.22 Ammo Choice and Cleaning Gun?
After about 14 years away from shooting I'm looking at getting back into it with my Browning Buck Mark .22 Pistol. Several reasons have gotten me back interested in shooting: after having microfracture knee surgery I was told I would have to give up playing tennis and running (2 of my loves) and I've become addicted to watching Duck Dynasty...but more importantly I've grown to miss the thrill of it.
Anyway since it's been at least 14 years since I last fired my Buck Mark I'm sure there have been plenty of changes (or maybe not) to ammo and possibly gun care.
Can anyone recommend reasonable quality ammo for plinking (and relearning 'how to shoot') at a great price?
Some I've seen on a website for a local store are: Federal Champion Solid $1.99 (50), Windchester Wildcat $1.99 (50), CCI Quiet $2.99 (50), Federal Premium Game Shok $3.99 (50), CCI Stinger $5.99 (50), Winchester Super-X Lead Round-Nose $6.79 (100), Remington Yellow Jacket HP $7.99 (100).
I'm sure there are many other brands/types but again, just looking for something that is dependable (as far as firing and quality) and cheap.
Also, what components/items do I need to properly clean my gun (definitely want to give it a good cleaning before I attempt shooting it again) and keep it in tip top shape?
I'm not very knowledgeable about guns in general so the more specific about the clothes/oil/rod/brushes/solvents/etc would help me a great deal.
I'm happy to say my Buck Mark .22 looks practically brand new and people here have told me that it is a quality and accurate gun so that makes me even more excited about getting back ot there shooting again.
I appreciate all the help you can provide!