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Old 11-13-2009, 12:55 AM
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i recently opened a brick that ive had in my safe..
my sa 22 bounty hunter will normally shoot anything..
i had just shot some ammo ,,id put up as old or of questionable dependability ,,an had no trouble with failure to fire..
this golden bullet fails 1-2 out of 6 rnds . time after time..
its been in my stock of ammo ,,mabe 18 months..
i can t figure it.. i sure hope my stock of remington hollow pts arn t the same way..
its only good for practice with that gun now..im trying to master accuracy with the gun ,,using point an shoot method..
but this new ammo. relatively speaking,,is not up to par

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Old 11-13-2009, 09:57 AM
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Same thing happened to us with those rounds. I fired them in several different pistols and rifles and a lot of misfires in all of them. I have never had ammo this bad before.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:22 AM
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yep ..now i have to open a brick of hollow pts..im hoping they don t do the same thing..its hard to understand why remington 22 ammo in cheap versions is the dirtiest ive seen..i guess they figure ,only newbes will buy it an they won t know how sorry it is..i got one brick of standard velocity winchester that was similar .. so i only use thier hv any more..its hot an clean..
if my remington hollow points are this bad ,i ll have 3 bricks of junk .. so far federals do fine.. my good ammo is cci.. its clean and usually pretty accurate..
im glad i got plenty..slim
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:38 PM
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Bulk Remington Golden bullets in my cupboard are so-so, the ones I get in the boxes of 100 are the ones I use for competition out to 50 yards.
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:09 PM
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theres a guy at the range that swears they are the best kept secrete for
competition.. my brick was actually bought because he said they were so accurate.. guess it just goes to show you never can tell.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:33 PM
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I use the Winchester Power Points for everyday shooting. No misfires, and plenty of pop on rodents. Plus it's the only thing that feeds reliably in my crappy, yet expensive .22. If you need serious .22 LR power, get the Velocitors by CCI. Incomparable on larger vermin, even coyotes at 75 yards or so.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:10 AM
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agreed got plenty of velocitors..i quit plinking withum though when they got so hard to get...
guess my stored supply will last the rest of my life if i use it on yotes an stuff.
only time to use more than 2 is when im sighting in a rifle,,for the velocitor.
the second rnd is of course if hes still wiggling a bit.slim
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:48 PM
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Slim, the man at the range was pulling your leg.

Not only do I get frequent FTF with the GBs that I buy in the box of 550 rounds, but MV varies with the ones that do fire. Every so often, one is louder than usual or so soft that I'm looking down the barrel before the next round, and the bullet strike is of course off in Giles County somewhere. I wouldn't bet fifteen cents on a match in which I had to use those little dogs.

They are cheap, and are fun to shoot by the hundred in a Ruger auto, but I hunt mostly with CCI SGB flatnose .22s.

OTOH the last box I opened is doing far better in terms of reliably and accuracy. Maybe Remington heard the complaints and improved the product a skosh.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:43 AM
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wonder if they would take a 7/8 box return,,for the newer version.
i got a brick here i wouldnt wish on the best shot there in a competition i was second best in.slim
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:04 AM
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I noticed a more failures to fire with them and I notice the accuracy is less then some of my other brands but they are cheap and are great for taking my grandson to the range and let him shoot my S&W K22 revolver to his hearts content.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:12 PM
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Case failure

Anybody had this happen to you yet? Remington GB HP, 525 count value pack.

I've had FTF before, but not case splitting. The case stuck in my Browning 22 auto and I didn't have a cleaning rod with me (I bought one of Cabela's pistol cleaning rods to carry with me from now on, in honor of this event) so my pistol was effectively jammed until I got home and pushed the case out.

I've never seen a split case on a 22 shell before!
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:48 PM
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I've never seen a split case on a 22 shell before!
Neither have I, if the shot wasn't wild or particularly loud I would suspect a bad case. The good thing is I would rather have the case split long ways then to blow the back of the case out. Inconvenient but not dangerous.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:45 PM
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My son's and I have had similar experiences with the Remington Golden Bullets in the 550 packs. They're relatively inexpensive, acceptably clean, and they function well in my Marlin 39A (which is rather picky on feeding ammo), but we have had a lot of failures to fire and quite a bit of variation in velocity - enough that we have several jams from underpowered loads everytime we try to run a 25 round magazine through the 10/22. I use Winchester Super-X rounds or Federal Spitfires for more serious shooting; I keep these strictly for plinking.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:44 AM
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Sharp, I've had a couple of split cases with that ammo as well. Looked just like your picture.
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I haven't bought any lately except those in the little "milk carton", and the last two I got were only slightly better than the Winchester Wildcats.. The ones that I bought that were in the square plastic box of 100 are the best I've come across, and my 10/22 likes then almost as well as the CCI cartridges.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:37 PM
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Guess I've been pretty lucky with these Remingtons. I haven't had a bit of trouble with them, but I haven't shot any in a semi-auto either.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:07 PM
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Sharp, I've had a couple of split cases with that ammo as well. Looked just like your picture.
Well, at least the universe isn't picking on me alone, but I still don't find that reassuring. I have a couple of bricks I'll use up, but I think I'll be buying different brands from now on. The CCI seems really good, but a tad expensive for plinking. I've used the Federal bulk packs before with some FTF, but at least no split cases!

Any other suitable plinking brands out there?

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Old 01-08-2010, 07:21 PM
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I have had problems with the Golden Bullets and the Winchester wildcats. Remingtons have lots of misfires and the Winchesters have an inconsistent sound, some of them sound so faint that I'm afraid they don't clear the barrel! The best bullets I have found when buying the bulk packs are the Federal 550 Value Pack.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:55 PM
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I have never had a failure to fire with the Remington Golden Bullet. I've killed a lot of varmints with them, I prefer them over other 22 ammunition for that purpose because of how deep the hollow point is. They aren't the most accurate in my rifle.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:35 AM
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Quality has slipped on Federal bulk the past few years but they are far better than any other promo ammo.

If you want premium performance, you have to pay for it though.

The hundred packs of Remington are OK but I will never buy anymore Rem promo. Dirty, inaccurate, FTF, either too much powder, or squib! I pulled some bullets from the failure to fire rounds and the priming only went 1/3 to half way around.

So, for me, its Federal promo for killing cans and CCI for serious stuff.
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