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Old 07-08-2017, 10:53 PM
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I stopped at my local Gander Mountain today to see what handguns were still available now that they were being discounted to 20% off MSRP.
When I saw a satin stainless Victory SW22 with 5" barrel, I couldn't remove my credit card, state CPL and drivers' license from my wallet fast enough!
When I asked the salesman about 'preferred' ammo for the Victory, I was surprised to hear two guys behind me begin contributing to the discussion of ammo types for the pistol.
Now, it has been a long time since I've bought either Remington or Winchester rimfire fodder because of quality control issues and excessive quantities of duds found in ammo cans at local gun ranges.
I know my SW M-41 prefers CCI Standard Velocity ammo, but wasn't clear about the Victory's preferences.
One guy recommended CCI Mini-Mags, another liked Federal Auto Match, and the salesman simply recommended I avoid Remington and Winchester 'standard grade' rimfire ammo.
So I'm thinking Federal Auto Match, or either CCI Mini-Mags or AR Tactical, as all three are rated at 1200 fps muzzle velocity.
Now, let's be clear that I'm NOT asking about the most accurate ammunition in your Victory; only those brands that are DEPENDABLE and go "bang" when the trigger is pulled, and/or those brands that have been 'problematic'/with 'dependability' issues.
Thanks for the imput in advance!
FWIW, I paid $315 out-the-door for my new Victory 5" stainless pistol! That's even cheaper than Bud's in KY!
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:03 PM
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I have had good luck with Mini mags
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:54 AM
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That was a good price!
My ammo observations:
Rem and Win have a poor crimp' causing occasional FTFeed.
Federal auto match slightly better.
Recently burned thru 1200 rounds of Browning with an unusual amount of FTFire.
CCI mini mags; don't know....due to Internet hype they're my doomsday hoarde. I'll have to break out a box today to experience the Ecstasy.
The common denominator here: all my semi 22's and wheel guns like to run clean...running them dirty regardless of ammo cause problems.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:04 AM
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I'm down to CCI std velocity. I found that HV ammo is not good for .22lr pistols. Watch how you load the mag, sometimes the first bullet may bend when going into the chamber, after that CCI fires and ejects every time. I'm paying $40 for a brick of 500 locally.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:40 AM
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Depends.
Try several and see what works.
My Beretta 70s loves Mini mags like I love chocolate!
It shoots some of the others like, ok, if you insist!
My PPKS likes CCI standard velocity.
Neither likes Remington green box.
If I win the 'you got free 22 for life Lottery.'
I'll just tell them start shipping me Mini Mags and don't stop until you see the buzzards circling!
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:16 PM
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I like to use CCI in my 1951 Ruger Standard.
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CCI Mini Mags are pretty reliable in most all firearms. I imagine Federal auto match would work well too. The best thing to do is buy a 50 or 100 round box of several different brands, and test them in your particular pistol.

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Old 07-09-2017, 10:32 PM
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I don't have a s&w victory 22.

I do have Colt Woodsman pistols, Hugh Standard model Bs and Ruger Mark I bull barrel pistol as well as a M34 revolver. I also own a bunch of 22 rifles including Brownings and Winchesters.

I can't remember having a failure to fire with any of these firearms.

I've used Remington standard velocity ammo almost exclusively for over 50 years. Much of that is government surplus stuff.

I wonder if some of the problems folks relate are gun problems, not ammo problems.

Just a thought.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:52 PM
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I don't have a s&w victory 22.

I do have Colt Woodsman pistols, Hugh Standard model Bs and Ruger Mark I bull barrel pistol as well as a M34 revolver. I also own a bunch of 22 rifles including Brownings and Winchesters.

I can't remember having a failure to fire with any of these firearms.

I've used Remington standard velocity ammo almost exclusively for over 50 years. Much of that is government surplus stuff.

I wonder if some of the problems folks relate are gun problems, not ammo problems.

Just a thought.
Well, I don't have a Victory either, I do have a High Standard Sport King, a S&W 22A, a Ruger Mk II, an H&R Sportsman revolver, and a GSG MP5 clone (among others). I've used a bunch of different ammo, and the Remington cheapo stuff in the buckets is pretty bad. I get failure to fire in everything with them, somewhere between 5 to 10% of the time. I end up running them through the revolver or an old Springfield bolt action, sometimes it takes 3 strikes to shoot.

I don't get that issue with CCI, or Aguila, or even Winchester. Best is the Eley I picked up during the big scarcity, then Norma, CCI, Federal, then Aquila. The Winchester in the black boxes is better than the bulk 333 stuff. Got some Remington Thunderbolt I haven't dug into yet. The bucket stuff is the worst, but I can still get it to fire in the revolver with patience.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:26 AM
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IMHO CCI Mini Mags are the best (but highest priced) in the gun you asked about. The Federal blue box (#510) and American Eagle counter part (both 40 grain) are also excellent. Federal also makes a "milk carton" box with 375 count that is slightly slower (1200 fps) than high velocity but specifically designed for Auto Loaders and is also excellent.

I stay away from Winchester and Remington as their quality has dropped and dropped over the years. Even during the .22 LR shortage I avoided buying those two brands. I did break down once (I was desperate I suppose) and I bought a few of the Winchester M22 black box and before ever shooting them the were re-called!
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CCI and Federal Auto Match is all I've used for years in my Ruger MKI, MKII, MKIII.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:34 PM
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Auto Match is a bit dirty, is bare lead lubed slug. witness the smoke blown out the muzzle. does OK though.
as usual Mini Mag and Super X about the best mid-range price wise.
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:38 PM
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I've tried Blazer, Federal, CCI, Winchester, Remington - no problems with any of those.
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I was shooting Winchester Match 22 LR in my Victory and after about 4 shots they wouldn't fire or eject. So had to use a ram rod like tool to get it out of the chamber. Then checked the cylinder of my Rugar Single Six and wouldn't drop more than a quarter of the way.
So only use FMJ in both from now on
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Any recommendations for the quietest round that will still allow reliable cycling?

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I've had good luck with all but the Remington Thunderbird. I don't use that in the Victory anymore.



The Aguila SE has been very good for me.
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