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Old March 2nd, 2020, 04:38 PM   #1
 
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Question Ruger American Rimfire 22LR Ammunition Recommendation

Ok so I have searched the forums for suggestions/recommendations/answers but come across nothing difinitive.

I know rimfire rifles can be finicky about the brand of ammo that they like and each brand of rifle tends to have a couple of brands of ammo that work well with them and not with others.

I have always used CCI as I always had lots left over from my Sako Quad which loved the CCI 36gr HPHV, unfortunately I'm finding that the same ammunition is "shot gunning" at 75Y. I've persevered with it becase it's cheap per 100 rounds and readily available but I've finally decided that I need reliable and accurate ammo for the Ruger.

I hope that having a clear title to this thread that it makes a search easier for people with a similar query in the future

What have you found works reliably and accurately with the Ruger American Rimfire 22LR?



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I found that CCI Blazers gave me tightest groups of the five flavors I tried. The other four were 40 gr Mini mags, Federal Champions, Rem Golden Bullets, and Federal Automatch.
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All Federal ammo and CCI Mini-Mags are the only ones I shoot regularly and like.

Federal 40-grain ammo seems to be good all the way down the line; at least, my 10/22 thinks so.
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Ruger American Rimfire 22LR Ammunition Recommendation

In semi auto I find minimags for break in then any thing cci. Thatís for domestic ammo use and after that the best that you can afford for the purpose your using it for.

Pure fun plinking? Cci anything but always lean to minimag.

Squirrel or rabbit hunting, if itís 5-50 yard cci sv is ok and 25-75 yard I co to low tier foreign stuff like tac-22.


Target middle and upper norma , SK, Wolff, and so on. I donít shoot competitively against others only myself.

I have some lower eley and a couple bricks of eleys top stuff.
I only have two rifles Iíll shoot eley black box though, mainly because itís supper expensive.

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Perfect timing for this topic. Pretty much a newbie here. Running a 22 ruger bolt action which I love. Been using cci subsonic with no issues.

I am going to be picking up a 10/22 in the near future.

Might be a silly question, but can you run mini-mags in the bolt and 10/22? Will they cycle in the 10/22?

Appreciate your feedback and guidance!


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The mini mags will work fine in both rifles.
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Old March 5th, 2020, 08:19 AM   #7
 
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You might find better accuracy with CCI Std Vel. in the bolt action. They may not want to reliably cycle the 10/22.
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Thanks. Thoughts on what would be the best to cycle in the 10/22? Picked up the rifle last night and looking to try it out this weekend.


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Just about any CCI 22 ammo works well in the American, I have also had good luck with the Aquila super extra plated 40 grain round nose. Norma match and TAC 22 work well also. Surprisingly almost all of my rifles don't do well with the Norma match in the white box but the American is the only rifle that will shoot under an inch with the norma match.
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Thanks. Thoughts on what would be the best to cycle in the 10/22? Picked up the rifle last night and looking to try it out this weekend.


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I tried about 10 different brands/loads. CCI SV outperformed the others significantly.
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Thanks for the responses all. I was running a CCI MiniMag 36gn and at 50 it was great but beyond that was all over the place. I am running a barrel attachment so that may be the issue with the consistency. I might remove it at give them another try. The barrel attachemtn isn't needed anyway.
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Ammo recommendation

To a point with a stock gun?
The most consistent ammo you can afford.


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