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Old 01-02-2013, 8:38 PM
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Default .22lr Remington 40gr Golden Bullets

Found 500 packs at Turners in FV today for $35. Bought 3 left at least a dozen.
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Old 01-02-2013, 8:50 PM
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wow i havent bought 22 in a while that seems kind of steep for those dudfilled boxes
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The new and improved (I can't believe I'm saying that) its on the box are much better quality than the sabers. They are plated gold but they are more accurate not duds (better powder) and they just seem to be acceptable to some previously finikie guns of mine.

Oh cost is 3.9 cent a bullet at Walmart.
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Old 01-03-2013, 4:21 PM
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Found 500 packs at Turners in FV today for $35. Bought 3 left at least a dozen.
i remember when they were 10$ a box... although 35 is about 6-10$ over priced imho. big 5 usually has it around 25 bucks and down to 22$ on sale.
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Old 01-03-2013, 5:18 PM
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i seen the new and improved at wal-mart for 10 bucks @ 225 rounds in bulk.
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Old 01-03-2013, 5:27 PM
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If you can find anything at walmart these days it's definitely gonna be cheaper. I went to all my local walmarts and couldnt find ANY .22lr of any variation. Needed some for this weekend to break in my new .22 Takedown so maybe I spent $30 more than I needed to based on pre election/madness pricing.

Anyways, wasn't offering an endorsement of pricing or quality, was just letting y'all know it was there.
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big 5 in san leandro has them for $30 a box of 525
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But brother, does it ever take forever to go through 525 bullets when you are limited to 7 rounds in the gun plus 1 in the chamber. 525/8 = a ton of magazine loadings, which hurt my hands last week. There has to be a better way.
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if they are "new and improved" as Medics197 says, they maybe they are worth if but the R' Gold bullets I had in the past was the worst 22 round I've ever tried. WAY too many FTFires
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just gave a pack a go and had 5 FTF and one base blew off completely (safety glasses to the rescue). this was within the first box of 50. never buying them again.

m&p22.
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just gave a pack a go and had 5 FTF and one base blew off completely (safety glasses to the rescue). this was within the first box of 50. never buying them again.

m&p22.
same experience here too, probably more duds...and the box was labeled "New and Improved". Have you also notice the bullet heads are all loose/wiggle from the case?...much more than any other mfg.
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at bass pro in manteca today i saw winchester 22lr---500 count---in the wood boxes....24.95....were stocked in with the cases of shotgun shells....i didnt ck the other 22 ammo(pistol ammo isle) as that isle was jam-packed with people...i did see employees stocking the isle though....good luck...cheers...
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same experience here too, probably more duds...and the box was labeled "New and Improved". Have you also notice the bullet heads are all loose/wiggle from the case?...much more than any other mfg.
ya noticed that after the issues had presented themselves. definitely loose compared to any other brand I've tried. Hardly retained at all in some cases
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Well, I ran 500+ rounds through the Takedown and my recently acquired vintage 1971 Marlin 60. The Ruger never hiccuped, the Marlin had 2 ftfs out of probably 250. Granted everything is covered in gold dust but ran good enough for plinking. There were a few I noticed that sounded different but none that didnt ignite.

Just my $.02.

BTW found the 525 hollow point packs at On Target today for $25, they also ran fine enough.
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In the past I had poor experience with the Remington Golden Bullets. I would say 1 - 3% failure rate, so I stopped using them. It is my understanding that the NEW IMPROVED ones are much better. Don't know, at $35 for 525 I won't be buying any soon.

By the way Golden Bullets and Golden Sabre's are two totally different cartridges! I keep my .357 loaded with Golden Sabre's and have a decent stock of them, along with Hornaday's for SD.
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This is the instance I brought up with the bulk pack (500 round?) of Remington Golden bullets that was picked up at a local Turners two weeks ago. Began to run the Remington through my M&P22 after 100 of CCI minimag had worked flawlessly.

3 stovepipes prior to this occurrence. The casing was left in the chamber as I got a blasted in the face on this round. This stuff is dirty in general and I was only through the first box of 50.



Since then I have picked up a 500 pack of Winchester Dynapoint that had no problems going down range in a single session.

450~ rounds remaining of the Remington that I may brave to run through my 10/22 to get my money out of it.

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I always chose the Federal bulk pack of .22lr over the remington golden bullet. The federal runs better and cleaner. The remington malfunctions on me and burns very dirty. The bullets aren't seated tightly in the case, you can spin them around with your fingers. The only good thing about the remington golden bullet is they proved to be very accurate out of my 10/22. I have a couple videos of different .22lr ammunition comparisons (accuracy and reliability) in my youtube channel, link in my signature below.
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The new and improved (I can't believe I'm saying that) its on the box are much better quality than the sabers. They are plated gold but they are more accurate not duds (better powder) and they just seem to be acceptable to some previously finikie guns of mine.

Oh cost is 3.9 cent a bullet at Walmart.
majtom94,

I don't beleive remington makes 22's anymore. I thought I heard about 7 years ago the Remington rimfire ammo is now made by Ele of England. They make excellent ammo in a wide variety of types for all 22 rifle types.

If I'm wrong please chime in and let us know.

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Maybe I'm the odd ball out of the bunch but aside from being dirty, I've had great results with the GB. But the only reason why I buy it is because my Advantage Arms Glock .22lr conversion specifically says that it is one of the bullets to use.
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Paul053 your not alone! I too almost exclusively use these in my rifles. My Savage MkII is extremely accurate with Goldne 36g and will knock ground squirrels out to 80 yards and more with the subsonic Remingtons.
My 64fxp does a great plinking session on goldens as does my H001.
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Got a "bucket o bullets" a few weeks ago and gave em a try on all my rimfire guns. Not a single problem.

They shot great groups @ 25 yards with my 10/22
Not a single problem in the SR22 but nothing has had problems yet.
They actually worked in my Kimber 1911 .22 conversion!!!! The only other thing to work has been the CCI MiniMags.

Wish I got all 3 buckets when I was there.
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I have not had any problems with any of the 36gr HPs in the last year that I have been buying them, and shooting them in my 10/22...

I have yet to drop any through from my Bucket 'o Bullets tub, as of yet...
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After my last squib (and subsequent case separation) with rem GB im not looking back.
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majtom94,

I don't beleive remington makes 22's anymore. I thought I heard about 7 years ago the Remington rimfire ammo is now made by Ele of England. They make excellent ammo in a wide variety of types for all 22 rifle types.

If I'm wrong please chime in and let us know.

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Eley does make a target grade .22lr ammo for Remington but the bulk fodder is still made my Remington. For sure Eley makes some of, if not the best .22 target ammo at high prices, some near $30/50.
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This is the instance I brought up with the bulk pack (500 round?) of Remington Golden bullets that was picked up at a local Turners two weeks ago. Began to run the Remington through my M&P22 after 100 of CCI minimag had worked flawlessly.

3 stovepipes prior to this occurrence. The casing was left in the chamber as I got a blasted in the face on this round. This stuff is dirty in general and I was only through the first box of 50.



Since then I have picked up a 500 pack of Winchester Dynapoint that had no problems going down range in a single session.

450~ rounds remaining of the Remington that I may brave to run through my 10/22 to get my money out of it.

If you still have those cases contact Remington and they will want those and the remainder of the ammo and will replace it (at least they usually do). They want to know about this kind of issue to be sure they are producing safe ammo.
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Yeah I got one of these while shooting my Advantage Arms Glock Conversion kit. All I got was smoke and powder flying at me. OP thanks for posting photo. That's why it's a good practice to wear safety glasses.

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