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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2018, 10:18:33 PM »
I found a fifty round box of Thunderbolt in my shed a few years back.  It had to have been from the seventies and kept in the original box in a dank, damp place.

I shot all fifty rounds without a problem.

It's a good thing it was Thunderbolt, not Lightning. That stuff was crap. It's listed for sale online several places, but when I look, it's Champion, not Lightning. Most of them say Lightning Champion or Champion Lightning, but show a box that just says Champion.

I just read some reviews on the Champion ammo and most weren't very good. One person was having jam after jam in a Ruger 10/22 that worked great with any other ammo they tried, and people are having several other problems with it, like several duds that won't even fire with a second strike, several low power rounds per box, failures to eject, and more. I guess it really is Lightning rebranded.
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Great Price Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2018, 06:03:08 PM »
Palmetto State Armory.  Get it while you can.  Free shipping on 5 boxes or more.

Federal .22 Long Rifle 36gr Copper Plated HP Champion Ammunition, 525 Rounds  $19.99 a box...less than 4 cents a round.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/federal-22lr-36gr-copper-plated-hp-525rd-value-pack.html
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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2018, 11:54:51 PM »
After all the bad reviews I saw elsewhere I don't think I'll ever buy Champion .22 ammo. Even some of the good reviews at the above link didn't sound that good to me.

Here's a 4 star review.

22LR target rounds
Inexpensive, clean firing, reliable, not many misfires. Would recommend this for anyone into plinking targets. Will purchase again

Another 4 star review.

free shipping made me order this

When did not many misfires become "reliable" and a good enough reason for 4 out of 5 stars?
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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2018, 07:49:02 AM »
They worked great for me.  Not the highest level but the price was good.  I use it for training and for that I think it is excellent because it is copper swashed and not just a lead head.
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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2018, 09:04:45 AM »
Wideners has a good price on 22LR in large quantity.

4.4 cents a round for bulk Remington and Federal 22LR.

https://www.wideners.com/rimfire/22-lr-ammo
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Re: 22LR ammo
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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 11:06:00 AM »
At Rimfire Challenge, there were numerous mis-fires.  In fact it was noticeable to several in my squad that by the end of the day I was the only one with zero problems.  Even Tim Norris had one with Fiocchi (which I think is made by CCI) 1 out of 300 isn't acceptable in competition. 

I'll stick with CCI Standard Vel. for everything and pay a little more for the accuracy and dependability. 

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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2018, 04:12:05 PM »
Alf...try a box of CCI Green Tag, it shoots about 1/2 the size groups that CCI Standard does in my M41... the mental game is king at a match.... knowing you have the most accurate ammo is a great confidence builder... a couple of cents more a round is inconsequential compared to the overall cost of a match

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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2018, 05:25:44 PM »
Alf, I probably wouldn't use the bulk stuff for a competition.  The only Ruger Rimfire I ever shot in was in Tulsa and I used the CCI ammo just to avoid a misfire.  Competition is no place to cheap out...

Les, I'll have to try that Green Tag some day.  And you are right, being squared away between the ears is most important even if the difference may be negligible.

All this having been said...I like the 4.4 cents a round price for plinkers.  I thought we'd never see it again. 
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Re: 22LR ammo
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2018, 06:57:54 AM »
Well, at $195 this Federal Champion 22 LR 36 Grain CPHP - 5250 Rounds is a price I can't beat anywhere.  It's at Wideners right now. 
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