The clean-burning CCI Clean 22 Steel Challenge reduces fouling.

CCI just released its newest rimfire ammo, Clean-22 Steel Challenge. And its already been named the official ammunition of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA). CCI Clean-22 Steel Challenge features an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel, without leaving a residue.

CCI Clean-22 Steel Challenge

“We’re proud to be the first major rimfire ammunition manufacturer to become an official sponsor,” said Federal Marketing Director Jason Nash. “Steel Challenge shooters demand the very best from their ammunition. It needs to be accurate, consistent, and ultra-reliable. With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters can compete at a high level with ammunition that’s easier on and better for their guns.”

“The partnership between USPSA and Federal with Syntech Action Pistol has been very successful. We are equally excited about extending that partnership with CCI and Steel Challenge,” said SCSA Director of Marketing, Media & Events Jake Martens. “Forty-six percent of Steel Challenge competition is done with rimfire ammunition. CCI’s production of a competition-ready Clean-22 is a huge win for competitors.”

The high-velocity load features a 40-grain round nose lead bullet. The bullet utilizes a geometry optimized for accuracy. The round includes CCI priming and consistent propellant, according to CCI. Clean-22 Steel Challenge provides flawless cycling through all 22 LR firearms. It also cuts lead buildup in suppressors by up to 60 percent.

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CCI Clean-22 Steel Challenge Specifications

  • Official ammunition of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association
  • Polymer bullet coating greatly reduces lead fouling in the barrel without leaving residue
  • Cuts lead buildup in suppressors up to 60 percent
  • 40-grain red lead round nose bullet
  • Optimized bullet geometry for improved accuracy
  • Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
  • High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain red-poly LRN, 1235 fps,
  • MSRP: 100-count / $10.99

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