I went out to the range today to sight in the Remington 597 I got a few months back (just getting around to it now unfortunately.) I couldn't get this thing to hit the same spot twice. I had it on a bench rest, real steady, and one shot would hit a location, the next would be 6" off, with no rhyme or reason for it. This happened at 25 and 50 yards. There was a slight breeze, nothing major. I was using cheap Remington golden pack cartridges, and I suspect this could be part of the problem. Can the gun really be this inaccurate? Could the cheap cartridges cause this? What are your favorite .22 cartridges for all around plinking and small game?