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.......brought a   525 round pack of Remington  22 high velocity  recently.....  '''Golden Bullet'' loose pack  a mere  $119.00   NZ

...my  firearms  license with several endorsements for short arms and  the endorsement for those deadly  multi shot 32 Rim Fire Marlins that I have.... was scutinised very carefully  because of my advanced years  etc..thus I was very carefull not to accidently knock over the firearms display ....or to grope the sales girl etc....anyway  after the necessary   currency transfer  etc  I was heading out with these 22 cartridges, thinking about those bloody wild cats up the Rainbow  Station that I will attempt to  deal to..

Checked out my old, but pristine 39A  on the target ...and the first three rounds never even ''went off''...  I went off though...clearly indented by the firing  pin....and finally after one or two did''go off''... I noticed the head of the cartridge bulged slightly....most odd..

Is this the new norm for todays ammo...or just a box of crap rounds  ??? 

Mike

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8 minutes ago, mike newman said:

.......brought a   525 round pack of Remington  22 high velocity  recently.....  '''Golden Bullet'' loose pack  a mere  $119.00   NZ

...my  firearms  license with several endorsements for short arms and  the endorsement for those deadly  multi shot 32 Rim Fire Marlins that I have.... was scutinised very carefully  because of my advanced years  etc..thus I was very carefull not to accidently knock over the firearms display ....or to grope the sales girl etc....anyway  after the necessary   currency transfer  etc  I was heading out with these 22 cartridges, thinking about those bloody wild cats up the Rainbow  Station that I will attempt to  deal to..

Checked out my old, but pristine 39A  on the target ...and the first three rounds never even ''went off''...  I went off though...clearly indented by the firing  pin....and finally after one or two did''go off''... I noticed the head of the cartridge bulged slightly....most odd..

Is this the new norm for todays ammo...or just a box of crap rounds  ??? 

Mike

Usually the Golden bullets are okay. The thunderbolt usually will not fire in some of the semi auto boom booms we have. The quality is not great anymore. 

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Remingtons 22 amo that i have used tends to be our least favorite of the brands available.  Its no doubt the dirtiest.  We never use it for competition but for plinking and target practice its ok. There was a time a couple years ago when 22 amo was hard to find so everyone grabbed up what ever they could find.

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It could be the ammo, it could be a weak firing pin spring, it could be some of both.  My brother had an old Stevens bolt action tube magazine .22 that I often used.  It would misfire on a regular basis, wasn’t really any particular ammunition that it didn’t like -- it was pretty equal opportunity.  It was not unusual to recock the bolt and drop the firing pin on the same dud round and have it fire on the second try.

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I buy thunderbolts because grampa bought thunderbolts, and those ubiquitous green 50 round boxes were everywhere. The quality however is lacking. Pop,pop,pop pfft,pop is common. I run 90 percent through a myriad of 10/22s so cycling is not an issue. I cant say I have had an issue with golden bullets, and i just picked up these Aguila and am happy with them. Still looking for yellow jackets but so far no dice. 2 boxes was just over 50 bucks,  my retail store had them. 

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14 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

I buy thunderbolts because grampa bought thunderbolts, and those ubiquitous green 50 round boxes were everywhere. The quality however is lacking. Pop,pop,pop pfft,pop is common. I run 90 percent through a myriad of 10/22s so cycling is not an issue. I cant say I have had an issue with golden bullets, and i just picked up these Aguila and am happy with them. Still looking for yellow jackets but so far no dice. 2 boxes was just over 50 bucks,  my retail store had them. 

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Aquila is a first cabin brand.  
Bomgards has it on sale here.  
 

another choice for accurate, clean, dependable 22 Amo is CCI 

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2 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

Is there anything else available in New Zealand? Sometimes you have to deal with what you can get. 

The last time i was in Australia the gun stores had pallets of 22 Amo. 
 

Thats close enough, hop in a boat and go load up.😃😃😃

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The gun/ammo combo sure does make a difference. It does seem self loaders are a bit more fussy. My Browning Buckmark will misfire now and then, but my Ruger single six never does. My Winchester 9422 that Ive owned since 1980 I don't remember it ever misfiring. The shear number of .22's being produced now may also increase what seems like more duds. When I was a kid you bought a 50 round box. Now you grab a 550 round box. If you had a 50 round box with a 1% failure rate that was a 1/2 a round. A 550 box is now 5.5 rounds.

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Remington ammo has become much better since the restructure. That said the 22 rimfire is still garbage. I would run cci if you can.

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1 hour ago, vtfireman85 said:

Just ordered 300 rounds of CCI stingers $53 shipped. Seems mighty steep but not available locally.

