.22 Pistol spits lead


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dashootist
July 25, 2012, 10:58 PM
Hi. My .22 pistol spits hot lead on my hand and face when I use the Remington bulk ammo. But it doesn't spit when I use Federal bulk ammo. I got both ammo from Walmart. The Remington feels powerhouse. The Federal feels like gallery load. What does the spitting of hot lead when using hot Remington mean? Just curious. I don't think I'll use Remington anymore. Thanks for reading!

China Small Arms Olympia TT

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rcmodel
July 25, 2012, 10:59 PM
It only means you are using crappy Remington bulk ammo.

Stop doing that!


BTW: It's not hot lead.
It is unburned powder.

rc

DPris
July 26, 2012, 12:32 PM
I'm one of the rare ones that doesn't have problems with the Remington bulk stuff.
When you say pistol, is it a pistol or a revolver? Many people use "pistol" generically for a handgun.
Denis

marb4
July 26, 2012, 03:38 PM
Remington rimfire ammo is very dirty but does seem to have more "pop" than most other bulk offerings. I'm generally not a big fan of remington rimfire but I do have a couple of picky pistols where Golden Bullets are the only bulk stuff that will cycle them reliably. Just have to prepare myself for the little stings on the hand when using it.

pat701
July 26, 2012, 03:41 PM
Yes they do split lead.

J Paul B
July 26, 2012, 04:16 PM
I typically used to get one misfired load per magazine (10 shot) in my Ruger Mark II when using Rem bulk ammo. Never a problem with the Federal. I quit using Rem bulk 22.

Kiln
July 26, 2012, 04:19 PM
Remington bulk is trash. The cases split frequently, it is the dirtiest ammo I've ever seen, it has inconsistent powder charges, and the primers aren't reliable.

Also, you look like you've murdered a fairy with your bare hands after loading a couple of mags with golden bullets.

Gregaw
July 26, 2012, 04:50 PM
Also, you look like you've murdered a fairy with your bare hands after loading a couple of mags with golden bullets.

Well said. LOL

I had a gun that only liked REM bulk, but it had primer failures all the time. I don't have that gun anymore... :)

DPris
July 26, 2012, 05:06 PM
I'm still doing something wrong with the stuff.
Been using it for years in all types of guns & I just don't see all that.

Occasional misfire, but rare.
In a recent accuracy test with a new boltgun, it produced the best 50-yard group of several loads tested.
Denis

Patocazador
July 27, 2012, 03:20 PM
If this "pistol" is a revolver, it could mean your cylinder isn't "timed" right to your gun meaning it doesn't quite align the cylinder with the barrel. The edge of the bullet on one side will shave off and hit you.
It could also be too large a cylinder-barrel gap and you are feeling hot powder as it blows out the sides.

If it's an autoloader, it is probably the ammo.

rcmodel
July 27, 2012, 03:56 PM
The OP said it is a China Small Arms Olympia TT.

Thats an auto pistol.

rc

DPris
July 27, 2012, 11:29 PM
Didn't see that & never heard of it.
If the gun's an auto, agree with RC it's unlikely to be spitting lead backwards.
Denis

rcmodel
July 27, 2012, 11:33 PM
This:
http://www.gunsinternational.com/China-Small-Arms-Ltd-TT-Olympia-Semi-Auto-Pistol.cfm?gun_id=100202879

Based on this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_Olympia

rc

hdbiker
July 28, 2012, 12:12 PM
My Ruger Single Six convertable, after 40 years of intense use,and tens of thousands of rounds began to spit lead.I called Ruger about it and they aggreed to inspect for safty reasons.I sent it to them and got it back in 3 weeks.They retimed the action,repaired the forceing cone and installed a higher front sight,it always shot high,even with the rear sight all the way down.They even touched up the finish.Now it runs smooth as silk,doesen't spit lead and is as accurate as new,NO CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,hows that for Rugers custermer service?biker

HOOfan_1
July 28, 2012, 04:23 PM
I've used Remington Golden bullets for 25 years. They've always been accurate and reliable for me...killed many many squirrels. I've actually had more problems with CCI ammo .22 and .22 WMR, although I've recently switched to CCI Blazer and it has been just as accurate and reliable as the Golden bullets, for less money.

Kiln
July 29, 2012, 04:35 AM
I normally buy Federal all the way when it comes to .22lr ammo. It works the best for me in everything I own (5 pistols and 3 rifles). Winchester is alright too but I prefer Federal.

I will only buy Remington ammo as an absolute last resort.

V1ROT8
July 29, 2012, 10:59 AM
Received a box of 225 Remington 22 Golden Bullet...."New and Improved" on all faces of the box. Birthday gift so I have shot some of this ammo with no problems. Both rifle and pistols. Maybe Remington heard some of the negative comments and either re-packaged or actually did "improve".

TonyT
July 29, 2012, 12:20 PM
I experience ca 3 to 5^% ignition failures when using Remington Golden ammo in some of my semi auto pistols. The same ammo in my S&W617 revolver has an ignition failure of ca 1 or 2 rounds in 500. I believe the Remington priming compound is more brittle than that of other manufacturers.

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