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remington new golden 22lr

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by murf, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. murf

    murf Well-Known Member

    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.


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  2. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    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.
  4. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Well-Known Member

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

    skoro Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. kimbershot

    kimbershot Well-Known Member

    all i have had was pos.:barf: why bother with the options available.
  7. Turn Key

    Turn Key Well-Known Member

    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: ...

  8. StrutStopper

    StrutStopper Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    How can you tell if it is the "new" stuff?
  11. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Magoo

    Magoo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the report and the chrony data.

  13. mxl

    mxl Well-Known Member

    It says so on the box.
  14. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Well that will make it easy. :)
  15. Beagle-zebub

    Beagle-zebub Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess we gotta give Cerberus credit for making ONE thing better!
  16. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    I've shot it in a Colt Service Ace conversion kit, and a Stevens Favorite -- and had two misfires in 50 rounds. Unacceptable.
  17. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    Humph:p Probably the "new and improved" is just the packaging.:banghead:
  18. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    Well, so far it's not quite as bad as previous bulk ammo versions.
  19. abq87120

    abq87120 Well-Known Member

    I've had it with Remy .22 ammo. I'll stick with tried-and-true.
  20. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    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.

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