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Old March 20, 2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Russian - Junior .22 ammo

I was given a bunch of this ammo. It is brand new and says steel cases made in Russia. Anyone know anything about this and how dirty it might be?
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Old March 20, 2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about it but if it is steel cased I bet you are looking at the future of 22 ammunition.
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Old March 20, 2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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how does a steel case work in a semi auto 22?

would the firing pin have enough 'oomph' for a fire ?
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Old March 20, 2013, 08:10 AM   #4
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I bought some of this back in the 90s for a real low price at a gun show. The first time I used this ammo, I was firing thru a Ruger Single 6. and a friend was using it in his K-22. All went bang and accuracy was on par with cheap WW & R-P ammo.

A month or so later, I took the ammo to the range. This time with a Marlin 22 and a Ruger 10-22. What we found was 25-30% FTF. The firing pin was not indenting the rim enough to ignite the priming charge. Ironically, it would fire in a different 10-22. Yes, the steel case is harder. A subsequent strike on a case that FTF would usually work.

This ammo was not reliable in a S&W model 41, but was 100% reliable in a Ruger Standard Auto.

If your gun has a robust and hard hitting firing pin mechanism, this stuff is OK. If it FTF, try it in another gun.
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Old March 21, 2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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From what I have read, the stuff isn't very accurate. Hence I would not be interested in buying any of it.
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Old March 27, 2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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There's a lot of info on RFC. Check the Russian forum and do a search. It was somewhat sought after by some of the members, but I've never even seen it up close.
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Old March 29, 2013, 12:00 AM   #7
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Bought a case of 6,000 rounds in the early 1990's, it shot and cycled through whatever I put it in, revolver, 10/22's, bolt actions, all of it.

Gotta run a patch down the bore later, but it's fairly clean.
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Old March 29, 2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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bought and sold 40 bricks in the mid 90s
shot at least 4 bricks myself thru several firearms including a couple 10/22s a colt revolver a ruger revolver and a marlin model60
it worked flawlessly in all except the marlin.
accuracy was better than remington thunderbolts and on par with winchester and american eagle but not as good as cci
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