Pros: Inexpensive, Accurate
Cons: A bit dirtier than other ammo
CCI Blazer 22 LR RN 40 gr Bullet
This is a good quality 22 Long Rifle cartridge that comes loaded with 40 grain solid point lead bullets for all guns that chamber 22 Long Rifle.
CCI has been a manufacturer of ammunition and components for reloading for many years. Blazer is a bargain line of ammunition introduced by CCI for shooters who like to spend their time at the range and shoot a lot. It is quite a bit less expensive than first line ammunition but it is reliable and sure fire. The Blazer 22 rimfire ammunition is good quality and quite popular for small game hunting, plinking, and informal target shooting.
Blazer, a subordinate line from CCI, comes in a black box and is comparable to Winchester White Box or Federal Red Box which are similarly intended for plinking and organized shooting sports like IPSC, IDPA, or Action Pistol.
Soft lead bullets like these cartridges are loaded with need to be protected to avoid deformation although they can function through all action types I shot them in my Smith & Wesson K-22 and they shot fine and hit where aimed. I also tried some in my other 22 pistol, a Colt Gold Cup with the 22 Long Rifle conversion kit and there were no malfunctions and the bullets flew accurately. I've also tried them in a few 22 autoloading rifles and it worked fine in all cases with no malfunctions or inaccuracy. The Blazer ammo on firing leaves more powder residue than some of the other bargain ammunition so be prepared to do a little extra cleaning after shooting.
The Blazer 22 LR cartridges are available in various quantities from single boxes of 50 to 500 in a case of 10 smaller boxes. Each box is $2.50 - $3.00 apiece with the case going for up around $20.00. There is also a bulk pack with 550 cartridges (equivalent to 11 boxes) loosely packed in a carton, ready for loading into your firearm. Ammunition is getting more expensive all the time so it pays to stock up while it is still affordable.
Shooting a 22 rimfire is great practice that will directly translate to your centerfire shooting but has the advantage of being cheaper and less stressful in recoil and noise, so a day of shooting can be had for a bargain price compared to larger calibers.
22 LR 40 gr Lead Bullet
Muzzle Velocity: 1235
Muzzle Energy: 135 ft. lbs.
Always obey the four rules of firearms safety.
o All guns are loaded.
o Never point a gun at something you do not wish to destroy.
o Be sure of your back stop. Guns shoot through things.
o Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.