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Old 12-20-2011, 04:29 AM   #21
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As stated above, Golden Bullet value packs SUCK.
We've beaten them to death over at RFC...thousands upon thousands of rounds fired...and a goodly percentage of those didn't fire.
Enough to earn RGB's the nickname Remmy Golden Bullsquish.
Ammo doesn't earn a sucky nickname unless it has peeved off a LOT of people...
Remmy's rimfire ammo has most definitely earned the bad nicknames...Thunderduds most folks know about as well.

When you get a good box (less than 5% failure rate), they do tend to group fairly well.
But most of the time, you still get fliers due to odd bullet size & odd powder loads.

I just avoid 'em now...altho every once in a while I'll see a 525 box for $10-12 and grab it anyway...
Single-action pistols don't fuss as much as long barrel carbine/rifles...

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Old 12-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #22
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I'd say the dud rate I'm seeing with the high vel. Remington long rifle is one in 8...it could be the rifle, but it well cleaned beforehand. Next time I go plinking, ill use the cci and post the result.
One in eight is a little high, but not so high I would think there's a problem with the rifle. A lot of Marlin semi-auto's just don't like the Remington. My 60 doesn't seem to care, I can shoot through 4-6 magazines (@ 15-rds/mag) without a problem. Some have feeding issues when shooting hollow points through their 60/795, but mine shoots solid and hollow points without a problem too.

One round my 60 doesn't like is the Winchester Wildcat, it will foul my barrel within 50 rounds. It would shoot straight for the first 10-12 rounds then the groups would start to spread wide enough I couldn't hit an 8" round target at 50 yards. I've quit using those.

Has anyone used any of these? Thinking about ordering a box and some Wolf Extra Match if I can find both at the same place.

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #23
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Ive confirmed that the bullets were golden bullets by remington...total crap as far as I can tell..ill use them up, but it's the last time ill ever buy remington rimfire

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I said one in 8 were duds, but that's misleading. I mean that spent cartridge did not fully eject...all the rounds fired.

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I said one in 8 were duds, but that's misleading. I mean that spent cartridge did not fully eject...all the rounds fired.
Sounds like they were squib rounds, not enough power to cycle the action completely. I would get those from time to time in my 60, a friends Mossberg Plinkster and another fiends 10/22. We would get the occasional misfire as well, nothing like the horror stories others have complained about but still not 100% like the CCI Blazer I've shot.

It's possible you may be applying pressure to the magazine while you're shooting. That could slow the bolt down enough to not cycle completely. I had that problem with my 917V bolt-action, the magazine was pressed up against the bag rest and it quit feeding. The bolt would just slide over the round in the magazine. The magazine guide was bent just a little and bending it back was easy enough.
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I am wondering why remington does not make a more reliable rimfire round. Astounding for such an illustrious company

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I am wondering why remington does not make a more reliable rimfire round. Astounding for such an illustrious company
I read that Remington at some point supposedly did redesign the rimfire line, but I can no longer find the source so I have no idea when it supposedly happened. As with any bulk produced rimfire ammunition we're expected to have some failures, but some seem to have a lot more than what should come from one box.

A few shooters at the link below had good results with the recent production Golden Bullets.

Remington Golden bullets? - Rimfire Shooting
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