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Just bought 1,100 rnds of 36 grain Remington 'Golden Bullet' at WalMart and noticed that the bullets can be made to twist while remaining seated in the case. They don't pop out and appear otherwise stable. I haven't seen this with any other .22 ammo I use. Is this normal/expected?
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Just bought 1,100 rnds of 36 grain Remington 'Golden Bullet' at WalMart and noticed that the bullets can be made to twist while remaining seated in the case. They don't pop out and appear otherwise stable. I haven't seen this with any other .22 ammo I use. Is this normal/expected?
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I noticed this awhile back on a box I purchased. I seem to get a lot more ftf / fte in my 10/22 with this stuff. To be fair to both gun and ammo, it is still in the 'break in" phase.
 

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I've seen this over time with various .22's. Never really thought it was a problem.
Some ammo is extra greasey. I'm not familiar with Golden Bullets, but Wildcats always required frequent cleaning to get the soot out. This may be a factor in the ftf problem.
 

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It is not that unusual; I've noted the phenomenon going back to the 1960s. Some will let you spin the slug, others are too tight. If you can spin the slug in the case, I wouldn't count on it to be weatherproof, would you?
 

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It is not that unusual; I've noted the phenomenon going back to the 1960s. Some will let you spin the slug, others are too tight. If you can spin the slug in the case, I wouldn't count on it to be weatherproof, would you?

Nope, but these will stay in the barn, out of the elements.
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No worries then! Some of the stuff I was playing with in the 60s had been left in a cupboard since the 30s, and it all went bang. I learned to shoot on ammo that had been put by decades before. I figure I'm doing someone else a favor when I stockpile ammo - maybe someone who hasn't been born yet!
 

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i got a carton of these first of the summer , noticed that as well , but ive also had a few with the bullet bent in the case - noticebly so and not very useable , ive straightened a couple and shot them from my revolver but there were a few that were unusable
 

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I like the Golden Bullet because of its price as well as its accuracy (pretty danged tight-shooting in my rifle) but for hunting, I prefer the CCI stingers. They're very accurate from my rifle, have a lot of "zip" and are tight enough that I'm not too worried if I drop one in some dewy grass. I just wipe it off and put it back in the magazine or ammo pouch.
 

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I also had quite a few with the bullet bent in the case, and more than several FTF. This was in different guns that fired other make ammo with no problem. After noticing the bent cartridges in the carton I held several bridged on my first two fingers and pressed lightly between with my thumb....very little resistance to bending. This could really play havoc in a .22 auto. I won't buy anymore Remington .22LR ammo of the poor manufacture. I've always liked their Core-Lokt ammo in centerfire, but even there I believe Federal may have the edge.
 

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No Problem

I have been shooting for 35 years and 99% of the 22 ammo I have shot went bang. Bullet spin or not. Right now I am shooting some Remington 36 grain solids in the Red and white box that my grandpa bought from Sears in 1970.
 

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Check out the current price of Grandpa's ammo you are blasting with. The antique prices would let you buy a few thousand rounds of the new stuff for one box of the old stuff you are shooting. Just my .02
 

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pappa , that has been my experience with these as well , wont run my ceinar converted M16 well and my histandard sportking fte about 1 out of 10 not using these in anything except the single shot cooey and my H&R revolver anymore ,
i shoot only the federals in my brit trainers - they seem to prefer them ,

that old ammo in original boxes do seem to be bringing a higher price these days
 

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I wouldn't shoot Remingtons in my worst enemy's gun. A few years ago I had 4 problems in a row with Remington ammo. I bought 3 bricks of the .22's and had more than 1 in each box (that's more than 10 in a brick) that had no powder or primer in the cases. I had centerfire rounds that had the cases spilt after firing. I had sealed boxes with rounds missing. The 4th time I refused the replacement and demanded my $ back.

Try Federal's valu pack at Wal-Mart. They are high velocity and you get 550 in a brick for $9.99. They are better than CCI and Winchester as far as accuracy and consistency. I tried them a few months ago and stocked up with 4 more bricks.
 

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I wouldn't shoot Remingtons in my worst enemy's gun. A few years ago I had 4 problems in a row with Remington ammo. I bought 3 bricks of the .22's and had more than 1 in each box (that's more than 10 in a brick) that had no powder or primer in the cases. I had centerfire rounds that had the cases spilt after firing. I had sealed boxes with rounds missing. The 4th time I refused the replacement and demanded my $ back.

Try Federal's valu pack at Wal-Mart. They are high velocity and you get 550 in a brick for $9.99. They are better than CCI and Winchester as far as accuracy and consistency. I tried them a few months ago and stocked up with 4 more bricks.

Very opportune. Since initiating this thread, I tried WalMart's Federal .22 ammo and found it much more to my liking. It's also cheaper by $2 a box, and is VERY accurate out of my Mossberg 151K. I am now thinking of buying this stuff (the Federal) exclusively, and just plinking with the Remington.

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I've recently picked up a couple of .22's and have been trying out several different types and manufacturers to see what they like. The Remington brand seem to have more FTF's than the others I have tried. It's been pretty disappointing.
So far the CCI brand seems to be the most consistant but not the most accurate but pretty darn good. They rate near the top of the list so far.
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Federal bulk pack

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Very reliable and repeatable in my Remingtion 597
 

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Federal Bulk pack +1 also!

I bought a box of the Rem. bulk ammo about six months ago. I gave them away - poor loading in semi-autos, fail to fire and crappy accuracy.

I bought 6 boxs of federal bulk at $9.60 a box. The price has gone up in this area to $12.40 + tax

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Never had a single issue with the Remington Goldens. The regular Remingtons though, lots of misfires and double strikes.
 

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I've had lousy luck with the Golden Bullet bulk packs, they seem to misfire a lot more often and are more unevenly loaded than other stuff I shoot.

Which is kinda strange, since the Remington Thunderbolt and Cyclone rounds are probably the best ammo I've ever tried in my Erma EM1 carbine.
 

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Aha! "Thunderbolts", thats the stuff that gave me problems. Couldn't remember that name the other day.:eek:
 
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