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Remington .22 Golden Bullets?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TX_Shooter, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. TX_Shooter

    TX_Shooter Well-Known Member

    Auh man!! ... and I thought I got a great deal from wal-mart.

    I picked up a bonus pack of 550 22. cal Remington Golden Bullets (rimfire hollow-points) for less then $10.00 to shoot out of my sons Marlin 795.

    When doing a search, others says they suck, but no reason why. So anyone here can tell me why?

    Many thanks and have a great New Year!! :cool:
  2. Jackal

    Jackal Well-Known Member

    Well, they are decent in the accuracy dept., they have also always been reliable for me. However, they do leave an annoying gold powdery stuff all over the action. The bullets are lightly coated with the gold crap, they are not jacketed. For bulk shooting, I choose to spend the extra $1-$2 for the Federal Champion bulk pack. My target 10/22 will put 10 shots into a quarter size group at 50yds with the Federal's.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2006
  3. TX_Shooter

    TX_Shooter Well-Known Member

    Jackal quoted:

    Now is this w/ the Golden Bullets or Federals?

    Thanks and thank you for your quick feedback.
  4. Gary G23

    Gary G23 Well-Known Member

  5. bartsimpson123844

    bartsimpson123844 Well-Known Member

    All of my .22's like them except my Remington 597(pretty ironic, eh?), which gets AT LEAST one FTFire per magazine. My 597 really likes the Federal bulk, though. I think I will stick with that and try some CCI later.
  6. TX_Shooter

    TX_Shooter Well-Known Member

    yea the last set of previous rounds we shot were the CCI Mini Mags and Winchesters, both shot great, but man... 550 qty 22. longs for less then 10 bucks. wow!

    Well I guess I will have to shoot and find out how they are.
  7. rockstar.esq

    rockstar.esq Well-Known Member

    They used to be better. I'm now completely sold on the Federal bulk packs. The "Thunderbolt" ammo works to perfection perhaps due to the lack of crappy gold stuff coating them.
  8. JonB

    JonB Well-Known Member

    I shoot Wally-world Remington Golden Bullets all the time with my Marlin 60S (for gophers). I had a few jams last time out last spring but that was mostly due to a very dirty action. They shoot well and hit the gophers I was aiming at so no complaints. 10 bucks for 550, a guy can't go wrong with that.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2006
  9. 270Win

    270Win Well-Known Member

    Remington rimfire ammo has universally poor for me. Accuracy is bad, and I get many misfires. They also jam in my Ruger 10/22 more than any other brand of rimfire ammo.

    But .22s are notoriously finicky and I'm sure there are many out there which will, in fact, LOVE the Remingtons. So I hope yours is one of them, and that you have better luck than I did!
  10. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Well-Known Member

    The golden bullets are fine for the price. Some feel that they are a little dirtier than others, but most of the bulk-pack grade .22 ammo is a little dirty.

    My 10/22 doesn't love any bullet in the accuracy department, but it will eat most without much complaint. Main problems I have had are the occasional troublesome magazine and one box of fed. bulk pack that was crap.
  11. TX_Shooter

    TX_Shooter Well-Known Member

    Well I just open the box. The .22's looks like they were just thrown into the box.

    All 550 of them. lol



    Thanks all for the feedback on these Golden Bullets.
  12. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Well-Known Member

    Its a bulk-pack. Thats they way every one of them, regardless be it Winchester, Federal, or Remington is packed. Smaller boxes are more organized- such as the 50 round cardboard boxes or the 50 and 100 round plastic boxes. A brick is usally composed of 50 round boxes.

    The only way to know if they are good for your .22 is to go and shoot them. If they work, great! If they don't, you are only out a few dollars. Try other brands. Odds are that they will work fine.

    I don't mind the bulk packs being loose. I just grab about 10 rounds at a time and load them into my mags.
  13. Jackal

    Jackal Well-Known Member

    That is true, with one exception. The Federal Champion bulk pack. The ammo is packaged very well in 50rd boxes and enclosed inside a bigger box, not loosely thrown in. Thats why I buy it. Most of my guns seem to like it, except a Buckmark I had that would only eat Remington's. Here's a pic of my last target using Federal Champion bulk pack. Most of those are 10rd groups and that was just informal plinking with a bipod, sitting, 50 yards, with a dirty barrel. The gun was my 11 pound target 10/22. Oh, and those big holes in the corners? Those are where the push-pins were holding my target up. After I ran out of dots, they just looked too tempting.

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  14. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    i think of them , and i think....mmehh... they can be dirty, stinky, and inconsistent, but yet , they can be plinkable. so go nuts. don't expect dime size groups at 50 , though.
  15. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

    So, we have a consensus.

    They're good, reliable, bad, decent, crappy, so-so and ehhhh.....



    .22's are HIGHLY ammo sensitive. Take 2 of any model, and both will like and favor a different brand. There's no "magic" .22. Some are better than others, some are more consistent, but if you own enough rimfires, you'll quickly find that they all like something different.
  16. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Well-Known Member

    i really like them. they are the only bulk pack that work in all my 22s. federals are a little more accurate, but not peppy enough to cycle everything reliably.
  17. dstorm1911

    dstorm1911 Well-Known Member

    They are the only bullets that will not feed worth a cr@p in either of my Hamerli's nor my step daughters Winchester 190 nor my other daughters Marlin 60 nor any of the 4 Ruger 10/22s nor a Romanian mod 69 the only thing they do work decent in is my Old Remington single shot that was made in 1934, everything else they just jam jam jam or misfire. Its so bad we tossed the 2 boxes my wife had picked up and use nothing but Federal when it comes to the bulk pack stuff, the two Hamerlis eat everything EXCEPT the Remmy junk.
  18. Nhsport

    Nhsport Well-Known Member

    There is what I believe to be two or three different factors going on here.
    Every different rimfire rifle or pistol will be different, the only way to find out what ammo it favors is to get out there and shoot them all.
    I have found that the Rem Golden will varry quite a bit from box to box.Some function decent and another bought at the same time and place is full of duds.I have taken the duds apart and believe the problem to be a difference in the primer compound that is breaking loose from the proper location in a semi auto firearm. I have had boxes where I can hardly get ten shots in a row to fire in my 10/22 and many of the ones that do fire seem to have erratic ignition. the actual sound level will varry from shot to shot and accuracy is in the dumper. This same box works fine in a revolver,bolt or lever gun so my theory is that the primer compound is brittle and the semi auto action of slamming the round into the chamber is breaking loose some of the primer .
    Different folks use their rimfires in different ways. One guy with a scope on his rifle who only shots off the bench at targets likely isn't going to be happy with some of the bulk ammos,another guy who is just blasting away at tin cans with his kids might not be able to tell the difference between a 1/2" group and a 1 1/2" group. I am not knocking either guy--I am both of them from time to time
    I won't accept ammo that doesn't function my firearms and I don't buy any more Rem Golden as it is too much of a crap shoot
  19. dfaugh

    dfaugh Well-Known Member

    I quit trying to use them several years ago. They weren't accurate, too many duds, feed issues, etc. In a variety of different guns. If you're just plinking, and they work most of the time in your gun, use 'em. But there's alot of other choices out there that I've found to be much better. We're only talking $2-4 more per brick.
  20. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Well-Known Member

    i'll definately concede they aren't the most accurate. i really wanted the winchester bulk packs to work in my guns, as they shot great, but fed about as well as. . . . . .well crappy. i wanted a pun there and totally fell on my face.

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