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Old 02-08-2012, 09:59 PM   #11
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I'm one more that has had a lot of "DUDS" with Remington 22 LRs. I will not buy them again and recommend to others not to buy them either. Way to go Remington. Why don't you move to China! What a Shame!

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:23 PM   #12
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In still new and have only put about 300+ rounds through my new 10/22 and had zero duds and 2-3 FTF. Now while I know that's insignificant to the numbers most of you have shot, I will say the stuff is downright filthy. I knew .22LR ammo was dirty, but I had to clean more crap off my fingers than I did the receiver.

Can someone please tell me the Federal is cleaner? That's my only motivation to switch. (...beyond the motivation to try other ammo since I'm still so new an inexperienced.)

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In still new and have only put about 300+ rounds through my new 10/22 and had zero duds and 2-3 FTF. Now while I know that's insignificant to the numbers most of you have shot, I will say the stuff is downright filthy. I knew .22LR ammo was dirty, but I had to clean more crap off my fingers than I did the receiver.

Can someone please tell me the Federal is cleaner? That's my only motivation to switch. (...beyond the motivation to try other ammo since I'm still so new an inexperienced.)
Federal is by FAR a cleaner round. Especially for your hands, cuz I had the same thing happen to me.
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I shoot the CCI 22lr copper-plated round nose in the HP22. So far I have not had any misfires.
In the .45 JHP and the 4595TS, I shoot Federal 230 FMJ RN, and have no issue there either.

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:13 AM   #15
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When I bought my ruger 10-22 the guy at Shooter's Depot gave me 100 or so free rounds and a few mins free range time to try it out, and what do you know he gave me Remingtons. With a STEEL lip mag as opposed to the Hot lips (plastic) mags, I had 3 jams and I've shot 10-22's before I owned one and they usually don't jam unless it's the ammunition's fault.
It's been said on this thread several times though... different ammo different guns, it all depends.

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I understand different guns like different ammo, but why are the Remington .22's hated so much? Every time someone asks about ammo or asks why there .22 malfunctioned, Theres always a comment like "Stay away from those golden turds" or "Shooting that Remington stuff gonna squib your gun"..

Why do I seem to have the exact opposite experience? I shoot the Rem bulk packs quite regularly and never have any problems in shooting them in any of my .22's. In fact they are the most accurate in my rifles. Federal (which it seems everybody "loves") I think are the worst, as they have a 7" drop @ 100 yds. compared to the Remingtons..
My .22's are even old.. Ones a Weatherby MK. XXII made in the 60's and the other is a Winchester Model 63 from 1932, even my modern cheap Taurus PT22 shoots them with no problems.. My rifles have 24"-26" barrels, If the ammo "squibs" consistently, why has it never happened to me? Wouldnt the longer barrel make it easier for the ammo to get stuck?

So, If the Remington is such "crap", Why does the Remington work so well for me and the Federal doesnt?
Maybe you guys should stop buying "crap" guns....
I can only say that you've been lucky.

With some of us we've run thru several 550 packs a MONTH...so we'll see a greater number of errors than average.
I've got two Calico's; a pistol and carbine, multiple semi-auto, levers & slides, carbines from various makers, and tons of stuff people bring me to fix...
The Calico's are 100-rds per mag each...5 mags eats a 500 box real fast.
I use Spee-D-Loaders on tube-mag carbines...so there goes another box...
and then once I get all my box mags loaded, that's another 500...

After unloading the fun way, by the end of the day, that's a ton of ammo downrange...
and after writing down in the log books how each weapon fares...and how each ammo fares...
I'd put CCI on top, everyone else in the middle, ARMSCOR next to last & Remington Dead Last.
Strangely enough, the Mexican-made Aguila & Centurion, which was a Remington plant & the workers taught by Remmy personnel...
makes better rimfire ammo these days than Remmy does...go figure. Possibly because they were taught back in the 60's,
and they carried that higher standard with them to this day...whereas Remington's Rimfire division has SUCKED for about two decades, IMHO.

Ammo does NOT earn Nasty Nicknames unless its EARNED 'em...hence the Golden Bullsquish (nice version) and Thunderduds.

Since my twins were born 8 months ago, getting to the range has been nearly impossible, and all-day shooting is gone for a few years...
so I've not been able to test the latest & greatest stuff coming out...like the CCI Tactical .22lr, but if its anything like other CCI, should be great

Can't wait until they reach around 5-6 years and show serious ability to take direction & follow orders precisely so I can take 'em to the range
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I have about a dozen 22lr pistols and rifles and have 15-17 different 22lr ammo's from just about every manufactuer there is. I shoot quite a lot of the Remington Golden bullets and have never had anymore trouble out of them than any other brand.I probably have the most trouble from Winchester Wildcats.
CCI is by far the best rimfire ammo,but everyone has some bad rounds with rimfire ammo.

Cheap ammo's like a cheap car-You'll never get Ferrari perfomance from a Kia!

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all my 22s are and were marlins. i have never shot remmy ammo in any of those rifles and had success, now maybe somebody has ...

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I just fired off a 500 round box of Remington 22 and had more jams and and duds then with the Federal bulk pack. After shooting my hands were black. Enough said.

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I quit using them just because they are dirty. I have never had any problems with duds, but I only used them in different SA revolvers. They are just a dirty round that leaves your gun and hands dirtier then other ammo (You look like golden boy after shooting them ). I can always pick up federal at the same or better price, so i quit using them.

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