Federal Field & Range 22lr ammo

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    Anybody have any input on the Federal Field & Range 22lr ammo? We went to Dunhams today to get an ammo can and they had these on sale for $17.99. We picked up a couple to try out.

    It came out to 3.4 cents a round before taxes.
     

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    Remington ammo is "middle of the road" for accuracy in my 22s. The 40 grain bullets seem to be more accurate than the lighter bullets and with high velocity ammo you lose accuracy as they go through the sonic barrier. I use standard velocity CCI 40 grain loads at 1070 fps. From the bench I get about 1 inch groups at 100 yards. There is more accurate ammo out there but you pay a lot more for it. Let's face it when I'm shooting off hand a half inch smaller group is not going to influence my score. :)
     
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    Try them in your gun(s). Certain guns like one round and other guns like another. The same make and model may not agree on the best diet. If you're lucky your guns will be omnivores.
     
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    I really like the CCI ammo. I got a bunch of subsonic a few years ago. It seems to be a really clean burning ammo.

    I don't have much Remington rimfire ammo, but what I did gave seemed ok.
     
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    I used to limit my 22 shooting to 50 yards and a lot of ammo worked great but when I extended the range some just fell apart. That range from 50 to 75 yards is where most supersonic ammo comes back through the sonic barrier. I tried a lot of different makes and combinations (I still have some almost full boxes) and found that the CCI standard velocity worked very well in my rifle. The worst for me was anything Winchester - it just made shotgun patterns look good at 100 yards. In my son's gun the Winchester ammo worked fine so I gave him the box. He hasn't beat me at silhouette yet but then he doesn't shoot as much as I do. He keeps telling me that he is going to beat me but I think he expects me to get too old to hold my gun... He'd have better luck practicing. ;)
     
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    I agree, if it works in your guns - use it. You got it at a great price.

    As far as "cheap" 22LR rifle goes, my preference is CCI Standard Velocity, it just seems to work in everything I have.
     
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    CCI has been my preference for many years. I've got other stuff, federal, remington, winchester, aquilla. But none of it seems as accurate, feeds as well as anything by CCI.
     
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    I've never seen the Federal Field and Range. CCI is stacked deepest, but others seem to work almost as well in most cases with a little adjustment.
     
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