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    I just walked out of 3 bears on Palmer Wasilla Highway. They had a bunch of Remington match grade, 50 roundsper box.

    Oh yeah, they're $20 a box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_rn View Post
    I just walked out of 3 bears on Palmer Wasilla Highway. They had a bunch of Remington match grade, 50 roundsper box.

    Oh yeah, they're $20 a box.
    Ha ha ha, they have some match grade Eley in Kenai too, about the same price! I didn't buy any...

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    what a rip!
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    Less than 40$ a box for 525 here in Southeast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    Less than 40$ a box for 525 here in Southeast...
    Is that a good thing?

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    That is good price for......."MATCH GRADE"


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    Less than 40$ a box for 525 here in Southeast...

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    No thanks. Match 22LR requires frequent cleaning as barrels get leaded up from the lead bullets. So unless you are willing to clean the barrel and plan on shooting tiny groups the extra cost isn't worth it. Plus being lead they don't work well with a lot of semiautos. I would rather switch to shooting my 17 hmr @ $13-$15 a box than shoot 20$ a box 22 LR.

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    What 22lr isn't lead?

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    When I saw the thread topic, I thought someone had shot three bears with a 22LR, which would be cool I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHansenAK47 View Post
    No thanks. Match 22LR requires frequent cleaning as barrels get leaded up from the lead bullets. So unless you are willing to clean the barrel and plan on shooting tiny groups the extra cost isn't worth it. Plus being lead they don't work well with a lot of semiautos. I would rather switch to shooting my 17 hmr @ $13-$15 a box than shoot 20$ a box 22 LR.
    You can donate your unwanted 22LR Match ammo to me! I haven't cleaned my bore in 15 years, and it still shoots tiny groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHansenAK47 View Post
    No thanks. Match 22LR requires frequent cleaning as barrels get leaded up from the lead bullets. So unless you are willing to clean the barrel and plan on shooting tiny groups the extra cost isn't worth it. Plus being lead they don't work well with a lot of semiautos. I would rather switch to shooting my 17 hmr @ $13-$15 a box than shoot 20$ a box 22 LR.
    IMHO, somebody gave you a Bum Steer.

    I've never heard tell, of LEADING in a 22 LR. With any kinda bullet.

    I use 22 LR cartridges that are lead WITHOUT plating, and they work well in semi auto rifles and pistols.

    I understand they do have Special 22 LR cartridges, for the AR type Autos. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    Less than 40$ a box for 525 here in Southeast...
    That would be $39.99

    They must be ON SALE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHansenAK47 View Post
    No thanks. Match 22LR requires frequent cleaning as barrels get leaded up from the lead bullets. So unless you are willing to clean the barrel and plan on shooting tiny groups the extra cost isn't worth it. Plus being lead they don't work well with a lot of semiautos. I would rather switch to shooting my 17 hmr @ $13-$15 a box than shoot 20$ a box 22 LR.
    maybe you need a shooting lesson, probably a cleaning lesson also. if your in palmer i can donate some of my time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    IMHO, somebody gave you a Bum Steer.

    I've never heard tell, of LEADING in a 22 LR. With any kinda bullet.

    I use 22 LR cartridges that are lead WITHOUT plating, and they work well in semi auto rifles and pistols.

    I understand they do have Special 22 LR cartridges, for the AR type Autos. ???

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    Smitty, I put scopes on three different AR 22s a while back. They were to be given in a drawing to the top donors at the annual Whitetails Unlimited Banquet that was held in my old stomping grounds in northern Ioway. I zeroed in a S&W, a Colt an a Mossberg all with the same Konus 3x9 scope. I know that each and every 22 rifle has it's own favorite ammo. I was given only a couple of boxes of the specialized 22 AR ammo that you afore mentioned so didn't get to play around with different ammo. All that I can attest to based on what I learned is that a feller would starve to death if he lived in a squirrel timber and was armed only with any of those machine gun 22s. I wouldn't trade my single shot 514 Remington for any black 22. But then I'm kinda old and very set in my ways as right or wrong as they may be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post
    When I saw the thread topic, I thought someone had shot three bears with a 22LR, which would be cool I guess.
    Yeah, we're a bunch of hillbillies that shop at a store named after a nursery rhyme. I've heard of bears being taken with 22lr, not sure I'd do it by choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_rn View Post
    Yeah, we're a bunch of hillbillies that shop at a store named after a nursery rhyme. I've heard of bears being taken with 22lr, not sure I'd do it by choice.
    Scott, we aren't seeing much in the way of 22 ammo here in the middle of the lower 48. A local farm and home store got 20 bricks in on their last delivery but they were all gone in a day. They do have the high dollar target stuff on the shelf but I still have enough to keep the grandkids shooting for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmerkeithclone View Post
    Smitty, I put scopes on three different AR 22s a while back. ....I wouldn't trade my single shot 514 Remington for any black 22. But then I'm kinda old and very set in my ways as right or wrong as they may be!
    Does the scope help much? I've got the Mossberg of that variety, but the peep sight seems woefully inconsistent. I wouldn't mind mounting a scope on it if I thought I'd be able to hit a grouse after doing so. Otherwise, it's just a way to burn 25 rounds in a hurry and not much else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    IMHO, somebody gave you a Bum Steer.

    I've never heard tell, of LEADING in a 22 LR. With any kinda bullet.

    I use 22 LR cartridges that are lead WITHOUT plating, and they work well in semi auto rifles and pistols.

    I understand they do have Special 22 LR cartridges, for the AR type Autos. ???

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    The point of match ammo is to shoot small groups. The leading in the barrel isn't creating back pressure problems that can kaboom or anything like that. It is degrading the accuracy potential of the ammunition. A lot of serious benchrest shooters will clean their barrels every 10 rounds or so to keep their groups from opening up. If you are going to pay match ammo prices and not take it to the match ammo potential it is a waste of money. Feel free to research the topic yourself. May I suggest rimfire central as a good place to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHansenAK47 View Post
    The point of match ammo is to shoot small groups. The leading in the barrel isn't creating back pressure problems that can kaboom or anything like that. It is degrading the accuracy potential of the ammunition. A lot of serious benchrest shooters will clean their barrels every 10 rounds or so to keep their groups from opening up. If you are going to pay match ammo prices and not take it to the match ammo potential it is a waste of money. Feel free to research the topic yourself. May I suggest rimfire central as a good place to look.
    Rimfire rifles and centerfire rifles have very different needs as to best accuracy. I've a couple matchgrade rimfire barrels that have never been cleaned and their accuracy remains unchanged after thousands of rounds. I have occasionally (and very occasionally at that) cleaned the chamber area, but have never scrubbed the barrel.
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    Must be some magic barrels floating around that don't need cleaning. I need to find one as my t-bolt gets dirty along with many others I have owned anshutz, hamarelli, s&w.
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