CCI mini mag...

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October 17, 2018, 01:31 PM
CCI mini mag...
What are your preferences for this round? 36g or 40g? Primarily shooting from 10/22 rifles. Is there one that’s better than the other?

October 17, 2018, 03:12 PM
what I often will say is buy some of both and see if one is significantly more accurate than the other in your particular gun(s)

you may find a difference / you may not

then - assuming price is comparable - stock up on that

don't think you will find any issues with either in terms of reliability, function, etc


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October 17, 2018, 03:12 PM
I have both the solid point and the HP bullet, and honestly, I don't see a difference in my type of shooting(target).
November 04, 2018, 01:44 PM
I like using the 40g for competition since it's copper plated and relatively "clean" shooting. "Relative" being the word for such a thing as "clean" shooting 22lr.

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March 16, 2019, 01:08 AM
I usually choose the copper-plated. As stated its relatively easier to clean than lead bullets.
March 16, 2019, 06:12 AM
The HP Mini Mags I’ve been buying are copper plated like the RN ones. Confused

March 17, 2019, 10:22 AM
It really kind of depends on what you're trying to do. If you're just throwing rounds down-range for S&Gs, plinking, it probably doesn't much matter--save what your firearm will cycle reliably and whether you want to deal with leading.

If you're going at all for accuracy you have to try a bunch and see what the gun likes. For accuracy that probably won't be Mini-Mags. As their name implies: They run kind of hot. Hot rounds and accuracy usually don't go together.

I've got 5-6 different kinds of match ammo, as well as CCI standard velocity, that I'm going to run through my 77-22 and my Mk I. I'm waiting for an LGS to get Aguila back in stock, then I plan to see which they like for accuracy.

Should be a fun experiment. I've never tried to shoot .22 WRF for accuracy, before. I mean: Beyond hitting what I'm aiming at Wink

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June 18, 2019, 07:18 PM
Having shot many years in competition, I like the 40gr best!
June 22, 2019, 11:12 PM
iron chef
I've read ppl claiming the Federal Black Pack 36gr Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (which ppl were buying like crazy last winter due to rebate) is identical to CCI Mini-Mag. Can anyone confirm?
July 11, 2019, 06:16 PM
I have had issues with my barrel getting leading in my Browning Buckmark with .36 grain lead, so I prefer the copper coated .40 grain. Accuracy seems about the same at 10 yards from my pistol.
July 12, 2019, 12:14 PM
Johnny 3eagles
I have had great results from the CCI MiniMag 40gr. But, I am equally pleased with the Winchester M22 out to 50 yards with my Ruger 22 Charger.

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July 30, 2019, 11:37 PM
Clem Eastwood
I would just try them both out of whatever gun you are going to shoot to see if the barrel has a preference.