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SpineShank  [Member]
5/16/2009 12:45:34 PM EST
Lets just say you went to walmart to get 22lr ammo and all that is left for your gsg 5 or ar15 is the 22lr mini mag hallow points. Would you buy them? are they useless over 100 yrd?
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rugerdog  [Member]
5/16/2009 12:52:54 PM EST
Mini mags are one of the best performing rounds I have ever used on coyotes and rabbits. I think they are in the 1400 fps range. All .22 ammo starts to lose effect after 100 yards. Mini mags will still shitcan a rabbit at 140 yards.
SpineShank  [Member]
5/16/2009 12:54:18 PM EST
even the hollow points at 140 yrd?
Tommy2399  [Member]
5/16/2009 6:12:57 PM EST
As mentioned the CCI are good perfomers and if the 40 gr. HV are Federal at 1300/1400 fps the really work the action better on a .22
Labomatic  [Member]
5/16/2009 7:06:22 PM EST
they will routinely take a deer down out to 100.
CCI mini mags are the preferred .22 lr choice at the farm.

CCI maxi mags for a .22 Magnum.
IIRC  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:16:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Labomatic:
they will routinely take a deer down out to 100.
CCI mini mags are the preferred .22 lr choice at the farm.

CCI maxi mags for a .22 Magnum.


I hope your joking about shooting deer at 100 yards with a .22lr.

If not, prepare for a shitstorm.
Windustsearch  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:18:19 PM EST
CCI mini mags are high quality ammunition.
Nlinc  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:18:43 PM EST
If you want to shoot seriously at 100+yards, why are you using .22LR?

ETA: That being said Minimags are good ammo.
echofivekilo  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:20:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
CCI mini mags are high quality ammunition.


This.

Labomatic  [Member]
5/16/2009 7:28:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By IIRC:
Originally Posted By Labomatic:
they will routinely take a deer down out to 100.
CCI mini mags are the preferred .22 lr choice at the farm.

CCI maxi mags for a .22 Magnum.


I hope your joking about shooting deer at 100 yards with a .22lr.

If not, prepare for a shitstorm.


no, i'm not..
we use to farm peanuts. deer were an extreme nuisance. now that Mexicans have the market on the peanuts, we just ranch cattle.
before black rifles were popular .22 LR and .22 Mags were the norm for culling deer. when black rifles started to become common AR's took their place.

several of us in the area shoot or have shot .22 sillouette comps.
given the price of ammo..
we might get even more .22 time.

if your curious about what a .22 can do..search for that post about the frozen turkey shoot.

PantherArms762  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:32:16 PM EST
Are the Mini Mags still just .22lr? I thought they were .22 magnum.
MACD  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:39:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
Are the Mini Mags still just .22lr? I thought they were .22 magnum.

yep, .22LR. The Maxi-Mag is CCI's .22Mag.
PantherArms762  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:42:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By MACD:

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
Are the Mini Mags still just .22lr? I thought they were .22 magnum.

yep, .22LR. The Maxi-Mag is CCI's .22Mag.


I had a choice today of a half case of the mini mags or the stingers.

I went Stinger.

TaylorWSO  [Life Member]
5/16/2009 7:46:36 PM EST
just shooting paper get the 40 gr, If you want to kill small animals the HPs are much better. The solids just punch a hole, decent hole none the less, but the HPs put down varmits a lot quicker.

And CCI MM are the best 22lr hands down, the only 22lr that will cycle ALL my rifles/pistols.
Keith_J  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 7:52:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Nlinc:
If you want to shoot seriously at 100+yards, why are you using .22LR?

ETA: That being said Minimags are good ammo.


Why not? At Grapetown (Central TX Schutzenverien) they shoot .22 LR standard velocity at 200 yards. But then again, they work twice as hard as the English .
MACD  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 8:00:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
Originally Posted By MACD:

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
Are the Mini Mags still just .22lr? I thought they were .22 magnum.

yep, .22LR. The Maxi-Mag is CCI's .22Mag.


I had a choice today of a half case of the mini mags or the stingers.

I went Stinger.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/NewCamera.jpg

haha, I've never seen the big box. Stingers work in almost everything, great on small game. I don't think CCI makes any bad ammo.

I do wish they would bring back the minimag+V, those made nice clean holes in paper but still flipped squirrels and birds @100+. Most accurate ammo I could get for my Rem 522.
PantherArms762  [Team Member]
5/16/2009 8:10:48 PM EST
I had the Wal-Mart guy on his hands and knees diggin.

I was feeling a bit used when i dropped $57 on 500rds of .22lr though.
earlybirdnj  [Member]
5/17/2009 2:52:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By echofivekilo:
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
CCI mini mags are high quality ammunition.


This.



+1

vanilla_gorilla  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 3:15:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
I had the Wal-Mart guy on his hands and knees diggin.

I was feeling a bit used when i dropped $57 on 500rds of .22lr though.

I was given a few boxes of 50(?) Stingers to use in my 10/22. They shot so poorly at 50 yards that I gave them back.
RichK  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 3:32:12 AM EST
I found 3 boxes of the 40 grain solids at my local Walmart at $7 a box. The local gunstore has them at $9 a box. Can't find anything except Remington in a value pack and my Ruger Mk II doesn't like them at all. Still a lot cheaper than any center fire ammo, so if I want to practice it's the CCIs.
C-4  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 8:07:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
I had the Wal-Mart guy on his hands and knees diggin.

