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Old 08-04-2018, 06:43 PM
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I see a lot of the 525 packs again at Walmart again. I used to buy them sometimes for hunting with then were $10 a brick. Some bricks were OK but some had a lot of duds and defects. Not sure if I want to spend near $30 investigating current Remington quality. Anybody buy a recent 525 box at Walmart that can comment on their accuracy and consistency?
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:07 PM
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I see a lot of the 525 packs again at Walmart again. I used to buy them sometimes for hunting with then were $10 a brick. Some bricks were OK but some had a lot of duds and defects. Not sure if I want to spend near $30 investigating current Remington quality. Anybody buy a recent 525 box at Walmart that can comment on their accuracy and consistency?

Nope... for me its the 550 Federal 36gr hp.... Works great in all of my 22's
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:13 PM
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Golden Bullets are OK

recent production, packed in boxes, not "bulk buckets", are just fine. My Rem Nylons love GBs.


I would stay away from Thunderbolts though.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:17 PM
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No Remington here.....For Dave 19113, I used to like the Federal 550 packs but the last ones I bought functioned just fine but the accuracy was like shooting a scatter gun. In fact I'm will be selling the two unopened boxes that I have.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:59 PM
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recent production, packed in boxes, not "bulk buckets", are just fine. My Rem Nylons love GBs.

I would stay away from Thunderbolts though.
I've been running the GBs for 2 years or so in my 10-22 and Rem 597. Accuracy is decent but groups are slightly larger than Mini Mags or Aguila SX through the same guns. No failures although I have detected what sounds like a light load of powder on rare occasions.
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I've been buying the 525 packs of Golden Bullets, since the local WM started getting them on a regular basis. I shoot them mainly in my RAR and GSG Firefly pistol. They shoot good in both. In fact, the Firefly is really picky, and the GBs are about the only thing I've found that it will shoot reliably. I have an occasional FTF in the Firefly, but not enough to worry about. I don't recall ever having any problems with it in the RAR, and it shoots reasonably accurately for normal ammo.

I'm sorry if that upsets any Remington ammo haters, but that's just my experience.
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No Remington here.....For Dave 19113, I used to like the Federal 550 packs but the last ones I bought functioned just fine but the accuracy was like shooting a scatter gun. In fact I'm will be selling the two unopened boxes that I have.

Yes, I have seen the inconsistencies with the Fed 550. For me its just plinking ammo. I do see some boxes better than others. When I find a good box I put it aside.

Then just use the rest in my 617 or henry For 25 yard clay bird shooting
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I haven't bought any Remington rimfire ammo since 1990, and I don't intend to start now. Or never.
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Why a law? Just exercise good judgement!



Actually, Crappington shoots better than Federal has in my rifles here lately. I bought one box of Golden Bullets awhile back, and tried them in various rifles I have. While the reports were noticeable in their variety, they shoot fairly well, versus a couple different flavors of Federal I was trying at the same time.

However, I won't be buying any more Crappington or Federal. I have better results with Winchester, Browning, CCI and Aguila. For some oddball reason, they charge a minimal premium for Crappington, it's usually a couple bucks MORE per hundred. Either way, filthy Remington or horrible Federal, won't be sullying my rifles any more.

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Old 08-05-2018, 03:24 PM
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I haven't bought any Remington rimfire ammo since 1990, and I don't intend to start now. Or never.
Same here, with the exception I bought 300 rounds of Golden Bullets back here a couple years ago at the end of the most recent "Great Ammo Shortage". Desperation over ruled common sense. Never again. Still junk like it was 20-30 years ago. It's now at the point I refuse to buy Remington center fire ammo. The worse part about it all, Remington doesn't care. Profit for the share holders is all that matters.
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No, and probably will not. I still have numerous bricks of Winchester superx from years back that I paid $10.00/brick, along with a quantity of CCI mini mag, and I just recently got two cases of Geco for bolt action, my guns seen to like that stuff.
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Only decent-priced bulk ammo currently available here are Winchester 555/333s and Remington HP GBs & Thunderbolts. The Winchesters have some issues in some of our guns, specially fitting in the chamber and/or extracting ('60s Walther PPk, FN SA-22, Zastava Precision Mannlicher and others) but same guns won't show those problems at all with Remingtons.
Haven't personally tested the GBs yet but some friends have and report no problems. Decent accuracy for both models for casual target practice or plinking, considering price and past reputation. We still remember the early '00s lots and those were surely dangerous crap since faulty powder loads resulted in quite a few bullets stuck in the barrels and even bulged ones when shooter wasn't careful, and down here that meant a useless firearm since those spares aren't imported, but with recent production it seems like Remington got its act together for good.

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I have not had any problems with remingtons golden ammo..
In my Nylon 66s..
Works good in my Ruger standard markll pistol.
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