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Bad Hornady bullet.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by branchbuster, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    I was loading some soft-point bullets when I pulled one out that was formed backward. The base was open and the point was jacketed, it looks like the lead filled cup was reversed when it was formed. This is the first time I have seen this.
     
  2. rrojohnso

    rrojohnso Vancouver, WA Member

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    We were talking about bad factory ammo in another thread, and in that vein, I too had a bad bullet - the jacket had not been affixed properly and had it been fired, would have separated in the barrel .45ACP - Remington UMC). When these factories product 100k rounds an hour or more, there is bound to be a few bad eggs. Specific to Hornady, I have yet to get a bad bullet... YET. ;)
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I just recently found two Nosler bullets, Custom Competition HPBT's, that were defective. They both looked like someone had dropped the lead in the jacket and then twisted the end closed like a hippie rolling a "doobie". This was the first instance of this happening to me in over 5 years of using the Nosler C/C's and they came from a box of 1,000. I can live with that kind of error factor. FWIW, the bullets will still load and fire, just may not fly real straight for a full 800 yards. I'll toss them in the bin I load out of when I'm building "golf ball killers";)
     
  4. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    I was surprised to see this, as I have used hornady quite a bit.