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Old 04-13-2010, 06:50 PM
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What is your favorite ammo for use in your Model 41's?
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I've been using CCI Standard Velocity which my 41 digests well.
Try doing a search on this topic in this Forum. It's been discussed at great length several times in the past.
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CCI Standard Velocity. On the two rimfire groups I read, it is overwhelmingly the most recommended for the Model 41. I've never had a failure to feed or eject with it. In thousands of rounds only a couple of misfires.
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I've asked this same questions on several forums lately and the hands down winner for the best ammo is CCI standard velocity. Period.
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I reason that CCI-SV and CCI Greentag are very similar in manufacture, possibly Greentag is a bit closer in nominal tolerances than SV. In any case and in my hands it is no more accurate.
I have not found the high priced Eley, Laupa, etc, to be any more accurate shot off hand from a M41 than SV and of course SV is far less expensive.
As far as function goes, the SV functions as well as any and better than lots of competitors.
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CCI SV is the only thing I use in my Model 41. Functions flawlessly and goes where it's pointed.
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For economics I use Fed Champs or 555 or any good quality bulk. They are not 100% reliable.....but I live with it. I'm not shooting competitively so it does not matter. I did use CCI SV and was (and still) impressed. They are flawless as everyone said before.
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For general plinking ammo that will not cause excessive wear to the model 41, I like the Federal 550 paks that WalMart sells. It functions fine, very few FTF's, and it is loaded a little lighter than some of the other bulk pak shells.
Here are some specs:

Rem GB's 550 value pak: 36gr HP @ 1280 fps
Win 333 ct value paks: 36gr HP @ 1280 fps
Fed 550 value pak,
load # 750: 36gr HP @ 1260 fps

Of the three, the Rem is the "hottest" sounding, and has the snappiest recoil, followed by the Win 333's (which are about the same as Super X 40gr), and then the Federal is the mildest, both noise and recoil wise.
The Federal would not be my first choice for hunting, but it is an excellent plinking round, and works well in my mod 17 revolver and all my pistols, S&W 41, Ruger 22/45, S&W 2206, S&W 2214.
The Federal also has the fewest FTF's.
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I use CCI Standard Velocity (blue) and shoot about a case a year and could count the alibis on one hand I have had since about 1980 and these have gone thru 4 different 41's

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CCi Standard Velocity or Federal Gold medal for a stock gun.
Stear clear of Remington in any form. Wolf ( my "GO TO" ammo for any other rimfire) doesn't cycle well in many 41's either.
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For Bullseye CCI SV is great. I have been shooting Steel Challange with my 41 and have found that CCI Blazer works fine and cost less.
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Wolf Match which is made in Germany shoots great in mine. This is the mid grade not the super match. CCI standard shoots well too.
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CCI SV is the only thing I use in my Model 41. Functions flawlessly and goes where it's pointed.
What he said . . . . .
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CCI SV is all I use in mine. Works great.
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CCI SV or Blazers (made by CCI)
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CCI SV only!
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CCI standard.
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CCI Standard Vel, CCI Green Tag (not often I don't shoot well enough to see the difference), and CCI Subsonic HP for hunting. All shoot well in my 3 41's.
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CCI 40 gr is what works best in both my 41 and my 46. Fired around 150 just last night at the range and never had one problem at all.
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My 41 chokes on CCI SV, but it likes most of the Eley offerings except the stuff made in Mexico.
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Probably WW Power Point, because I'm probably shooting at a Ground Squirrel.
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CCI Blazers, started on my third case.
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I've probably run several dozen brands of std vel .22LR thru mine over the years. Lately I've been shooting that white bulk box stuff that the CMP was selling a few years ago.

The green & blue box Remington target was one of the better shooting brands , along with Winchester T-22 and PMC Scoremaster.

Ironically , it's the real expensive imports that give the most trouble in my no-letter prefix Mod.41.



The main thing is to keep it clean and well lubed.
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CCI Standard Velocity.
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Mine out of Houlton, Maine isn't picky. It eats anything I give it. CCI Mini-Mags seem to work best on average in all of over a dozen .22's I own. I don't play with the super-dooper Match stuff.
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I have a difficult time finding CCI in the area that I live. Probably because it so popular that most of the time all the retail outlets are always out of stock. I tried RMS, Aguila, Eley, Federal Gold Match, Wolf Match, and Fiocchi Super Match. Of all the brands, Fiocchi shot the best making a 0.25 inch hole at 40 yards out of a Ramson rest. The ammo is not expensive and has proven to be very consistent in my 41 long barrel. I did end up switching out the factory recoil spring after installing a Matchdot scope/base and recoil buffer. I purchased a Wolf spring set and after installing the 6.5 lb spring have had no malfunctions.
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Hey Guys
As a new owner of the S&W model 41 that will be shipped to my FFL gun dealer sometime next week (early part of this Sept.'14) Can't wait for the
7in. barrel in my hands.
You guys have answer lots of questions for this newbie. This is the first time I ever owned a .22lr.
Now I was going to buy some amounts of brand(s) and run it thru my 41 to see what it likes.
From what I've read you guys are telling that: CCI Standard Velocity, CCI
MINI-MAG & WINCHESTER SUPPER X 37gr. are the best for my 41
I just bought those three brands and I'll see what the gun likes.

Thanks all you guys for helping out this ol' man . . . lol
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Both 60's era M41's like CCI Standard, Remington Subsonics and MagTech standard.

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If it was mine to shoot I would stick to 40 grain and standard velocity. My tests of velocity on CCI-SV show a considerable spread, which is not unexpected given its price. This is will show up as elevation spread at longer distances.
Of course, spreads of cheaper stuff are much worse, CCI-SV is a great value.

When shooting at 10 yards (my garage range) I can’t isolate the elevation variable from my poor performance so CCI-SV is fine.
If you shoot at longer ranges (25-50 yards) premium ammunition such as Eley or Lapua will probably shoot smaller groups, at least it does in mine. Eley Club has been a good compromise for me.
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