GUN ammo suggestions for a newb

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  1. nkudahc

    nkudahc New Member

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    recently i purchased a walther p22 because i always liked shooting when i was a kid and it's kind of something i always wanted to do. but not knowing much about it i'm not really sure what kind of ammo to buy for it. it seems there are about a billion different kinds of .22 long rifle out there. i was hoping maybe you guys would be able to make some suggestions about what kind of bullets i should buy?
     
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    nkudahc New Member

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    also maybe you guys know of a good place to purchase ammo, i'm guessing i can do better than 5$ for 50 rounds at the shooting range?
     
  3. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Just get the $9 550 round value pack at Walmart.
     
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    wal*mart is usually a good bet, but before you stock up make sure that your range lets you use outside ammo.
     
  5. nkudahc

    nkudahc New Member

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    a guy at the shooting range told me i want to get bullets with a copper coating on them..he said that will keep my gun cleaner, is there anything to that?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Also I've heard P22's can be a bit finicky on ammo. I'd recomment going and buying a bunch of High velocity .22LR in boxes of 50, should run $1-2 at most stores. Then see what your guns likes, or dislikes. For a good .22 round that always works good I like CCI MiniMags.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I just bought a Ruger Mark III and I just got the 525 Remington Value pack.
     
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    those are what the guy at the range gave me last weekend but they were like 14$ i think for a box of 100, i'd like to find something cheaper so i can shoot more more often. also i'm kind of new to this, how do i know when my gun likes or dislikes something?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    That is highway robbery for that ammo. I normally pay ~$3-4 per hundred of the CCI's.
     
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    nkudahc New Member

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    where?
     
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    jesus christ. that's a 9mm price.
     
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    walmart is either about 9 dollars for 500-550 rounds. I'd say away from the winchester with exposed lead (I've had feeling problems.) The remington stuff is pretty dirty, the best luck I've had is with the federal stuff.
     
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    nkudahc New Member

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    thanks for the link...that looks like a pretty good deal to me. about the federal or remington ammo, does it matter how dirty it is if you clean your gun each time after shooting?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    not really, .22 wont be that dirty, but if you keep it clean it wont be an issue, just a tad more cleaning.
    When I bought my gun, the guy recommended Remington 525 pack
     
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    for those with Bi-Marts; CCI is on sale right now 3/$10
     
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    The copper jacketed bullets reduce lead fouling in barrel. So essentially it will keep the gun cleaner...but it's a .22lr. Just get what's cheap and clean well after each range trip.

    P22's kick ass. :bigthumb:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Yeah I like the look of them, they were just too small for my hand, so i got the 22/45 Target
     
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    I get the cheap $9 550 round box of federal copper plated's from walmart. Try 1 box and see if they run smooth in your gun.
     
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    that sounds like a good idea. about how long should it take to clean, my brother showed me what he calls "the army way" but that seemed to take forever
     
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    Everybody has their own way of cleaning their guns. Some people take them apart after every trip to the range and clean every part of them and some just run a boresnake through and add a little oil. Depends on how much time you want to put into it I guess...
     
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    :cool: I may go check it out tomorrow. I'm running low on .22
     
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    my p22 runs flawless on the Federal Match, 2k rounds so far without a single problem, like $35/500 at the local gun store. Refuses to run on Remmington 550 value pack from walmart(safety walk and fte). Seems to run ok so far on the federal 36 grain copper plated hollow points, haven't gotten through the whole box yet.
     
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    The army teaches people to get their guns clean enough to eat off of. For a plinking pistol its not necessary to me. A malfunction isn't going to cost you your life and if anything you run the risk of damaging it through too vigorous of a cleaning. Personally I dont clean my .22 everytime I go to the range. I can tell accuracy goes down when it starts to get super dirty and thats a sign I need to clean. When I clean it its usually some clp down the bore, pull the bore snake through a few times, take a toothbrush and some clp to the bolt, wipe dry and put it away. Maybe 10-15 minutes while I'm watching tv. Some guys think cleaning is as fun as going to the range. I think its a dirty annoying job and don't care if I put it away with a little powder residue on it.
     

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