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The only reason I have Golden Bullets is I bought them during the times you bought what they had. I actually have a Feddersen tapered barrel that likes them. It's a lightweight woods rifle with a 2X7 scope on it. Not exactly a target gun. 3/4" 35 yard groups all day long off of an improvised rest. Yes it is nasty!
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The only reason I have Golden Bullets is I bought them during the times you bought what they had. I actually have a Feddersen tapered barrel that likes them. It's a lightweight woods rifle with a 2X7 scope on it. Not exactly a target gun. 3/4" 35 yard groups all day long off of an improvised rest. Yes it is nasty!
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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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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.

Don't get me wrong, I shoot bullseye pistol every week and it is fun in it's own right but I would rather be shooting clay birds, plastic water bottles and coke cans placed on a berm @ 50 yards using cheap/dirty bulk pack ammo than punching holes in paper using $15.00/50 round boxes of Eley match ammo.

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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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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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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.

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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.
That happened to me 30 years ago with a MKII. I forced a cleaning rod through and dislodged strands of shiny lead. It never happened again and accuracy wasn't compromised.

I wonder whether a single soft bullet leaving a smear caused a constriction that then caused the lead smudge to grow.
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That happened to me 30 years ago with a MKII. I forced a cleaning rod through and dislodged strands of shiny lead. It never happened again and accuracy wasn't compromised.

I wonder whether a single soft bullet leaving a smear caused a constriction that then caused the lead smudge to grow.
Thats as good a guess as any I've heard In all the years I have shot thunderturds, they have never leaded any of my barrels. Again, dirty and not very accurate but it is fine for plinking cans.
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Thats as good a guess as any I've heard In all the years I have shot thunderturds, they have never leaded any of my barrels. Again, dirty and not very accurate but it is fine for plinking cans.
I used to shoot bunches because I had a BRNO that shot it well. Yes, it was dirty. I've yet to find an especially clean 22lr.

In some guns of mine it functions admirably. In one of my AR22s, it feeds poorly.

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