Remington brass coated .22LR


June 25, 2003, 11:31 AM
525 Rounds for 7.99 at Dick's Sporting Goods. This ammo any good?

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June 25, 2003, 11:50 AM
Does it go bang?

June 25, 2003, 12:18 PM
I use that ammo all the time. If you are just looking for plinking ammo that would be the one to go with. I prefer the Remington to the Federal, because the hollow point is deeper (I think) and more importantly it is cleaner. The Federal's seem to attract a lot crap when stored in a range bag, it might be the waxy coating.

June 25, 2003, 01:39 PM
I've used that in my buckmark. I've been disappointed. I fired a magazine of those, and it was like "bang!, bang!, bang, jam." and it kept on doing that. I then got tired of it and put in a box of PMC Zappers and it went "bang!" all the time. Get something better, at least a brick of Federal American Eagle. I got one at my gun shop for $10, 400 rouds.

June 25, 2003, 01:45 PM
When I'm not at my "real" job, I have a part time job at Dicks... Mainly for the discounts! :) We sell alot of that ammo there. I normally buy two boxes..... they have always done well for me.


June 25, 2003, 01:54 PM
I've found that usally about ten out of 500 or so will fail to fire with good strikes. It's also not the cleanest ammo, but yes, it does go bang most the time. Good for plinking. Don't depend on it.

June 25, 2003, 02:42 PM
I have shot a couple of those boxes/bricks of those, work good in my very old Marlin 99.

June 25, 2003, 02:47 PM
I run this stuff through my 10/22 alot. Its shoots dirty but groups about the size of a dime at 50 yards. Cant complain about groups like that for bench work.

If you want something more reliable try the Winchester Wild Cats. Goes bang just about everytime. :)

June 25, 2003, 02:47 PM
All I know is that it did not work well in my buckmark.

Standing Wolf
June 25, 2003, 05:44 PM
It's never worked at all well in my High Standards: failures to feed, failures to fire, and failures to extract, plus the accuracy leaves rather a lot to be desired. "Other than that, it's great stuff," as they say in gun reviews.

June 25, 2003, 06:54 PM
We are talking about what Remington calls it's "Golden Bullet", right? That's what I primarily use in both my Buckmark, 10/22, and in the wife's Marlin Model 60, and I've never had a failure to fire, feed, or extract with it. The ammo I have the most problem with in that respect is Federal's copper-plated bulk pack ammo,. I've had more FTF's with that than any other brand. I've put thousands and thousands of Remington bulk pack "Golden Bullets" through my .22's, and I've never had a problem with it.

As for being dirty, well, all .22 ammo is dirty, that's almost a design feature :).

Does anyone really do anything with bulk pack ammo other than plink with it, though? I still buy Federal bulk pack if it's cheaper or that's all that is available, I can deal with a few FTF's per bulk pack if I'm at the range. If I'm hunting with a .22lr, I use Velocitors or Stingers.

June 26, 2003, 10:06 AM
Something tells me that I need to burn, oh, about 525 rounds this weekend as a test... :D

June 26, 2003, 10:45 AM
It is good ammo for the price. I believe there has been a steady decline in reliability of ammo, especially 22 rimfire. There are usually about 10 that fail to go off out of 500 or 1 per box. This was never the case years ago. I can't remember a misfire in all the years I shot up to a couple years ago when it became uncomfortably commonplace. :uhoh:

June 26, 2003, 11:31 AM
Works great in my p-22, as opposed to the Remington Thunderbolts (bang, click, clear jam, repeat). I say go for it.

June 26, 2003, 12:20 PM
I just put an entire brick of it through my bull barrelled 10/22. I had about 20-30 jams all total, mostly failures to lock up due to all of the crap in the gun. Did I mention that I didn't clean it for the entire brick?
Keep your weapon clean and it's decent ammo. It's not terribly velocity consistent, with about 1 out of 5 failing to go supersonic. Then again,most value pack ammo seems to vary more by lot than by brand. I've had some cartons that were horribly inconsistent (most recently some Winchester Xperts), then bought subsequent cartons that fired without a hitch, and even had consistent velocity.

Peter Gun
June 26, 2003, 02:45 PM
I have the same experience as Oracle. My buckmark and ruger 77/22 love the Golden Bullet and choke frequently on the federal bulk. The worst one I've found is the winchester "xpert .22". Total jam juice even in my 77/22.

