CCI minimags hard?

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muzzleloader

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Any friends here believe that CCI rimfire priming is harder to ignite than other brands? I've been having some FTF with mini-mags out of a box stock 1022 target model. Drop the mag, eject the round, replace the mag and rack the next cartrige in and fires as it should. Couple of groundhogs have almost gotten a stay of execution because of this. Just wondering what peoples thoughts are before I go investigating fire controls. thanks, kyle
 

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I CANNOT REMEMBER EVER having a misfire with CCI MINI-MAG 22LR ammunition in any 22LR pistol or rifle and I have some boxes in the shop from the original production lot of that ammunition.
 

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WIL TERRY said:
I CANNOT REMEMBER EVER having a misfire with CCI MINI-MAG 22LR ammunition in any 22LR pistol or rifle and I have some boxes in the shop from the original production lot of that ammunition.
I've fired several thousand rounds of CCI MiniMags out of more than two dozen different guns of all kinds and I have had exactly ONE misfire.

Now if you want to talk about Remington Golden Bullets or certain lots of the Fed Walmart bulks.... :?
 

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Also, how clean is your chamber?

If a tight chamber is dirty, the round might not be fully chambering. When the hammer falls, part of its energy is used up in shoving the bolt and the cartridge all the way home.

(I've had this happen, but not with a 10/22--but then again my 10/22s aren't the target model.)
 

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Snake45 said:
WIL TERRY said:
I CANNOT REMEMBER EVER having a misfire with CCI MINI-MAG 22LR ammunition in any 22LR pistol or rifle and I have some boxes in the shop from the original production lot of that ammunition.
I've fired several thousand rounds of CCI MiniMags out of more than two dozen different guns of all kinds and I have had exactly ONE misfire.

Now if you want to talk about Remington Golden Bullets or certain lots of the Fed Walmart bulks.... :?

I'd like to say the same, but I haven't had any misfires from MiniMags, which is the round of choice for my son's 10/22
 

muzzleloader

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Snake45 said:
Also, how clean is your chamber?

If a tight chamber is dirty, the round might not be fully chambering. When the hammer falls, part of its energy is used up in shoving the bolt and the cartridge all the way home.

(I've had this happen, but not with a 10/22--but then again my 10/22s aren't the target model.)
Good point, I will be racking the bolt with more gumption here on out and see if it helps. Chamber is clean, perhaps a little tight.
thanks all.
 

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powder smoke said:
I have had no trouble with CCI or the Federal bulk ammo. Maybe just lucky. ps
I shot many, many, many thousands of rounds of the Fed Bulks with no misfires at all. Not the most accurate ammo I tested (in fact, in most guns, it was in LAST place in accuracy) but very reliable. When the ammo "famine" started to hit around 2007 or 2008, I noticed that SOME lots--not all, but some--of them would have a few Failures to Bang in every box. I'm convinced that to meet market demand, Federal was releasing lots for sale that wouldn't have passed QA standards in "normal" times.

Misfires of the Fed Bulks would almost always go off if hit a second time, or, in extreme cases, if hit in another place. Not so the Rem Golden Bulllets. If one of those doesn't go, the odds are that it has NO primer in it at all--you can smack it as many times as you want, and all around the rim, and it will NEVER ignite. (I found, in shooting over 20,000 rounds of Golden Bullets, that the "dud rate" was a very predictable and consistent 1 to 2 percent, i.e., you could count on between 5 and 12 misfires in every box of 550.)

(I haven't bought any .22 ammo since about 2009 so I have no idea what's going on with today's stuff. I laid in a pretty good supply of the stuff before that and so far haven't needed to restock, knock on wood.)
 

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Cci is definitely my number one choice,can't remember ever having a miss fire with them. Actually set them aside for my picky auto's. Have to agree that the federal's are a good quality 22, been using them allot more now that cci's are next to impossible to find. Use remington's for my single shots or bolt actions,border line garbage.
 

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My 1969 & 1980 10/22's both love CCI Mini-mags. I've never experienced a FTF. 8)

Agree with Snake45, the Remington Golden Bullets however, are a different story.
 
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