sarge912· Father of 11 husband of 1
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For those who have been following the thread on finding .22lr, KCJR1125 has been providing helpful links http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=339194
One was for CCI Tactical 22 LR ammo from Cabela's that did not have the usual 1 box per order, limit.
I managed to pick up about 2100 rounds. It wasn't cheap (about .08 a round) but, from what I understand, it was supposed to be very reliable stuff, optimized for semi-auto, magazine fed, hi-cap rifles.
I had previously tried the Winchester M*22, supposedly with the same optimization. It was okay but we experienced occasional duds or over powered rounds (there was a recall eventually for the second issue)
Anyway, since I am a big CCI fan for .22, I decided to give it a try anyway.
I ran it in my most finicky .22, a Ruger 512. It is very accurate but does experience the occasional failure. I also ran some through my Heritage Arms Rough Rider, which is very reliable and, with most ammo, very decent accuracy. (It loves Mini-Mags and Aguila Super Maximum)
The AR Tactical was very reliable in both. My problem was with the consistency of accuracy. I would touch three rounds and then one with fly off a half inch to the upper right, touch four and then get another flier. This happened with both handguns. I tried some of the Federal Lightening that I normally use with the 512 and would touch all 10, switch back to the CCI and get fliers about 80% of the time.
The next time I go I will take along a couple of rifles, including my 10-22 (great shooter that handles almost anything) and my Henry Lever action which is my most accurate .22 rifle. I will also try my Ruger Mark II, which is my most accurate .22 pistol.
Feeding and firing :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Anyone else had much experience with this round?
It is 40 fps slower than the Mini-Mag 40 grain but I didn't really notice much drop at all, with the exception of one round that seemed a little light and went about 1/2 inch low at 25 feet.
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