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Old 02-19-2015, 04:32 PM
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And the lot # as well... unless ALL Thunderbolt ammo leads up barrels....
It's that 2nd thing...

The OP got robbed, but not as badly as some others: I recently saw some vendor asking $50/bk for Thunderbolts!

BWAHAHAHAHA!

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Old 02-19-2015, 05:30 PM
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I love Thunderbolts and yes I had a bit of a leading problem with them earlier. Read a post to just lube them and found it wasn't much of a chore. While glued to the TV set just swipe-roll the bullet across a lube stick then repackage them in empty plastic mini mag boxes. Probably better use of my hands than another chocolatey treat anyway. Always goes bang, powder burns fast enough in a short pistol barrel to cycle slide reliably, cheap, what's not to like!!
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:48 PM
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I think it was the Winchester M-22s that got recalled last year, not the Thunderbolts.

My latest experience with Thunderbolts was the last time I went shooting. My little girl and I was shooting her 22/45 Lite. We were shooting Winchester 333. I kept having Fail to Eject, stovepipes, fail to feed, etc. It was terrible. I switched to Thunderbolt and her Ruger ran like a top. Not a single failure. So, I would have to place it higher than Winchester 333...but I'm sure that's not saying a lot.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:18 PM
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I heard a lot of bad reports on them a while ago. Had a chance to get some ammo at a LGS about 6 months ago, and they had two 100 round boxes I could grab so I took them. They sat around, like I said all I heard was bad news. Well one day I was heading out to the range and figured I'd take them and at least use them up.

HOLY **** they were dead on. I used my Marlin and Glenfield Model 60's and Marlin Model 81. Wow great groups!!!! A little dirty but I always clean after going shooting so this wasn't new. No leading and now I've heard they change the formula to shoot better.

So I go to the LGS and see 500 round bricks and pick up 2 of them. And if and when I see more I grab them too.

So get some, you'll be surprised just how good they are.

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Old 02-20-2015, 07:32 AM
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Good for the first 30-40 rounds then throw the rest away
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:17 AM
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Do you have the lot # of the problem ammo? May help others...
I shot the ammo 3-4 years ago. I wont buy any more.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:25 AM
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I have shot many 1000s of them with no major problem. They aren't the most accurate cheap stuff out there (Federal bulk stuff and Blazers are the best) and they are VERY dirty. I suspect major problems are what another commentator said, you need to clean your gun a lot more often to keep the gunk down and avoid problems.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:29 AM
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:30 AM
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So there are a lot of repsonses on here about issues years ago with them... from what I gather, they changed them last year. If you search youtube and look at videos with recall and issues with ammo, they were mostly posted in 2014. They used to use a wax coating, but I rubbed these with my fingernails and there is no was- more like oily coating. I will try some hopefully this weekend and see how they do. I will post lot number too.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:33 AM
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Remington has a recall on Thunderbolts, other ammo, 2 rifles & at leastone shotgun. Call them for lot#s. The Thunderbolt recall is on loose bullets that can stay in the barrel while the case ejects. More of a problem in a semi auto than a bollt where you should see it happen easier.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:36 AM
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Where do you find the Lot # for Thunderbolts? I have a couple of 50 round boxes left and can't find one anywhere.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:16 AM
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I called remington because I also have 2 rifles & it was so funny as the phone menu had a list of "if you need info for xxxx press 1, yyyy press2, zzzz press 3" Quite a long list & quite a dissapointment in remington IMHO.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:08 AM
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Here is the website address for remington recalls and the information you will need to identify.

http://www.remington.com/pages/news-...underbolt.aspx
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:58 AM
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Here's their recall list, 11 Items! http://www.remington.com/pages/news-...ty-center.aspx
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