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I ordered 1500 rds, not sure why since I don't really need it. 500 for under $20 just tripped my trigger I guess.
 

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Hopefully prices and supplies will be good for a while now.
 

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My local Wal-Mart had a bunch of 550 count Federal Champion boxes in the display for $19.97 each. I'm so conditioned to buy 22lr when I find it at an "acceptable" price I almost bought ammo I didn't really need. There was a lot of other 22lr there too, but none as inexpensive. I'm glad to see the rimfire ammo generally available again. :)
 

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I am not in any danger of running out, never have been, but seeing it at pre-2012 prices "triggered" me. I am still shooting .22 I bought in the 90s, and only shot up the last of the stuff my father bought in the 70s and 80s in the last year or so.
 

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I can get it at any Walmart around me for 4 cents a round, not a problem. I keep a variety of types as each one of my firearms has its own preference. Thunderbolt is particularly good in my M1 .22 carbine.
 

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With more and more 22 LR ammo showing up, I get to return to my aficionado state again, holding out and looking for specific 22 LR ammo. Still haven't found any Remington yellowjackets at a price I was willing to pay ($93/brick of 500), But I've got some stingers and will try some of the Velocitors.
 

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I still have an adequate supply for the rest of my life, particularly if I don't start getting to the range or a place to shoot any more often than the last two years. My heirs will have to cash in on my ammo and Case knife collection.
 

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Oh, and CCI Mini-mags are my favorites for hunting. Federal Champion for all around shooting, followed by Remington Golden Bullets as a close 2nd.
 

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Oh, and CCI Mini-mags are my favorites for hunting. Federal Champion for all around shooting, followed by Remington Golden Bullets as a close 2nd.
I have enough .22s that one of them is bound to like about anything I buy, golden bullets seem to work well in everything though. Those darn auto matchs from federal only seem to work well in my revolvers though, go figure.
 

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I have enough .22s that one of them is bound to like about anything I buy, golden bullets seem to work well in everything though. Those darn auto matchs from federal only seem to work well in my revolvers though, go figure.
Federal Champions are not Automatch. Amazing a compay can make as great a round as the Champion, and then make a round that truly sucks as bad as the Automatch. The Automatch came out immediately following Sandy Hook and Federal billed it for semi-autos. One box was more than enough for me, but I did buy and sell a load of the junk, did the same with Winchester white box.
 

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There are members here who can verify I took care of their ,22 ammo fix when ,22 ammo was unobtainbable for the mear mortal.

I did so reasonably, and didn't push the junk on members. I often sold members .22 ammo at less than half what I could sell it on GUNBROKER. Remington Golden Bullets were not always a top three for me. I had inconsistant loads dating back over ten years ago, and then I began seeing "New, Improved" on the boxes and found they were.

For those I sold Mini-Mags to for $10 a box of 100 to during the ,22 dryspell, I had $8.75 into them with tax at a minimum. I was able to sell them at one point for $30 per hundred, but mostly kept them for myself and have over 5,000 rounds in my larder today of them. I usually waited in line starting at 4-5 am at Walmart to buy three boxes of them, and if I was lucky, could hit 3 Walmarts and get 9 boxes.

I got real Lucky one time when a cashier from the front was stationed at the ammo counter and was not aware of the three box limit and sold me two cases of Federal Champion 36 grain hollow-points, 11,000 rounds, it was Jack pot time,

It was a fun time, but I really enjoy sleeping until 6 or 6:30
 
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Federal Champions are not Automatch. Amazing a compay can make as great a round as the Champion, and then make a round that truly sucks as bad as the Automatch. The Automatch came out immediately following Sandy Hook and Federal billed it for semi-autos. One box was more than enough for me, but I did buy and sell a load of the junk, did the same with Winchester white box.
yea same with my results!
auto match is the second worse 22 ammo in my guns, number 1 being held by Winchester bulk 22.
Remington Golden bullet runs best overall, thunderbolt is the second best.
I own a Ruger MK III, Browning Buck mark, 2 Beretta neos, a Ruger 10/ 22 and a couple of bolt action rifles but they don't count.
 

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Federal Champions are not Automatch. Amazing a compay can make as great a round as the Champion, and then make a round that truly sucks as bad as the Automatch. The Automatch came out immediately following Sandy Hook and Federal billed it for semi-autos. One box was more than enough for me, but I did buy and sell a load of the junk, did the same with Winchester white box.
Automatch was out WAY before Sandy Hook. I remember it from about 15 years ago or more. When they started selling it at Port Lavaca Walmart, I was living in my old house. It is the favorite of my Rossi 511 revolver. That gun will put Automatch into 1" off sandbags at 25 yards and all else is 2" or more including Champions. So, every round has its uses, even that Winchester 333 bulk junk. :D
 

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I just never saw the Federal Automatch in any stores until after Sandy Hook, was unaware they existed.

I did notice that our local Walmarts quit having the 550 boxes of Champion and everything coming in from federal was the 325 count boxes of Automatch.
 
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What was funny to me was the first box of CCI Tactical .22 I found, was the only thing Walmart had, then a few weeks later, they had nothing at all. I mean, I guess this is the stuff the military uses for CQC? I mean, it's tactical, right? :rolleyes:

Federal must have concentrated on Automatch or something. For a long time, I could get Automatch. I didn't seem my first 550 round box of Champion on ANY shelves until fairly recently. I carry Champion in my NAA mini revolver as it shoots the best in that gun. It shoots okay in my SR22, also, but I've found Remington Golden Bullet shoots really well in that gun, too, as well as in my new Heritage revolver. See, seems like every gun has its own preference. I didn't really keep much of anything around, BUT Federal champion in the past. Now, since the great 4 year Obama .22 drought, I've learned to keep a variety around. :D I test any new weapon with a variety to find just what it likes.
 
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Automatch was out WAY before Sandy Hook. I remember it from about 15 years ago or more. When they started selling it at Port Lavaca Walmart, I was living in my old house. It is the favorite of my Rossi 511 revolver. That gun will put Automatch into 1" off sandbags at 25 yards and all else is 2" or more including Champions. So, every round has its uses, even that Winchester 333 bulk junk. :D
See if you can get your hands on a box or two of the Remington Vipers for your Rossi 511. Different bullet profile and it's a hypervelocity round.
 

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I'm not impressed by "hyper velocity". You give up bullet weight, there's no free lunch here. Accuracy is FAR more important and I've noticed with CCI Stinger, its accuracy in most of the .22s I've tried it in is mediocre at best. Got to be able to head shoot a squirrel at 50 yards, ya know. If I'm hunting song dogs, I'll upgrade to my .22 mag....or maybe my .223. :D
 

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I'm not impressed by "hyper velocity". You give up bullet weight, there's no free lunch here. Accuracy is FAR more important and I've noticed with CCI Stinger, it's accuracy in most of the .22s I've tried it in is mediocre at best. Got to be able to head shoot a squirrel at 50 yards, ya know. If I'm hunting song dogs, I'll upgrade to my .22 mag....or maybe my .223. :D
Have you, or anyone else tried the CCI Velocitors? They are 40 grain and I believe 1420-1440 fps/ I have a dozen boxes of it but have never shot any.
 

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Have you, or anyone else tried the CCI Velocitors? They are 40 grain and I believe 1420-1440 fps/ I have a dozen boxes of it but have never shot any.
Nope, can't try 'em ALL. :lol: Stingers did work pretty well, what few I tried in that HP22, but of course, you're not supposed to shoot high velocity, let alone hyper velocity, in that fine, quality weapon. :rolleyes:
 
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