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Always Check Your Ammo

UnionMillsNW

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Hey Folks,

Today I was loading up some Federal 7.62x51 149 Gr FMJ and noticed one of the rounds was seated loose in the brass. This is factory ammo so it just serves as a reminder to always check your rounds before loading up a firearm.

This cartridge will not be fired.

Safe Shooting.

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Good catch! The bent neck wouldn't concern me much (other than an adverse effect on accuracy), but the loose bullet could possibly get shoved back into the case on chambering. That's not quite as dangerous in a rifle caliber as it is in a handgun, but it's still very much best avoided.
 

Pete F

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Finding .375 Winchester is very difficult at times. Winchester only makes runs every 7-8 years or so. I bough some boxes online and checked each bullet. At around $2.50 a round, you want to make sure each is good. I found a box with several rounds that had loose bullets. One was halfway down into the case - not good for a lever action round. I sent Winchester pictures and they made it right, but it was a pain.

Every box that I bought from a store was carefully inspected. I got some interesting looks from the store employees.
 

EPS

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Good catch! The bent neck wouldn't concern me much (other than an adverse effect on accuracy), but the loose bullet could possibly get shoved back into the case on chambering. That's not quite as dangerous in a rifle caliber as it is in a handgun, but it's still very much best avoided.
I have had a few cheap 7.62/39 do this.
And had a batch of seller and ballet 45acp do it once.
 

Mikej

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Yup bulk ammo in a ammo can of 500 rounds. I just got a check from them of $15.00 for my trouble
I don't have a heck of a lot of experience, but I have seen issues with the white box stuff that were similar in nature.
 

coyoteman5

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I don't have a heck of a lot of experience, but I have seen issues with the white box stuff that were similar in nature.
Except this one issue it functions great and shoots nicely out of my pistol better than Remington bucket ammo did. I have try their green and white box ammo yet.
 

ma96782

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OK, with this one, I only found out afterwards.

I pulled the trigger on my 91/30 Mosin Nagant. Hummm.....the primer popped. But, it didn't recoil as expected. So, I opened the bolt and extracted the round. Yup. the bullet was still on the neck of the cartridge, only there was no primer where it should have been. Rrrrright…….even the commies can make mistakes. Note: no flash holes.

Aloha, Mark
 

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