Originally Posted by Albtraum
Saw a red box I've never seen before, it was made by Federal, I thought I'd give them a try, so I bought that box as well as my favorite, tried and true CCI Blazers. The American Eagle Federal box had 400 rounds and was $19.99. Blazers box, 525 rnds for $19.99.
Got home and opened up the box... huge disappointment. As I pulled out the nice little tray I noticed that some of the brass was discolored and had blemishes.
Then I pull out a round and examine the bullet. Even worse, the copper plating is TERRIBLE. There are pits where you see lead showing, and little dents and scratches on every single bullet. They also have the wax lubricant which is sloppy and some of the hollow points are filled with it. Then, I gave a little tug on the bullets, and they wiggle, and turn if I give them a little twist, they sit loosely on the brass cases.
I seriously cannot believe there can be bullets manufactured with such low quality and inconsistencies, and they weren't even a bargain... I could have gotten a 500rnd box of Remington Thunderbolts for a few bucks less and even those are made much better than these American Eagle Federals. I thought I'd try out something new and this is what I see.. guess I'll stick with the Blazers and Mini-Mags.
Originally Posted by rcairflr
Attached below is a review that someone did on the accuracy of numerous different .22lr ammo in his rifle. The American Eagle was some of the most accurate ammo he shot in his gun. The CCI Blazer on the other hand, was very inaccurate and shot some of his worst groups.
I wouldn't give up on it until you've shot it in your rifle and see how it likes it.
I havent tried out the new ammo you've descibed, for the fact I havent seen any locally.
One thing I have found out about the CCI Blazers, is that with the bulk packs, my groups and accuracy went to heck and back. But, with the 500rnd CCI Blazers, some of the better Ive shot!
JLA did a test and posted it here in the forum: