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Old 11-15-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

Anyone else primarily using Federal 550 round bulk .22LR ammo that you find at Walmart? I have several boxes and find it fairly accurate, fairly clean and have experienced very few failures to fire due to dud rounds. Remington bulk packs OTOH, I seem to have a higher failure rate by far in my .22s than Federals budget ammo.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

Same here on the federal 550 packs..We shot up 3 boxes of them 1 box of winchester 330 box and 2 Remington 550 bonus boxes.The winchester sucked!! Misfires 1/2 loads way more then i would have guessed. All in 2 months time.

Remington Not bad at all,,, but the federal was the best with no half loads or misfires,,,But they must have been defective.I couldn't hit sh it.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

biggest problem i've had with federal bulk is deformed bullets.....

remington "golden" bulk has by far been the worst for me as far as duds.

i do miss "PMC" bricks of .22.....have not seen it offered anywhere in a while.

Still under the impression that "bricks" (10 boxes per carton) of .22 LR is generally of better quality than these bulk cartons they are offering. Still believe it has something to do with long term storage and handling/care of the product.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

The only thing being in bulk pack could do to the ammo is deform the bullets sure can't mess with the ignition of the ammo.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

I suspect that when a major brand has an economy brand or pack it is ammo that failed to meet their standards in statistical testing. There may have been too many misfires or too much variation in physical dimensions or in pressure or velocity. Not unsafe but not good enough for their premium labels. Some manufacturers do this. I don't know about ammo companies but they do have very high standards and a batch or lot of ammo could fail statistical sampling and still be fine plinking ammo, maybe better than the best of cheaper brands. They would not just throw this away.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:02 PM   #6
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

Wonder what the swamp people use???
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:12 AM   #7
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

Been using it for years. When I started buying it, it was $8.98 a box. Now it is $18.98 a box.
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...haven't had a .22 rimfire round misfire in the last 40 years...and I KNOW I ain't livin' that right...just hasn't happened to me...
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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

All my 22 ammo I keep in GI Ammo boxes and I NEVER one miss fire . I got 10,000 rds of Super X in 1976 at $.99 box and still shoot good . 10,000 of Remy at $.88 a box in the 90's ... still works good.

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Re: Federal 550 Round Bulk .22LR

I use a lot of Federal & Winchester Bulk .22LR, & have had very good performance from them. I also use Winchester & Remington "upgrade"? ammo, & have had no problems. However, I too have had way too many FTF's with Remington bulk .22's.
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Bought the same for $20.00 here. Have not had a bit of problem.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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I don't shoot a lot of 22 but I do go thru a fair amount of centerfire reloads. My dad had several bricks of old Winchester yellow box ammo (probably got them at a yard sale) and I'm working my way thru them and they always go bang. If I pick up a Bearcat this spring then I could start shooting more 22's.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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I shoot the Federal 550 packs and get excellent results, mostly in a single six.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:09 PM   #14
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Federal Bulk is the most common .22LR made now and has been for a few years. More and more gun manufacturers are designing new weapons and use Federal Bulk as their test ammo.
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Federal Bulk is the most common .22LR made now and has been for a few years. More and more gun manufacturers are designing new weapons and use Federal Bulk as their test ammo.
Works well with a P-22 which are noted to be finicky about ammo.
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It's the only 22LR HP Bulk my Walther P22 will work well with.
CCI Round nose also works well, but almost twice the cost.
The Winchester have, by far, been the worst
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It's the only 22LR HP Bulk my Walther P22 will work well with.
CCI Round nose also works well, but almost twice the cost.
The Winchester have, by far, been the worst
Works great in my P22 also and Ned's as posted above your post.
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I agree, I like the Federal 22s, but the Federal Champion 9mm is terrible. Go figure.
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You have such cool guns. I have an Uberti just like that one but it jams and its currently being repaired by Uberti.
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This the part that fails in Colt and there cones . I know all the late model Cimarron they have the Ruger type pawl and spring in there guns . The flat spring broke or got week . This tool and kit can be had for Midway .

I own 4 Cimarron now and 1 the lock up was too tight . So I took a about .003 off the middle step of pawl to correct it . To check this , pull your hammer back all the way and hold it there and see if cylinder rotation has any movement , it needs movement . If so it OK , if not need to stone a .001 or so off pawl . Remember DON"T change angles and a .001 make a big differents so go super slow . A tight cylinder cause bad timing and jams ups .

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