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Posted On: 2/11/2023
A: Thanks for reaching out Ed! The 22 WMR is significantly more powerful, but as a rimfire-primed cartridge it is still relatively weak. Its recoil is substantially greater than that of the 22 LR, but if you're accustomed to a 38 Special then you'll find the 22 WMR's recoil negligible by comparison. The 22 WMR does deliver a flatter trajectory and transfer more kinetic energy to its target. 22 WMR ammo is also more expensive. It's not difficult to find, but as the most popular cartridge on earth you're going to find a great deal more 22 LR – and pay a lot less for it. Do note that a 22 WMR revolver can't safely fire 22 LR ammo. Honestly, if you're just looking for a range toy, I'd advise a 22 LR revolver any day of the week.
Posted On: 6/23/2022
A: Thanks for reaching out Anthony! CCI makes my absolute favorite rimfire ammo for any semi-auto. They do make an awesome load specifically for AR-platform 22 LR firearms, which we currently have in stock by the case and the box:
That's my highest recommendation for an AR-22, but keep in mind that the CPRN bullet does not expand and is better for target shooting than varmint hunting. If you'd like something a little more economical, then I highly recommend Aguila ammo loaded with copper-plated bullets. Here's Aguila's target ammo:
And here's a selection of their varmint hunting ammo:
Posted On: 5/22/2019
By: Richard Gardella
A: Hi Rich. Congrats on a great little pistol! It is just hard to beat a Ruger. The entire CCI line up of .22 ammo pretty much sets the bar for performance. You know that .22 pistols can be fussy eaters, but I cannot remember the last time someone had a problem with CCI ammo feeding well. I think you will be well served to stay with the CCI Mini-Mags as they are a great shooting round, and very reliable. I almost never shoot LRN (Lead Round Nose) ammo as I find the copper plated rounds are much cleaner (CPRN or CPHP). Once your pistol is well broke in, try some lower velocity rounds to see just how tight you (and your new gun) can get! Give me a shout at 800-317-9506 if you have any further questions.