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Remington "Golden Bullet" 22 ammo- unsatisfied!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by evan price, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. Jim NE

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    I've not purchased any Golden Bullet. That name makes it sound like a firecracker from China :) Thanks to the OP for the heads up.

    That's a shame. I recently shot up some Remington HV .22's that were 25 years old, and they all worked great. Quality has slipped, it seems.
     
  2. Master Blaster

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    Remington Bulk pack/ golden bullets is junk and it has been for years, duds, inconsistant, report is different from round to round indicating inconsistant powder charges if it even fires. Stay away from remington bulk products. The High end remmington is not made by them. It is made by Eley and relabeled, but says made by Eley, Birmingham England if you look at it closely.

    Federal makes the best Bulk pack ammo, CCI is also good. A good usually availible type is CCI Standard velocity, reliable and pretty accurate for about $25-30 a brick.
     
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    Yep, that's why I burn through tens of thousands of rounds of the stuff every year. :rolleyes:
     
  4. twofifty

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    Why a well established brand would put out poor quality ammo like the Golden Bullet is a mystery to me.
     
  5. nathan

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    I just came from nearby Walmart. I bought a box of 100 rds Remington .22 LR target for $6. It s been many many years that i havent tried them but it seems was hard to resist. They also have Remington Golden Bullet 225 rds bulk for $10 . It has the improved label. I didnt bother to buy it. Now they got little 50 rd Remington Golden Bullet costing $3.19 much more than the cost of the Target . They got plenty of those , so nobodys interested to buy em.All the rest were .380s, .357s , .30 30s , 243, 270, 3006 , 7WM, 300 Wm ,etc.
     
  6. 1KPerDay

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    Meaning, they actually put priming compound in them! :)
     
  7. MostlySurly

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    Wow

    Glad I read this whole thread. Didn't realize the date on the original discussion.

    I stocked up pretty heavy on goldens back in the mid-90s because my 10/22 shot it so vastly better than ANYthing I put through the gun. Eley, Aguila, CCI, tried a bunch. I saved the GB's for anything requiring accuracy with that rifle. FTF has been almost non-existant.
    Went through countless boxes of other brand bulk, as plinkers, in the mean time. And I've got a couple other 22lr that like some of the higher end rounds better.

    I was really disappointed to read the first few pages of posts dissing the GB, until I continued to read...

    For those who swore it off forever, why not give the "new and improved" a chance? It sounds like Remmington has done something positive, and if so, should be rewarded with our business, rather than still getting bashed on the internet. If it's not really improved, don't buy it any more. But if you haven't tried it, how would you know? Yeah, it won't matter to some.

    BTW, I haven't tried the "tweener" bad stuff or the new stuff 'cause I'm still working on the stash of old stuff.
     
  8. rugerman07

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    I quit buying Remington 22/LR Golden Bullet Bulk Paks a longtime ago. They're dirty junk rounds, lots of misfires and jams in my Ruger 10/22 and Mark II. I've wondered if these rounds failed to pass Remington's quality control and wound up on the floor as floor sweepings. With ammo prices as high as they are now, I wouldn't pay $10.00 for a 550 Bulk Pak of Golden Bullets.
     
  9. 762gunr

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    What? I shoot Federal 745 almost exclusively. Out of my 10/22's and a high standard the last 5,000 rounds have yielded less than 50 duds. Remington on the other hand is notoriously bad.
    Remington rimfire was so bad back in the day you could hear the difference between each round......and that's if it fired.
     
  10. Analogkid

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    Then you are all missing out.. They apparently have changed these and they run in the most picky of my guns including my Saturday night specials. I have ran through a few boxes so far in the last 2 weeks.
     
  11. DeadFlies

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    I've had only two duds in the last 2200 rounds (4 550 count boxes) of RGBs that I've run through my Neos. Maybe I'm just really lucky but I've never had a problem with them. Of course, that only amounts to about 5000 rounds, so take it FWIW.
     
  12. itchy1

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    Unfortunately, Rem Golden is all that is available in my area. Glad I stocked up on Blazer when it was plentiful. I would rather not shoot than settle for that crap.
     
