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Old 12-30-2016, 06:06 AM   #1
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.22 load for use with conversion kit?

I'm thinking of getting a .22 conversion kit for my P226 to use for target shooting. But many people have commented it only works well with CCI mini mags, which cost as much as my 9mm Blazer Brass!

Since my goal is to decrease my cost can someone suggest a hi-velocity round that will work and not break the bank
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:43 AM   #2
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EdJG, I find that with .22 Autoloaders, including conversions it's a matter of what "they" like, in most cases. I know a lot recommend CCI, but I've got a Colt (Walther) 1911 .22 that the magazines won't even load some CCIs as the rims are too large in diameter, but they work in my 50 year old High Standard. I've got a CMMG .22 conversion for an AR, that likes Federal Champion 36 grain CPHP .22LR. I've got a Ruger 10/22 that has eaten anything I fed it. Years (decades) ago I had a Remington 550-1, that refused to function with Winchester or Western, but had no problems with Remington, Peters, or Federal, which back then was about all that was available.

I don't know if rimfire prices will ever go back to the $.04/.05 per round general pricing, as it has become more popular, and still scarce in some areas. Like you stated it's almost as much in some cases as centerfire ammunition, when it sells for $.20 per round for some of the match grade imports.
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When I had the P229 22lr conversion, all I ran was the CCI Mini Mags, no issues. Not what you wanted to hear, but they worked very well.
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How much are you paying for mini-mags? A sleeve of 0030's in my neck of the woods is $10 for 100 rounds. Blazer brass is about $12 for 50. Still a pretty decent savings.
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:58 AM   #5
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I have had great results with Browning BPR 40 gr Round Nose. They are slightly higher muzzle velocity than CCIs and are $23.99 for 400 at Bass Pro Shops, when they have them. That's 6.5 cents per round.
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Mrs. Flash has an Advantage Arms Glock .22LR conversion and they stipulate 3 different .22s that will work:

CCI Mini Mags
Remington Gold Bullets
Federal Automatch

What I've found from experimenting is that essentially her conversion likes around 1,220 FPS, plated bullets that are 40 grains.

Everything I've shot through her conversion that met that criterion worked fine.
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The issue seems to be availability - the Mini Mags are "sold" but not available for about $0.065/rd. A good price, but just try to find someone who has them!
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Come to PA, we have a ton up this way!
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We've got bunches of Mini Mags here too.
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Flash or phlyers - can you pick some up for me and send it down to FL

I've checked my local stores and they don't have any and the on-line stores that do are pretty pricey!
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Meet up at Disney World and you're buying?
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