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    Default Disappointed in Browning 22lr ammo.

    Picked up a carton of 400. 1 in 15 was a dud so far.

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    Has very mixed reviews from what I can tell. Complaints seem to be the same as yours. Lots of duds.
    It was most likely inexpensive. dispose of it. Its not worth the risk of blowing your gun apart and possibly injuring yourself or someone else with a squib.
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    Rotate the "duds" in the chamber and try for a firing pin strike in a different location on the rim that will fire the cartridge.

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    Fired from a pistol or rifle? Pistol strikers for 22LR are notoriously light. Obviously if

    it's a rifle, that's just crappy ammo. To be expected, till the 22LR ammo shortage is over.

    I find crappy 22 rimfire makes great primer powder for my BP. It's a bit of a PITA to strip

    down cartridges. but the powder in the misfires doesn't go to waste.

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    It was in my SW 22a Fired many many rounds of federal and winchester ammo through it. Never had a dud issue. I took them back this AM he gave a box of feds in exchange.

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    Don't think I've ever seen browning .22 ammo before. Now i if do I'll know to avoid it.
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    There not going to restock it. Way to many complaints.

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    .22 Browning BPR sits in 100 round plastic packs. They are 40 grain HP with a velocity of 1455. This matches the Velocitor specs exactly. Well, ARMARIN is a bit disappointed to learn from what is written on the packs that these Browning .22 LRs are made by Winchester. We do not like Winchester rimfire products and always pass by them because in the past they tested unreliable.


    As the Brownings are a new product line just introduced this year its probably just Winchester stuff with the Browning brand on it.
    Now my company is avoiding Browning too for the sole fact that customers brought packs back. Same as the .22 lR made by Winchester. And now here is the secret: The Winchester ammunition is actually manufactured by someone else also. That "someone else" is Olin Corporation!


    This company has controlled the Winchester brand for many decades. IIRC Olin bought a controlling interest in Winchester in the 1930s–primarily to get the Winchester-Western ammunition company–and formally merged Winchester and W-W into Olin sometime around WWII
    Olin takes great pride in maintaining longstanding relationships with both commercial and military ammunition manufacturers


    There are Olins packed in white boxes with handwriting on it sometimes. It's govenement (mostly military) contract ammo. Find it once in a while when some is declared surplus and makes it to the civialian market.


    Never had very good results with it. Found it to be rather dirty and inconsistent. All sold out and the US Army reports that they do not have any more surplus .22 ammo to transfer. Could it be the Browning brand is used by Olin to dump ammo from their ex army production line?


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    Browning is a premium brand - their firearms, ammunition, clothing and gear is all very expensive.
    Funny thing, I've never had any dirt-cheap steel case Russian or Ukrainian ammo ever fail to go off. Not one time.

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    This is what i had. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    Today i was out shooting my 22 lr version of an ar-15 ran 100 rounds of winchester 1280 fps hollow points no issues. Always been lucky with winchester.

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