting, but not for hunting. I like higher velocity stuff for hunting.
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Back in the late '60s I lived in a small town and our choice was pretty much Remington or Winchester. My Remington 512x liked Winchester Super X best, and still does (one hole 5 shot group at 25yds). I also liked the softer lead of the Winchester back then for rabbit hunting - it expanded some, unlike the Remington that didn't at all. My new(er) target rifle (Savage) still hasn't found a "happy" round, and I can outshoot it with my field gun (the 512x), and a CZ as well. True, I haven't tried the super expensive brands, but why have a .22 if you're going to feed it centerfire priced ammo?!
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:54 AM
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Fed Auto Match in my 10/22's is the best

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I'm not surprised that the poll and answers vary this much. What I've found is that each 22 rifle can be a different case on it's own! You can usually find an inexpensive ammo that your rifle will like and group well by experimenting.

Here's some tips that have helped me find the better grouping ammo:

1. Examine the barrel crown - Many used 22s have nicks in the crown from previous cleaning from the front. If this is the case don't waste money on different ammos - 1st get the barrel recrowned.

2. If crown is OK, Clean and polish the barrel's "forcing cone" area just ahead of the chamber. I use the JB Bore bright from Brownells, but there are others cleaner/polishers that will also do.

3. Next gather up as many different non-copper plated inexpensive ammos as you can find (I'll explain my reason for non-copper plated bullets latter).

4. Now use a good best rest like a lead sled or sand bags and test each ammo for group. Don't clean the barrel betwen groups. Shoot say 5 3 shot groups or 3 5 shot groups your choice.

5. Do this for each ammo - BUT only after your have shot about 25 rounds of the ammo thru the barrel first (i.e. from a box of 50, shoot the 1st half of the box to "season" the barrel to the ammo and shoot the 2nd half for group).

6. Bet when you compare the groups you'll find one or more that your rifle really likes above and beyond the others tested.

7. When you find that ammo DO NOT clean the barrel again. Your gun is seasoned for that ammo and will shoot it well with out cleaning for a long long time. This is the reason for using the lead (non-copper platted) bullets - You won't have to clean the barrel using lead bullets.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:22 AM
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PS: I'd add - When you find an inexpensive ammo your rilfe likes, Go buy all of that LOT you can find. Lot to lot can vary!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:46 PM
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CCI, Winchester and Federal all seem to shoot well. The Winchester JHP seems to expand a little better than the other two HPs. All go bang good with no failures coming to mind.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:12 AM
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Any as long as it is sub sonic
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:03 PM
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Believe it or not, I have always found the old PMC Zapper ammo to be cheap and VERY accurate in my .22's. I'm not sure it's even being made these days . HD1
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:58 AM
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I remember the Zapper ammo. It was accurate, I can remember that!
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:26 PM
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Eley Black box that I bought Summer 2010 (1/2 price now) and old style Dynapoints that Ibought in 2005 and 2006 for less than $10/550.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:40 PM
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CCI mini mags and CCI stingers. Then Remington Yellow Jackets next.
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