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Old January 23rd, 2017, 10:30 AM   #31
 
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It has been a good plinking round for over the last year. Just recently had a case split and not eject. have a few hundred more from the same box. Will not buy any more until I shoot these without issue.



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Old January 23rd, 2017, 11:46 AM   #32
 
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They feed fine in my SR22.
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Its funny about the SR22 my wifes loves the stuff, it seems to be on par with CCI in that gun and it likes the Golden Remingtons as well
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 09:47 AM   #34
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It used to work great in my pistol, but recent boxes I've bought seem to be underpowered and will no longer reliably cycle. Luckily my lever gun doesn't care, although accuracy isn't great. I wish CCI MiniMags would get cheaper, I would just buy them.
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We have a new SR22 also -- about 2 weeks old. We were shooting Remington Golden rounds and they seem to not feed correctly. Then I noticed it seemed mostly when loading the first round.

I watched my wife and it jammed. I believe it was caused by her trying to load the first round releasing the slide too slowly, being too gentle, and not allowing the snap effect to work. After the first round all seemed well.

I shoot them in my Remington Model 66 Nylon and have never had a problem. I don't think there has ever been a FTL, FTF or FTE since I bought it in 1968 -- except when someone loaded a round backwards -- they load through the butt plate of the stock.

I do think after all our 4 buckets of Remingtons are gone I will go to CCI standard and Mini-mag from then on.

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Old February 22nd, 2017, 01:55 PM   #36
 
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It's on sale today until midnight at Palmetto State Armory. $19.99 per 325. Buy 5, free shipping.
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 04:05 PM   #37
 
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For the past 12 years I've been involved in rimfire benchrest. This year I decided to focus my shooting interests on skeet shooting and shooting my pistols. As a result of my benchrest shooting, I have several cases of Eley and Lapua match ammo left over, much of it lots that didn't quite measure up for benchrest but which I figured would be great for shooting in my old Mark I Clark Custom Target pistol. The Lapua ammo jammed about every other shot, mostly FTE and stovepipes. Same thing but to a slightly lesser degree with my Eley EPS Match ammo. So, I bought some of the Federal Auto Match that Gander Mtn had on sale and had no problems/failure what so ever with it. I did notice that it was quite a bit dirtier than the benchrest match ammo, throwing out a lot more particulates and smoke. The difference is the Lapua and Eley are at about 1060 fps and the Federal is 1200 fps. I guess I'm going to have to run that low velocity match ammo thru my bolt rifles. I was really hoping it would get me well on my way to pistol shooting proficiency without having to spend more $ on .22 ammo.

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Does anyone have experience with this ammo? Local mom and pop hardware store got a bunch in and I was thinking about giving it a try. Opinions either way will be greatly appreciated.
I have used it fairly often in both my ruger 22/45 mk3 and my marlin m60 rifle. It does ok in my rifle (perfect for cycling, and no failures of any kind) but is not exceptionally accurate. In my rifle, cci standard is the best for accuracy btw. It is quite good in my ruger pistol. Again perfect cycling and actually quite good accuracy. I do agree with several of the other people posting here, it is fairly dirty when compared to for example CCI products. Do I recommend it? Yes I do. The cleaning issue isn't a big deal for me as I clean my firearms between each use and it can be had at times at real good prices.
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It would not run at all in a walther 22 (copy of the Ruger 22) and sporadically in my friends 15-22. My 15-22 has had only a couple of stovepipes over 2000 rounds and my 10-22 and revolvers have yet to have a hiccup. Good stuff
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I have used federal for years in all kind of weapons and have never had a problem, also used it in several 22 matches, good stuff
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Just bought 10 more 325 round bricks for $16.00 each. Federal Auto Match is the only .22LR I've used for years
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Federal auto-match is my preferred bulk .22LR ammunition. Never had a problem with it in rifles or handguns. CCI mini mags would be another top choice for me.

I have not had a problem with Winchester bulk .22LR but would not be my first choice.

I would never buy the Remington golden bullet bulk ammo again. I bought one box and it was absolutely the worst ammo I have ever had. Very dirty, approx 1 in 5 would not fire, and the bullets were loose and could be rotated in the case.
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