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Old 02-19-2008, 08:32 AM
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What kind of bulk 22 lr ammo is everyone stocking, and why that brand? Is it just me or is the quality of remington 22lr ammo going down hill?

Right now I have about 1,500+ of Remington 22lr. My next brick might be a box of federal, just because I want to mix it up a little.
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The 550 round box of rem does not cycle in my ruger mkII. The federal cycles perfect.
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I gone through several bricks of federal with only a few (maybe less than 5?) feeding or firing problems in my Mark III. At $12-$13 a brick, that's not too shabby!

I also shoot an older savage model 64 and haven't had any problems with the federal bricks that I can recall.
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Federal 510 champion is the most accurate bulk ammo ive tried, launches a good solid 40gr lead bullet and groups about as well as the real expensive match grade stuff. i also get the regular copper washed federal to stock up on, its reliable and decent accurate enough
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I used to buy the 550rd bricks of federal high velocity at wally world. But I now buy them 5000rdds at a time for $110! from a local small town guy. It's Federal American Eagle. They seem to feed/cycle fine in my 10/22. The accuracy seems to be typical as well. I can hit the bottom (round end) of a can at 75 yards off hand with it!
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I've been loading up on the Federal 550 rd bulk boxes at Wal-Mart... only shot a few mags but no issues at all from my Remington 597...
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i have tons of the federal stuff, i dont think its better than remington, about the same.
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I used to buy the 550rd bricks of federal high velocity at wally world. But I now buy them 5000rdds at a time for $110! from a local small town guy. It's Federal American Eagle. They seem to feed/cycle fine in my 10/22. The accuracy seems to be typical as well. I can hit the bottom (round end) of a can at 75 yards off hand with it!
I too have been using the American Eagle with good success ... no issues in 10/22 either. Hmmm, that's a pretty good deal for 5K rnds ... may have to inquire about that! :D
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Primarily I shoot Federal but I recently saw a really good deal on "Centurion" has anybody shot some of this in 10/22?
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I only shoot Remington Golds from all my 22lrs. I have had great luck and very very few issues with miss fires. I might have around 14000 rounds and plan on gettin alot more before the end of the year.
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Here's another vote for the 550 Federal Wal-Mart pack. When it comes to bulk, it's the cleanest shooting IMO. I have nothing against Remington, they always cycle well through all my .22's, and maybe 1 out of 1,000 will fail to fire. The remingtons just seem to build up residue faster than the federals.
My favorite .22 ammo is CCI MiniMag, though they're not available in bulk as far as I know. MiniMags are reliable and clean as hell to shoot.
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I,ve been shooting cci blazer, a few jams here and there i've got some remingtons too and they are about the same maybe better.
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Ive been stocking up on 550 round Federal Value Packs
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Just to echo nearly everyone else, I find the Federal to be the best bulk .22 ammo. Remington Gold is what I grew up with, but for accuracy and the amount of residue it leaves behind in the gun, Federal has the edge.
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I get different kinds and most seem to do well.
I did stop buying the remmington a few years back.
I had 2 bricks and although they fed well and seemed accurate enough, I had a lot of duds and about 3 hang fires.
May just have been the batch, but since I'd not really had any real problems w/Federal and some other brands, I just didn't buy anymore.
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Here's another vote for the 550 Federal Wal-Mart pack. When it comes to bulk, it's the cleanest shooting IMO. I have nothing against Remington, they always cycle well through all my .22's, and maybe 1 out of 1,000 will fail to fire. The remingtons just seem to build up residue faster than the federals.
My favorite .22 ammo is CCI MiniMag, though they're not available in bulk as far as I know. MiniMags are reliable and clean as hell to shoot.
I too noticed Remi Golds getting dirty quicker, that's why I stopped buying them. Federals seem to be significantly cleaner. The remis were reliable, just filthy!
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The remis were reliable, just filthy!
100% agree.
But that unburnt powder residue falling from the trigger assembly can be a good indicator that the bore needs to be scrubbed.

I prefer various denominations of CCI ammo,...the subsonic CB's work very well in my bolt actions.
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i have found remington golds to be garbage. theyre dirty and dot cycle properly it seems in my weapon. i spend the extra money and buy 10 100 rd boxes of cci mini mags when i stock up.
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i use to buy rem gold 550 rnds never had a problem was just as good as most other .22lr.
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