June 26, 2003, 05:51 PM
I agree with Standing Wolf and Big G. .22 ammo has gone downhill over the last few years. After failure to fire, feed and extract, I rule out that brand for the future. So far Federal Champion, Remington Std Vel and Winchester T22s have flunked out. As you can see from the type of ammo used, I am a bullseye shooter. It has finally come down to RWS Target and (believe it or not) CCI Std Vel. The Supermatic Citation is the pistol used. Quantrill

June 26, 2003, 07:42 PM
I stopped using that stuff after 3 bricks in my 10/22 and 2 MkIIs. The stuff was extremely dirty. Crudded up my actions pretty fast. I had to scrap that stuff off with some nylon dental picks. I'm sticking to Winchester Dynapoints. They're accurate and clean.

June 27, 2003, 05:07 AM
My wife, Mrs. Giant says the Remington copper clad bulk pack .22 LR jams so often in her Thompson Center Classic .22 LR semi auto that she will not use it. I shot a bunch of the Remington copper in .22 revolvers, no problem, it all went bang.


June 27, 2003, 08:08 AM
ive had FTF with federal, remington and cci lead/standard loads

i had a box of those remingtons that was so bad i tossed it, i thought it was because it was around for too long

federal seemed to have about 2 per 100

the cci seemed best at first but lately ive been getting a few FTF as well as what seems to be slightly oversized/deformed(?) cases that don't insert into the chamber fully (ruger mkII) ive also had a few that FTF but fired on the second strike

up till now cci has been the most reliable for me

but i have no confidence in any of the above brands these days...


June 27, 2003, 10:23 AM
After having the FTFs in the above mentioned (in both yours and mine posts), I remembered wondering why they were bad. So I pulled the bullets out of the bad ones (with pliers not a kinetic puller) and took a look-see inside the now empty (of powder and bullet) case. Looked pretty obvious to me. The priming compound was not all the way around the rim. So it was pretty much the luck of the draw whether you had the firing pin strike where the primer compound was or wasn't. I just bought more CCI std vel so I will see how they do this time. As I said, they and the RWS Target were the only 2 (that I have tried) that seemed to fire all the time. Quantrill

June 27, 2003, 12:43 PM
I've had zero FTF with ANY bulk pack .22 ammo in my S&W 617 (it's a revolver). :) I have had, however, about 2 or 3 failures to fire. :( My CZ75 .22 adapter is VERY sensitive to what ammo it feeds. It won't feed reliably with the ammo in question here; the only thing I've found it likes is Remington Thunderbolt.

June 30, 2003, 12:06 PM
Fired about 250 rounds of the above ammo through the Ruger MKII yesterday. The ammo is indeed pretty dirty, but not what I would consider out of the norm. After about 200 rounds, I started getting stovepipes every mag or so. The stovepipes seemed to be getting hung up on the left side of the ejector. No FTFs though. Ammo is plenty plinky and accurate enough for making holes in paper. My seven year old used it and the MKII to accomplish his first ever real gun firing. And FYI, he put 7 out of 10 in the X ring at 10 yards... MY BOY! My wife fired it and she was hitting where she needed to. She was yanking the trigger initially but once she got used to it, she did just fine, peppering the center of the target. I shot at 7, 10, 15 and tried 20 yards, but couldn't see the target at 20 yards (poor lighting on the range we used) and still managed 8 out of 10 in the x ring, the other 2 went in the 9 ring. At 7, 10 and 15 yards, I managed to put all rounds in a group no larger than 1.5 inches in X ring. Seven and 10 yards were one ragged hole. Pistol worked very well and was enjoyed by all. Ammo was more than adequate for the purpose.

I prepped the pistol for firing by tearing it down and cleaning it thoroughly, I lubed the inner works with FP-10, including the firing pin and extractor. For the bolt itself however, I used Slide-Glide #3. When I broke the pistol down for cleaning, the bolt was VERY dark grey and gunky, but it cleaned up nicely. Mental note, use FP-10 to lube the bolt, not Slide Glide. Or perhaps use the lighter weight Slide-Glide #1. Pistol broke down easily with the help of a plastic faced smith hammer and assembled easily until I got to the point of trying to replace the pin. That sucker was pretty stiff, but again, a couple of taps with a plastic hammer and a nylon sight drift punch eased the pin into place nicely.

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