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What are the experiences of those that have tried this Aguila 22 SuperExtra 40 gr copper plated?

Target Sports USA has the brick of 500 for $17.99. I was thinking of picking up a brick to try at that price. Thoughts on reliability and accuracy? I would primarily be shooting it in my new Browning Buckmark and M&P 22 Compact pistols out to 25 yards. I usually shoot CCI Mini Mag 40 gr, Federal Champion 36 gr bulk pack 525, and recently bought a brick of CCI SV. IMO hard to beat CCI Mini Mags but if I can save a little money and get good results it would be worth trying too.

I understand that results will vary with different ammo from gun to gun but still love to hear any opinions.

Thanks for sharing any experiences. It sure is great seeing 22 LR plentiful and cheap again and I am going to increase inventory soon.

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That’s about $3 cheaper a box than I’ve been paying locally. It’s good quality stuff. No squibs or duds. Seems more consistent than many of the “name brands”.




 
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I have plenty of this ammo. There seems to be excessive wax on the bullets. I start to have feeding problems after going through a couple of mags. Ammo was used in Ruger Mk3, Mk4, Smith Model 41, 422. Accuracy seemed fine.

I stick with Mini Mags and CCI SV at this point. I am saving the rest of the Aquila for a .22 revolver. I paid a bit more than $18 a brick. Maybe give it a try and see if it works for you? I found if I remove the wax, they feed fine. Cleaned 2 boxes and shot them all without any failures. Not going to clean thousands of them. The excess wax might just be a problem with the batch I received.

I'd be curious to see if anyone else here has had a similar experience with this ammo.
 
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Originally posted by arfmel:
That’s about $3 cheaper a box than I’ve been paying locally. It’s good quality stuff. No squibs or duds. Seems more consistent than many of the “name brands”.


Good to hear and thanks. Smile


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I have plenty of this ammo. There seems to be excessive wax on the bullets. I start to have feeding problems after going through a couple of mags. Ammo was used in Ruger Mk3, Mk4, Smith Model 41, 422. Accuracy seemed fine.

I stick with Mini Mags and CCI SV at this point. I am saving the rest of the Aquila for a .22 revolver. I paid a bit more than $18 a brick. Maybe give it a try and see if it works for you? I found if I remove the wax, they feed fine. Cleaned 2 boxes and shot them all without any failures. Not going to clean thousands of them. The excess wax might just be a problem with the batch I received.

I'd be curious to see if anyone else here has had a similar experience with this ammo.


That is very interesting about the wax and not something I want to deal with. Thanks for that and I think I will probably buy a couple 50 round boxes at Cabelas first to see how it goes. Smile CCi SV is pretty cheap these days too and so far I have been very impressed shooting it in my 22 pistols.


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I have not noticed any unusual amount of wax on the Aguila SE I’ve bought, but most has been used in a .22 revolver.

Just checked several boxes. No noticeable wax unless I rub the bullet between my fingers, then I can feel a slight amount. I can’t see any way there’s enough to cause an issue. Maybe their cartridge waxing is inconsistent.

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I shoot Aguila Pistol Match .22 LR exclusively in my Beretta 87 Target. No “excessive wax”. And the bullets are well clinched in the cases.



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For my M&P 22 Compact I don't mind using copper washed, but for the BuckMark I prefer lead. It's more accurate in most of my guns and for the BuckMark it feeds through the Ultimate Cliploader well.
 
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I wish this stuff would work as well for me as it does for you guys. I bought a bunch when .22 was very hard to find a few years back. The bulk price was cheap and less than half the cost of Mini Mags at the time.

I just loaded up 10 magazines with SE. I cleaned the lubricant from 2 more boxes of 50. Gonna try again this Sunday.

Maybe the wax lubricant is not the reason why it doesn't work so well for me, but it sure seems to have more lube than any other type of .22 brand I have here. The problem seems to always be with feeding, not ejecting.

If I still have issues with this stuff, I'll have to accept the fact my guns don't jibe with this ammo and offer it up in the classifieds cheap to a local forum member.

I have a Prime Target Sports membership, so maybe I'll pick up a few boxes of Aguila Pistol Match. It is more than twice the price of Super Extra, so it must be good..... Smile
 
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