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Old 04-08-2013, 9:28 PM
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22LR is funny. I have a Ruger mark 3, that will eat up pretty much anything except for GB's. I also have a AR-7 that won't cycle much except for GB's.

In my wife's heritage rough rider (where feeding isn't an issue) they have almost exactly same amount of failures to fire as Federal Bulk. (I do keep track)

I haven't tested them for accuracy with my Savage Mark 2, but I wouldn't rule them out without testing for myself because you never know what your gun will like. For example, that savage hates mini mags! It seriously shoots blazers and fed bulk more accurately than MM's.

However, though GBs cycles alright in some of my firearms, it certainly isn't great ammo. Like one poster above said, Wolf Match Extra is really good. Like, defies laws of physics good!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:19 AM
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The thunder bolts have been the worst for me. Jam-o-matic.
I never seem to read any positive feedback on thunderbolts. I purchased 5000 rounds of the stuff from a fellow Calguner back in feb for $125 and my 10/22 TD chews it up without issue. Maybe 5 FTF through 2000 rounds so far, honestly can't complain
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:04 AM
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I never seem to read any positive feedback on thunderbolts. I purchased 5000 rounds of the stuff from a fellow Calguner back in feb for $125 and my 10/22 TD chews it up without issue. Maybe 5 FTF through 2000 rounds so far, honestly can't complain
It could be that the Rem quality control is just inconsistent. I too once had a good box of Golden's but the ratio of good to bad is unacceptable.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:20 AM
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They work ok for me. What I like about them, at least the bulk boxes I have purchased is they are real clean. Some of the bulk .22 bricks from others are really filthy, gross in fact.

I do not considerer them the best or worst but clean for sure. At least the bricks I bought were.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:33 PM
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My experience with Remington GBs is of two extremes. When they work they have been great shooters!

I also had a brick from about 8-10 years ago that was the worst .22 ammo I've ever seen in my life. The rounds were of such an oversized diameter that 3-5 out of 10 would not even chamber properly. I couldn't even shoot the stuff in my revolvers it was so bad.
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Old 04-12-2013, 7:58 PM
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My experience with Remington GBs is of two extremes. When they work they have been great shooters!

I also had a brick from about 8-10 years ago that was the worst .22 ammo I've ever seen in my life. The rounds were of such an oversized diameter that 3-5 out of 10 would not even chamber properly. I couldn't even shoot the stuff in my revolvers it was so bad.
I managed to get some more GB some old some new so its off to the range tomorrow to feed the MK II. If all is good i will sell some Federal HP bricks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 8:09 PM
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I too thought this was a joke thread. And yes, I've shot the "new" stuff. At least 2,000 rounds, since I was stuck with the junk. Not only did I have unacceptable duds, but failures in guns that just don't have failures. And on top of that, your gun is filthy and you are left with gold pixie dust all over your fingers. For cheap bulk, I'll stick with Blazer.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:39 AM
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for Ruger 22/45's its kind of like feeding a kid they eat what they like. mine loves the plated (Golden and Federal) and lubricated (Elly) ammo but does best with Standard Plus. ragged holes........
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I found the best brand of .22 is the ones that are in stock.
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I found the best brand of .22 is the ones that are in stock.
This. I don't care what brand it is, if it's on the shelves at a "reasonable" price, I'll buy as much as they'll let me.





