We are currently experiencing high demand for our products. We appreciate your patience and support and remain committed to serving all of our customers, from hunters and sport shooters to those who protect our country and our streets.
Q: Does the recent news regarding a major U.S. lead smelter shutting down mean you'll have trouble obtaining lead for manufacturing conventional ammunition?
A: At this time we do not anticipate any additional strain on our ability to obtain lead.
Q: Why is ammunition in certain calibers so hard to find?
A: The current market and environment is causing stronger than usual demand for products in our industry.
Q: Are certain contracts taking ammunition away from civilians?
A: No. We remain committed to serving all channels of our business. The majority of our product serves the commercial market.
Q: Is DHS buying more ammunition today than ever before?
A: Department of Homeland Security ammunition purchases have been declining since 2009. It is projected that it will continue on this trend. Read the GAO report.
Q: Why can't you just make more ammunition?
A: Our facilities operate 24-hours a day. We are continually making process improvements to increase our efficiency and investing in capital and personnel where we have sustained demand. We are bringing additional capacity online again this year.
Q: What is your stance on the current gun legislation?
A: We support the second amendment and responsible gun ownership. We remain fully engaged in the legislative and regulatory process to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information to decision makers. Like most major manufacturers in our industry, we are also members of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). This organization helps represent our industry and our customers before federal, state and local government entities. More information about legislation and our industry's positions can be found at www.nssf.org.
A Letter to our Customers
CCI is a committed partner to the shooting sports industry. Despite our consistent and dedicated efforts, there remains much speculation and misinformation regarding the availability of commercial ammunition. Read letter
Q: I'd like to talk to a CCI Ammunition representative. When should I call?
A: Representatives are available to answer your calls between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. We recently launched an improved phone system that ensures you speak with a live agent. Please call (800) 379-1732.
Q: How can I get a catalog?
A: We no longer print catalogs. For comprehensive information on all of our products, please visit our website. There you can learn more about our new products, current promotions and find an authorized dealer.
Q: I bought a box of Stinger ammunition, hunting coyotes out to 300 yards. How high do I need to hold to be on at 300 yds?
A: Know the limitations of the product, Stinger will reach 300 yards, but it is not a "coyote killer" at that range. Unless your scope is different than mine, if you are sighted-in at about 100 yds, the coyote will not be visible in the scope when you hold high enough to hit it.
Q: What does CCI stand for?
A: First and Foremost we stand for Quality Rimfire Ammunition with the the broadest selection for the rimfire shooter…..Oh, you mean the initials, that is the name that Dick Speer and Arvid Nelson gave to their company "Cascade Cartridge, Inc."
Q: I have CCI Large Pistol primers, can I use then instead of the Large Rifle primers that I need to load for my rifle loading?
A: This is not adviseable, the primers are dimensionally different as are the primer pockets.
Q: My dealer does not carry Small Game Bullet (SGB) rimfire ammunition, where can I get it locally?
A: Go to the "Locator" section of this website, it will give you dealers in your area, call them to see if they carry the product or will order it for you.
Q: I just purchased a box of your part number 0069 and it says 22 WRF, it is not the same size as the 22 Magnum I usually shoot, is this a "short" 22 Magnum?
A: The 22 WRF was a cartridge that was made a number of years ago, the Winchester model 1890 and some others. Shoot those cartridges only in guns so marked, WRF and WMR are different cartridges. While we are on that topic. We advise against the use of 22 WRFin pistols marked for that caliber, as we have found pistols that have small diameter barrels.
Q: I purchased an after-market barrel for my rifle and it says on the barrel "ejecting an unfired round may leave a bullet in the barrel" or words to that effect. Why is that warning on the barrel?
A: Many of the after-market barrels use a "match chamber" to enhance accuracy. When the cartridge is fed into the barrel, it will push the bullet into the rifling, when you attempt to remove the unfired cartridge, it will stay in the rifling an only the unfired casing will be withdrawn from the gun.
Q: I've tried to use Stinger's on tree squirrels and it tears them up so bad they aren't fit to eat. I have a suggestion, reduce the velocity of the Stinger, so I can put some squirrel meat in the pot, that is fit to eat.
A: We have done that, we have the broadest selection of rimfire in the industry. Look at this website and bear in mind that the higher the velocity the more meat damage you can expect. Try the Sub-sonic HP(part number 0056) for your squirrel hunting, show it to your friends and tell them "it's kinda like a reduced velocity Stinger....that was my idea, ya know".
Q: I saw these cartridges called 22 Short CB's and 22 Long CB's, my rifle says it will shoot S, L and LR, it doesn't say anything about CB, can I shoot them?
A: Yes, you can shoot CB Shorts or Longs in your pistol/rifle, these are a reduced velocity load at about 710 feet per sec. These cartridges are made for both low velocity and low noise. While they have proved to be very accurate, they will often malfunction in a semi-auto gun.