CCI Introduces a New Line of MeatEater Series Rimfire Ammunition

CCI's New Meateater Ammunition
CCI’s New Meateater Ammunition. IMG CCI Ammunition

U.S.A. -( MeatEater’s Steven Rinella relies on high-quality rimfire ammunition to put small game on his plate. That’s why CCI partnered with this renowned conservationist, author and hunter on an exclusive new line of ammunition, featuring CCI’s proven Copper-22, Mini-Mag and Maxi-Mag loads. Shipments of these new products have begun to arrive at dealers.

Copper-22 is constructed from a unique mix of copper particles and polymer compressed into an accurate, potent, 21-grain hollow-point bullet. The time-tested and proven Mini-Mag 22 LR offers peak velocities, and a proven, accurate copper-plated hollow point bullet design. CCI Maxi-Mag is one of the most accurate and fastest 22 WMR cartridges on the market. Its jacketed hollow-point bullet design transfers tremendous energy to the target on impact. All loads feature clean-burning propellants and reliable CCI priming to ensure the most consistent ballistics.

“These three loads are what fills Steven Rinella’s freezer with small game,” said CCI Rimfire Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “His field-to-table lifestyle has made him a household name among hunters from all walks of life. We are very proud and excited to release this new line of special-edition rimfire ammunition to our customers and his fans.”

Features & Benefits

  • The official rimfire ammunition of MeatEater
  • Copper-22, Mini-Mag and Maxi-Mag loads with new packaging highlighting the partnership
  • Accurate, reliable performance on small game and varmints
  • Clean-burning propellants
  • Reliable cycling
  • Surefire CCI priming

Part No. / Description / MSRP / LINK

925CC / Copper-22 MeatEater 22 LR, 21-grain copper HP, 1,850 fps, 50-count / $10.99

962ME / Mini-Mag MeatEater 22 LR, 36-grain CPHP, 1,260 fps, 300-count / $28.99

958ME / Maxi-Mag MeatEater 22 WMR, 40-grain JHP, 1,875 fps, 200-count / $59.99

CCI recently launched a new website which includes a fresh look and design, and a mobile-first approach to meet the needs of today’s consumer. Plus, the new site offers customers the ability to purchase select loads of CCI rimfire ammunition, Blazer handgun ammunition, branded merchandise, and more direct from CCI. CCI’s online shopping cart features free shipping on orders of $99 or more. For full details, go to

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It all started when Richard “Dick” Speer’s enterprising led him to establish CCI in 1951. He provided a steady source of component primers to reloaders. Today we continue being the leader in rimfire ammunition thanks to our innovation, determination and resourcefulness.


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1 year ago

I’d be happy to see either one of these, or any other .22 LR rimfire ammo on the shelves on a regular basis these days.

1 year ago

A couple of points:
1. I’ve never had a problem with anything shot with a 22 CCI MiniMag 40gr. This appears to be a lot of hype.

2. Rinella may be a great outdoorsman but as a representative of RKBA issues he lost me when he stated he had no use for anything to do with the AR platform and would never consider using anything but a bolt action for hunting.

He should have stuck with hunting and kept his opinions to himself. He lost my support at that point.

Last edited 1 year ago by Vanns40
1 year ago

Note: the meateater copper-22 and meateater 22 minimag are two different rounds. The first has a copper and plastic bullet and the other has the copper plated lead bullet.
Although CCI lists both as small game rounds, I wouldn’t shoot anything I intended to eat with the copper and plastic frangible projectile. It’s easy enough to pick a one piece projectile out of the meat, but I don’t enjoy mouthfuls of plastic and copper dust. But maybe that’s just me… 🙂

1 year ago
Reply to  Knute

I was thinking the same..