That's about right. I have been buying cci 22lr segmented or velocitor. I see they are making a 22mag segmented. I also buy aguila. Direct from cci, prices are about store prices, but free shipping over $99. Sportsmanfulfillment.com has been my goto for good prices, selection and reasonable shipping costs.

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11 hours ago, Gearclash said:

It could be the ammo, it could be a weak firing pin spring, it could be some of both.  My brother had an old Stevens bolt action tube magazine .22 that I often used.  It would misfire on a regular basis, wasn’t really any particular ammunition that it didn’t like -- it was pretty equal opportunity.  It was not unusual to recock the bolt and drop the firing pin on the same dud round and have it fire on the second try.

   yeah, Gearclash..I get that....I have a few ancient   single shot , American 22 rifles that occasionally w ill do that..however I have a bunch of Marlin Rifles...and never had that issue before..in fact we managed to get but one of several ''duds'' to fire...after single loading them so the firing pin would hit a different  part of the ignition system....I put it down to piss poor quality control.......which saddens me..because if you have read the odd post of mine over the last twenty years..you would realise I am a real admirer   of American  Engineering........

Mike

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3 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

Mike, are semi automatic Rimfire totally out of the question for you? 

Yes   and No...(thats the Irish coming out in me ...!!!)

Any  22 Rimfire auto loaders  that have a magazine capacity of 10 rounds ..or less,   are acceptable...but anything beyond the magical    ""10  round limit ""  is highly illegal...You see, Seth the Socialist thinking  is of the belief that 10 rounds or less...irrespective of calibre....would not be the choice of weapon  for   a ''mass shooting''

Some would question that .....:rolleyes:

Hence that perennial  favourite ...the Ruger   10 /22  made the cut.....just...but there is a slew of now, non legal magazines   in the hinterlands ...which troubles the plods, no end...

I have a 22 Birmingham Small Arms    (BSA)   auto loader   ...eight rounds...all good but as I am a cartridge ''hoarder''  ..only old   22 brands from fifty  / sixty years gone will cycle the action   ...todays   22 ammo...(this prior to the Reminton   stuff  just purchased..)..renders it a single shot rifle !!

As for the''Christchurch  Massacre  '' where  50 odd Muslims were taken out, by an Australian citizen.....if one looks dispassionatly at ALL  the evidence  , including the now  banned  ''head camera and tape'' thingy...(If caught in possession   of that transcript..its a hanging offence.....)...that whole business had to be a set up...to bring in these draconian firearm  laws....Big call   , you are thinking...but I bet that is the way it unfolded....

Mike

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9 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

Is there anything else available in New Zealand? Sometimes you have to deal with what you can get. 

..Yes  Nick....its all there....I have plenty at home including stuff thats fifty plus years old...and 5000   rounds of Remington "'Yellow Jacket ''    as yet   unopened..I was in the local town   for John Deere  parts  (!!)  for the Station...and as 'home' is way west  of where I work..I just got that Remington stuff

Mike

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On 1/24/2023 at 1:00 PM, lorenzo said:

The last time i was in Australia the gun stores had pallets of 22 Amo. 
 

Thats close enough, hop in a boat and go load up.😃😃😃

Ah   Lorenzo....always the optimist !!!...but you forgot about those uniformed , ever vigilant parogons of virtue....from various ethnic back grounds.....who are there to keep our borders safe........I will never forget  being pushed up against the wall, by  San Francisco's  Airport Police...  ..Nothing gentle about those boys.....a hand gun pushed into the small of my back....while this goofball screamed at me...   all over  a  1895  Marlin Rifle...this in 1987...talk about a power trip..it also cured me of putting some  very rare   40-82    Winchester rounds in a boot...

Those basturds   had no sense of humour...Me ??   just no sense, I guess  :ph34r:

Mike

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Several years ago I went through 50 rounds of Rem 17hmr & had two duds in the box. The rest of the rounds run through it were CCI & there were no problems with them at all.

Also, if small arms are an issue, I recommend getting a Henry. I thought my arms were a bit too long for mine or.... as my buddy proclaimed, "operator not to scale".

Mike

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7 minutes ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Several years ago I went through 50 rounds of Rem 17hmr & had two duds in the box. The rest of the rounds run through it were CCI & there were no problems with them at all.

Also, if small arms are an issue, I recommend getting a Henry. I thought my arms were a bit too long for mine or.... as my buddy proclaimed, "operator not to scale".

Mike

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...a Henry?????      when one has a Marlin.   ???..good grief...that is bordering on blasphemy......

Mike

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11 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

Just ordered 300 rounds of CCI stingers $53 shipped. Seems mighty steep but not available locally.

Im sure you already know this but just in case you dont,   You can not shoot those in a 10/22 or any of the Ruger  Mark series hand guns

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