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Is Wall-Mart’s 550 pack of golden bullets as good as the 525 pack?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by G.A.Pster, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. G.A.Pster

    G.A.Pster Member

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    Wall-Mart, has the best deal on 22 ammo I’ve seen,
    Does their 550 pack of Remington golden bullets as good of quality as what you’d get in the 525 pack that everyone else sells?

    I don’t want some kind of factory seconds or something.
    I’m sure it’s the same but I figured I’d ask.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. esmith

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    Golden Bullets have been by far the worst .22 i have yet to shoot. Thunderbolts aren't as bad but people on here have a lot of problems with those too. Get the Federal Bulk Packs, that seems to be the best for the cheapest deal, at least among the board.
     
  3. sharkhunter2018

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    Golden bullets are junk. I shot about 150 rounds of the stuff earlier this week and it was jam-o-matic. At times, every other round would fail to eject. Other than that, it is accurate enough for plinking. My biggest problem with the Golden Bullets though is that it's just dirty to handle. After loading several mags your hands look like they are covered in gold dust. I guess that is why they are called Golden Bullets.

    Once all the GB's were gone, I started shooting the Federal. About 150 rounds with no hiccups. On top of that, your hands won't have a golden tint to them after loading several mags.
     
  4. Shade00

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    That's odd. My experience is exactly the opposite. 0 problems with the Remington bulk stuff, but last time I bought a bulk Federal pack it was absolutely horrible with so many bad primer strikes and jams I couldn't even count. No more Federal for me.

    Forget to mention this was out of my S&W .22 Kit Gun, my Walther P22, and my 2 .22 semi-auto rifles.
     
  5. Mike U.

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    Go to www.rimfirecentral.com. Do a search and you'll get the scoop from the guys and gals that really know all things rimfire.
    I mean, these folks are absolutely anal about the performance of their guns and the ammo that feeds them. A great bunch of people with a wealth of rimfire knowledge.

    As for me, I will NEVER buy Remington Golden Bullets ever again. Jam-o-matic and here's the typical sounds of the rounds going off. BANG! POP! BANG! Pfft! Bang! Pfft! Pop! BANG!
    I actually had to check the barrel on a few shots to make sure the bullet cleared the barrel. Thus quoth the Raven: NEVERMORE!

    Life is too short to shoot crappy ammo.
     
  6. WC145

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    Yeah, the reminton golden is crap, no consistency. When I buy bulk it's federal or winchester.
     
  7. JDGray

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    Its a crap shoot on bulk .22. The Remington seems to have some duds mixed in, and the Federal at times, seems under powered. The Feds have notably less recoil in my 22/45, and the rims are undersized, so extraction wasn't 100%. A Volquartsen extractor fixed that issue;) Ya get what you pay for, its not self defence ammo, so I put up with the stuff:D
     
  8. Rossshady120

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    i get the 500 winchester super x hollow points high velocity for 12.95
     
  9. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

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    It's the same ammo as everyone else's, it's just packed in larger containers. I get real good service out of it in some rifles and not in others. Mileage varies depending on if the gun "likes" it.

    Regards,

    Dave
     
  10. Rossshady120

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    my firestorm .22 should be running fine off of wal-mart ammo.
     
  11. Brian Williams

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    The old Engineering addage, You can have 2 of 3; Quality, Availability, or Cost.
    I have great luck with Federal bulk pack.
     
  12. railroader

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    I like federal bulk pack but I also shoot the winchester 333 bulk pack which seems more accurate out of my 22s. Mark
     
  13. Aka Zero

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    Good luck here with federal. mostly......

    Had two bricks go kinda iffy on me. Would cycle great in my mkIII but you could see the shells fly different. 10 ft, 10ft, 6 ft, 4 ft, 10, 5, 10 10..... like so....

    But the reall issue was in the p-22 any light load and it got a weird thing going, sheel would barely eject, but the slide wouldn't catch the next round in the mag. Nothing chambered. Or it would fail to feed completely.

    So unless you buy 50 boxes, QC can be an issue even with stuff that was great before. Shot 1k though my p-22, after few initial feeds issues, it was 100%, until my last 2 bricks of federal.
     
