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Brand new Remington UMC, What The French Toast???

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Horses are delicious, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Bought a box of Remington UMC in 22-250 at Bi-Mart yesterday, fair price, in stock, all is starting out OK...
    Opened it up to take a peek (learned my lesson a few months ago when I bought some Hornady Superformance in .243 WIN and there were only 18 rounds out of 20!) and what I saw blew me away. 11 Silver-colored primers, 9 brass-colored primers--in the same, unopened box. Also, the projectiles ranged from factory-dingy to range-dud black.
    I know that all of the manufacturers are doing what they can to keep up with demand (don't go all tinfoil hat on my thread!) but this seems pretty low-rent. I will be the first to say that I am not a fan of Remington Cor-Lokt ammo but this is just JHP target junk that I bought to catch the brass.
    Let me put this out there as well...I reload, so I like a nice, shiny bullet. I understand that critters don't care, as long as they die. But this seems pretty cheesy to me.
    Call me picky, back me up, either way...what do you think?
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  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Call Remington with the box lot number and ask when they were made, etc etc. They will want to see the box, and contents! Thats odd/fishy. Ive seen allot of discolored bullets, but mismatched primers is rather fishy.

    Remington will send you a prepaid box and label, and make it worth you while.

    I had a hi end box of Remington 338 Lapua that had been messed with, Remington made it right.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    So you're missing two rounds? The picture looks like 20 and 11+9=20 and you say you got only eighteen rounds? doesn't make sense
     
  4. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    bubblegum like this happened last go round.
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    The 18 was another time he purchased ammo. FWIW that would make me paranoid and I would call Remington and ask them about the inconsistencies withing the box.
     
  6. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Well we have a rather interesting development...
    Called the Remington ammunition plant in Arkansas this morning and a very knowledgeable and kind woman suggested taking a pencil eraser to the nickle/silver colored primers as they may have some residual moly coating on them. She was absolutely right. The moly sealant was so reflective that it made the primer appear to be silver. They honestly looked like half CCI and half Winchester. Very interesting. I learned something before the first cup of coffee was down this morning!
     
  7. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    2nd time they screwed you a bit.....him, how's your karma been doin? I am just sayin'.:paranoid:
    Brutus out
     
  8. krivey

    krivey mcminnville oregon Active Member

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    What did they say about the black bullets?
     
  9. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    After the first case of 1k rounds I bought of Remington ammo I decided that there had to be better stuff out there.

    The whole case looked like sloppy reloads.
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    They were noticeably silent about the discoloration. Oddly, the most consistent brass weights per lot. Just don't care for the primers, powder or projectiles.
     
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    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    My four year old could probably get a more consistent OAL.
     
  12. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Interesting, before I started reloading 7mm, I shot Core-Lokt almost exclusively because it worked best out of my Vanguard. Never had a bad round, always shot very well. FWIW apparently they haven't implemented a good quality program that scales with manufacturing.

    Next time, open it there at the store counter and inspect.
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Remington has, in the modern era, always been 2nd shelf
     
  14. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Interesting. I have an interview with them next week. I wonder if I should bring this up.
     
  15. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    2nd? They got promoted?
     
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