remington new golden 22lr


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murf
April 21, 2012, 02:38 PM
i bought a box of new remington golden ammo and tried it out yesterday.

the new stuff is more expensive ($10 for 225 rounds), but performs soooo much better than the old stuff.

weapons used were: s&w k22, ruger 10-22, marlin model 60, ithica m-49, ruger bearcat and ruger mkIII.

the only hitch with the ammo was a stovepipe with the first shot out of the marlin. i forgive the old boy as i haven't shot it in over four years. all subsequent rounds cycled and fired perfectly in it and all the other weapons.

no ftfs, no duds, no weak rounds (per chrony readings), no hard ejection from the revolver or single-shot, normal cycling out of the semi-autos.

i think remington has corrected a problem.

murf

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Furncliff
April 21, 2012, 02:42 PM
Thanks, but no thanks. I shoot a lot of rimfire and my ammo stash has about 20 different brands and types (including some Remington). I mail order all my ammo as I live next to the boondocks and for me there are just way too many choices to be messing with Remington ever again.

EddieNFL
April 21, 2012, 06:56 PM
Fired about 350 rounds of the stuff this AM through a Marvel conversion and a 617. No malfunctions, misfires or other gremlins.

Fired maybe 10K over the past couple of years. Averaged a misfire about every 500 rounds. They all hit were I intended. I do recall a FTF some months ago.

fireman 9731
April 21, 2012, 07:29 PM
1300 fps seems a bit fast for standard high velocity 22 ammo...

skoro
April 21, 2012, 08:27 PM
i think remington has corrected a problem.

Too bad it took them 15 years to address it. If I keep hearing good reports on Remington GB for the next 15 years, I'll consider buying some if it's the same price or lower than Federal, Winchester, CCI or Aguila.

kimbershot
April 21, 2012, 08:31 PM
all i have had was pos.:barf: why bother with the options available.

Turn Key
April 21, 2012, 08:54 PM
They lost my business a long time ago.

I still am saving my last 100 rounds of the old crap to give to someone that is annoying at my range as a present :rolleyes: ...

TK

StrutStopper
April 21, 2012, 09:18 PM
Wally World was out of Federal yesterday so I picked up a box of the "new" Remingtons. I'll give them a try when I finish my open box of Federals. That maybe tomorrow, not sure how much I have left.

FROGO207
April 22, 2012, 08:22 AM
I have also had such poor results with those REM Golden crud in the past that it will take me a loooonnng time to trust them not to lower the quality once again. When those of you that choose to buy into the idea that it is now great ammo once again get shafted I will not be surprised in the least. Already the price is higher so it is a non issue to buy what has always worked for less money invested and stick with it unless I have availability troubles. As a side note the WIN 555 packs have changed their box colors and gone up about $4 at the local WM while any of the REM Goldens have dissapeared off the shelf as of last Thurs.

Walkalong
April 22, 2012, 11:02 AM
How can you tell if it is the "new" stuff?

bannockburn
April 22, 2012, 11:19 AM
Still haven't found any "new and improved" Remington Golden Bullet, so the meantime I will continue to monitor the latest feedback before I decide to give them a try.

Magoo
April 22, 2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the report and the chrony data.

1300 fps seems a bit fast for standard high velocity 22 ammo...

Yep.

mxl
April 22, 2012, 12:22 PM
How can you tell if it is the "new" stuff?
It says so on the box.

Walkalong
April 22, 2012, 05:28 PM
Well that will make it easy. :)

Beagle-zebub
April 22, 2012, 06:14 PM
Well, I guess we gotta give Cerberus credit for making ONE thing better!

Vern Humphrey
April 22, 2012, 08:15 PM
I've shot it in a Colt Service Ace conversion kit, and a Stevens Favorite -- and had two misfires in 50 rounds. Unacceptable.

FROGO207
April 23, 2012, 12:56 AM
Humph:p Probably the "new and improved" is just the packaging.:banghead:

Vern Humphrey
April 23, 2012, 05:14 PM
Well, so far it's not quite as bad as previous bulk ammo versions.

abq87120
April 24, 2012, 01:09 AM
I've had it with Remy .22 ammo. I'll stick with tried-and-true.

Vern Humphrey
April 24, 2012, 04:40 PM
I bought a 225 pack -- and I'm shooting it in every .22 I own. It's given me two misfires so far, and that's below my acceptance standards.

Japle
April 24, 2012, 04:48 PM
I’ve put about 400 rounds of the new stuff through my 22/45. No low-pressure rounds, no misfires, no problems at all.

I’ve been shooting Federal bulk stuff and have had many bad rounds and misfires.

I bought another 4 boxes of the new Remington ammo. If it continues to be good, they’ll have my business.

DPris
April 24, 2012, 11:11 PM
Shot a bunch of it through an H&R Sportster rifle on Saturday with a niece, zero misfires.
Denis

22-rimfire
April 24, 2012, 11:19 PM
From what I have read, if you want to shoot GB's, go buy some of the new stuff and have fun. I will buy some when I see it and try it out. Have not seen it yet. But I am generally pretty frugal and it will have to be better than Federal 510's (Lightning) for me to really shift my general shooting ammo to GBs again.

Owen Sparks
April 25, 2012, 12:08 AM
Are these hollowpoints?
I don't like to plink with solid bullets for safety reasons. Hollow points tend to mash out of shape and not carry as far if they hit the dirt at a sharp angle.

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