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Well I decided to buy a plinker and went with a Browning Buckmark Camper 5.5 inch barrell. I bought a brick of Super X Winchesters as recommended by the seller. I have'nt had a jam up yet 400 Rds. Is there really that much difference between these and the cheaper brands. I tried some Federal Lightnings in my rifle once and was really suprised at how bad they shot in my rifle.What other shells would be worth trying just for the heck of it.Whatevers on sale or stick with the Super X? :roll: :roll:
 

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.22 ammo suggestions......

WildBill,
If you are looking for a good field round for your new .22 handgun, I highly recommend WINCHESTER POWER POINTS!! They are VERY effective on critters in the field AND they are accurate in most every .22 handgun or rifle I've tried them in!! They are a little more expensive then the stuff on sale at the local Walmart, but they are WELL WORTH the extra money!!

A friend of mine discovered them first and told me about them, at the time I was using CCI Mini-Mag ammo, and I just didn't believe ALL that he claimed. Then I started "seeing" the results in the field & at the range. :shock: After watching the results in the field on a FEW HUNDRED animals, I'm now a definite believer!!

Good luck w/your Browning and go get some Win. PowerPoints!
Del
 

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I think .22 handguns are a lot like the rifles. Each one has its favorite ammo and its hard to predict what will work best. If you are most interested in accuracy you might want to buy a box or 2 of every type and brand you can locate. Then pick some nice days at the range to test them out. You might be surprised what you find. Buy a brick of the ammo you like best after you've done your testing. In my Browning/Win. 52b some very old Win high speed shot best - better even than the $12.00/box Federal Match and RWS match. For an autoloader you may need to concentrate on ammo that will reliably function the gun - some light target loaded ammo may no work it.

Good luck - should be fun to explore the gun's capabilities.
 

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Any of the cheap Federal stuff, in my experience, doesn't have enough primer mixture in the rim. Hence, a lot of misfires! As long as it's a semi auto, I'd stay with the higher velocity stuff.
 

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I should of added this in the previous one. Have you ever tryed shooting any of the "all metal(Winchester I think)" shot cartridges in your BuckMark? I'd be interested in knowing if they fire and eject properly.
 

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Well, I find that Federal SV Target & Match (haven't tried the Ultra-Match) grades of ammo are the ONLY ammo that will reliably function my Ruger Mark II. I used to have a dickens of a time with failure-to-chamber (not really a failure to feed, it just wouldn't chamber all the way) when I was using other ammo. I went from gunsmith to gunsmith trying to figure it out, but noboby knew what was wrong...usually happened after 3-4 magazines, and was driving me bananas. I always had to look to see if I could see any brass showing, and if it was, push the bolt home with my hand. Tried stronger recoil springs, etc....nothing. Finally just jacked 2 mags of ammo through the gun without firing. When I got to the last cartridge, I had to PUSH the cartridge into the chamber, and not a light push, either. So I looked inside...there was a big ol' ring of the soft, gooey lube around the chamber at about the place where the mouth of the cartridge case came. Well, it wasn't so damn-all soft that it let the cartridge in easily; it was a real obstruction.
SO, I hied me to my local ammo emporium and investigated various brands of .22LR cartridges. I found the Federals had a nice HARD wax lube, which might not leave such a messy deposit.I bought a couple-three different grades and tried 'em out. It worked! Haven't had a problem since, and it's been 5 years and many bricks of ammo.
There MAY be other brands with a hard wax lube that would work equally well, but I've found what works, and I'm stickin' to it.
 

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Beretta U22 neo

I have a new beretta U22 and have had nothing but problems with winchester X ammo. stovepipes and hangs up about every two clips.
Any one who has one and has a good ammo to suggest, I will try anything, even the more expesive rounds if need be.

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I've had good results with Remington 38 grain hollow point golden bullets in the bulk (525) box in my Ruger MkII. Shot accurately with very few duds and functioned reliably. My Ruger had functioning problem with some of the softer target load but this worked fine. It is also cheap at $10 a box locally at the big box stores.
 

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Walmart Federal Bulk packs are hard to beat. In standard velocity, I've been using Aguila SV. Great stuff.

If you're having trouble with feeding, try CCI ammo and see if that solves it.
 

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WildBill: I have found that standard velocity CCIs functioned my MkI without problem and do the same for my MkII. Also, the Remington Sub-Sonics function my MKII without problem. For higher velocity ammo, the Remington Golden Bullet, a 22LR solid at high speed and the CCI Mini-Max are both top contenders for accuracy and fucntion from my MKII. I also carry the Remington solid in my Beretta 21A - no malfunctions.

Some 22 ammo has a lot of lubrication to it and also quite often shoot dirty. My MKII is the government target model and used to hang up regularly on the old Hansen ammo and other cheaper stuff. You may wish to also check the condition of your magazines, which I have found to be a good cause for feeding problems with my Mks. You can find new Ruger 10 shot factory mags for around $12 from the shotgun blues. Hope this helps. Mikey.
 
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