I was feeling a bit used when i dropped $57 on 500rds of .22lr though.


That's better than on-line and you didn't pay shipping. You did good.
Windustsearch  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 8:15:59 AM EST
If you are after a little bit better accuracy, the CCI Green Tag is the way to go. If you want to grenade small animals, the Stingers rule the world. Otherwise, Mini Mags are good all around ammunition (although expensive).
RpDPMS  [Member]
5/17/2009 8:45:36 AM EST
I am a huge fan of CCI Stingers! I spent 34.00 on 250 rounds yesterday I'm still in sticker shock! I remember buying them for 2.99 for a box of 50 a couple years back at wally world.. Buck O'Fama!!!! and as for the 10/22 and Stingers, The Squirrels In the Francis Marion national Forest where my parents farm is wish i couldn't hit them at 50,75, and 100 yards. I take my 10/22 to the range and take 20 oz coke bottle tops off with em. You might need to invest in a better scope! my Original scope it was really hard to do, but i took the old scope off my .270 and put it on my 10/22, and its no problem now with a std barrel! looks a bit overkill, but hey.... reach out and touch something right!
Labomatic  [Member]
5/17/2009 8:46:33 AM EST
some guns wont chamber a stinger reliably. my sons cricket isnt able to shoot them. infact i think the gun even says so somewhere.
i have never heard of a gun not being reliable with Mini's
Ridge_Runner_5  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 8:49:36 AM EST
MiniMags are THE best .22 round and are only overshadowed by the Federal pack due to price per round...
Labomatic  [Member]
5/17/2009 9:14:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By RpDPMS:
I am a huge fan of CCI Stingers! I spent 34.00 on 250 rounds yesterday I'm still in sticker shock! I remember buying them for 2.99 for a box of 50 a couple years back at wally world.. Buck O'Fama!!!! and as for the 10/22 and Stingers, The Squirrels In the Francis Marion national Forest where my parents farm is wish i couldn't hit them at 50,75, and 100 yards. I take my 10/22 to the range and take 20 oz coke bottle tops off with em. You might need to invest in a better scope! my Original scope it was really hard to do, but i took the old scope off my .270 and put it on my 10/22, and its no problem now with a std barrel! looks a bit overkill, but hey.... reach out and touch something right!



i've always had substantial optics on .22's.
my marlin 60 thats 30 years old wears a 20 year old Tasco World class 3x9x40. my ruger 77/22 heavy barrel wears a leupold 24x. that ruger 77/22 is the cats ass. i have a marlin bolt action .22 that has a weaver 4x on it as well.

i am looking at fitting the marlin bolt gun with a suppressor when i buy one for my AR.

my model 60 is about wore out to tell you the truth. i mean WORE OUT. i've been looking at replacing it, but cant decide.
SpineShank  [Member]
5/17/2009 9:26:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nlinc:
If you want to shoot seriously at 100+yards, why are you using .22LR?

ETA: That being said Minimags are good ammo.


Well the range I want to practice with 22lr is 100-150 yrds. with my gsg5 and sometimes my AR. I was just wondering if the hollow points would be able to do that since its a lighter grain.. (refering to CCI mini mag)
SpineShank  [Member]
5/17/2009 9:28:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By RichK:
I found 3 boxes of the 40 grain solids at my local Walmart at $7 a box. The local gunstore has them at $9 a box. Can't find anything except Remington in a value pack and my Ruger Mk II doesn't like them at all. Still a lot cheaper than any center fire ammo, so if I want to practice it's the CCIs.


Here in San Antonio the the CCI MINI mag 40 gr go for $6.47 for 100.
IndianJoe  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 10:36:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
I had the Wal-Mart guy on his hands and knees diggin.

I was feeling a bit used when i dropped $57 on 500rds of .22lr though.

I was given a few boxes of 50(?) Stingers to use in my 10/22. They shot so poorly at 50 yards that I gave them back.


Probably operator error.

Seriously, there could be a problem with the rifle.

All my 10/22 's eat CCI like candy. Super quality stuff.
vanilla_gorilla  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 11:16:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By IndianJoe:
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
I had the Wal-Mart guy on his hands and knees diggin.

I was feeling a bit used when i dropped $57 on 500rds of .22lr though.

I was given a few boxes of 50(?) Stingers to use in my 10/22. They shot so poorly at 50 yards that I gave them back.


Probably operator error.

Seriously, there could be a problem with the rifle.

All my 10/22 's eat CCI like candy. Super quality stuff.


Federal bulk pack can do a half inch or less when I don't have too much caffeine and do things right. Stingers did around 4 inches at the same distance. My brother has a nearly identical 10/22, and had the same experience on the same day, so I just put it down to being the ammo.
Windustsearch  [Team Member]
5/17/2009 12:00:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By SpineShank:
Originally Posted By Nlinc:
If you want to shoot seriously at 100+yards, why are you using .22LR?

ETA: That being said Minimags are good ammo.


Well the range I want to practice with 22lr is 100-150 yrds. with my gsg5 and sometimes my AR. I was just wondering if the hollow points would be able to do that since its a lighter grain.. (refering to CCI mini mag)


Hollow points are for right wing extremists. You should take your .22 to a buy back program immediately.
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