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Hi there all,

I thought I'd post a simple question and see what our members felt about "what is your favorite all around .22 ammo and why?"

Right now, I use CCI standard velocity 40 grain rounds for the majority of my shooting and find it very accurate and reasonable priced.

I've been tempted to play around with the new to me Remington Eley .22 match ammunition for pure target shooting.

Chris
 

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Chris: Remington/Eley Club Extra and Target Rifle reliably feed and give excellent accuracy in my finicky Smith 41. My other .22 pistols--Walther PP, Browning Challenger I, and a Colt Woodsman--work fine with CCI HV rounds. Revolvers are fed whatever inexpensive ammo I have at the moment, for they're primarily used to practice double-action shooting. --c
 

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I like the CCI standard velocity also. But I'm like jonnyc, the Winchester Dynapoint is just about as good. And when it was available, a lot cheaper than CCI.
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It depends...on what I am trying to achieve.

A lot of my .22 shooting is for introducing new shooters to firearms, or for just fun plinking in the back yard at reactive targets. For that it is what is on sale - within reason - it has to work in a wide variety of firearms.

Some of my use for the .22 is small game hunting. For that, while the cheap stuff will do, I usually am willing to spend a little more for both accuracy and a well suited load. For Squirrels I like the RWS Subsonic HP. I found it was as accurate as Eley at less than half the price but it is still not that cheap - about $30 for 500 rounds last time I purchased some (Remington now makes an equivilent load that might be OK).

For autoloading pistols that just have to work, I have found that CCI Mini mags seem to function in some of my more "finicky" pistolas...like my Walter PPKS which I finally traded off.

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When I was a kid, Remington built a plant several miles outside my home town. It gave me great pride that the same .22's I shot were made right there off I-40. Back then those Rem Goldens High Velocity were 100% reliable in my Colt Huntsman and my Ruger 10/22. WHAT THE HELL DID REMINGTON CHANGE!!!

Now days I still shoot that same 10/22 and the Huntsman has been joined by a Colt Match Target. I tried current production Goldens for old times sake but they are junk compared to the pre '80's stuff.

My new favorite is the Federal 510 solid point. Dry lube instead of wax.
 
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The magazines for my Remington 597 refuse to feed, fire, or fling anything but CCI Stingers on a regular basis so I flat out gave up using anything but. I can load a full 10, and it's rare when a misfeed occurs. We've chronographed the little suckers at 1575 fps from that rifle, and while it is not an inherantly accurate .22 by any means, I'm not displeased with the groups.
 

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Hello,
I recently built my retirement home out in the country, but since I've decided to keep working a few more years, it stays mainly unoccupied. I needed to control fox squirrels who were doing minor cosmetic damage when I was away. The reason is I have a number of mature hickory trees around the house that draws them out of the surrounding woodline in droves, and then they either feel the need to gnaw or are looking for minerals in the my house's wood.
That's the backdrop and the problem. Dusted off the Ruger 10/22 I've had for 30 years, but a Leopold scope on it, and took it to the range. I settled on CCI stingers - nice groups at 25 yards which is really all I needed and I wanted maximum terminal effects.
Worked great if I could get a head shot (about a third of the time, when they weren't aware of my presense). So would any round I suppose. Otherwise I would go for center of mass shot when they were "treed" and found the results pretty underwhelming. Had a number that took two or three rounds, fall out of the tree and run for it, even making it to the woodline sometimes. Even though I consider this more varmint control than sport, I wanted a more humane approach. The .22 rifle that worked great on gray squirrels in my youth wasn't cutting it for my current purposes, even with an acclaimed modern round.
The remedy, it turned out, was the .17 HMR. Although a better discussion for another string, anything center of mass meant lights out. Didn't matter what ammo manufacturer. Took 18 squirrels over a week with a single shot each (and no angry neighbors) Critter control now achieved. The 10/22 went back to the back of the safe.
And when I finally retire there, I'll get me an aggressive cat from the SPCA...
 

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Winchester T22.
It shoots well in the .22 I use the most, and does well in others also. It's not always the most accurate in each and every gun tested, but it's usually close.
It gives a good balance of accuracy, price, and availability.
 
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For just plinking,everything that works in my Beretta is good.
But for some precision shoots with BRNO 2 rifle I use Winchester Laser or CCI Mini Mag.
These are most consistent in tight shots on 60 yards.
There is also LAPUA Standard,the ammo with the smallest and tightest group from my rifle,but too weak for hunting purpose unlese you strike the head.
 
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CCI Mini-Mags 40 gr. CPRN. They work in my Kimber 1911 conversion kit. The "value" pack ammo causes many malfunctions so the less cost in not worth the aggravation. My Walther P.22 has less malfunctions with the Value Pack ammo but enough to stay with the CCI.
 
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