Does it hurt anything to shoot cheap "bulk box" .22 ammo that has plated bullets from a high end target rifle such as a Anschutz?
My daughter's 4-H club leader insists that it does and that only unplated lead bullets should be used. He has been involved in 4-H smallbore competition for 20+ and seems very sure of himself on this issue. However, when I ask him "why" it would hurt anything he does not have an answer other than "I have seen it".
Is he right, or is he putting some events over the years together and drawing the wrong conclusion? My daughter shoots about 100 rounds a day in practice and I want to use the cheap "bulk box" remmington or federal ammo from wal mart, at least when shooting 25 yard standing. At that range a little less accurate ammo makes little difference. However, he insists that shooting the plated bullets will ruin the barrel on her Anschutz target rifle. Yes or no.....???
I already have many thousands of rounds of the bulk box ammo I have horded over the years.
I would like to at least shoot it up and replace with fresh ammo, most of it is plated bullets.