Cleanest shooting .22LR ammo ? ?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by one eye joe, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. one eye joe

    one eye joe New Member

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    In your experience, what has been the cleanest shooting .22 LR ammo that you have used ? ? I'm shooting a 10 shot, S&W 617 revolver which by design, is particularly prone to accumulating residue. Your suggestions are appreciated...............one eye joe ;)
     
  2. tim peterson

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    Welcome Joe I also have a 22 pistol that dosent like residue or dirt at all. Recently I bought some Remington golden bullets and CCI Stingers. And they both preformed real well. No problems with jaming or ejection.
     

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you the dirtiest.

    Remington Thunderbolts (used to be Mohawks), followed by Winchester Wildcats.

    I think the cleanest I've shot is probably CCI Mini Mags.
     
  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I just bought a brick of CCI Blazer .22. I have never used that brand before, but - if they are like their centerfire brothers then they will probably turn out to be the dirtiest.
     
  5. PPK 32

    PPK 32 Active Member

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    The Blazers are pretty dirty, but they shoot pretty trouble free. Thunderbolts are cr@p, jams, failure to fire, nothing but trouble. I have had pretty good luck with Federal Bulk HP seems to be pretty clean. Windchester seems to be a bit dirty too. I will plow through about 200-300 in a visit to the range.
     
  6. RandyP

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    Since I always clean my handguns after each range trip (great therapy-lol) it doesn't affect me much I reckon. My semi-autos like Federal and Remington copper clad rounds equally well. I agree that the Thunderbolts and other bare lead bullets are mighty dirty things indeed.