This is a discussion on Which Walmart bulk ammo for Mark III 22/45? within the Ruger Rimfires forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Just bought a 4.5" Mark III 22/45.
My local Walmart sells the following bulk ammo:
Federal 550 (out of stock)
I'd say Winchester 333 is a better round in general. I don't remember seeing anyone (including on rimfire central) saying the W333's were bad. Remington on the other hand is a hit or miss.
Good advice! For whatever reason my MK II jams about once a clip with the Remington, sometimes almost bending the round double trying to chamber it. Pretty much everything else feeds flawless unless I just happen to get a dud. I use the Remington I have bought in other .22's without issue except for the FTF that the Golden bullets are know for ...........with good reason!
If you can wait or go to another Wall Mart and get the Federal than I would suggest you do that. If you must choose between the Remington or the Winchesters it is hard to say for me. While I have had a bad batch of Remington's before that was only once and have never had that problem again. With the Remington's you MIGHT have a few that will not fire on the first hit but usually the second hit will do it. I have also shot some of the Winchester 333's and in my experience they all went bang but if you inspect the bullets they all have different shaped hollow points that are deformed. If you do decide to buy Remington's or Winchesters I say buy ONE box of each and see which your gun shoots better with and you like better. If you are just buying a box to go shoot because you cannot wait until the Federals make there way back I would have to say the Remington's. I assume the Remington's we are speaking about are the GOLDEN BULLET'S. If they are not then I would suggest the Winchester's.
This has been asked many times and the answer is always the same. Try different brands and your gun will tell what it likes best. Just because Brand A shoots good in Joe Bobs gun, doesn't mean it will work worth a crap in yours. That's just the nature of .22's.
[Try different brands and your gun will tell what it likes best.
+1. All guns are a bit different. My Mark II seems to like them all as far as being reliable. I haven't set down and 'tested' what is the most accurate yet with it as they all seem to hit what I aim at (if I don't screw up that is....). Now I have tested with my Colt Frontier scout, and it likes the Federal bulk best. Walmart had some Federal auto 'target' .22LR for a bit more money and those really tightened up the groups... just more expensive to shoot. Win wildcat came next, then Remington. It 'really' didn't like the CCI subsonic stuff or shorts... low and all over.... Point is grab a box of several different brands and sit down and do some testing. It is actually fun! My tests were at 15 yards, 18 rounds (three cylinders) per type (I believe I tested about 10-12 different types) shooting at exactly the same spot for each test (no compensation for left or right, up or down) from benchrest. Mark target for vertical and write down type. Put up new target and continue. Then compare afterwards.
Last edited by rclark; August 6th, 2010 at 10:39 PM.