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Old 11-05-2008, 06:55 AM
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Found a couple boxes of sears "Ted Williams" .22 Lr ammo, it's obviously old stock stuff, and since it came from Sears I'm assuming it was "cheap", I'd like to try it in the "Cheap Ammo Challenge", but first would like to find out as much about it as I can. If it turns out to be the equivallent to Federal Gold Match I wouldn't enter it, but I somehow doubt it's anything more than a marginal line of ammo from one of the major American producers....

Anybody know anything about this stuff.......?

BTW....this find also included a brick of Winchester Wildcats, so they just might be my next CAC entry.......
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:55 AM
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Don't know, but I would guess it's going to be from one of the "big three," Winchester, Remington, or Federal. If I remember correctly, (and that's a BIG if ) I think that Winchester made a lot of the Ted Williams ammo. Is there any clues on the box, is there a headstamp?
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:58 PM
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When I get out to the garage later Bigfoot, I'll look it over real good and try to give you a better description of it.....
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Post a picture of the cartridge. I know Federal minted up Hi-powers for Western Auto (Revelation) and others. I still remember what it looked like, so I could ID it if it is the Federal Hi-power in a Sears box. I shot a good bit of the Revelation stuff when I was a teen and young adult.

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I'd hang on to it as a collector type item. Comming from Sears it was not anything special in it's day but you can't buy it anymore.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:25 AM
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Sears 22 Ammo

Federal comes to mind as the maker...with either an XR or F headstamp
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:24 AM
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The headstamp is a big "S"......
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:57 PM
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Federal comes to mind as the maker...with either an XR or F head stamp
XR = Xtra Range, made by Federal for Sears. If I remember correctly...sometimes the gray matter spits and sputters a bit. Mac
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:13 PM
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headstamp S

then that should be Mexican by A guilar
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:03 PM
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then that should be Mexican by A guilar
Could very well be, the packaging didn't look any older than maybe the late 70's or 80's vintage.....
I gave it to a friend that collects boxes of old .22's....(if I kept it, I would have shot it)....
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:13 AM
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The headstamp is a big "S"......
Looked at a couple of sites and came up with Sears and Smith & Wesson. Mac
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