reasonable to me is 25% above pre-panic prices.
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Old 04-20-2013, 7:57 PM
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gold bullet is a good plinking round, i use it all the time in my 10/22 but for good shooting cci minimag works flawlessly and much more accurately
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Old 04-20-2013, 8:22 PM
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I've been useing Remington High velocities for years,they've shot really well in my Mod.41& mk.2 but, I've noticed detrioration in quality,usually a failuare to fire after a substancial striker hit. My M16 .22 hates'em.
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Old 04-22-2013, 3:43 PM
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Been to the range twice since last post. My MK II just loves them, my Glenfield/60 likes them but better results with the Blazer LRN and MMags.
Thunder Bolt is still good in both. Worse is the Federal HP and Win 333/555
in both. I used 6 different types in both trips. All this has been indoors, so i need to get out to Burro and try 50yards. I will shoot the .22lr first then the Mosin as i don't want to frighten the little guys. I have the most trouble with FTE, FTL and stove pipe with Win 333 and Fed HP. See you at the range.
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Old 04-22-2013, 8:28 PM
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A lot of us will spend more than 1K on centerfires that we shoot once to sight in, and once in hunting season. Or a coulple grand on a SHTF AR. Then we scimp on the 22s that we shoot every weekend.
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I found the best brand of .22 is the ones that are in stock.
You can have all of the .22LR ammo in the world...but it is all useless if it doesn't feed/shoot in your pistol/rifle. General rule of thumb for .22lr plinking ammo is to feed your pistol/rifle the cheapest ammo that it will feed/shoot consistently. In this case, the OP has been successful in using GB thru his Ruger.
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Unfortunately my glock conversion LOVES Golden bullets. It shoots nearly perfect with them but they are so frickin dirty. After about 50 rounds it looks like I have a black powder glock.
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Old 04-23-2013, 1:09 AM
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Unfortunately my glock conversion LOVES Golden bullets. It shoots nearly perfect with them but they are so frickin dirty. After about 50 rounds it looks like I have a black powder glock.
I alternate types, HP, LRN, HP, LRN, HP, coated RN, in each session. I have put about 1000 rounds in the Glenfield60 and it was not bad at all, one pull with a dry bore snake and it was nice and bright. Same with my Ruger MKII.
Still will run some solvent and lube and will be good to go for another 1k or so. I do the same with my Air Rifle, Lead then Coated HP, seems to knock some of the crud out of the barrel.
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Golden bullets no problem. Got a single shot that will eat anything.
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Old 04-23-2013, 7:24 AM
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I had a case split from the neck to the base no damage I didn't get hurt I'am looking for another brand!
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I never really tested the GB for accuracy. In my guns (Ruger 22/45 & 10/22) they worked ok, with a few fail to fire. At the cost of about $.03 a round I could afford a few FTF. In the current climate you might want to grab any 22 ammo you can find at a decent price. Seems like 22 is the most difficult ammo to find. Glad I bought several bricks at $16.99 to 18.99 a brick. I hear that if they can be found you can expect to pay about $50.00 for a brick. Ouch!
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Old 04-23-2013, 8:20 AM
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I am another Walther P22 shooter. Read the walther manual recommending CCI mini mags, read a follow up Web-r-nets report that Golden Bullet is reming5tons generic mini mag knock off. I 've used a bunch of them in my Walther with no issues. I've seen a lot of other folks curse them though.
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I have not had very many FTF's with REM GB's... I'll shoot them all day long now, given the ammo shortage. If the 10/22 starts acting up, I give it a quick clean and go back to plinking with a big phat smile on my face.

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I went out to the range today with my Ruger MkIII 22/45 5.5" Bull Barrel. Shot 200x golden bullet, 200x Thunderbolt, 200x CCI Mini-mag. The only misfeed I had was with the Mini-mag and it almost cut the bullet in half >_>
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Went to the range to test out the box of 500 GB on the Umarex Colt M4 (newer model with the improved safety switch) and it was smoooooooth. I had practically no FTF or FTE's. The stuff is dirty as heck and I had to spend a long time cleaning, but it was still fun to shoot. I put some on my friend's 10/22 and it shot without any problems. I think the GB are cheap and decent if your gun has no problems handling it. Do I think its the best? Heck no! Its still fun to shoot when its smooth and doesn't jam.
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I am a big fan of the Golden Bullet as well. I have had a lot of luck with it's accuracy out of both my M&P 15-22 and my CZ 452 Trainer.



The stuff is definitely dirty, but I don't mind cleaning as long as I get to shoot in these times of ammo deficiency. Price is pretty darn good as well and a great practice round. The Remington ammo has come a long way.
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My semi's don't like GB, but it's fine for plinking in my bolt actions. If I want the best groupings out of my .22s I use either CCI mini-mags or federal automatch.
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Old 05-08-2013, 2:21 AM
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I was able to hit a metal target at 100 yard consistently with just the iron sights. I think the bullets are just as accurate as most 22 LR rounds.

I did notice the bullets are rougher in the region where the bullet is pressed into the brass shell than my CCI or Winchester M22's. The lead looks like its been roughed up and you can feel the sharp edges on your finger tips. It may be the reason why people have FTF issues with the ammo. The rough edges will tend to bind against your feed ramp or your magazines. The same areas are very smooth on the M22 and the CCI ammos.

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I used to have a lot of failure to fires with the bulk packs of 550 Round of Remington GB (no priming mix in rim), however since they came out with the boxes of 225 and 525 I have had far fewer failures. They feed well in the Ruger MkIII, 10/22, CMMG conversion for in my S&W Sport, and Ciener 22lr conversion for my 1911A1. A lot to ask for from some of the cheapest bulk 22lr on the market.
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I hear a lot of people talk bad about Golden Bullets, however, I've never had an issue with them. I also have a couple rimfires that prefer them over many other brands.
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