I've never had an issue with GB's or anything else Remington, that's 700's, 1100's 1187's and 870's. Some folk's just like to get up on their soap-box and............spout! In other words just be windbags! After reading thousands of post's here and on other sites you can spot the windbags!
Last edited by longislandloco; 03-20-2017 at 06:05 PM.
a little piling on perhaps? - so many people have reported bad results with this ammo, that a lot of folks that read the reports take it to heart and go ahead and talk about how bad it is.....though they may never have actually tried it. You know how it is......bad news travels well.......
This covers so much of what passes for "fact" regarding many products discussed on the internet.
I have actually had fair accuracy from Remington golden .22s, not great but fair.
My problem is dirty.
Golden bullets, and Thunderbolts are the dirtiest ammo I know of, they quickly make a mess out of you gun.
If Remington is the only thing available, I will shoot them for plinking, knowing full well the cleaning job after only a few hundred rounds. Complete action scrub out and 8 to 10 patches, full gun wipedown.
CCI or even Federal will go a brick or more and only need a quick wipe off and one patch down the barrel.
The last 7 bulk packs I shot of Remmy ammo sucked badly. Very easily over 25% FTF in various firearms. CZs, Ruger, Mossy, Browning, Savage Annie, old Remmy, etc. etc. It was not the firearms, had no issues with any other ammo. Contacted Remmy multiple times to complain, yes checked my Spam folder. They didn't care enough to respond AT ALL. Lost all respect and all my business. I gave them lot numbers and location purchased and they didn't give a darn. So, yes I have shot them and not going off what other people say. I haven't shot any for 2 years except some 30 year old stuff my Dad had. That stuff worked well. Don't plan to waste my $$$ and try Remmy again to see if the MAYBE improved. I will go with stuff that worked all the time through the ammo drought and reward them keeping up with Quality Control.
I have a couple of guns that actually shoot GB OK for bulk ammo, Thunderbolts I won't even buy. No matter how cheap if you spend more time kicking out duds and picking them up they are something better left in the store. The thing about both of these I don't understand is why they are staying so expensive. I've mentioned this before, I see CCI SV and Aguila SV which both shoot fairly well in all my guns at around $35-37 a brick. A 525 pack of GB will be over $40 yet and Thunderbolts not far behind, can't quite wrap my head around that.
About a year ago I bought six 100 count boxes of Remington Golden Bullets that I happened to run across at my local WalMart. Not sure why, but sure it won't happen again. Only one of the 600 failed to fire. So really, that's not bad at all. But they are dirty. Very dirty. Did I mention they are very dirty? As far as I'm concerned, Remington's Thunder Bolts have ruined me for anything Remington. I don't even buy their centerfire ammo any longer because of the Thunder Bolts.
It's always performed very well for me and much better than anything Federal or Winchester makes at the same price point. It's not quite up to the accuracy I can get from CCI SV or Remington subsonic but beats out Dynapoints.
It doesn't matter whether I like it or not. I haven't seen any Remington 22 ammo for sale in this area for years.
I stopped using all Remington .22 ammo years ago. We shoot a lot of gophers out here and it is not uncommon to shoot more than 500 rounds a day. Accordingly, we placed a premium on buying cheap bulk ammo like the Remington golden bullets. I did not experience any meaningful level of ftf's. And, I never found the golden bullets to be more accurate than any other ammo we used.
You will read that many people talk about how dirty they shoot. I have always assumed that the "dirty" they were talking about was the gunking up of their guns from lube and powder residue. That was my experience, too. But just as important, after a day of handling the golden bullets my hands looked like I had been working on a dirty diesel engine all day long. Everything I touched got the greasy gunk on it. Have not had that experience with any other bulk ammo.
Overall the golden bullets had nothing on the American Eagle HP's or the Federal bulk pack HP's. I have no Remington .22 ammo and I doubt I ever will.
A few years ago, gb had problems with bad primers causing ftf.
They obviously did some upgrading, as boxes I've bought since then shoot fine.
As a matter of fact, I just ordered a case of 6,300 gb.
I have that much confidence in them, and they are priced right.
i have used Remington golden for over 40 years, not bulk but the ordinary. and they mostly shoot 12-20 mm 5 shot group at 50 meters with my weihrauch and my hb anschutz very seldom misfiering. the lot i have tried in my marlin 60 did not shot so good but this gun shot quite well with rws semi auto and sk pistol special. i had a Remington 541 s and a heckler and koch 270 both of them also shot good groups with the Remington golden bullet.
I'm not a Remington hater and have always liked the Golden Bullet. The Golden Bullet is accurate in most of my .22's, as is Thunderbolts. The only thing about them is being dirtier than a lot of other ammo. I have some 500 round bulk packs of Thunderbolts that I got for Christmas and so far, it's been good ammo, except for the extremely dirty thing. Neither the Golden Bullet nor Thunderbolts deposit lead on the top strap and around the forcing cone of my 617 as does some ammo.