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Remington factory ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Arkansas Paul, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Member

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    It seems like everyone in my area despises Remington factory ammo. Is this just here in Arkansas or is it a common opinion. If so, why? While I have shot thousands of rounds at the range, I have only killed three deer, so my experience is minimal. I recently bought a .30-06 Weatherby Vangaurd and it loves Remington Core-Lockts. One hole groups. Is there a reason I shouldn't use them on whitetails?
     
  2. K-DUB

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    I have shot Remington for years with no issues.

    If your gun likes them, then fire away I say.
     
  3. SquirrelNuts

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    Remington ammo and Core-Lokt PSP's are great. It is my preference. I "roll my own" but use RP brass and Core-Lokt PSP's for .30-06. When I did buy it at the store, I got the Remington all the time.
     
  4. warnerwh

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    I use Remington Brass and bullets in my .06. I also use their bullets in my magnum handguns.
     
  5. Arkansas Paul

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    It's crazy the way people are about it here. For God's sake the factory where the ammo is made is located in Lonoke AR, one hour from where I live. You would think people would want to support them, but there is a negative opinion about it here. I don't get it.
     
  6. warnerwh

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    I forgot to add that my reloads are 1.5" on both my .357 and .44 at 25 yards. Rifle is 1.25 MOA with a load I worked up for a rifle I had years ago have a few hundred rounds to use. Still have to work up a load for this new rifle so MOA or better should be not much trouble. I will be using Rem Core lokt 180gr SP bullets. These bullets work great on Blacktail deer here and surprisingly open up well on these small deer. At close range the damage is incredible and actually too much. If there's a drawback to their bullets or brass I don't know what it is.
     
  7. Arbor

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    As it was explained to me, Remington Ammunition got a bad reputation when they moved their factory to Mexico some years back. The reports of the inconsistency and poor quality of the ammo was so detrimental to their sales that they eventually moved their production back the USA, and since than quality is up to par again. Nonetheless I have met some people who still didn't know/care that it is manufactured in America again and will not buy Remington because of the bad impression.

    Personally, I find their rifle and especially rimfire ammo to be a good "bang for the buck," I did have some problems with their 12ga. game loads not cycling my AL-2 (low/inconsistent pressure), but other than that I have no complaint.
     
  8. ants

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    We have found Remington .30-06 to be excellent factory ammo for deer, ever since I first took it on a deer hunt in 1960. Your friends are entitled to their opinions, but you should always trust your own experience.
     
  9. wankerjake

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    Nothing wrong with Remington ammo that I know of...unless you're a communist :scrutiny:
     
  10. FiREhAwk

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    I have had no problems with centerfire, but thier bulk .22 is dreadful imho.
     
  11. jimmyraythomason

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    I agree with FIREHawk.
     
  12. Arbor

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    22LR "Golden Bullets" work well for me. Thunderbolts or whatever, not so much.
     
  13. dpeticca

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    The Remington 380 FMJ works wonderfully in my Sig 232. In fact, I like it best of all the target/practice loads. Their 102Gr Golden Saber is also regarded as one of the best carry loads in that caliper.

    I also keep my 357 with 125 Gr Golden Sabers, for their perfect balance of power and control. This is a medium velocity load, which places it somewhere between a 38 +P and a standard 357 load (where standard comes in at 1450fps), these come in at around 1250 to 1300 fps.

    Nothing bad to say about them.
     
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    I don't care for any of their rimfire offerings, but have never had any noticble problems with any centerfire loads
     
  15. 22-rimfire

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    If Remington has a bad reputation concerning ammo, it is probably related to their 22 rimfire ammo. In recent years, their fail to fire rate seems excessive (%-wise) with Thunderbolts.

    I've never had any issues with their centerfire ammunition except the price of their 41 magunum loads. It was always expensive, but I found it to be consistant and of overall high quality.
     
  16. KarenTOC

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    I have one gun that absolutely refuses to be in the same room with Remmington rimfire ammo.

    Centerfire has never given me any problems.

    Admittedly, I'm a new shooter with very little experience. On the plus side, I didn't know about the company's reputation, so at least I didn't have an anti-Remmington bias prior to using it :)
     
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    The bulk .22 Rimfire (read as Thunderbolts, AKA Dudder-dolts) is about the very worst stuff sold. The better Rem .22 rimfire is OK.

    Years back, I had a Nylon 66 that ate everything, EXCEPT for the 36-Gr. Hollow Point "Golden Bullets". The 40-Gr solid Goldens were about the best. Go figure...a Rem rifle that hated Rem ammo.

    Centerfire ammo? All work well for me, in .30/30, .30-06, and .45ACP (Golden Sabre)
     
  18. Just One Shot

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    Center fire = Good :)

    Rim fire = Bad :(
     
  19. Hungry Seagull

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    That plant is not far from me.

    I have delivered coils in temperature controlled trailers out of foundry in Buffalo to Remington to be turned into cartridges and bullets etc. I enjoy delivering to that Plant.

    I dont despise it. In fact, once upon a time I run ready mix into there from time to time and enjoyed thier safety precautions and overall professionalism.

    In short, I think that plant rocks.

    Now.

    I fire remington managed recoils through the wife's mossberg. She handles the buckhammers and puts em right where she wants em too. It's her "Perfect" ammo. It's not the... hardest hitting or is the best.

    I choose to run Speer Gold Dots and Lawman through the handguns. The 870 mag is a good gun, definately a keeper. Must have been a good batch run that day in newyork where it was made.

    But... I found the Brennekes to fire really well in that gun, I could feed it any old ammo, including remmies....

    The good news....

    Walmarts in my area are starting to have full shelves of remington ammo of different kinds. But no 45 ACP. So Im sticking with my quarterly bulk orders of speer.
     
  20. Ala Dan

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    I carry Remington's 102 grain Golden Sabres in my KEL-TEC P3AT .380,
    with NO issues~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
     
  21. NoirFan

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    I really like the Remington .38 special 130-grain FMJ when I can find them. They are flashier, kick a little harder and are more fun to shoot than their Winchester counterparts. Never had accuracy or failure to fire problems with them.
     
  22. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Just too much money for what it is---Core-lokt's are pretty much comparable to Winchester Power-points yet the price is considerably more. So pretty much buy Winchester then roll my own with the spent cases with Hornady bullets.
     
  23. W L Johnson

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    I don't recall having issues with their centerfire ammo just their rimfire stuff, it has crapped out in every rimfire of mine over the past 20 years. But again
    no issues with their centerfire suff.
     
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  24. SquirrelNuts

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    I have had the opposite with the rimfire ammo. I but the 550 round 36 grain HP Golden Bullets. They will feed in EVERY semi-auto I have ever owned (about 7 or 8) and of course, every bolt action. I only ever had failure to fire on a very light striking AR-7 I used to own. I have had cycling problems in several semi autos with other bulk bands.
     
  25. Justin

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    Remington has a bad reputation because they've earned it.

    Their rimfire bulk ammo is the most unreliable crap on the market.
    Their centerfire ammo is generally dirtier than that of the competition and not as consistent, resulting in diminished accuracy.

    In defense of Remington, I will say that it's better than Amerc.
     
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