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.22LR ammo and where to get it

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So we want to experiment with different ammo for our CZ455 UltraLux's, find out what they like. I'm thinking good, reasonably priced stuff, and match grade as well. I am not sure where to get it though, and I also am not sure we can mail order ammo in our state (Massachusetts). We would be willing to drive up to NH if we can legally bring it back here. Otherwise, where does one find different things to try, other than Cabela's, Walmart and Dick's? Would an FFL sell ammo if we ordered it through them? Sorry for the newbie questions, we are just getting started!

Also, any and all recommendations on what to try are appreciated!
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When I want something I can't find on the shelf at a local store, I generally get it through midwayusa.com, but it doesn't look like you can get mail order ammo in Mass. I'd say decide what it is you want and go to a local gun store to see if they can special order it. I bet they can, because I'm sure there's other gun owners in Mass who want specialty ammo too.
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My rifle likes Lapua SK Ammo, I get it at the Ammunition Store

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Look for CCI Standard Velocity for a decent, clean ammo. It’s not match grade but it’s great for practice, plinking etc. Unless you are shooting for group size, you probably would not notice the difference between it and the high-end stuff. Also, it is very quiet out of the long barrel of the Ultra Lux. It’s my go-to ammo for most .22 shooting.

For decent prices on the good stuff, check out these guys: http://www.championshooters.com I have found them to be helpful and friendly.

As for mid-range ammo, I have gotten good results from Wolf Match Target and Match Extra.

Edit: oops, sorry that I did not notice that you can’t mail order it. You might find the CCI SV at Dicks.
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These guys have a good selection usually, and are only in Stonington, CT if you're up for a drive...

https://www.targetsportsusa.com/
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Thank you!
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Looks like Midway will ship to MA btw, I guess it's just Cabelas/Dicks that won't ship it.
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GoldenRetrieversRule wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Looks like Midway will ship to MA btw, I guess it's just Cabelas/Dicks that won't ship it.
That's a relief. :)

I tried to buy ammo once at the BassPro next to Gilette stadium, and they said they couldn't sell to out of state folks. Seemed like a bad practice to me, but it meant other stores got more business.....
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Lapua SK works great, but my UltraLux does great with Federal Automatch as well.
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One thing I like to do is visit discussion forums where lots of different ammo is used in the firearm I am interested in. There is a forum that has a sub-forum specifically for the CZ rifles, and they regularly hold competitions where people list not just scores, but what ammo was used and any mods done. Wander around here for awhile:
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/f ... 63d38&f=18

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Thank you!
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I second Bucolic on CCI of Lewiston, ID, they make a huge variety of quality rimfire ammo. Used their standard 22lr, 22 shotshells, some Stingers and even 22 CBs which are low noise. Aguila and Eley are also good quality. I've even been known to grab a box of the Federal Value Pack and 22 pistols and enjoy a day shooting.
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