S & W 22A Suggested Starting Ammo?

S & W 22A Suggested Starting Ammo?

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    S & W 22A Suggested Starting Ammo?

    Reciently purchased a 22A for practice. After reading a lot on
    the 'net, I see some of the 22A's are a bit ammo specific. Is there a
    particular brand/type of ammo that seems to cause the least amount of jams and fail to fire situations?

    I also have a SW9VE which I like quiet well for a PDW but my primary
    interest is in the 22A due to costs and noise. At some point I want me
    and my wife to get our CC permits since she works late hours.

    The 22A will obviously not be for a PDW. But neither of us have done
    any shooting in 20 years so we need to practice and work out way up to a comfortable level.

    Thanks for any and all input. Have a pleasant weekend.

    Craig


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    Mine likes CCI mini-mags and stingers just fine. I've only had a couple malfunctions and they were on winchester bulk ammo, but even then it was after a couple hundred rounds so things were getting dirty.
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    Federal bulk box fire flawless in mine even after several hundred rounds without cleaning it
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    federal bulk pack works great

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    Check the owners manual to see if they have any recommendations in regards to velocity. Some brands of firearms specify velocity. good luck, john

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    It depends

    Get a couple of 50 round boxes and try out a bunch. It's good practice and you won't have to commit to a bulk pack. The one we have at the range as a rental shoots everything well and except for the occasional broken firing pin has held up to extremely high round counts. Also works filthy dirty and gummed up, too.

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    Mine didn't like Federal's American Eagle. Runs fine on Remington bulk.
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    Most 22's seem to like CCI Mini Mags, but you will need to try them out in your gun, each one can be different as to what shoots reliably.
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    Thanks for the replies

    It seems the general consinsis either Remington Thunder Bolt and the CCI MiniMags. My local dealer does not CCI and I do not shop WalMart.

    I was given a 50 box of the Thunder Bolt virety - I'll see what happens and in the mean time order some of the CCI.

    I have had seen some questions on using High Volocity ammo in the 22A. Some pro and cons.

    Again, Thanks and have a good week.

    Craig

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