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Old 08-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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I am new to firearms. I bought ammo for the first time today remington thunderbolt high velocity .22LR round nose cartriges in a pack of 50 for $2.00. I looked at several forums and see the thunderbolts are no good. Is this true and would the bullets destroy my new handgun.

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Old 08-01-2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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They will not hurt a thing. They are just the most unreliable of the bulk 22 lr ammo out there. QC is not top on the list on the thunder bold line.

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I am new to firearms. I bought ammo for the first time today remington thunderbolt high velocity .22LR round nose cartriges in a pack of 50 for $2.00. I looked at several forums and see the thunderbolts are no good. Is this true and would the bullets destroy my new handgun.
Take them firmly in hand and go to the nearest large lake and give them a mighty heave towards the middle. You'll get a lot more satisfaction and less aggravation from them that way. Might want to tie a five dollar bill to them so you can say you actually threw something away.

For cheap plinking try the 550 round Federal bulk packs.
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Thanks for the help I will buy some of the federal ones.

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There not going to hurt your gun so break it in with them or try to trade them or something. Just be prepared for jams more often, that's my complaint about them.

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The Thunderbolts are not very accurate, it dirty the semi-auto weapons, powder residue and emplombage barrel (I have a CZ452, Ruger MKIII). My favourites ammo for my Ruger are Winchester Laser.
I remember having fired Lapua Magazine 22 (canned 500) which worked to perfection for cheap

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All but the top end of the ammo spectrum in rimfire is going to be dirty.
I just picked up a $20 box of Eley Match ammo the other day.

I wish I had enough to bet all 40 boxes of it they had on hand.

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Ammo will not hurt your handgun. Shoot them up, but understand they are on the low end of the ammo quality scale.

Federal makes some good ammo, even their bulk packs.

Tueur- Here in the states, Lapua Master is very good ammo, but among the most expensive (about $18/ 50 rounds) However, in my bolt rifles, have been having good sucess with Fiocchi Match for about $9/ 50. And I think the term in English is "leading up" of a barrel. Does not translate exactly, but refers to unwanted excessive deposit of lead metal in the bore of a firearm. Yes?

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Take them firmly in hand and go to the nearest large lake and give them a mighty heave towards the middle. You'll get a lot more satisfaction and less aggravation from them that way. Might want to tie a five dollar bill to them so you can say you actually threw something away.

For cheap plinking try the 550 round Federal bulk packs.
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thank you for the translation of the word.
To remove the lead, in barrels, the best product, the mercury.
And the Lapua cartridges, is not Lapua Master. Itis not expensive cartridges Lapua, just like Blaser CCI, or Federal American Eagle ...

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