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Old March 20th, 2017, 04:45 PM   #1
 
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SR 22 ammo recommendations?

Hi all,
Curious on ammo recommendations for my SR 22. I'm new to shooting and this is my 1st gun purchase. Looking forward to shooting this gun and just learning the functions of it.

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Welcome. My SR22 likes most hi-velocity ammo.
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I have fond Uncoated led bullets can fowl the feed ramp and lead. Coated bullets work very well, M22's have worked spawesome in mine.

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Hey from MinNDakota.

So far my SR22 has handled anything I've put through it. The first couple of hundred were HV, but standard velocity CCIs also work fine and they are more accurate in mine than the HV.
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Hi all,
Curious on ammo recommendations for my SR 22. I'm new to shooting and this is my 1st gun purchase. Looking forward to shooting this gun and just learning the functions of it.

Thanks
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Simple answers are the best. You cannot go wrong with plain old CCI Minimags 40gr copper washed ammo not hollow point. About $10.00 per hundred.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm going to try the cci's mini mags. Seems to be the concensus that I have found and read about.
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Hey from MinNDakota.

So far my SR22 has handled anything I've put through it. The first couple of hundred were HV, but standard velocity CCIs also work fine and they are more accurate in mine than the HV.
If you are shooting the SR22, it is a waste of money to shoot expensive ammo at close ranges pistol shooting. My SR22 eats any ammo I have fed it. Don't spend $9.00 to $10.00 on a box of ammo for point and shoot skills or plinking. CCI mini mags is not needed and just a waste of money. This is especially true if you shoot often. That additional cost really adds up fast.

There is no reason to shoot HV ammo with the SR22. The gun cycles fine on standard. This is also a waste of money.

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Always keep that thing pointed Down Range.
Keep track of what ammo and how much you use.
Write it down and put it in a plastic baggie and keep it with the Firearm.
Don't rely on memory it Malfunctions sometimes too.
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Simple answers are the best. You cannot go wrong with plain old CCI Minimags 40gr copper washed ammo not hollow point. About $10.00 per hundred.
They are the most consistent in my wifes but are more like $7-8 a hundred. It does like the Golden rounds as well as Auto match, but CCI is the best and easy to get now.
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Best price I've found shipped on CCI MiniMag is from Academy. $7.99/100 rd box and free shipping over $25 (no minimum free shipping deal now). There's a 10 box limit per order but you can place multiple orders. If they're out of stock, they usually get more within a few days so check often.

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davevabch, It may be a waste of $$$ for you but I don't think it is fair to tell someone how to spend their money .... specifically how CCI Mini Mags are too expensive for plinking or point & shoot. FYI ... most Standard Velocity 22s cost the same or possibly more than High Velocity. Personally, I would rather spend my money on something that works .... meaning ... it functions well and is as accurate as the gun allows ... so what if it costs a penny or two more per round. The last time I went to my LGS, bulk ammo (Federal or Remington) was selling for 5 bucks a brick less than premium grade CCI Mini Mags .... that's just a penny a round cheaper.
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davevabch, It may be a waste of $$$ for you but I don't think it is fair to tell someone how to spend their money .... specifically how CCI Mini Mags are too expensive for plinking or point & shoot. FYI ... most Standard Velocity 22s cost the same or possibly more than High Velocity. Personally, I would rather spend my money on something that works .... meaning ... it functions well and is as accurate as the gun allows ... so what if it costs a penny or two more per round. The last time I went to my LGS, bulk ammo (Federal or Remington) was selling for 5 bucks a brick less than premium grade CCI Mini Mags .... that's just a penny a round cheaper.
I am not telling anyone anything, only a recommendation as you are now. I will save the 5 dollar a brick more and get the same results out of the SR22. You have to really be good to tell the difference in accuracy with point and shoot training done on a consistent basis. Hitting multiple rapid fire 3-5" glow targets is good enough for me. Most HV powder will not even have a chance to burn completely in a short barrel pistol.
5 bucks to you obviously is not a lot of money. But I shoot a lot and it adds up quick. Add that over a years time and I should have enough saved to buy a new gun. Glad you like shooting the SR22. At least we have something in common.
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davevabch, I do indeed enjoy shooting my Ruger SR22. Accuracy may not be match grade but it is actually pretty decent considering the barrel length and sights.

When I buy ammo, I try to buy a brand that shoots well in my many rifles, pistols, and revolvers. CCI Mini Mags seem to fill the bill for all but match grade requirements. There is more than just accuracy .... Mini Mags feed exceptionally well in my semi-autos ... including my SR22. Further, I have experienced almost no misfires or duds with Mini Mags .... something I just can't say about some other brands.

Back just a few months ago, if you wanted to buy 22 LR ammo, you pretty much had to buy what was available. In my area, that was bulk ammo to include, Remington, Federal, or Winchester, and even they were quite scarce. On one range trip, we were shooting Remington Golden Bullet bulk ammo. We had several failures to feed and quite a few duds. At the end of the day, my Grandson and I had gone through a 325 round Value Pack and accumulated over 25 rounds of duds or cartridges that got badly damaged from being jammed. Where's the savings?

Last week, my Grandson and I went to the farm range and shot up a 500 round brick of Mini-Mags. We never had a single malfunction of any kind .... not a single dud, and accuracy was very good in several different handguns and rifles.

My point is .... frustration from failures to feed or duds, plus not so stellar accuracy seems like a good reason to buy better quality ammo. Just my opinion of course.
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Try a few. See witch ones you gun likes.
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After my SR-22 was fixed by Ruger, takedown lever broke, it has eaten HV and Standard. Last time out had some Remington Golden and bullets wobbled and it ate them fine. As others try everything and if it don't like it don't use it again.
Would suggest starting out with quality cci mini mags etc. to break in.
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