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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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I bought a large amount of CCI Mini Mags way back when they were a lot cheaper than now---I got them because my SIG P210-2 9mm pistol would fuction with the CCI better than anything else when it was fitted with it's factory 22lr conversion unit. I still have plenty of the Mini Mags, but wondered if the CCI Blazer would also run in this super tightly fitted pistol. The answer is yes, but much to my surprise, they actually shot smaller groups than the higher priced stuff! Fortunately, I have a large supply of Blazers as well.
So are they the same with an unplated bullet or something completely different? I don't have a chrono, so can't check velocity...
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