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      It has been quite difficult for people to purchase .22 long rifle ammunition for the past few years so people are generally happy to purchase whatever they can find. Fortunately, one of the most common .22 LR rounds out there is the Remington Golden Bullet and it is a great bullet.

      What makes the Remington Golden Bullet so darn good? Simply put, they are more reliable and cleaner than most .22 LR bullets on the market. It is hard to overstate how great a reliable .22 LR round is because those bullets are notoriously cranky. That all comes down to the fact that .22 LR bullets are rimfire ammunition as opposed to the more common centerfire method.

      Without getting into too much detail, a rimfire bullet is fired when a firing pin in a gun strikes and crushes


      the rim of the round, thus igniting the primer. A centerfire bullet, on the other hand, has all the primer in the center of the base of the bullet and the firing pin strikes that. The centerfire method, for a variety of reasons, tends to be more reliable, so the care with which a rimfire bullet is made is critical as no one wants a bunch of dud rounds.

      The Remington Golden Bullet is as reliable as can be. I’ve shot them out of my bold action .22 rifle as well as my Ruger Single 6 revolver pistol and the reliability has been exceptional.

      Also, .22 LR has the reputation for being “dirtier” than most centerfire bullets and there is a lot of truth to that. I’ve had by revolver actually jam before because of the residue left behind by .22 LR rounds, but that hasn’t been a problem with the Golden Bullet. Thank goodness for that.

      As for the technical features of these things, you get a 36 grain, hollow point bullet with a velocity of 1,280 feet-per-second in the muzzle (FPS) and 131 foot-pounds of energy. While those stats are in line with a lot of .22 ammo, the fact these are hollow points is somewhat unique.

      That feature allows these to spread when they hit and, as such, they are more likely to cause blood loss and shock. As the .22 LR round is common among people who are out hunting smaller animals, that is very important. Look at it this way. There’s not just a whole of of meat on a squirrel or a rabbit to begin with, so you don’t want ...


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      to put several holes in one of those critters. A hollow point bullet that mushrooms and has great potential to disable an animal on the first shot is very desirable.

      Now, one question must be answered — why are these things so hard to find? I happen to have a friend who works at the Remington Plant in Lonoke, Ark., who tells me that his company is producing .22 LR shells almost nonstop. In fact, the company is probably making more than it has in its history. So, supply is not the problem.

      No, this is a demand problem. For the past few years, people have been hording .22 LR bullets. It seems that those who entertain the notion that society is breaking down are interested in having thousands of .22 LR bullets close at hand.

      But, why? After

      all, the .22 LR is awful for self defense. It is, however, the most popular round on the planet for at least three reasons — boxes of .22 LR shells are dirt cheap, you can carry a lot of them at once and they are great for hunting small animals. If you have a good, .22 LR rifle and a few thousand rounds of ammo, you can feed yourself pretty well by hunting rabbits, squirrels and other critters. Talk to one of those survivalist types and they will tell you that you need a good .22 rifle around to last through some rough times.

      So, .22 LR shells are hard to come by, but the chances are good you will find a box of Remington Golden Bullets when you do find some. That is not a bad thing at all.




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