Remington: More than 200 Years Strong
Remington is America’s oldest gunmaker—with more than 200 years of firearm innovation—but it’s also been in the ammunition business since 1912. Its enviable name recognition wasn’t built on marketing hype or social media trends, either. That asset is a byproduct of a forward-thinking gene in the corporate DNA, one instilled at the very beginning that helps it innovate and survive and thrive through seemingly overwhelming challenges.
Remington Arms, the official name of the manufacturer of firearms and ammunition, is part of the Remington Outdoor Company family of firms today. Others under that corporate umbrella include Barnes Bullets, DPMS, Advanced Armament Corporation, Marlin, Bushmaster, Nesika, Parker Guns, Harrington & Richardson, Storm Lake, Dakota Arms, Tapco and Timbersmith. Official headquarters is in Madison, NC, and its ammunition is manufactured at five plants in four different states.
It’s no accident this veritable “who’s who” in firearms is gathered under one roof, especially with today’s wild swings in business climate, where capital improvements and shared resources can improve efficiencies and market share. In 2007 Cerebrus Capital Management acquired Remington, putting it under a newly formed Freedom Group. The move was so well planned it took only eight weeks for it to install new ownership/management, emerge with court approval, and carry on the tradition without a single slowdown in production, service problem or even late paycheck.
Eliphalet Remington wouldn’t recognize any of the machinery used by his namesake company today, although the blacksmith by trade would undoubtedly take pride in its ability to plan ahead and hammer through challenging times. There’s no shortage of legends as to precisely how the company was first established in New York state’s Mohawk Valley—famed for its gunmaking—although two are the most popular. One claims Eliphalet Remington Sr. sent his son, junior, to order a flintlock barrel, but insisted he watch how it was made. Upon his return they started making their own. The official version is that Eliphalet II forged his own barrel, had it rifled, completed the firearm and after taking second place in a nearby competition orders followed.
There is, however, little debate about the fact that the business was established as E. Remington in 1816. The operation was moved to its present location in Ilion, NY, in 1828, and in 1845 the company’s first complete guns were produced as part of a U.S. government contract. In 1856 the firm’s name changed to E. Remington & Sons after all three of his boys joined the firm.
In 1888 investors who owned United Metallic Cartridge (UMC) purchased the business. Remington Arms and UMC operated separately until 1912, when the pair merged as Remington-UMC and “big green’s” century-old footprint in the ammunition business began.
A huge order cancelled after World War I put a financial strain on the company and then the Great Depression hit. DuPont, flush with the profits from improvements it made in gunpowder manufacturing, purchased a majority share in the company in 1933. Peters Cartridge was added to the stable of firms a year later.
Who Owns Remington Today?
DuPont purchased the remaining shares in Remington in 1980 and held ownership until 1993, when an investment group purchased it for $300 million. Cerebrus Capital Management was the next buyer.
Ownership may’ve changed, but the dedication to innovation has remained the same. Roy Marcot’s book, “The History of Remington Firearms,” explains that at the very beginning the company employed, “….‘quality team’ concepts so familiar to us today.” New ideas were encouraged, according to Marcot, and through the early years the firm introduced cast steel barrels, an interchangeable-parts concept of manufacturing, typewriters, sewing machines and churned out 144,000 revolvers, 12,500 rifles, 20,000 carbines and 40,000 muskets during the Civil War.
The heavy lifting didn’t end then, either. Between 1914 and 1948 Remington filed more than 1,000 patents. The iconic Model 870 pump-action shotgun was introduced in 1950, then came the Model 700 rifle in 1962 which, aside selling in the millions, is also the basis for the Army’s famed M-24 Sniper Weapon System.
Like most ammo manufacturers, Remington’s best moving ammunition line is also their base line-up and most economical, Remington UMC. UMC stands for Union Metallic Cartridge Company. You’ll find these loads available in a wide array of calibers in both full metal jacket (metal case) or jacketed hollow point loads.
Remington Core Lokt
The company may have produced some of the most iconic firearms ever made, but the ammunition side of the business wasn’t neglected. Those now-familiar plastic-hulled shotshells are a prime example—a Remington innovation in 1960.
In 1939 it rolled out the Core-Lokt bullet, a game changer for hunters and a design that remains one of the most popular choices for sportsmen to this day. It is the original controlled-expansion bullet, innovative and cutting-edge at the time, deceivingly simple, undeniably effective and, as it turns out, budget-friendly.
