Cascade Cartridge Inc., commonly known as CCI, is an ammunition manufacturer based in Lewiston, Idaho that specializes in rimfire ammunition, centerfire handgun ammunition and primers. Established by Dick Speer, brother of Vernon Speer, in 1951 as a steady source for primers, CCI evolved quickly into the full-scale operation dedicated to providing shooters with a wide variety of ammunition targeted for specific applications that it is today.
Now, more than 60 years later, CCI is a subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems – a conglomerate that owns the Federal Cartridge Company as well as many other high-profile ammunition manufacturers while also holding the production contract for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri. This partnership furthered CCI's ability to provide shooters with innovative new products marked by their consistent performance and unyielding reliability. Moreover, it has placed the company among the leaders in the rimfire ammunition industry. With ties like that, CCI is a name that shooters can trust.
CCI Blazer .22 LR ammunition is a product from the company's "Blazer" economy brand. Designed for high-volume shooters and priced accordingly, CCI's Blazer brand of ammunition brings down manufacturing costs by utilizing alternative cartridge cases, which many cite as the most expensive component in ammunition manufacturing. Moreover, the Blazer brand offers variety of rimfire and centerfire handgun loads in several different calibers that utilize Speer bullets and CCI primers to ensure that all shooters can enjoy cheap and affordable yet high-performance shooting.
That said each box of CCI Blazer .22 LR ammunition, as noted, contains 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased rimfire cartridges. Each cartridge weighs 40 gr and contains a lead round nose projectile that is designed for high muzzle velocities. In fact, this particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 1,235 fps. All CCI ammunition is manufactured using premium raw materials and newly manufactured brass cases in the United States at their main manufacturing facility in Lewiston, Idaho.
|Projectile Weight||40 gr|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Rounds Per Box||No|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
As stated above, Blazer is my least favorite of the CCI Line
The problem I have here though is that I don't know of anything wrong with the 22lr Blazer so I don't know if its these rounds I don't like or if I still just have a bad taste in my mouth from when I bought my very first handgun some 35 years ago
Back then I bought my first handgun brand new, a S&W .357 Magnum Model19 Combat Masterpeice and 3 boxes of CCI Blazer.
When I went out to shoot my new gun I had 3 brand new boxes of CCI 357 Mag ammo, Out of the first box I had 3 rounds that failed to fire, then 5 more from the 2nd box and then another 3 from the 3rd box! And I tried dropping the hammer on each dud at least twice before tossing them
I also don't like the "Aluminum, cases they come in as they are not reloadable.
Since then I haven't shot enough Blazer ammo of any caliber to really have a full opinion on them
BUT..... the last 2 boxes of these 22's I shot did ok although I did have several faliure to fire's with them as well.
I don't recall the excact number of FTF's I had from each box I just know I haven't bought anymore Blazer since then.
This isn't the best bulk ammo, remington is a bit better, any .22 is good now though. My Walther P22 doen't like it though, not enough power to work the slide every time. oh well.
Great ammo and shoots very clean not much cleanup. I cant wait till i can buy more.