Published on August 19th, 2013 | by Travis20
Best .22 LR Ammo for the GSG 522
As I’m sure you know by now that 22 ammo is not 100% reliable. Some guns shoot certain types of ammo better then others.
While the GSG 522 shoots most types and is less picky then some 22 rifles, it still likes certain ammo better then others.
I’ve personally shot 3 types of ammo through my GSG 5 and I’ll list those below along with other ammo I’ve found around the web that other GSG 5 shooters have said works great in their gun.
Let us know in the comments what ammo has worked well with your GSG 5 and what has not.
Ammo that shoots good
- CCI Ammo
- Remington Golden Bullets
- PMC Zapper – higher price
- Federal American Eagle
- Federal Value Pack
- Blazer Brass
Federal Value Pack normally found at WalMart for around $11-12 for a box of 550. Copper coated, Hollow Point, 36grain. GSG-5s eat this stuff up like candy.
Remington Golden Bullet 22 LR
Cost = $.04-.06
Great shooting ammo that is pretty cheap and shoots good in the GSG 5, I had only 1-2 mis fires in over 100 rounds on a new gun.
Read reviews >
CCI Mini Mag 40 Grain .22 LR
Cost = $.06-.09
This is probably the best 22 LR ammo and shoots great in any 22 pistol or rifle. I had no jams with this ammo in the GSG 5 or any of the other semi-auto pistols and rifles I test it in.
Ammo to avoid shooting in the GSG 5
- Remington Thunderbolt ammo – BAD – It is extremely dirty and will foul the barrel up with a heavy coat of lead.
- Winchester Xpert – They will not cycle properly.
- Winchester 22LR Hollow Point Rounds
Winchester 22LR Hollow Point Rounds
Cost = $.04-.06
I purchased this at Walmart.
This ammo says it’s a high velocity but for whatever reason it doesn’t shoot well in the GSG 5 or other semi auto pistols and rifles. It does shoot fine in bolt action rifles and revolvers.
I had several jams with this ammo in my GSG , Smith and Wesson .22 pistol, Ruger SR22 pistol and a AR15 with a .22 LR barrel.
Remington Thunderbolt ammo – BAD – do not use…in any gun.
It is extremely dirty and will foul the barrel up with a heavy coat of lead. It will cycle properly, but the hours of cleaning it will require is not worth it.
Read about it here > http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=41&t=242074