The bullet’s solid lead core is bonded to a tapered copper jacket. Soft point and pointed versions are available in a variety of chamerings and bullet weights. With 2X expansion and high-bullet weight retention, it has an 80-year history of humanely dropping big game.
Remington Golden Saber
As the number of people with concealed-carry permits continues to skyrocket, Remington has responded with a variety of loads tailored for those who take self-defense seriously. Its time-tested Golden Saber bullets feature a bonded jacketed hollow point designed for controlled expansion, even at the lower velocities associated with some concealable handguns. It’s the projectile in the Ultimate Defense handgun line, which uses flash-reducing powder to make is a solid choice. You can also turn things up a notch with the company’s Golden Saber Black Belt line, which enlisted law enforcement input to improve on the design.
Remington Slugger & Other Shotshells
Remington has a full line of shotshells for every pursuit from clays, to turkeys, doves, waterfowl and more. Slug loads are also available. And there’s no shortage of rimfire options, either. If you really want some hyper-velocity fun with the family, pick up a pack of .22 Long Rifle Yellow Jackets. Those 33-grain bullets come sizzling out of the muzzle at 1,500 fps. Of course, for those more tame, vermin control situations, the CBee 22’s 33-grain bullet at 740 fps is a neighborly option.
Corporate umbrellas aside, the entire history of Remington includes one common thread; producing reliable and innovative products that perform in a manner enthusiasts deserve. And, its entire line of ammunition lives up to that tradition.
Remington Thunderbolt 22 LR 40 Grain LRN - 500 Rounds$84.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 22 Long Rifle (LR) Manufacturer SKU TB-22B Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700481906 Cost Per Round 17.0¢ per round
The 22 LR is one of the most popular rounds in the world due to its incredibly low recoil, report, and ammo price. Whether you want to teach your children in the ways of shooting, plink away, train at the range, hunt varmints or other small game, or compete in a shooting competition, the 22LR can get the job done.
Remington has been around since 1866 and has one of the best reputations of any other firearms and ammunition manufacturer in the world. These Remington Thunderbolt rounds feature 40 grain lead round nose projectiles and are their most popular 22 LR rounds. With their high velocity and versatility, these rounds are perfect for range training, plinking, and varmint hunting.
leaves heavy lead deposits in your barrel.
Review by Pubtym (Posted on 9/3/2021)
Haven't sent any down range yet, but I have used these rounds for many years and they never disappoint.
Review by Reb (Posted on 3/18/2021)
Thunderbolt 22lr are great bullets
2nd time ordering the thunderbolt received within a week the price is fair considering:/gov but these shoot great out of my ruger 1022 and my 22 revolver 5+5stars thanks wideners for having instock
Review by james (Posted on 3/8/2021)
Remington Golden Bullet 22 LR 36 Grain HP – 525 Rounds$94.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 36 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP) Use Type plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 525 Ammo Caliber 22 Long Rifle (LR) Manufacturer SKU 1622C Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700009100 Cost Per Round 18.1¢ per round
This 525-round brick of .22 LR ammunition from Remington can be put to use putting holes in both varmints and paper targets.
Each cartridge in this value pack fires a 36-grain, plated hollow point bullet that produces reduced fouling and lethal expansion against small pest animals. With a muzzle velocity of 1,280 feet per second, this ammo falls in the "high velocity" category. High-velocity rounds are not completely muffled by suppressors but generate better terminal performance than standard velocity loads.
Remington ammo is made in Lonoke, Arkansas. These cartridge use rimfire-primed brass cases.
Remington Bucket o' Bullets 22 LR 36 Grain HP - 1400 Rounds$264.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 36 Grain Bullet Type Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP) Use Type plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 1400 Ammo Caliber 22 Long Rifle (LR) Manufacturer SKU 1622B Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700415208 Cost Per Round 18.9¢ per round
An excellent choice if you're in search of a great 22 Long Rifle (LR) round for plinking at the range, varmint hunting. This New Remington ammo comes loaded with a 36 Grain Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP) along with a Rimfire primer that's loaded in a Brass case. With this package, you'll receive 1400 rounds ready to fire. Plus, you know it'll come fast from our warehouse to your door because we know shooting ammo is a lot more fun than looking at it online or waiting on delivery!
