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Old February 8th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #1
 
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After picking up the latest issue of G&A specifically for the SR22, I was reading about different types of ammo they used during their tests and the resulting groupings of tested ammo. According to their report, the Remington Golden Bullet placed the closest groupings at 2.68". I hadn't shot Remington out of the SR22 due to some issues with Remington's ammo in the past, so I had been using Winchester Super X's, CCI's, and Federals. So for kicks, I picked up a box of the Golden Bullets at my local Academy store, 525 rounds for $17.99 which places it much cheaper than the Winchesters and the CCI's (but a little more than the Federals).

After shooting a few hundred rounds through it, alternating between all of the ammo listed above, I have concluded that G&A's testing was pretty accurate. I shot much better groups with the Golden Bullets than I did with any other of the ammo. I even had my buddy load the clip for me and not tell me which one I was shooting until afterwards.

In conclusion, I think I'll be using these Golden Bullets a lot more than the others as the price is too good not to and seems like the best ammo for the money.

Also, it should be noted that out of 450ish rounds of Golden Bullets shot through the gun, I did not have one failure to fire or one failure to eject. It just kept on going like a champ.



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That's impressive! I can not wait to get my 1981 standard back from Ruger.
I will need to get a box of the Remington. I just can not afford to shoot the 9mm & .380 as much as I like to shoot. That's where the .22 comes in!
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Maybe Remington has improved their quality. I've gotten a couple boxes of their GB's and have had 10 to 20% duds from my 10/22 as well as my 22A.
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Just finished my box of Remington Golden Bullets yesterday, and all 550 went pop! They cycled 100% and were very accurate and seemed to be consistently powered. My Mom and Dad went with me to the range and got to shoot my SR22 and both loved it! My Mom has never shot a real handgun before and this gun was the perfect trainer pistol for her. My Dad's impression...his favorite gun he's ever shot!

I love to shoot it as well, and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

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I've only been shooting .22's since November (unless you count when I was 4 years old with my grandma!)

So far I've only used the Remington Goldens, CCI Mini Mags and another type of CCI's (actually, haven't used them. they're still in the boxes!)

I've noticed that the Remington Goldens are much more accurate than the CCI mini mags in my 10/22 TD.
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I started with CCI Mini-Mags, which performed flawlessly in my S&W Victory .22, but experienced too many (5%) misfires in the SR22. I called Ruger and they suggested trying different ammo before sending the gun to them. So I switched to Winchester Super-X and have yet to have any sort of problem after 100 rounds. I was a bit surprised at the difference in the report, recoil and accuracy between the two ammos. The Winchester is much louder, more kick, and groups are tighter.
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We have a SR22PB-EX, shoot at 8" Cadwell Reactive Targets. At 25 yds.
Got one of the Bucket of Bullets, on the outside of it, it says 'New and Improved'.
Witch I think they are. Out of 100 probably 95% are in the 6" circle.
We have only had this Firearm for 2 months but have around 4000 rds.through it. With any kind of 22 Ammo that we could get. Have a piece of paper in a zip lock bag when finished firing it is recorded what type & how many rds. that were used, just an Old Habbit.
So far for this one and don't laugh using Armscor 36 gr.hp. high velocity and Federal 31gr. hp. Hyper Velocity Ammo is the best. Both completely destroy's the Old Bullseye. And at 25 yds. for me it's a Keeper.
We don't get Guns and Ammo will look online to see what they used.
Have 400 of the Golden Bullets left, will take and use them next time I shoot along with 200 Armscor.
Knock on Wood but have not even had a hiccup or a burp with any of the Ammo being used.
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My experience with the Remingtons has always been positive. Truthfully I've never shot my SR22's for accuracy, mostly just plinking at cans. But the Golden Bullet is always one that just keeps on running, shot after shot.
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After picking up the latest issue of G&A specifically for the SR22, I was reading about different types of ammo they used during their tests and the resulting groupings of tested ammo. According to their report, the Remington Golden Bullet placed the closest groupings at 2.68". I hadn't shot Remington out of the SR22 due to some issues with Remington's ammo in the past, so I had been using Winchester Super X's, CCI's, and Federals. So for kicks, I picked up a box of the Golden Bullets at my local Academy store, 525 rounds for $17.99 which places it much cheaper than the Winchesters and the CCI's (but a little more than the Federals).

After shooting a few hundred rounds through it, alternating between all of the ammo listed above, I have concluded that G&A's testing was pretty accurate. I shot much better groups with the Golden Bullets than I did with any other of the ammo. I even had my buddy load the clip for me and not tell me which one I was shooting until afterwards.

In conclusion, I think I'll be using these Golden Bullets a lot more than the others as the price is too good not to and seems like the best ammo for the money.

Also, it should be noted that out of 450ish rounds of Golden Bullets shot through the gun, I did not have one failure to fire or one failure to eject. It just kept on going like a champ.
with the exception of them being pretty dirty I have never had a problem with goldens, my problem has been with thunderbolts. I am a big fan of (in my 22/45) are cci minimags. I have 4 boxes of brownings on order from a big box store , they are getting a lot of good press. They also have one of the few HP's at 40 gr, so practice and small game should perform the same. I will report on that the next range visit. moving down the list, I also like cci blazers, winchester automatch, and norma tac22's. all are clean burning, accurate and trouble free.
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I have gotten to the point that I will not buy any more of the Remington Golden bullet 22lr ammo. I bought several bricks before we got into a shortage of 22lr ammo. Out of two different bricks of 500 I have experienced three blown cases in two different firearms. The cases blew out in the rim area and appeared to be from excessive pressure. Both firearms were fairly new rifles, one a bolt action and the other a semi auto. Neither rifle has had any problems with other brands of ammo.
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