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bckline
04-06-2012, 8:25 AM
Took me learning for myself the hard way, but man does my Marlin 60 hate this stuff. Bought a bulk pack of it on sale on a whim, took it to the range for the first time last night, and no less than 3 jams/FTFeeds in the first 10 shots. Switched over to CCI Blazer and ran like a top. Guess the GB will be reserved for the .22 revolver.

In summary, just one more testimonial that this ammo is no good (at least for autoloaders).

Ogre8472
04-06-2012, 8:50 AM
Bckline,
Sorry to hear about your Marlin not liking them. I guess my semi-autos just love them. My jc higgins (now gone) gave me some wonderful groups with the 40g golden. My henry loves the 40g too and the newest addition savage 64fxp loves the 36 or is it 38g goldens.
Oh well i hope its not a waste in your pistol.

VegasND
04-06-2012, 9:09 AM
It's one brand of ammo I avoid too.

There are many choices of quality .22 ammo at decent prices there's no need to buy any that doesn't work well for you.

bckline
04-06-2012, 9:11 AM
Funny how what runs great in one gun makes another gun choke like there's no tomorrow. The pistol seems to eat pretty much anything, so I'm sure it won't be a total loss.

Timbob55
04-06-2012, 9:26 AM
Yeah, same experience here. My Marlin 60 and S&W 22A pistol both jam frequently with that stuff. WOrks ok in a bolt action...

ejhc11
04-06-2012, 9:35 AM
It your rifle not the ammo - every rimfire is different including same models. I get flyers with the GBs in my Winchester Wildcat but its nice and tight groups in my dedicated CMMG 22LR uppers.

sofbak
04-06-2012, 9:44 AM
I guess .22's can be picky "eaters". I have a Marvel Precision rimfire kit for a SA 1911 Loaded Target. Talk about finicky. Several different CCI loads and Federal loads gave me about a 30% FTF rate.

I had a box of 40 gr. GBs that I tried in desperation. They ran through that 1911 like water through a seive. No malfs at all, and printed very consistent groups too.

Mssr. Eleganté
04-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Yeah, just use it in your revolver so you only have to deal with the duds and not the jams. :p

Grumpyoldretiredcop
04-06-2012, 11:20 AM
In summary, just one more testimonial that this ammo is no good (at least in my particular rimfire rifle).

More accurate statement. .22 LR firearms generally display ammo preference to one degree or another. Yours just doesn't like GBs. That doesn't make either the ammo or your rifle suck, it's just a fact of rimfire life.

G-Solutions
04-06-2012, 12:03 PM
It has worked fine for me (or more to the point for my 9-year old). On our last range day he fed this ammo through a AR-15 with CMMG conversion kit, a P-22, a Henry and a 10-22 without any problems.

However, .22's, as said before, tend to have preferences for certain types of ammunition. I had a Kimber conversion kit at one time that was extremely picky - part of the reason that I do no longer have it ;)

JNunez23
04-06-2012, 12:15 PM
I can use Remington on my GSG 1911, and SOMETIMES my 10/22 will accept it...but she don't like it!

RaceDay
04-06-2012, 5:15 PM
Yes, GB is lousy ammo. I'd much rather shoot Federal or CCI. And even Winchester bulk over Rem GB. I do think Rem subsonic is good for the price but I only shoot that in bolt action 22s.

Undecided
04-06-2012, 5:49 PM
I think GB sucks because I get about 5 per 100 that don't have any primer in them. I have tried these duds in 2 or 3 guns until they had 4 different firing pin marks. They did have powder in them.

I think they might be good for anti-flinch training, tho.

Steerme
04-08-2012, 3:11 PM
We had problems with Rem GB with an AR conversion kit and a Remington Viper. Fail to load was the principle issue in both cases.

darqhelmet
04-08-2012, 3:28 PM
I just hate how dirty that ammo is. My guns look like my daughter threw gold glitter at them after I am done shooting for the day. That and it worked in my sig 522.

tcd511
04-08-2012, 3:35 PM
I was out with some yesterday. 12 jams in my tiger 22/45. Switched to cci no problems after that. The stuff just sucks

SteveMartin
04-08-2012, 4:57 PM
Yeah, just use it in your revolver so you only have to deal with the duds and not the jams. :p

Agreed, most problems I have had with these are failure to fire; even in an old revolver without a transfer bar.

El Mango
04-08-2012, 5:29 PM
I have to agree this stuff is filthy, and about 3-5% of them misfire. But for whatever reason, its accurate as anything else in my Marlin 795.
Here's a five shot group at 100 yards, 5-10 mph crosswind:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6912619188_6239d96d9e_z.jpg

marlin795shooter
04-08-2012, 5:31 PM
I've had 0 issues in my SR22 (~200 rounds) and Marlin 795 (~100 rounds) so far. The gold glitter you get on your hands and gun is annoying, though.

Jungleboxx
04-08-2012, 8:52 PM
I haven't had any failure to feed or misfires with GB after only 10 rounds it looks like dipped my clip into a bucket of broken up pencil dust.

I'll be sticking to Winchesters CPHP, for the extra few bucks.

xbguru
04-09-2012, 12:05 PM
i had my gsg 1911 blow up with the Rem gb, the whole rear of the case blew out into my face and split my slide in 2 pieces up to the ejection port

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad247/dcshipwreck/IMG_20120310_200451.jpg

Quickdraw Mcgraw
04-09-2012, 1:52 PM
I guess .22's can be picky "eaters". I have a Marvel Precision rimfire kit for a SA 1911 Loaded Target. Talk about finicky. Several different CCI loads and Federal loads gave me about a 30% FTF rate.

I had a box of 40 gr. GBs that I tried in desperation. They ran through that 1911 like water through a seive. No malfs at all, and printed very consistent groups too.

Same with my Advantage arms g23 conversion...they actually recomend the ol'Golden Remmys. Federal bulk does not work...go figure!?!

supaoopa
04-11-2012, 12:05 AM
I think GB sucks because I get about 5 per 100 that don't have any primer in them. I have tried these duds in 2 or 3 guns until they had 4 different firing pin marks.


I just hate how dirty that ammo is. My guns look like my daughter threw gold glitter at them after I am done shooting for the day.

Quoted for tha truff. Gold glitter on everything drives me crazy. Usually stick to blazer and mini mag now.

Ogre8472
04-11-2012, 8:00 AM
Wow :confused: i guess im one of the few people that have had good luck with this stuff. Most everything ive fed goldens to has done well with. To be hobest ive havent had the gliter issue.

driftstalker
04-11-2012, 11:46 AM
Thanks for sharing the info man. Yeah, CCI Blazer usually works great in all my 22lr guns.

johnny1290
04-13-2012, 6:35 PM
I had no luck with the GB either. I can't remember specifically now, just thinking that I'd never use it again. Federal seems to work great for me in everything.

Izzy43
04-13-2012, 7:02 PM
Remington GBs are like dark beer, some love it, some hate it.

chucksolo69
04-14-2012, 12:59 AM
The stuff never worked in my GSG-5, Colt M4 or any of my .22 pistols, Walther P22 and SIG Mosquito. I haven't tried it in my Browning 1911 .22 A1 yet. My SIG 522 will feed it though. I find that Remington Thunderbolts work well in all my guns too. It is the most accurate ammo I run through my little Browning. Strange.