Went to the range for the first time with my new (used) Marlin 60. The guy that sold the gun to me threw in a box of 50 Golden Bullet HV .22LR by Remington. Within the past few days I've been trying to get my hands on all the different types I could get to bring along too, and I can't say how glad I am. At the range they also had Fiocci and CCI, the CCI were $8.50/100 and the Fioocci were ~$4/50 so I stuck with the 300 round selection I had brought with me. Out of the 50 rounds of Golden Bullets - over 30 had misfired and/or stovepiped on me, and of course with every stovepipe, the next shell inline ended up bent and bruised. (pics to come) "Great," I thought... "I just bought a cheap gun that will need $$ of work put into to make it worthwhile to shoot." I tried with my last 17 in the tube mag and barely got any 2 in a row to shoot, until the last few. "Huh, maybe it was "TOO" clean???" So not knowing exactly how the ejection wire was supposed to look (couldn't find a clear pic) I bent it out ever so slightly toward the center, or in the direction of ejection. Then loaded in the Remington THUNDERBOLTS.. I was thinking "Remmy's are Remmy's" so wasn't expecting much, but as I slid the tube back in I could feel quite a difference, just how it reassembled. "Weird," I thought, "Maybe I just didnt notice it the other 3 times." So I pulled the trigger with anticipation of a mis-fire and came up short, it actually shot down range toward the target--- and I think it hit it! As did the next, and the next, and so on. "Wow, these bullets are cheap ($1.99/50) and they're shooting!" The entire box, I think it stove'd 2 of em. The I loaded up the Wildcats, at $1.79 I bought 2 boxes of these. :-D Same thing, they shot great! (well, great for iron sights at 20 yards anyway) So 200 rounds into it, my hour was up and I found that I'll probably never waste my money on the Remmington (so called) Golden Bullets again. Has anyone ever gotten a bad batch of a bullet that normally works for them? And yes, I have since heard many people complaining about the entire line of "goldens" from Remmy. One aquaintance, a former officer of the law, shot a particularly aggressive dog twice in the head with his .45, point blank, with the Golden "whatevers" and it still didn't die. Not to mention his numerous other poor experiences with said round. So I've still got 100 rounds of the Win X that didnt get spent, as well as 50 more CCIs from previous exploits lying around the house. Heading outdoor now, perhaps this weekend, or Mon/Tue timeframe. Lessons learned: NO MORE GOLDEN ANYTHING!!! Never buy bulk of anything I haven't yet tried in this particular gun myself. Shoot faster to make better use of my $15 spent for the hour at the range. Learn how to use iron sights better!!!!!