Last week I wrote of contacting Remington about their bulk-pack Golden Bullet ammo being a bit inconsistent; they wrote back and sent a shipping label: "Please pack up in the original box, put these stickers on and send it to us and we'll test it." Today I got a letter from them, detailing what they found:
A priming problem on some of the shells.
Some cases may have had a scratch from the forming die that caused them to split on firing(Wow! I hadn't seen any of those; if I had, I'd have really freaked).
So they not only answered me, they did serious tests and found the problems. And they're making it right. Good for Remington.
Ran a little over 100 rounds through the 15-22, no failures or problems: so far, so good.
A while back I lucked into a clearance at a store on Limbsaver slip-on recoil pads and got one. I took it and the 1903 Springfield and some ball ammo along: that is the best recoil pad I've ever used, well worth their price(the regular, at the clearance worth well over what I paid).
The M1 Garand continues to function well with the cast-bullet loads. I've decided that until I can mount a scope on it, I'm going to have to call the sometimes-iffy accuracy at 100 yards my fault; I'm just not as good with iron sights as I used to be.
A while back I picked up some of the Yugoslav 8mm heavy ball ammo, and tried it out today; that stuff's not bad at all. Recoil is definitely heavier than with light ball, I'd not like shooting a whole bunch of it in one day.
And I still love that Martini Model 12; it's one of those guns that make it easy to shoot well.