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I agree with COFFEE POT. CCI Mini-Mags seem to shoot the best but cost way more than Federals. With exception of the Federal bulk pack ammo, I have had poor performance with all other bulk pack 22s and other cheap stuff in 50 round boxes. If you have a chronograph, try shooting a 10 shot string with several brands. You'll soon see why we recommend Federals and CCI. Besides accuracy, CCIs and Federals tend to feed better too.
 
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I like the Federals too. Use the 550 Bulk packs for my MKII & Single Six, and the Automatch in my rifles (10/22 RRR, and 77/22).

The Automatch in both rifles will shoot groups a fraction of the size of the 550 bulk (pencil diameter groups vs. quarter size groups), but thats from a rest. Offhand with pistols, I'm not a good enough shot to tell the difference so they get the cheaper 550 pack.

The Remington Golden bullet I tried were crap. BANG, pip, pop, dud, bang. Dirty as heck too. Left me with a raspy throat shooing indoors in a very short period.
 

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I like Federal bulk packs and Stinger, I use the bulk pack federal for just plicking. If I am hunting or removing something like a sunk I use stringer. They really do the job.
 

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I just ran the federal 550s and Remington 525 value packs through my MKII, no problems at a all. The I tried Remington subs sonics and I expereinced two misfores, but the cycled reliably.

I prefer the Federals. They seem cleaner.
 

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I've got an early Ruger 10-22 made and shipped in 1967 that I have never done anything to except "clean" it period! Many thousands of trouble-free rounds through it until last month when I tried some "Remington Golden" bullet ammo in it. What a bunch of "junk" that stuff is! I'm "guessing" they have a contract with the Chinese to produce this stuff for them???...........Dick
 

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I vote for the Federal Automatch and the Federal Bulk Pack, used the Golden Bullets and they ran very dirty and inconsistent, and the Winchester bulk pack just plain sucked. Now we are just talking plinking here, the CCI mini mags are good but you pay for them. The Remington Yellow Jackets are great but you pay for them also, the best deal seems to be the Federal Automatch when available at Wally World.
 

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Best: Federal 550 bulk pack from Wal-mart or CCI Mini-Mag.

Worst: Winchester 'Expert' bulk pack and Remington 'Golden Bullet' bulk pack.
Yes! The Remington Golden Bullet hollow points jammed at least once per magazine. The CCI Mini Mags are great. Also, stay away from the CCI Low Velocity .22LR. They don't eject at all due to the reduction in pressure. The bolt doesn't go all the way back and you get the stove pipe effect. Shell half in and half out, with the next round trying to load. It's a mess.
 

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I've never had any luck with any rimfire ammo from Remington. The golden Bullets in particular. If you want bulk ammo, try Federal AutoMatch in the 325 pack. I've found this stuff to run in any semi auto i own and accuracy is up there with many "target" brands. A couple of friends and I even shoot it out to 100 yds for Rimfire Silhouette match's
 

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I have 2 MKII's and 2 10/22's, all of them older, '66,'78,'83,'88. Rather than try to tell you what I prefer, I'll tell you what SUCKS, no matter which .22 I'm shooting. Winchester bulk 333 rd packs of 36gr Copper HP, LOTS of duds! Remington Thunderbolts simply because I'm not a fan of lead in .22's. Most game taken of ALL .22 bullets I've wver used, Remington Yellow Jackets, that's rabbits, turkeys, squirrels, woodchucks, grouse, etc..., you name it that round killed it Hell, my buddies used to shoot deer with it behind the ear, drop them faster than ANY centerfire round.
 

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I find that the Remington Golden Hollow Points jam in the Mark II and the 10/22. Also, anything subsonic. I love CCI, but unless I am using a single shot, bolt action rifle like the Remington model 67 or a tube fed like the Marlin 39A, I won't use them.
Anything by CCI that is standard velocity, bolt full metal jacket and the Mini-mag hollow points work flawlessly. For me anyway.
 
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