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Old 09-14-2019, 07:42 PM
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Is it reliable? accurate? worth trying? I've never used it.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:29 PM
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Hands down the BEST BULK AMMO EVER. (not)

Sorry, too much sarcasm.. It's a source of much entertainment around here!

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:35 PM
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The only way you will know for sure is to buy some and try it in your gun. Most responses here will TRASH it ! Again, test some and see for yourself.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:36 PM
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No, No, No, Don't do it.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:01 PM
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It's very dirty and not very accurate. It's fine for plinking cans and shot gun shells, but you'll have to give your gun a good scrub if you shoot a lot of it.
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this ^^^^^^^ and cheap too

Rem Golden Bullets, however, are the finest .22lr ammo every produced in the history of mankind.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:39 PM
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For plinking and range play I use cheap ammo.

People can say what they will and not buy it. Fine by me, more on the shelf.

Thunderbolts work just fine in all my .22's. M&P22's and a Sig Mosquito. I've run through 3 500 round boxes with only a handful of issues. Not anymore than any other bulk ammo.

My CCI HV stuff I keep stored for more important things.
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Rem Golden Bullets, however, are the finest .22lr ammo every produced in the history of mankind.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:28 AM
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Rem Golden Bullets, however, are the finest .22lr ammo every produced in the history of mankind.
Been using the Golden bullet in my Rem 581. Now 72. Never a problem. Killed a lot of rats with the Golden hollow point.
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I'm with the majority of ppl here JUNK!
But if your just trying to hit a 3" steel at 50 yds or so it'll do it. Oh course 60gr Aguilar will do that too. So that's not saying alot lol
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I use it in my Ruger Single Six and GP100 without any failures and find it very accurate. I buy it up when it goes on sale for 12 - 16.00 a brick, and generally shoot a brick a month.

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Old 09-16-2019, 08:22 AM
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I know it's the dirtiest, most unreliable, total junk 22 rimfire ammo ever produced but-----I met my #1 grandson at the range last Saturday morning and he told me he had brought the 22 ammo. It was Thunderbolts. We shot it thru 2 rifles, one revolver, and three semi-auto pistols. Heck, yes, I was going to shoot it as this was a first not shooting my ammo. No issues at all and we shot a bunch of it.

Guess who provided the centerfire ammo?
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:21 AM
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If all I had to shoot at was a piece of paper with a circle in the center, I would rather be on the lake bass fishing.

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While meat fishing for walleye with minnows the past 3 days I caught 3 smallmouth @ 20"/5# each; good tugs. I lost a bunch more because my hooks were too small.
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I bought a new Ruger SR22 w/4.5" barrel about 2 months ago. I tried over a dozen different kinds of ammo and the only one that gave me any trouble was Federal Champion. It liked the Remington Thunderbolts and for the $$$ it seemed like a good way to go. I usually clean it every other outing, shooting around 200-250 rounds each session. Well I had it out last Saturday and after awhile, it seemed to loose accuracy. Went to clean it yesterday and couldn't even get the tip of a Bore Snake down the barrel. I worked on it for 2 hours and got a lot of lead out. Had to use a brass brush with a little Chore Boy to get the last of the lead out but now it is clean. When I bought it one of the salespeople warned me that it doesn't like lead bullets. What makes me wonder however is that before Saturday, I've put close to 2k rounds of Thunderbolts through it. This is the first time that it leaded up.
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Could you have possibly heated the bore? From this discussion less than 2 months ago leading comes up and the lubricant of T Bolts is suspect.

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1167943
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