09-27-2006, 12:24 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Response from Civilian Marksmanship Program
Gentlemen, I asked the CMP about the Olin white box ammo. I just received their reply which reads,
The Olin White Box ammo was some old military surplus we had a few years ago. It was all sold out and the US Army reports that they do not have any more surplus .22 ammo to transfer to us.
Thank you for the inquiry!
CMP Customer Service
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: PAUL BOGUSKI <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:32:15 -0400
A friend of mine gave me a box of Olin target .22 LR ammunition that he said he purchased from your organization. It is very accurate!! Do you still sell it? Who can I contact about buying it? I cannot find it in the Olin
inventory of available ammunition. Any information you can supply me about this ammo is appreciated. Thanks."
Do any of you have a recommendation for a .22LR target ammunition that is accurate and doesn't cost a lot? My general use .22LR is the Winchester Super X high velocity -- the lubaloy covered buttet in 40 grain round nose. It functions in all my .22 rifles and pistols and is generally accurate. I pay $1.51 per box of 50 (reasonable price). What I noticed the last time I shot the Savage Mark II with accutrigger, heavy barrel, quality scope was when shooting at 50 yards with the Winchester ammo from a bench, bipod, and 12x scope AO, at a target the size of a nickel, the bullets would all hit the orange mark, but one would be at 11 o'clock, the next at 1 o'clock, the next at 3 o'clock, the next right in the middle, etc.
With the Olin white box, I took 10 shots -- all 10 shots were in the the middle of the orange dot -- same hole accuracy. My brother asks me in terms of practical accuracy, what's the difference? Is the additional cost for high quality target ammunition worth .250 of an inch?
I've seen some Wolf Target .22 LR that sells for $10.00 a box of 50 -- I think that's $.20 a round. My Winchester is $.03 a round. What's one eighth of an inch worth?