Walmart 22LR - Federal 550 vs Winchester 555 - Model 60 Only

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by enduroguy, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. enduroguy

    enduroguy Member

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    This thread is about the Marlin Model 60 and two specific types of Ammo only....

    The 22LR Federal 550 pack and the Winchester 555 Pack (both found at Walmart)

    Personally, I have had very good results with the Federal.

    But what is your experience with these in your Model 60 ?
     
  2. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the Federal in my mod. 60. They seem to cycle and shoot pretty well.
     

  3. dayid

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    Winchester ranks as the only ammunition that I've continuously garnered failures from in my model 60s. My brother-in-laws model 60 did not prefer it either. Federal, CCI, Remington have all always done well - just not Winchester.
     
  4. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Both are good in my 60

    Enduro,
    My 60 shoots both of these brands very well. Good groups on a good day when I do my stuff. But they do not shoot to the same point of aim. If you sight for one, the other is off. If I would take the time to log the data, I could just use the mil-dots to use that Arkansas or Kentucky windage...but I like to shoot so resighting is ok by me. The difference is not all that much but it is enough of a difference to require a body shot when I really want a head shot on a squirrel.

    Get a box of each, or a box of 50 and see which one you like and then buy the bulk.
     
  5. standingbuffalo

    standingbuffalo New Member

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    in the past didn't marlin say specifically to not use winchester ammo? i seem to remember that, and then it changed after the buy out.
     
  6. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Every gun shots different get the smallest box of afew at a time and find out what your Model 60 likes.
    No 2 guns shoot alike even the same exact guns shot differenty.One model 60 might like Remingtons where the other will shot CCI.
     
  7. venturer

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    I am all for stingers! the 22 LR hollow point with a kick!
     
  8. bob2231

    bob2231 Active Member

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    The Walmart close to me has been sold out of both,anything larger than 50rd boxes,for over a year.
     
  9. duster066

    duster066 Well-Known Member Supporting

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    My 70 likes the Fed a little better, but it was chocking on this latest batch we were shooting today. The 22/45 was having troubles too, so I think we got a bad box. Both guns had no issues with Stingers.
     
  10. myg30

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    Stingers and most all cci's shoot well. Yes they are little more expensive.
    The bulk boxes are hit and miss. I think QC is lacking bad in America.
    Good enough, seems to be the normal excepted these days.

    Just me .02 worth,
    Happy Thanksgiving to all, safe shootin ,

    Mike
     
  11. venturer

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    I have never had a stinger Misfire sense I have have started using them for years. Take a empty coke can and fill it with water then shoot it with a stinger shell. You will be impressed when all that is left is the seam. I did it today again just to demo it for some friends. I wish you could have seen their expressions!
     
  12. venturer

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    Also killed a coyote at 30 yards with one last year in my pasture. Head shot dropped him where he was!
     
  13. enduroguy

    enduroguy Member

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    Found 2 boxes yesterday.

    Seems it may be becoming available again now.

    I couldn't find it for about 6 - 7 months.