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Old 01-02-2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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I bought a box of federal and found this defect. Is it common to see this. And what would I do with it, I'm not sure if I would feel comfortable shooting it, and cant just throw live ammo away?


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Old 01-02-2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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It would probably prevent the pistol/slide from closing fully anyway. It's not common but it does happen. Out of probably 100,000 rounds I've shot in 9mm the past 5 or so years I've had one defect, the case rolled over during the bullet seating process. It was a Remington Golden Saber though.

Pull the bullet, dump the powder then fire the empty case off in your pistol. Or mail it back to Federal as is.


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You can just throw live ammo away, but why waste the components. Forward a copy of the photo and the lot number from the box to the manufacturer advising them of the issue. They cannot improve QC if they do not know of a problem. They might send you a coupon for some more ammo. Save the round and find someone that loads ammo. The bullet can be pulled and reset correctly or the components can be salvaged.
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Or mail it back to Federal as is.
Contact Federal. They may send you a UPS tag to return it to them-

But NEVER use US Mail for live ammo. UPS or FedEx GROUND- but not mail.
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Contact Federal. They may send you a UPS tag to return it to them-

But NEVER use US Mail for live ammo. UPS or FedEx GROUND- but not mail.
Ups doesn't charge hazmat fees for ammo.
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I would save it as a collectable rather than recover the components.
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I would save it as a collectable rather than recover the components.
me too, thats pretty unusual....
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Thanks. Yeah, I'll just save it but I prob want to at least get the primer out. It might be a while before I see another defect like this.
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Thanks. Yeah, I'll just save it but I prob want to at least get the primer out. It might be a while before I see another defect like this.
Soak in in oil or wd-40 for a few days, it will no longer fire...
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Put it in a wd40 bath and you can use a small drill bit at a very slow speed with it in the wd on the side of the case well above the rim. Brass and steel shouldn't spark the wd will corrupt the powder and cool the metal.


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