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Are Blazer 40gn .22LR and CCI Mini-Mag 40gn LR the Same?

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I got to looking at the specs on these two cartridges. Both are 40gn @ 1235fps, and both are headstamped CCI.

I would like to use the Blazers to practice and the CCI to hunt. However, I don't want to be contaminating the CCI lube with Blazer lube or vice versa. Therefore, does anyone know if they use the same stuff? I don't want to sight in one only to find out that the POI has shifted and end up having to shoot 20 just to get the barrel re-seasoned.

The CCI Mini-Mags let me hit small game at 100yds; the Blazer is not 100% consistent beyond 50yds or so. In other words, given a 1" PB for the vitals, I'm confident of hitting it with the Mini-Mags, not so much the Blazers.

I do form both in D Rock's tool, but Blazers just have more variation from cartridge to cartridge when powder charges and bullet weights are concerned.


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The CCI Blazers are pretty good for the money. I am quite aware of the barrel seasoning argument and think some of it is hocus pocus. At least the part that you have to shoot 20 rounds to get the barrel back on track. I have shot many different bullets types in one outing at the range. I shot Eley with the super slick melt in the hot sun lube, right after shooting CCI Subsonic HPs and vice versa with do discernible difference in group size from the first group to the tenth group following the switch. I have noticed one going from some bullets to others accuracy does seem to tighten up after 3-5 rounds after the change but I've never needed twenty. I would just shoot a few groups with the Blazer and switch to the Mini-Mags and see if the groups tighten within the first couple of groups.
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