  14. swiftak

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    The bulk pacs at Walley World are junk. I can use them in my bolt or lever 22s, but they are junk in 22 auto loaders. Winchester, Federal, and especially Remington ought to be ashamed to sell this junk. Or maybe we should be ashamed that we still buy it.
     
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    Go with the federals. I absolutely will not buy anymore Remington goldens. They are filthy as hell and aren't worth the price of the box they are packed in. I have shot other caliber remington cartridges and I like them, just not the goldens:barf:.
     
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    I've had good luck with Federal bulk pack .22s the last few years but in the past not so good. Like esmith noted, Thunderbolts have worked better for me than many others claim. My problems with Golden Remingtons in handguns seem to be the wax build up causing jams but they work pretty good in my 10-22.
    Although more expensive in my area, the Win Super X is the one I would use for hunting.
     
  17. CajunBass

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    No it's not. Remington and Wal-Mart have gone to a lot of trouble to add that extra 25 rounds to bad ammo to a box just so they can get rid of the second grade stuff. They have a guy at the end of the line who tosses in a handful from a "reject" tub every box that goes by. :rolleyes:

    Of course the real answer is 22 ammo is cheap. Adding 25 more rounds to a box costs next to nothing, but it might get you to buy brand "R" vs brand "F."

    Actually though in my experience, the entire box of Remington is second grade, it's just not done on purpose. Stick with Federal.
     
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    Same here. In my semi auto, i used to fire federal, but had so many problems, i tried gold box. It ran perfectly... can't use any other kind of ammo in it.
     
  19. Rossshady120

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    never had one FTF or FTE on my savage .22 bolt with aka wally world ammo. never had a FTF or FTE with my s2k or bersa 9 with it either. winchester stands behind its name and wally world also sells a winchester knifes for 14.95 that is mighty fine.
     
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    I use both the Federal and Remington bulk stuff in my revolvers, bolt action and leverguns without any problems. For my semi auto twenty-twos I use CCI or Winchester.

    nero
     
  21. Justin

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    Stay away from the Remington and Winchester [strike]Super X[/strike] XPert* bulk packs unless you want to work on your jam clearing skills.

    The Federal bulk packs are alright, but still have a higher number of FTF's than, say, CCI.

    *Thanks, Mal
     
  22. trbon8r

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    I have no problem with Remington Golden Bullets. They work fine in my 10/22 and P22 pistol. My 10/22 with Tech Sights will easily hold 2.5 to 3 inch groups at 100 yards with this "junk" ammo, and sometimes better. It shoots so well, I don't bother with the extra cost or expense of match .22 ammo.
     
  23. m00t

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    I'm still sad that wally-world no longer sells Winchester Dynapoint bulk .22 ammo... that stuff had the best consistency of any bulk we've tried, across the largest number of platforms. Most .22's will shoot each brand differently.... some like Rem, some Fed, some Win SuperX..... but Dynapoints seemed to work well for nearly everyone. You can still pick up a box at K-mart, but it's nearly double the price of what it was at wally world :(

    Try a search on RFC to see how great that bulk ammo really was ^_^
     
  24. Mal H

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    I've got to jump in here and correct my friend Justin when he says:
    I agree with that statement about the Remington bulk, but please don't disparage Winchester Super-X rounds. First of all, I don't think they even sell Super-X in bulk and secondly they are premium cartridges. I believe you have mixed up Super-X with Winchester Xpert, which is trash even more so than any Remingtons you can buy.

    As far as bulk pack quality, I've got to agree with the m00t point (;))about Win Dynapoints. I've always found them to be the best of the lot, but I can't find them anywhere these days. Fortunately, I stocked up when I could get them, but I only have 3 boxes left.
     
  25. G.A.Pster

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    Hmm that’s odd, in my dad’s 2 10/22s (one has a butler creek barrel the other is stock) golden bullets (from the 525 pack) performed very well with sub 1 inch groups at 50 yards.
    He bought the federal value pack or whatever it’s called from wallmart and we were lucky to get 2.5 to 3 inch groups and there were twice as many jams.
     
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