remington 22lr thunderbolt ammo

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by javagate, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. javagate

    javagate New Member

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    Is this still bad ammo for rimfire? I read reviews that said to avoid it but that was back in 2013. Any ideas is it still giving people problems?

    I have plans to use it in a SR22, and 22/45 lite for target only at this time.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Here my advice: if you can get .22 for a halfway decent price, buy it! I have a brick of the thunder bolt stuff, but I only have .22 revolvers, not semi autos. Does seem to be some of the cleaner stuff I've shot though.....
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I tend to use it only in my bolt action Marlin Model 80C...

    It did cause me some problems back in the day when used in my semi-auto Marlin Glenfield Model 60...

    Haven't tested it in my Browning Buckmark...which really likes CCI brand ammo.

    Give in a shot...and let us know.
     
  4. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I read that Thunderbolt was crapola but it has performed decent for me and I have used it in single shot and semi auto. Yes I have had a few duds but I have had duds with other makes of 22 ammo also. For the price and just plinking or punching paper I have no problem buying it again.
     
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It has caused extreme bore leading in every gun I shot it in.

    I refuse to use it in my guns.

    Too soft.


    Jim
     
  6. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    I tried Thunderbolt years ago in my Remiington 541S rifle which is a good and straight shooter. It did not like that ammo. Now I could shoot Winchester Wildcat and never have any problem hitting the bullseye but could never do it with Thunderbolt. Personally, I would stay away from it if you are shooting a rifle.

    Tommy
     
  7. MemphisJim1

    MemphisJim1 New Member

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    Every few years I try some Thunderfarts just to see if things have improved with them. The most recent tryout was about two months ago with a fresh box I picked up at a local big box outlet. For years I have avoided Thunderfarts because of the uniformly bad experiences I have had with them, mainly not being able to achieve any accuracy with them regardless of whichever firearm I use. The last batch was completely consistent with all the prior years' tests so I'll just leave them on retailers' shelves so others can "enjoy" them.
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Thunderfarts........that's a good one.
     
  9. Tigerbeetle

    Tigerbeetle New Member

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    I see them only as a waste of money. I don't like to waste money....

    Tigerbeetle :usa:
     
  10. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I use to buy them a lot without any problems,haven't bought any in years though,1 of my .22s like Remington Gold Bullets and the other likes Winchester Super X.
     
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