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Is there a better all around ammo than CCI's Mini-Mags?

2012 Views 27 Replies 23 Participants Last post by  Ron AKA
If you had to buy one type of ammo for 10 different .22lrs, what would you choose to give the best mix of accuracy and reliability? I'm leaving cost out since that's very subjective. Ignoring higher priced match ammo, and considering it will be used for paper punching, hunting, varmint control, and whatever else people use .22s for.

When I go out to try a new rifle, I keep finding that mini-mags always function, always shoot well, and don't break the bank. I know each rifle has its preferred ammo, but I've never seen one that flat out hated MMs.

Maybe call it your desert island ammo.
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CCI Minimag has been my go to ammo for all my 22 rimfires. It is the most reliable firing ammo that I have. It is not the most accurate, nor is it the worst. It is the only ammo that will fire 100% reliably in my Walther P22. I can't say that for any other ammo that I have tried. I don't recall it every failing to fire (or to feed properly in autos).
Remington GB bulk pack. not the old junk the new production. it is great ammo. accurate and reliable in all my guns. just as good as or better than MM. mucho cheaper too.
When (what year) did the GB change from JUNK to "new and great"? Is there a Remington date code that one can read to determine the "good/new" stuff from the bad? The GM I used several years ago was not as reliable firing as CCI MiniMag. Jams, failures to fire, failure to eject in my auto (about 10%) ; occasional fail to fires (about 3%) in bolt rifles. I am willing to try GM again, but need a bit more information first on how to tell the old from the new.
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