Has anyone used American Eagle .22 ammo? I bought a brick of 400 rounds on special for $5.89. I figured I would burn it up plinking with my Ruger 10/22. Yesterday at a trip to the range I used up about 120 rounds. I have come to realize that I am pretty luck with my standard 10/22. It is far more accurate than most right out of the box. The only mod I have done was to put a Yellow Jacket in it. Anyway, I was really shooting well with my Simmons 3-9X32 putting MOA groupings of 5 rounds at 30 yards and about every six or seventh round, the rifle report was not as sharp, the recoil was (subtly) not as noticeable, and the round would impact Â¾-1 inch lower than the rest of the grouping. The first 5 times this happened I figured I shanked a shot which I do often enough, but I usually shank it to the left and not down. After a while the pattern emerged and I really began to notice the reduced noise and recoil that accompanied. Anywayâ€¦ to make a long story longer, is this symptomatic of the poor quality of production in all their products, just .22LR, or just a bad box of shells. Also, can anyone recommend a reliable .22LR round for competition shooting (I have started my own Black Death Challenge w/my buddies) as well as a reliable hollow point round for hunting squirrel?