Budget-Conscious Practice Alternatives

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  • #30629

    Crow Bar
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    https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2020/11/9/budget-conscious-practice-alternatives

    This was cute!

    Dont know about everyone else, but finding .22LR is as rare as hen teeth.

  • #30637

    Matt In Oklahoma
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    We had plenty on the shelf till bout September.
    I can say I’d recommend using up the 22s before the centerfire stuff in most cases for practice.

  • #30639

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    I usually keep a fair supply of .22LR on hand.
    Last fall, I saw a brick of Federal Auto loader .22LR on the shelf of the local store and bought it. Have not even opened it yet.

    Been shooting air for practice. Stocking up on pellets/slugs too while I can still get them.

  • #30642

    Matt In Oklahoma
    Participant

    On a side note last year I inherited some 22 ammo from my passed FIL. I was shocked when my MIL gave it to me because I was with him in 1983 at TG&Y when we bought it.
    It had sat on an open shelf in the garage. I thought yeah these Remingtons ain’t gonna work.
    Every single one has fired and is accurate. I saved some for the future just to see.

    • #30652

      Crow Bar
      Keymaster

      1983? Wow! Well, Remingtons QC was a might bit better back then.

    • #30654

      Matt In Oklahoma
      Participant

      I guess. Maybe a different primer formula. I dunno

  • #30665

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    Yeah, a good friend I knew in the USMC, he was going to take his kids out for a fun shoot. Picked up a box of Remington brick of like 800 rounds of ammo at the Wally-World for like $10.
    Before they went out, I gave him a few boxes of SK Plus .22LR ammo.

    Come Monday, he said every 3rd round of the Remington ammo went “click”, instead of “BANG!”

    But the SK ammo I gave him, “BANG!” every time.

    I think I have less than 5 missfires with the SK Plus line of ammo. That is out of 3 or 4 500ct bricks.
    Ely, Lapua, RWS are all also good brands.

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