Issue with OMC 9mm ammunition

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by CarlMc, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. CarlMc

    CarlMc
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    I had bought a box of 250 rounds of OMC 9MM ammo and took it to the range to pass it through my PF9. It wasn't long before I started getting a lot of stovepiping and FTE's. Very frustrating. Examining the cases I noticed the sides of the case had lots of small scratches spread out all over. Not sure if they were scratches, as they could have been brass stretching. If the cases were expanding too tightly in the barrel, that would account for the inability to eject.

    This is the first time I've had any sort of ammo problems with this gun, and have put somewhere shy of a thousand rounds through it with no problem. I've puts a few different brands through it, but the case markings made me think it was more brass than my gun.

    Anyone else has this problem?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM
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    OMC Outdoor Marksman Corporation? Remanufactured ammo? So so stuff, not very accurate in my guns, and the scratches
    are probably from a dirty sizing die in the remanufacturing process.
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    UMC Union Metallic Cartridge new ammo? (The 250 ct yellow boxes)? Never had a problem with this stuff. Very mild load.
    Won't quite make minor power factor out of a Glock 17.
     
  3. iamme

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    I had a batch of OMC 9mm that was crap, jammed constantly and hard. But aside from that batch I've done fine though was mostly 223.
     
  4. CarlMc

    CarlMc
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    My bad. It was UMC (Remington) Wasn't able to find much on the web for folks having specific issues, nor was I able to find a source for interpreting case marks which would have helped me understand what was going on.
     

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