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Old August 1st, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1
 
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Which Walmart bulk ammo for Mark III 22/45?

Just bought a 4.5" Mark III 22/45.

My local Walmart sells the following bulk ammo:
Federal 550 (out of stock)
Remington 550
Winchester 333

all the same price of $0.0345 per bullet.

I've read reviews saying the Federal 550 are best out of what Walmart has.

But my store is out of stock in those.

So between Remington 550 and Winchester 333, which are better for the 22/45?



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I'd say Winchester 333 is a better round in general. I dont remember seeing anyone (including on rimfire central) saying the W333's were bad. Remington on the other hand is a hit or miss.
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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!
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I was shooting my MK-II this past thursday and ran 100 rounds of Winchester Super-X and Fedral Federal Lightning and completely tore the bullseye out of the target.

My Federal 550 Bulk ammo shoots about the same, as do Winchester Wildcats. Haven't tried Winchester 333 yet.

Just try out both types of ammo and it may be fine.

I find that I may vary from day to day a lot more than any minor differences in ammo choice.
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Just bought a 4.5" Mark III 22/45.
So between Remington 550 and Winchester 333, which are better for the 22/45?
Definitely NOT the Remington. I get about a 10% FTF with Remington bulks from Wal Mart. I can't wait to shoot up the rest of this box and go to Federals or Winchester for bulk 22 ammo.
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I was shooting my MK-II this past thursday and ran 100 rounds of Winchester Super-X and Fedral Federal Lightning and completely tore the bullseye out of the target.

My Federal 550 Bulk ammo shoots about the same, as do Winchester Wildcats. Haven't tried Winchester 333 yet.

Just try out both types of ammo and it may be fine.

I find that I may vary from day to day a lot more than any minor differences in ammo choice.
Federal Lightning is 40 grain vs Federal 550 bulk ammo's 36 grain. Yet Lightning is cheaper?!

What's the catch?
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Win. 333's have worked for me, however my favorite is Federal Automatch.
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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.
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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.
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Federal Lightning is 40 grain vs Federal 550 bulk ammo's 36 grain. Yet Lightning is cheaper?!

What's the catch?
the catch (at least for me) is accuracy.

Winchester 333 36grain: 3" grouping, 4 bullseys per magainze

Federal Lightning: 40 grain, 4" groupings, 2 bullseyes per mag

but winchester has more jams (~10 out of 333) vs Lightning (1 out of 200)

hopefully Federal's bulk brick is the best of both worlds:
litttle or no jams, small groupings w/lots of bullseyes. i can hope, right?

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+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.

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