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Seeking opinions of these brands of ammo. My favourite gun shop these brands of ammo on special at the moment:
 
1. Federal Premium Gold Medal .22
2. CCI Green Tag .22
3. CCI Standard Velocity .22
4. Federal Powershok (a number of calibres)
5. Federal Tactical TRU
 
Is this stuff any good???
 
Also, what do you guys think of Winchester Wildcat HP .22???
 
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what do you want to do with it???

i like cci stinger for varmints.
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The best thing to do is buy several brands and try them. .22lr seems to be the most sensitive to ammo selection for each specific rifle and ammo lot #. I have had good luck with the Remington golden bullets and the CCI Green tag overall. Yet 2 of my rifles do better with CCI mini-mags and one liked the Wildcats.  For me finding the most accurate match between rifle and ammo is rarely the high priced match ammo. (Thank Goodness)When you find a bullet that your rifle likes buy as much of that lot # you can afford because of the variance between lots.
    I really like the explosive terminal performance of the stingers but they tend to be the least accurate for me. Many of the rifle manufactures recommend not to shoot the stingers in Match chambered rifles because of the longer case of the stingers. The good thing is that .22 is relatively inexpensive to shoot so you can have a lot of fun finding the weapons favorite ammo. 
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That's very sound advice. Different guns will like different cartridges, even within very close serial numbers from the same manufacturer. One may love Federal, the next may love Rem Corelokt, and still the next might only shoot Winchester well. Then about the time you use all of those shells, the next batch may have changed enough that searching for the magic has to take place all over again. This is the reason why those that want consistent accuracy will reload.
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+1.  You will need to give different brands a try, but personally the CCI standard velocity work good as do the Green Tag.  
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 For me it is cci standard and the green tag is rhe best out of my savage mark II and my buck mark.
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It will be 25% plinking, 75% Target shooting in a match...(after i've got my new rifles and scopes i'm getting soon all sorted)
 
Originally posted by rjtfroggy rjtfroggy wrote:

For me it is cci standard and the green tag is the best out of my savage mark II
 
Which is my Xmas present this year! Big Grin I got the BTVLS on order. See my thread in the 'Firearms' forum.
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important to remember not to mix jacketed with lube lead, grouping and poi may not be reflective of actual state, and will change over time. the first 3 you list are target grade, and shouldn't be placed with other groups. accuracy depends more on  the consistency of the primer mix, in 22lr, and as such try to buy the largest lot number of that particular, if you find it shoots good.
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