Over the years I have always had horrible luck with the stuff… until now. The Xpert line seems to do fairly well for me.
I don’t see it in the stores. But I’ve had very good luck with ammo that I never thought would be worthy of praise. Rem’ Thunderbolt of a decade+ ago has given me very good performance. I don’t know about todays Thunderbolt. Federal bulk “Target grade performance” also. I have yet to get one dud with the Federal and I shoot a lot of it.
The only .22 ammo that I avoid is Remington. It seems to be the least consistent in my experience.
The old xpert that came in 50rnd box’s is what we used to squirrel hunt with. I’m in the middle of a large box of the current offering right now. So far so good. Remington’s bulk stuff does seem to have a few duds per box.