Winchester Western .22lr

Major Kong

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Anyone familiar with this stuff?

I know each rifle is different as far as tastes, but just trying to find out a general consensus.

Just saw multiple 525 round boxes for $22 at Academy by the house.

Passed b/c I didn't want that many of something I knew nothing about.

If feedback is positive, I might go back and pick up a box.

MK

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Pilgrim

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Winchester westerns are just ok in my opinion. They do fine in single-shots. revolvers, lever actions, and bolt rifles but can be sketchy on semi-autos. YMMV...
 

Major Kong

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I would be shooting them out of a Savage MK II F bolt gun, so cycling is not a concern. I was more curious about accuracy/consistency.

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Lame Bear

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The ammo you are talking about is good for plinking. Not quite as good as 555 & M-22. When they have it, Wal Mart sells 1000 rnds. of M-22 for $ 48.00 + tax.
 

9x19

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I bought some Winchester 555 and 333 at Wal-Mart a year or so back... they didn't perform well in my guns... those you say may be different, but like you I'd be cautious unless it's all you can find.
 

navyguy

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Plinking ammo. Fine for that, but don't expect great target groups. There is a place for such ammo. Plinking. Shoting tin cans and similar targets at 15-25 yards. Or just at a commercial range as long as you know the limitations of the ammo. Fun stuff which is where such .22 ammo shines. I pick up some when I come across it at reasonable prices.
 

Lame Bear

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I was surprised yesterday to see 10 boxes of CCI Mini Mag 100 count boxes on the shelf at the local Wal Mart. It was $ 7.95 a box. I didn't buy any because I don't shoot it, but I got on the horn to a couple of fellow shooters who do. They both scored 3 boxes ea.
 

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1. Was it the 36 grain HP rated at 1280 fps?

2. What's the gun it will feed?

Anytime I find Winchester 40 grain copper plated HP DynaPoints (which has not been the case for several years), I'll buy all I can afford. I have a Ruger 10-22 target rifle that drills hole upon hole at 50 yards with that ammo.

.22 LR guns are picky about ammo (even with guns from the same production line). And, different lots of the same .22 ammo yield different results.

That is the fun/frustration of .22 guns/ammo. Keep shooting them until you find what works.

Buy a box (doubt they are still on the shelf, though)!

When I have .22LR ammo that sux in my guns, I just give it away to another shooter at the range. Usually get a WTF look, until they figure out it is free.

I've given away lots of "Golden Bullets."
 

Major Kong

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Shortround:

It was the 36 grain HP rated at 1280 fps.

It would be shot out of a Savage MK II F (sporter barrel)

MK


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