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Anyone having severe misfire issues with the Remington Golden Bullet 22LR?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by nforest, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    Anyone having severe misfire issues with the Remington Golden Bullet 22LR? I like to shoot inexpensive .22 ammo sometimes, and have had about 1 in 15 rounds misfire in a number of guns from several different boxes of Remington Golden Bullet (new production). This has been ongoing for quite a while. Since about the last ammo shortage. So far the Federal Champion Bulk packs seem to be working ok,

    I prefer subsonic, or standard velocity for suppressor use.

    What do you guys use?
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Common issue for alot of people along with it being extremely dirty. I use CCI mainly but have alot of older production from many companies produced before the shortages.
     
  3. Lloyd Braun

    Lloyd Braun Vancouver Active Member

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    I am getting 1 misfire for every 20 rounds fired roughly
    im surprised at how bad that ammo is
     
  4. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    I love the older yellow box CCI mini mag ammo. any time I see it, I buy all of it. I have never had a misfire in any gun with it. In fact as far as .22 goes, I prefer anything that is 10 yrs old, or Eley primed new stuff.
     
  5. Wood Worker

    Wood Worker Linn County Oregon Active Member

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    I have been avoiding the rem gold bulk packs for the past few years now and buying the federal bulk packs, now bimart is 2 + months out of them, and I hope more come in soon.
    My problem with the remington gold has been every third bullet from the bulk pack was jamming, stove-piping in the action of my clean ruger 10/22.
    I looked closer at them and you could shake them by the rimmed base and see the bullet wobble in the mouth of the brass.
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I get the same lousy results in my rifle.
    I know that American Eagle is a little more spendy,but it shoots rings around the remmy's..in my gun..and I don't recall getting any misfires. In a chrono test I ran,they were very consistant,below 25fps difference as I recall.
     
  7. WIRED tactical

    WIRED tactical Snohomish County, WA Member

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    My sig 522 doesn't have any problems with firing them (it wacks the **** out of the primer) BUT it is amusing to actually hear the different velocities of the rounds going down range because of the horrible inconsistency in powder loads. You can almost make a drum cadence!
     
  8. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Winchester super X works for me and my Rat shooting friends.
     
  9. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Rem Golden Bullet Sucks
    I get lots of misfires I rotate the shell in the breech sometimes and refire which rarely works. The ammo is dirty. I find Peters Lead RN works lots better as nearly every other mfg. The only good point is that you get to practice rapid action drills quite often.
     
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  10. dcgameslayer

    dcgameslayer Roseburg Member

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    Rem. has the worst .22 ammo on the market go with cci or federal instead.
     
  11. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    Remington just sent me a call tag for all of my golden bullet, looks like they are going to take it back. We will see what happens.
     
  12. WIRED tactical

    WIRED tactical Snohomish County, WA Member

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    I absolutely LOVE Blazer .22 rounds. You can get them for about the same price but their quality and consistency is amazing. They are made by CCI so its great stuff for just having fun.
     
  13. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    I was at an appleseed shoot last weekend. Had multiple misfires with the Remington, I explained it as being outside in a soaking rain. When I switched to Federal shot all day Sunday in the same conditions without a single misfire. How can I turn this ammo into Remington for a refund/exchange?
     
  14. nforest

    nforest Eugene, OR & Costa Rica Active Member

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    I went to their website and sent them an email. They sent me a call tag.
     
  15. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    I bought a box of the Remington Golden Bullets to try out. I got lots of practice in clearing misfires and jams. Pure junk! CCI Mini Mags are what I like. They go bang each and every time.
     
  16. Drkside45

    Drkside45 chehalis wa Member

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    I also use only CCI, either stingers or mini mags.I once took several different brands off 22lr ammo apart,dumped the powder out in a straight line seperatly,and lit it with a lighter to see how they compared as far as burning.The CCI rnds left next to nothing behind, the others left a very dirty trail behind,exspecially the Remington ammo.That why I've gone strictly CCI.No misfires,and keeps my guns cleaner for sure.
     
  17. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Remington .22lr ammo is just crap.
     
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  18. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Based on personal experience their 9mm isn't much better. Large stuff like 30-06 has been OK but for the most part I just leave any ammunition with "Remington" printed on it sitting on the shelf.
     
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  19. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    I guess I am the only one that has had good luck with the golden bullets? I have gone away from everything else because I could not seem to find anything that worked 1/2 as well.
    I have near 10,000 rounds of it packed in the safe. I hope it does not start giving me the same troubles.
     
  20. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    When .22 ammo isn't working perfectly in semi-auto guns, I label it as "revolver ammo". Nothing misfires in my revolver.