Bersa / Firestorm .22

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by bmarg711, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

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    Anyone have one of these, and if so, what ammo do you use? Mine is very selective in the ammo that it likes (hates anything Winchester, Blazer, Federal).

    Ran Remington Golden Bullets this afternoon with zero issues (shot the whole 525!)

    What do you use?
     
  2. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    CCI Mini-Mags or CCI (another one; can't remember name).

    High(er) velocity works much better in the Bersa or Firestorm .22.
     

  3. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

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    Mini-Mags work well, but I have been experimenting with cheaper solutions...
     
  4. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Other than the Remington Golden box you mentioned... I really don't think our BT22s or Firestorm 22s are gonna like cheap bullets.

    Now, I did try Federal AutoMatch, but I can't remember how well it performed.
     
  5. stanger1944

    stanger1944 Well-Known Member

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    Mine does not even like the golden bullets but does ok, also ok with Winchester superspeed, likes CCI Stingers, velocitors and Mini mags. Don't know if they still do but you could get 1100 or 1200 rounds of mini mags in a Plano box for $99 at Wal Mart
     
  6. Gibbs

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    Hard to find a Firestorm 22 in my neck of the woods. Where are they most prevalent? I imagine a lot to do with the type of ammunitions may be in the recoil spring of the pistol. When (if) I get one I'll order another spring and experiment with what works with ALL ammo. Most of the time, pistols, and especially blowback 22 LR pistols are adverse to anything cheap or anemic. A Federal pack may be a great plinker, but if you ever hear one or a few of the rounds sounding "lighter" in sound than the others, and in a rifle it may or may not cycle right, it is a problem with pistols that rely on enough consistent pressure to cycle the action. It is also one of the problems of the SIG Mosquito. Ruger auto-loaders, seem to have worked better in this regard due to that barrel being solid and the internal bolt sliding back and forth on a rail and compression recoil spring. Rugers don't care so much if it's a hard jolt back as it is the SS bolt moving, but it is enough forward pressure with the spring to strip and load a fresh round. I hope I haven't confused anyone, but the idea of the Bersa and others handling all the different ammos might center around the amount of energy to compress the main recoil spring to cycle reliably.
     
  7. DocNugent

    DocNugent Bersa owner since 2008

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    We have two (one matte, one duotone) and have only used CCI Mini-mag 40 grain JRN in them.

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    Still not perfect for The Missus (I suspect occasional limp-wristing), but I've had no problems with either pistol.
     
  8. KEN

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    I have a firestorm22 i have probles with hollow point bullets.they jam going in to the chamber
    any one have ideas on what is wrong .
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum KEN !!

    Do you have the same problem with FMJ's feeding ?!
     
  10. Goatboy

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    I don't have the Firestorm, mine is a Model 644. It likes just about any of the brands of decent ammo. Doesn't care for HP much. Mostly I shoot Remingtons, the CCI is a bit pricey for me.
     
  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum Goatboy !!
     
  12. CGVeach

    CGVeach New Member

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    For the Bersa's always use high velocity rounds of 1250fps or more. Stay away from Blazers as they are dirty and will gum up your firearm. CCI Mini Mags should be good.
     
  13. SHOOTER13

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum CGVeach !!
     
  14. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

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    I have the duotone myself...yours is the first matte black that I have seen.


    Looks good!
     
  15. shmuel2004

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    I had touble with federal ammo and CCI subsonic hollow points. Mini mags work fine and stingers were good and they were far more accurate. Stingers had a larger muzzle flash and a bit more kickback though, warn the missus if she is used to using mini-mags. Also, some dude at the range said that using stingers would eventually damage the gun. Anyone have any thoughts on that issue?
     
  16. rond

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    I have an older Firestar .22 that has hundreds of rounds of all different brands of ammo used with few problems. Winchester copper plated would not chamber because of oversize bullets, but they wouldn't chamber in a lot of my other .22s either. Keep it clean and lube sparingly and it functions well.
     
  17. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What's a "Firestar"?
     
  18. rond

    rond Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, ment firestorm, firestar is my Llama.
     
  19. rnickelson

    rnickelson Junior Member

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    They are having a gun show here in town March 9-10, If any dealer has one of the .22s on his table I plan to buy one. I saw several at the Joplin gun show but couldn't buy one because I was from out of state.
     
  20. DocNugent

    DocNugent Bersa owner since 2008

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    Did you try to use 'the gun show loophole'? I hear about it all the time . . . .

    ;)