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Good Deal on 22LR Ammo

I’ve been happy with CCI 22LR Mini Mag and Stinger ammunition for decades. Recently started using the Aquila Super Extra High Velocity 40 gr ccrn and have had 0 issues. The price is almost half of CCI for comparable rds.!
Here’s the prices and performance of the two from Brownells for comparison.

I’m definitely going to stock a lot more Aquila!

Please post any sales and your results with these two manufacturers.

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Yep, CCI Mini Mags are my go to but I recently tried the same Aguila ammo with the same results. Only one issue, did you find the burnt powder to be a bit wiffy?

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For a couple of minutes it does smell different. It seems to dissipate quickly and I really don’t care what it smells like!..lol.

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Nice Review of the Aquila product line. Check the Accuracy grouping of the Super Extra High Velocity 40gr = 0.31” @50 yds.

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While I kind of agree with this, I usually enjoy the smell of burnt powder at the range. It’s part of the experience. Kind of like the smell of pipe or cigar smoke at a high school football game (well, not so much anymore, dating myself a bit there). That and the guys shooting on either side of me kept looking at me as if to say, “you might want to see a specialist and have that intestinal issue checked out”. :grinning:

I’d be interested to know what they’re using that makes it smell like that, never experienced that odor before.

All that said and in all seriousness, I had no other issues with the stuff and couldn’t tell a difference in impact or accuracy to the CCI. Visually maybe a thinner copper coating on the bullet and a little more wax, but that’s irrelevant in the end.

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@chilipepper All of my shooting is outdoors these days from the mountain. So there’s little chance of smelling anything.

I did notice a different smell when I filled an empty 50 rd. Aquila box with a hundred or so empty cases the other day.

Heck even Hoppes#9 had a smell decades ago, but now it smells good to me…and so does the Aquila smell!

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I’m thinking back to 2012-13 when finding 22lr was like finding hen’s teeth. I haven’t even looked at any .22 ammo for some time. Once I was able to find some, I stocked up and have been sitting fat ever since. 20,000 plus rounds of varying sorts. I guess I did just buy some of the Ruger 75th anniversary 22lr, but it’s not fer shootin…it’s fer lookin.

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Not sure if they have bulk pricing but this is the cheapest deal I’ve found. Hollow points are the same price. No tax and free shipping on orders $199+ AMMOFAST
Check their other calibers too!

https://www.ammofast.com/product/aguila-22-lr-40-gr-super-extra-copper-coated-round-nose-high-velocity-50/

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My two CZ’s love the Aguila Super Extra 40grn. My three S&W SW-22 Victory’s love the Pistol Match & the Subsonic both are 40grn. My 10/22’s like the CCI mini-Mag’s & Standard Velocity rounds. I’ve had great success with the Short Super Extra High Velocity 29grn in my Henry Golden Boy. If I do my part the ammo shoots 1/2 to 3/4" groups @ 50 yards in the CZ’s & 3/4" to 1.24" with the 10/22’s. My Victory’s will do 1/2" at 25 yards. All three have been heavily tricked out.

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While I’ve mainly been using CCI MM’s and the comparable Aguila, I’m glad to be able to say my M4-22 eats any .22LR I feed it without issue. It seems many 22’s are picky with what they like and don’t like to shoot.

That sub $2 price is almost crazy. I paid twice that for a rather sad looking mini mart breakfast sandwich a few days ago…probably would have been healthier to eat a 100 rounds of .22LR… :grinning:

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Pass the sweet smelling Aquila sandwich please! Hold the MiniMag Mart for someone else!

Now wheres the pics of your M4-22?

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Ask and you shall receive…the Tippmann Arms M4-22 Elite. 2nd photo is with her big sister. Brother @dave67 turned me on to them and I’m so glad he did, she’s been a champ. I swapped out the grip and butt stock for my go-to Magpul bits, added the BAD lever and extended charging handle and threw a Vortex Spitfire 1x on it, otherwise it’s stock. Only change since this photo is the addition of an ADM QD mount for the Spitfire. Minus the glass, the weights are pretty spot on between the two, which is kind of what I was hoping for.


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@chilipepper AWESOME COMBO…Looks like they are fun guns. Do you have a long range to shoot them? I’m going to look again but only with one eye open…too much candy to see!

I had to step outside and squeeze a hundred Aguilas…and clean the SW.

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Thanks, I’m pretty happy with them. I’ve only shot the M4-22 at 25 yards thus far, she’s a blast for plinking (and cheap, too). For the AR-556, I’ve shot it at 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards. I can put 10 rounds within an 8" circle at 300 using BDC hold over on the Vortex 1-6x2x4 scope, probably about as good as I can expect with that magnification and my aging eyes.

I’ve just finished an upper only build (my first) for the AR-556 that I hope to shoot in this weekend, I’m swapping uppers for now to save a little loot. It’s a side charger with a 20" fluted SS barrel chambered in .223 Wylde and topped with some bigger glass. I think 300 should be a little tighter with this one and I have the option to shoot 500 at the range I visit.

That’s a nice looking revolver. Sounds like you have a range at home. Now that I’ve got my Maryland HQL I want to purchase a .22LR handgun at some point, picking one will be the problem…

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I have a few ranges at home. This is my main one. I usually shoot at anywhere from 42 yds. and in. 50 yards is possible but my eyes have a hard time even with the red dot for small bullseyes and I don’t have a scope for short distance.
I’ve got friends with long distance rifles I can tag with from time to time…but that takes an entire day of my time!


That was some pistol shooting^^^

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Nice! I just got into plinking about the middle of last year…and now I’m addicted. I tend to spend more time on the pistol ranges with the M4-22 and Ruger PCC than I do on the rifle ranges, some target shooting but mostly steel. That said, I do like a bit of long range shooting as well. I just picked up my first pistol this week, a Sig P320 full size in 9mm, hoping to give her a workout on some steel this weekend.

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Here’s some portable 5” stake and shoot auto resets. I have to remove the adjustable tension springs to knock them down with 22LR.

With the PCC9 they go down and back up quick! Fun fun.

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Ok, who’s throwing saw blades??? :laughing:

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That’s a Tar Heel throwing star. :grinning:

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It’s a HillJack shim…lol

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