Try some different ammo. I've never seen a gun that didn't shoot any number of other brands better than the Remington Golden bullets. I find CCI typically the best of the High Velocity options. Winchester is also pretty good as I recall. The point is, experiment & find what your gun "Likes" and you may be surprised. An 1" to 1.5" at 50 yards would be really good for a stock 10/22, at least IMHO. The usual caveats apply, ammo it likes with little to no wind, low caffeine level in the shooter, etc.