Remington Mil/LE 9mm 115 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds$239.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU B9MM3 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700479217 Cost Per Round 48.0¢ per round
Whether they ordered too much of it, had it lying around for too long, or just needed space to put the new pinball machine, it’s not uncommon for the military and law enforcement agencies to get rid of some of their ammunition by selling it as surplus. It’s also altogether possible that Remington just got a little overambitious and overestimated just how many of these high quality 9mm rounds the public sector was game for buying. However surplus ammo enters the market, savvy shooters know that it’s nearly always a great deal -- we say “nearly” because you should be a little suspicious of the viability of any Ottoman Empire Army surplus you see on the market.
This 9mm round features a 115 grain projectile, a very popular bullet weight for self-defense and one that delivers a comfortable amount of recoil. The bullet’s full metal jacket staves off rapid bore fouling, and further enables smoother feeding in a semi-automatic weapon. This round’s primer is non-corrosive, which along with its factory fresh brass casing renders the matter of how long it has been lying around in storage a moot one.
40 S&W Remington UMC 180 Grain MC- 50 Rounds$29.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson Manufacturer SKU L40SW3 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700077307 Cost Per Round 59.7¢ per round
Look no further for an inexpensive, dependable .40 S&W target load for your pistol. This ammunition from Remington UMC uses non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 180 grain full metal jacket (also known as "metal case" in Remington jargon) bullet at 990 feet per second.
Remington UMC (Union Metallic Cartridge) ammo is made in Lonoke, Arkansas along with Remington's other ammunition lines.
Remington UMC 38 Special 130 Grain MC - 50 Rounds
Regular Price: $45.85
Special Price: $38.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 130 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 38 Special Manufacturer SKU L38S11 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700076102 Cost Per Round 77.7¢ per round
This .38 Special ammunition from Remington UMC is a cost-effective range load suitable for both indoor and outdoor target shooting. Each box contains 50 cartridges.
A relatively light target load, these rounds fire a medium weight 130 grain full metal jacket ("metal case" in Remington jargon) bullet at a muzzle velocity of 790 feet per second. Like most .38 Special ammo, these cartridges can be safely fired in .357 Magnum revolvers as a low-recoil, low-cost alternative to the magnum round.
Remington ammo is loaded in Lonoke, Arkansas using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Remington UMC 30 Carbine 110 Grain MC - 50 Rounds$54.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 110 Grain Bullet Type Metal Case (MC) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 30 Carbine Manufacturer SKU L30CR1 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700067100 Cost Per Round $1.10 per round
As the oldest weapons and ammunition manufacturer in America, Remington has a fantastic reputation. For over 200 years, Remington has supplied rifles, handguns, shotguns, and ammunition and remains the biggest shotgun manufacturer in America. In addition, they are the only company to make both weapons and ammunition in the States.
In the 1940's, when it first came to the market, the M1 Carbine and its round, the 30 Carbine, were meant to give a more accurate alternative for the troops at the back of the line during World War Two. In addition, it was about half the weight of the M1 Garand and Thompson machine gun, making it much easier to wield.
If you are looking for a great round for a great weapon, pick up this 50 round box of 110 grain, metal case, reloadable, 30 Carbine rounds and get to shooting!
Remington Golden Saber 9mm 124 Grain JHP - 25 Rounds$27.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU GS9MMB Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 047700165707 Cost Per Round $1.11 per round
Remington Gold Saber is one of the most trusted and sought after loads for personal defense and Law Enforcement. Each engineered hollow point projectile results in match-grade accuracy and reduced barrel friction. This design contains a driving band that locks the jacket and core together for maximum weight retention. These rounds fire a muzzle velocity of 1,125 feet per second and deliver amazing terminal performance.
Remington prides itself on this particular line of ammunition and the bullet design. With a spiral nose-cut bullet, the projectile mushrooms out at lower velocities without compromising penetration and terminal performance. Remington has over 200 years of experience in delivering excellence - get your excellent ammo today!
Remington Golden Saber 9mm 125 gr Jhp
I found this round to work very well out of my Kimber 9mm, Very accurate out a short barrel gun like this out to 25 yard with no feeding problems.
Review by Maine hunter (Posted on 6/28/2021)
old school, still a great purchase
In this day and age, just getting your hands on a few rounds is wonderful. As noted elsewhere, the cost is somewhat staggering
Review by macsurfn (Posted on 6/27/2021)