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redrocket 06-22-2019 08:09 PM

The New Blazer 22 is CRAP!
 
Bang Bang Pop Snick Bang Bang Pop fewf! VERY Inconsistent!
Used to be really decent ammo. Won't be buying anymore!

JHB51 06-22-2019 08:15 PM

Inform CCI give them the lot number. They need to be made aware of this,

farscott 06-22-2019 08:22 PM

Which Blazer round? The 40-grain packed in boxes of 50 or the 38-grain packed in 525-round "value packs"?

Calamity Sue's Husband 06-22-2019 09:11 PM

Once I went to sv's, I kissed Blazer goodbye. Many years ago I shot them in my handguns because they cycled decently. Didn't care where the round went. When I went to bench shooting, they shot like bleep, along with all Win and all Fed. Not my opinion, my gun's. No, I can't afford an Annie so don't tell me how great they shoot in them. :rolleyes:

Calamity Sue's Husband 06-22-2019 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by redrocket (Post 11522001)
Bang Bang Pop Snick Bang Bang Pop fewf! VERY Inconsistent!
Used to be really decent ammo. Won't be buying anymore!

As I mentioned, I shoot sv's mostly, but Calamity has to shoot the hv's until we get rid of them. For the past three weeks, I've loaded six of her Ruger mags with Fed HV Match. Since she had problems with them the first time out, I made sure I had a different lot the next time. As you said "bang, pop, fizz, pop, bang, fizz, etc. The fizz never ejected the shell. Mind now, she shoots 1K a week and has never had a problem. I still have 3-4 bricks of this bleepin' stuff.

On my end, long ago a fairly knowledge lady recommended Fed Target, sv in the orange box. I've tried them in my great shooting GM barrel in my ruger 1264, my good shooting Ruger Light Varmint 1235, my Sporter Deluxe, and others. Total kwrap. Pop, fizz, fizz, fizz, pop, fizz, and all the fizzes are FTE. Again, I shoot 1K of all sv's through these with never a FTE.

I've known this for years and sold all my Fed Champions that I bought at WW, the 550's, and many of the metal cans containing 2100 rounds that I bought at Cabelas in the good ole days. Again, at 50 and 75 yards, I was very lucky to get half the mag in my 3" Shoot N C target.

JTJ 06-22-2019 10:25 PM

The 50 round boxes of Blazer have been working fine but I have heard a lot of whining about the 38 grain bulk packs. My wife's 15-22 likes the Blazers and mine does OK with the older Federals. New Federals seem to be getting more failures and stovepipes. I have a bunch of them. The 22-45 lite eats them. I picked up a brick of Aguila 38 grain HP and a 100 box of CCI poly coated subsonic to try out. I have heard that the Remington golden bullets are doing OK. I have not bought any in years because the last batch was so bad. The Aguila SV's have been doing ok but I am a plinker. I dont have any target grade guns.

IHMSA80x80 06-23-2019 12:00 AM

Blazer is bargain basement ammo. You can't expect much from that.

Samuel_Hoggson 06-23-2019 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calamity Sue's Husband (Post 11522061)
When I went to bench shooting, they shot like bleep, along with all Win and all Fed. Not my opinion, my gun's. No, I can't afford an Annie so don't tell me how great they shoot in them. :rolleyes:

Reverse is more like it. HS bulk stuff doesn't shoot much better in our Anschutz rifles than it does in our youth group 10/22s.

Better ammo more clearly separates average and good barrels.

Calamity Sue's Husband 06-23-2019 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Samuel_Hoggson (Post 11522211)
Reverse is more like it. HS bulk stuff doesn't shoot much better in our Anschutz rifles than it does in our youth group 10/22s.

Better ammo more clearly separates average and good barrels.

Really. I'm sorry to hear that. From reading all the posts here about ammo shooting so well, then they mention their rifle is an Annie, I thought everything shot well in them. By well, to me, it's 1/2"-3/4" for ten shots, five times. (50 rounds) :rolleyes:

Calamity Sue's Husband 06-23-2019 01:52 PM

That's at 50 yards.

Wouldn't let me edit my last post .... again.

redrocket 06-23-2019 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by farscott (Post 11522013)
Which Blazer round? The 40-grain packed in boxes of 50 or the 38-grain packed in 525-round "value packs"?

Bought a case from Target sports USA in the 50rd. boxes. Never had a problem with Blazers but this case is CRAP! Out of every 50 rds. probably about 15-20 are under powered, Very audible! The weak ones won't eject either.

Dirty Whiteboy 06-23-2019 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redrocket (Post 11522669)
Bought a case from Target sports USA in the 50rd. boxes. Never had a problem with Blazers but this case is CRAP! Out of every 50 rds. probably about 15-20 are under powered, Very audible! The weak ones won't eject either.

This isn't good, I have some older Blazers I use for steel challenge matches, guess I better conserve them.

redrocket 06-23-2019 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IHMSA80x80 (Post 11522165)
Blazer is bargain basement ammo. You can't expect much from that.

It use to shoot Very well! I shoot it in my pistols for Steel Challenge, this case has a funny looking head stamp, like someone else loaded them. (I'll post some pictures of head stamp and lot #)
Agreed, they are now bargain basement crap! Won't be buying anymore!:mad:

farscott 06-23-2019 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redrocket (Post 11522669)
Bought a case from Target sports USA in the 50rd. boxes. Never had a problem with Blazers but this case is CRAP! Out of every 50 rds. probably about 15-20 are under powered, Very audible! The weak ones won't eject either.

That was my worry. I use these Blazers (just bought a case from Target Sports USA) in my Advantage Arms G17.4 conversion kit for trigger control practice. Not too many rounds that are compatible with the kit, so this is a possible issue for me.

I wonder if these lots were loaded on the CCI lines or on the Federal lines.

dogmansb 06-24-2019 06:00 AM

I have bought 7 or 8 bricks (10 50/pks) of Blazer in the last six months and had zero issues with them. I don't know much about ammo manufacture but maybe it was a bad run on their line?


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