New Sportsmans / 22lr

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by circlepranch, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. circlepranch

    circlepranch
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    The Sportsmans in Hillboro opening today, they advertised 22lr bricks , one brick to first 500 customers.
     
  2. huthuthike

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    Believe this is for the Grand Opening 3/15. Flyer link
     
  3. circlepranch

    circlepranch
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    My bad sorry it is Sat
     
  4. 10 Spot Terminator

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    Did you guys notice the ammo is Remingtons " THUNDER DUDS " ? In my humble opinion after having shot thousands of .22 lr in my life , this has to be the WORST of the American made .22 ammo out there . If I had no other ammo I would of course shoot it but would try to limit it to bolt action rifles as it runs SO DIRTY . Even then I would carry a boresnake with me and run it every dozen or so rounds . I have expierienced a very high number of missfires with this ammo as well , hence the name I and others have given it .

    10 Spot
     
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  5. MilitantBEEMER

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    Thousands of rounds of thunder bolt through my 10/22 NEVER an issue for me. hundreds through P22 again never an issue.
     
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  6. 20buellteam

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    I am with 10 Spot ....this ammo is good if love cleaning your gun and don't mind your auto feed needing the occasional clearing . I'd buy it if that was all there was and I wanted my granddaughter to try out my single six revolver and there was nothing else in my safe. But
    , I have enough good copper plated rounds on hand already. Wax cover lead rounds are never as much fun for me. Ruger 10/22 's are soo much better (forgiving) than the average auto loader that somehow makes up for the odd weak load in every price point brand of ammo. But I don't shoot my 10/22 exclusively. Just wondering if anyone else has been frustrated by average or below average .22 ammo.
     
  7. bellarum

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    Time you will never get back. Make your families proud!
     
  8. Certaindeaf

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    Seppuku?
     
  9. Certaindeaf

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    A guaranteed quarter million rounds of just one brand is better than nothing.. especially if it makes the scalpers cry and say it's just terrible ammo.. lol
     
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  10. Doc In UPlace

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    Yep, you are not the only one.

    I have just finished a bunch of Winchester "Wildcat" white box that had about at 20% failure rate in my Ruger 22/45.
    It was kind of a blessing in that it made me tune up the Ruger attempting to get the White Box to run in it. Wound up polishing the feed ramp, installed Volquartsen's bolt tune-up kit, a set of the excellent VQ machined magazine floorplates for positive seating and ejection.

    In the end I got the "Wildcats" up to about a 10% failure rate but they were just awful, right down to the last "click"-nothing. o_O

    Federal Champions are proving to be only slightly unreliable with about a 2% FTF rate, and, coming as no surprise to most shooters, CCI Blazer and CCI premium .22's are The Gold Standard. I am pleasantly surprised that the CCI Blazers are turning out to be as good as they are; good thing, too because those are the only ones I've been able to get this year.
     
  11. Lone Gunman

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    How do Thunderbolts compare to Golden Bullets?

    I've run about 150 rounds of the Golden Bullets through my '80s vintage S&W auto which is rather picky. So far zero failures. Does throw a lot of crud out of the ejection port onto my hand though. Have shot about 120 rounds of Blazer, also with no failures, and about the tightest groups in a .22LR available in bulk. I'd rate the rest of bulk as follows:
    M-22 (maybe around 2% failure rate, FTE, no duds)
    Super-X, 333-rd pack (about 5-10% failure, mostly duds)

    Federal Champion, 525-rd pack (>20%, failures to fire, failures to eject, lots of duds; nice groups, but this is last resort ammo for me)

    [Update.
    Shot some more and Winchester 333 is nearly as bad Federal. M-22 closer to 10-20% failure rate, with a few jams and duds too. Another 50 rounds of Golden Bullets, with only one failure to feed.]
     
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  12. PuddleMonkey

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    I hate Golden Bullets, they leave that gold dust on everything. I prefer Cyclones or M22's, they run super clean, at least for 22 standards.
     
  13. nastybynature

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    They had Nitrogen sealed federal 325 count cans for $24. Just like this.
     
  14. Bill Siegle

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    Lots of 22 around 11:30am today :) Even saw a lot of powder although I couldnt tell you what types. Just more than I have seen in a while. Place was busy but well managed with the lines and availability. Great looking store!
     
  15. Lone Gunman

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    Was there at 4. They still had about 30-40 cans of the nitrogen-sealed Federal. About 25 50-rd boxes of Australian-made Winchester 42-gr subsonic ($6.49). Maybe 10 100-rd trays of CCI .22 shorts. Around 5 boxes of CCI .22 magnums of some sort. No more of the Thunderbolts on the shelf, but when I was walking toward the camping area, a salesgirl had a box in each hand, walking back to the gun section. She remarked to another clerk that she had found it hidden behind some clothes.
     
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