Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by panzermk2 » 07 Apr 2012, 10:14

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panzermk2 wrote:I like CCI and Federal. Remington 22lr is the worst money can buy. Such junk.
not to mention what ever coats the "golden bullets" gets everywhere. I hate the gold flake all over my barrel and action.

Forgot about that, plus for awhile they where selling it in a Remington coffee cup. Being the coffee addict I am I bought a bunch. The first time through the dish washer almost all of the image washed off. I should have known.
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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by jmz5 » 07 Apr 2012, 16:55

I only use CCI or better, my stock is mostly CCI standards and wolf MT, with some lapua and eley mixed in. Mostly subsonic and match ammo.
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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Cohiba » 08 Apr 2012, 03:49

my little savage loves the blazer bulk, how luck is that. but the BL-22 likes thunderbolts (which are accurate when sorted by weight on a digital scale), the trooper and 10-22 CEEBEE's best but function and shoot the federal thunderbolts well enough that that is my prefered storage bullet.
I just take the time to sit down in front of the digital scale and sort them into 3 seperate weight catagories. the ones that are balls on are kept, the sporatic ones are shot in the bolt and lever for practice and the near empty ones are shot in the 10-22 and the pistol for small game around the house.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by ShockedNKansas » 22 Aug 2012, 08:20

fd57 wrote:As much as you can afford, store, and transport.

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Umm... that's a healthy stash of ammo fd57. I'm comin' to your location for protection when the SHTF.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by fzr confused » 22 Aug 2012, 11:36

I have between 5-7,000 rounds I would say. My bigger problem is my 10/22 likes 1 type of ammo and my gsg g5 likes another and I never remember which is for which :(. My 10/22 actually likes almost any ammo, but with the stupid muzzle light stock it just sucks...gotta get something better. CCI is what I have the most of though.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by jmz5 » 01 Sep 2012, 03:58

Cyberfly wrote:Rather than the 'proper amount', what is the 'best kind' of bulk .22LR?
My Ruger SR22 tends to jam up bad on Winchester green box. I'm still not sure if its the aftermarket 20 round mags or??
The GSG 1911 doesn't have any problems with the ammo though.
I will only buy minimags or better. I like Wolf MT for accuracy.

The cheap bulk is exactly that, cheap, it's horribly inaccurate.

Keep that stuff in an air tight container and it will last forever.

Don't be rough house with it either, sometimes if you toss .22 ammo around too much, a chunk of the priming compound can break off in stuff that has been sitting for years. If your pin his the rim where the chunk broke off, you will misfire.
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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Civil » 16 Sep 2012, 07:40

ShockedNKansas wrote:
fd57 wrote:As much as you can afford, store, and transport.

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Umm... that's a healthy stash of ammo fd57. I'm comin' to your location for protection when the SHTF.
That's a tiny amount :p

Get working on a better stash. But really buy what you can afford. :thumb:

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Mister Freeze » 16 Sep 2012, 16:46

1 mag's worth for every man, woman, child, and beast on earth is a good place to start.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by bigpoppa » 19 Sep 2012, 20:52

i usually maintain a stash of 2000 rounds at all times. my brother sent me a link to a website that had 5250 rounds for Federal .22 for 220.00 might have to stock up :)

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by fd57 » 19 Sep 2012, 21:03

Just noticed the referenced snap. LOL That's maybe ~11K rounds of 9, 5.7, and .308 in that photo. There's more than one of those "stashes". But less than five. All in separate locations of course.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Civil » 29 Sep 2012, 22:55

Buy it cheap and stack it deep......

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by fd57 » 30 Sep 2012, 06:01

Just buy it (ammo, parts, cleaning and lubrication agents and supplies). The dollar will only continue to decrease in value, so a dollar today buys you X ammo, while a dollar in two months from today will buy you X-Y ammo.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by PainKillaX » 03 Oct 2012, 00:08

On .22, I don't know the exact best prices, but Wal-Mart had 1600 rounds of CCI+a dry box for $99 and Cabela's had either 1000 or 1400 rounds of Federal for $60

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Vortec MAX » 04 Oct 2012, 07:06

I am pretty sure I have in excess of 10K rounds. My thinking is that when the economy collapses, .22 ammo will be as valuable as gold. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it would make great barter material.

As for the ammo that is best... I second CCI Mini Mags and Federal bulk (525 packs). I have actually won matches with the Federal bulk stuff. I have had very few if any malfunctions with either of those choices.

I also second that Remington bulk stuff is the worst out there. I get about a 10% failure rate on that stuff. At least one round per 10 round magazine will not fire. I have even tried to take the "duds" and put them in a different gun, and they still won't fire. They are absolute crap.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Jerlucky05 » 05 Mar 2013, 19:41

Holy chit if you buy what you can afford I would love to see your pay check or bank account. That's one of the coolest pics I have seen of a ammo stash.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Rapier1772 » 05 Mar 2013, 19:50

Don't let the pic fool you, its an old pic :laugh:
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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by Vortec MAX » 05 Mar 2013, 21:46

Funny. Looking at my post above... I must be psychic. 22 LR ammo IS like gold now.

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by 500SWfan » 05 Mar 2013, 21:57

Vortec MAX wrote:Funny. Looking at my post above... I must be psychic. 22 LR ammo IS like gold now.

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Try finding 22 Short ammo. That's platinum. :cry:

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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by flyingirish04 » 09 Mar 2013, 16:22

Vortec MAX wrote:Funny. Looking at my post above... I must be psychic. 22 LR ammo IS like gold now.

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Not anymore. Stock is filling up around here. Price still up, but not as high as before. Give it four more months, the whole climate will be back to being fine and well.

But my answer still holds true though... :p
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Re: Whats the proper ammount of 22LR

Post by faldoc » 18 Mar 2013, 11:48

A lot. I have some 10+ year old Federal bulk that is full of duds, maybe 20% or more. My other old bulk is all ok...All told my 22lr stash is over 10k, just enough for me for a few years.

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