  13. Bobson

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    I bought a brick of RGB around a month ago and haven't had any problems whatsoever. Zero failures to fire, feed, or eject in about 250 rounds so far; nor did my rifle seem to be excessively dirty afterward. Accuracy was perfectly acceptable. I prefer CCI Stingers, but the RGB was just fine. I'm sure I'll buy it again.
     
  14. TheCracker

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    I've shot a bunch of RGB and by and far they are great. Federals are jam city in my mark iii, rems are "golden".

    In my 10/22 they both function great but the rems shoot 1" @50, federals shoot 2-3"@ 50. As a matter of fact this was just last week.

    So I say all you guys keep bashing them. That way I might actually be able to get another couple boxes at Walmart.
     
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    The "new and improved" label golden bullets work great for me too. 325 for $10...I had to try it and blew through the box with no hiccups. Used it in my GSG 1911 and CMMG AR bolt conversion.
     
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    It's been about a year since I bought it but I haven't had any problems to speak of with golden bullet. Seems to feed a lot better than Winchester white box, and don't recall any duds now that I am about 70% through my current box of 550. I have had some misfeeds, but I blame that on the cheap aftermarket magazine I sometimes use.
     
  17. StrutStopper

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    Stopped by Wally World today. There were no .22 LRs on the shelves at all, except for Remington Golden Bullets. It looked like they were fully stocked, not a box missing from the neatly stacked rows. I didn't bother to buy any.
     
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    What "day" was that? The new and improved are actually much more reliable than the bulk packs in the last 5 years.
     
  19. ole farmerbuck

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    You guys are making me feel bad. I bought a bunch of them along with a bunch of ,well, a bunch of brands. We've shot a lot of the goldens with no trouble at all. Seem pretty accurate and hit pretty hard. hmmm :confused:
     
  20. 762gunr

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    10-15 years ago.
     
  21. Bobson

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    Don't feel bad for not buying into a mob mentality. You've tried it for yourself and found it to be at least decent quality. I had the same experience, and so have others. Continue to use a product that works for you, until it no longer functions as it should.
     
  22. DeadFlies

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    Word.

    I actually prefer RGBs to anything else of a similar price. Maybe the cool kids will laugh at me for liking an unfashionable brand of ammo but I don't care. More for me.

    Though I DID buy a box of Federals the other day because they were $3/box cheaper than the RGBs on the shelf next to them.
     
  23. Guy de Loimbard

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    I was a range officer at a small indoor range for a couple of years. The range normally only bought Federal to sell to the club members because that was what we had the best luck with in the range-owned pistols. When Federal wasn't available and we had no choice but to buy something else, it usually got labelled (Winchester Super-X became Winchester Super-Jam, Remington "Golden Bullet" became Remington "Golden Turd") by the club members and we would get asked all the time when we were going to switch back to Federal.
     
  24. shaggy430

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    The Remington Golden Bullets are universally known as junk. I can't believe they still make them.
     
  25. 22-rimfire

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    Been trying to nail down when exactly Remington quality control seemed to go down hill and 1995 (more or less) or simply "mid-1990's" seems to be about right. I know by 2005 they you were getting 5-6 duds and sometimes a few more per bulk pack on average or about 1-1.5%. But that was 10 years later.... The problem of course is the ammunition you buy is not dated and in order to determine manufacture date, you have to use lot numbers and that takes effort.

    2005 is about when I shifted to buying Federal and CCI as my dominant choice for plinking. But the new & improved are actually better. You even get FTF's with Federals now and seldom did "10-15 years ago". So, the quality issue is common with promotional ammo.

    The one thing I did discover about Remington GB's was that they tended to be a little more accurate for HV. But, 22's are finicky, so you have to test your firearm with different ammo and see which does best (cost vs performance) if you are interested. Everyone knows that the more expensive stuff does tend to shoot more consistantly. Give the "new & improved" a try.

    One thing about FTF's.... a lot of the time it is your gun that is the problem. But there are some that don't have the primer adequately spread around.
     
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