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Ammo Problem, Bad Company "Ozark Ordnance"

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mneofthestate, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    I recently finished building my 300 AAC Blackout and when I ordered it I purchased 250 rounds of ammo from Ozark Ordnance. When it finally arrived I proceeded to happily load mags and I went to chamber a round and it jammed in the breach. The bolt wouldn't close and I had to dismantle my rifle and pry the round out
    "Ok just one bad round". NOPE! every damn round I tried did the same thing. So I bought a very expensive (comparatively) Remington box and they chambered and cycled just fine. Tried my friends Hornady, same thing. Chambered and cycled just fine.
    I have tried to contact Ozark in 2 emails and 3 calls to no avail. The casing necks are too large and all 250 rounds are most likely the same as the 6 I have tried so far.
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  2. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Did you mike the bullet diameters? Are they .312"? I.e. did they load your blackout with AK47 bullets?
     
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  3. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    don't have a micrometer. compared them to my new ammo and you can see the necks are slightly bigger. other than that same MM in length.
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Do all the cases have the gouge in the neck? Or just after attempting to chamber?
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    My friend back home bought some 300 bk brass and it wasn't sized right
    Had to start over.
    I guess some don't size it correctly.
    Better to just buy some 556 and size it yourself
     
  6. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    Just after attempting to chamber them.
     
  7. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    Do not have my own reloading equipment yet.
     
  8. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I would pull a bullet in one round and see if you can slip the case into the chamber and see if it goes freely. I bet it won't..
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    "Bad company"? Every company makes mistakes. Have you contacted them yet? At least bring this to their attention and give them the opportunity to make it right before publicly calling them a "bad company".
     
  10. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    Did you not read my post?
    I have been contacting them. Over and Over. No reply
    "I have tried to contact Ozark in 2 emails and 3 calls to no avail. The casing necks are too large and all 250 rounds are most likely the same as the 6 I have tried so far."
     
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  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oh darn it.. kinda faded off there towards the end. lol.
    Good job and please keep us informed.
     
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  12. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    Ya, they wont answer emails, and when I call it just rings and rings
     
  13. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    "Ozark" should have been your first clue.:rolleyes:

    Brutus Out
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL.... damned hilbillys!! o_O
     
  15. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Well, they already have a great start with amazing customer service. I mean, what good quality customer service doesn't answer phone calls or reply to emails? Not only that, but they also harass the customers free of charge.

    But in all seriousness, I'd just blacklist the company, save up for a reloading machine, then try and see if you can fix the issue yourself. This wouldn't be the first time I ever heard issues regarding them.

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    Just gonna leave this here in case you want to see some more about them.
     
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  16. therealhitman

    therealhitman USA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they are using .223 cases that are too thick for their conversion. Lake City is kind of the go to brass for .300 BO as the walls are thin enough to chamber in anything.
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Ya know, if you know a reloader and you get stuck, they might be able to bump those cartridges down enough to work if they have a post sizing die.
     
  18. mneofthestate

    mneofthestate Spokane, Wa New Member

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    Thanks. I don't know anyone at this time. I am hoping to get the reloading equipment sometime this summer.
     
  19. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Had a similar problem with two I re-formed for 7.62X40WT. Turned out they were both Greek HXP head-stamped 5.56 cases. After re-re-sizing and trying different things I measured the thickness of the brass. The Greek cases were .004" thicker material than any of the other 500 I had re-sized. Without a bullet seated they would chamber, but once the bullet was seated the neck opened up enough to stick in the chamber. What head stamp was the brass were they made from??
     
  20. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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