Anyone been shootin' rimfire a long time?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by FishGuy, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. FishGuy

    FishGuy Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    If so, how does todays ammo compare to the ammo you used to shoot (ie 20, 30, even 40 years ago)?? Just curious
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    cleaner on the whole as accurate? accurate stuff then was pricey compared to plinking ammo too

    way cheaper on the whole though too

    i found a brick ( 10 boxes of 50 ) marked 6:95 that i bought way back and left at families house way back ..

  3. Mostly good but I have more fail to fire now than I used to have. I think the huge quantity they pump out today compared to 30-40 years ago made a difference. My old standard for match ammo was green box Remington standard velocity ammo and then it just went down hill and others took its place as the standard match round. Eley used to be my go to round for a long range match ammo but now its Winchester Super X. I have others in my cabinet that are more expensive but they don't shoot any better. Of course that could be my fault.
  4. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Remington Golden bullets used to be very good ammo back in the 70's. It's not worth fooling with now. CCI was top notch then as now. The Stingers sucked in the accuracy dept. when they first came out. Haven't bought any of them since around 76.
  5. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    Definitely less fail to fire rounds then. As a side note I actually swallowed a couple Winchesters in the late 70's. My dad had a winchester model 5 something singleshot bottom auotejector rifle that was dead nuts to 100 yards. Well because it wasn't a repeater I got in the habit of carrying a round in my lips for a fast reload if the woodchuck didn't die ASAP! As you can guess there were a couple that went down the hatch. never even felt "off" after eating one LOL
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    CCI mini Mag .. ;)
  7. 6x6pinz

    6x6pinz New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Mesa, Az
    The CCI used to be 9.99 a brick of 500. I swear it had more recoil. firearms that would cycle great struggle unless you use higher velocity stuff today. Accuracy is no difference that I can tell. Ammo might have gotten a little less accurate and I got a little better so the difference is not noticeable.
  8. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    While we are on the subject of rimfire, what brands are more likely to have FTF problems? For the last two years I have shot on the average 200 rounds a week with zero FTF. Most of what I use is Fed Auto Match, followed by Fed bulk, Win SS HP Wolf MT, And SK Std +
    95% of my shooting has been with CZ bolts with the remainder being Henry lever and 10/22's.
    Have I been lucky, or is the norm?
  9. 6x6pinz

    6x6pinz New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Mesa, Az
    I would be surprised if you didn't post good results from those firearms.

    I use mainly winchester 333 and federal bulk pack 22lr. I get what seems like weak rounds with the federal once in a while but it seems like I get more rounds failing to fire even with a decent rim hit. I don't remember that from days gone by (ain't gettin old great)
  10. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    More money, but everything costs more! Accuracy about the same.:)
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    When I was a kid I would ride my bike into the LGS and pick up 3 bricks of Winchester Wildcat ammo for $9 a brick. We would then burn up all 1500 rounds the next day out on mudflat rd. Oh the days of burning through all that ammo and just laughing and having fun.
  12. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    The days of the $4.95 bricks are long gone. I got my first .22 when I was about 10 years old, so I guess I have been shooting them for 50 years. Like a couple of folks said, there is a lot more FTF's now. Accuracy is about the same, unless you take into consideration the older eyes!!
  13. denglazer

    denglazer New Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Received a cut down Win. 67 on my 7th birthday(1954). Both Win.and Rem. shorts were .49 cents a box and both were very accurate. Can't ever remember having a FTF out of thousands of rounds.Still have that old rifle.
  14. My old Savage single shot bolt action will fire rounds that my 10/22 won't and unlike that gun and my Marlin 60 it doesn't care what bullet shape, weight or brand I feed into it. Same with my old H&R 922. It will fire ammo that my S&W M41 won't even feed let alone fire and it flat out don't matter what it is. I don't remember having the same problem 40 years ago but then I probably didn't buy as wide a variety of ammo then since my toy stores had a limited selection.
  15. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Bolt actions, lever actions and revolvers, especially older revolvers with hammer mounted firing pins will always be more reliable than semi's.
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