Originally Posted by Trez
Whats the deal with everybody hatin' on Remington .22's?
My experience has been the opposite.... I buy the Remington golden bullet packs quite regularly.. Ive never had any more problems than shooting other "cheap" bulk pack ammo.. (I never buy the expensive stuff, dont see any reason to)
I would say I get less than 5 "duds" per 500 rds. no matter what brand I use...
I was comparing the Remington golden bullet bulk pack (555 ct) to the Federal bulk pack (550 ct) and found outta my guns the Federal had a additional 6" drop at 100 yds compared to the Rem. It seemed to me the Federal is "weak" and the Rem was more accurate at longer distances.
I tried this is both my Weatherby Mark XXII (older, semi-auto version) and my Winchester Model 63, and got pretty much the same results..
I've had good luck with the Remington Golden Bullets in their 525 and 550 bulk packs, but a lot of people are reporting problems. It seems to be dirtier than some others but not to the point I have to clean it before I empty one or two of the bulk packs.
Some of the complainers just need to clean their rifles a little better and it would run okay. Others are reporting experience from years ago when Remington rimfire was a problem, but they haven't bought the newer stuff to bother checking it. Can't really blame them though, it didn't work before so it's not likely to work now considering all the complaints. Then there are others who just have guns that don't like Remington, but that's typical with any rimfire rifle or or pistol. They'll prefer one over another for no good reason.
You also have those who just repeat what they've read on the web, but have no idea of what they're talking about since they never actually used it.
I've read this: "so many complaints voiced about Remington Golden Bullets as well as Thunderbolts that Remington shut down their production line in an effort to determine the problem." regarding Remington ammo, but I can't confirm if it's true or just idle gossip.