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Old 03-10-2019, 06:46 PM
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Remington Golden Bullets - dirtiest and least consistent Iíve ever shot. I wonít even plink with it - itís not with the fouling I have to remove from my firearm.
Me TOO. I bought a brick in 2005 and gave it away!!! Filthy, non-firing, etc.
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Pre-drought the worst I ever shot was Remington Thunderbolt.
This was back in the 80's and supplied by ROTC which I put through my
3P Anschutz and the Schools 541T's and Mossbergs.

We were able to shoot 250's to 270's and around 17X.

When I switched to my own Eley 10X ammo scores were consistently in 270's
and up, and 20X and up.

I did not encounter problems during the drought as I was using my own reserves from the days of old.

$0.99 Wolf MT
$2.99 Wolf ME

$0.99/50: some $0.69/50
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Rem GB's in
Sears
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Wildcats
Blazers
510's
AE
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and other reasonably priced ammo from Eley and Lapua.
Although some of the Lapua got a little crusty but it still shoots.

Have had some ammo that does not match a given gun but have been able to find something that it shoots in.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:23 PM
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I have just about gave up on American made 22 rimfire ammo.
Exactly! Welcome to the Ammo Snob Club!
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The worst? Late 70's, early 80's Federal Lightnings - lots of pfffts. I have some Thunderbolts that won't cycle well in my 22/45 but work in a 10/22. Remington Goldens, PMC, and Win333's shoot well to kill truck loads of prairie dogs in my 22/45, 77/22, 541T's, and 10/22. Don't see what the big deal is.
yeah few yrs back bought two boxes the first 15 shot 9 FTF ~ buried the rest ~~JMJ~~
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:21 PM
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In recent times, it would have to be Armscor. In my rifles, even RGBs are better, which is pretty telling.

Back in the 1970s, I'd have to point a middle finger at two common, inexpensive loads, the old Remington Mohawk promo loads that came in a brown and yellow box, and Winchester Wildcats, which came in a white box with blue lettering, and a bobcat on it. Neither load was worth any time wasted dropping them down the tube of my old Marlin 60. Loose bullets that would twist and turn, or bend, if you looked at them funny. I never had that issue with Federals or CCI, so that's what I focused on buying.
Remingtons and Winchesters still sucketh, and in my current rifles, Federal ain't far behind. I guess the old machines are worn out.

Proving that one rifle's candy is another rifle's poison, the new-to-me 452 Scout I bought last week seems to dote strongly on that Armscor ammo that will not shoot worth beans in seven other rifles I own. The only rifle I own that will shoot that stuff worth a hoot! RGBs weren't awful in it, either, though it shoots CCI MMs better yet. Unfortunately, it doesn't like the Aguila SE-HV that all my other rifles like a lot. One rifle's candy IS another rifle's poison.
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And here I'm on my third buckets of bullets .. Remington Golden's hollow points.
They shooting great in my 10/22 rifle.
Not a single problem yet.
Guess I'm blessed.
I actually like em.
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Without a doubt the worst was PMC Scoremaster

Did you ever try the Sidewinders, they were terrible.
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What is the worst 22lr ammo I have shot?
Remington thunderbolts.
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What is the worst 22lr ammo I have shot?
Remington thunderbolts.
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Thunderbolts.............

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You picked the winner right there...Remington GoldenGlobules. And sharing that title is their companion ThunderTurds.



If that was a picture of my 5-shot group, it would have taken me at least 7 shots to put 5 holes in the target.
Remington must have gotten their act together on the Thunderbolt ammo because I have used up 3-4 500 rd boxes without any major issues. I buy the stuff to use as my basic plinking ammo because it is cheap and seems to work ok (at least for me!).
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I had a plastic box of 100 thunderturds just like that which I bought during the ammo shortage in 2013. It had loose powder speckles all inside the box. Of course, I didn't care at the time, but man, what gives?
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After 5 pages I'm just piling on, but yes the Rem GBs are the most inconsistent and inaccurate I've ever fired, by a wide margin. Haven't tried any other Rem.
Second worst are Win Super-X. Premium price for a more expensive useless bang.

It's disappointing that the two "standards" from my youth are the two worst I've tried. Seems like they are selling on memories of days past with zero QC and only caring about making money.

I shoot Federal bulk and Auto-Match, all CCI and the Aguila I've tried shoots great too.
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These days, I won't buy any Winchester rimfire ammo. It manages to not work consistently in semi-autos, to the tune of 50-70% failures to fire with multiple guns on bad days, and 10-30% FTF on good days. If it were one batch, I might be more forgiving, but this seems consistent across multiple product lines, across semis or bolt actions, and even with .17HMRs.

Prior to these Winchester woes, I would have said some Federal ammo from when I first started shooting, which had multiple failure to fires per box of 50. Unfortunately bought a few bricks of that stuff at once, but other than a lot of wasted rounds, the rest at least shot reasonably.

I did manage to have one round actually lodge in a barrel, but I cannot remember the brand of that off the top of my head - I believe the ammo was given to me. It was a surprisingly "normal" feel to that shot, with only a slight sound difference, but noticed there was no bullet impact.

I have strangely had very good luck with Golden Bullets, and my S&W 22A actually loves them. Accuracy out of a rifle at 100 yards is terrible, to the tune of 6+" groups, but at closer ranges, the 22A polishes a turd pretty well...
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