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Old 02-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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Different companies bid to run Lake City every 7 or 10 years. ATK just won the contract again late last fall (two times in a row)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/us-atk-army-idUSBRE8931M120121004

For the seated bullets, I've never seen that. Will have to check to see if there is a recall happening at some point.
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Someone said this in another thread and it made sense to me. Applies to this as well. "With the backorders that manufactures are dealing with, most are working non stop just to put products out. In these situations you almost always see QC fall by the wayside."

I'd definitely ask them to replace the box. If you have more ammo that you got from that same lot I'd ask them to replace those as well. You never know, they could be double charged or something else. That's a pretty big liability that they're dealing with if they're letting ammo out like that. I know it's uncommon but two rounds from the same box seems a little iffy to me.

On the other hand hopefully they're sending that crap in the billions and millions orders from homeland!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #13
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At the least, take the other rounds in the box and place the point of the bullet on a table, push down with moderate pressure.

The bullets should not move. don't honk down like you were trying to punch a hole in the table, but put 15-25 lbs of pressure.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #14
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I am going to go through the rest of the ammo. It's only 450 rounds to check, ha. Hopefully there are not any that are like those two. Federal offered to replace the two boxes that had the defective rounds. But, I'm not replying until I check out all the rest of the rounds.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #15
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Was the box damaged, like it had been dropped or something dropped on it?

Good advice above.

I wouldn't recommend that varmint bullet for hog hunting. Surely you can find something with better penetration for that.

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I had Hornady 55 grain VMax and some 55 grain HP. I actually tried some 62 grain green tips, but like always it goes right through and they die a long way from ehere you are.
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Was the box damaged, like it had been dropped or something dropped on it?

Good advice above.

I wouldn't recommend that varmint bullet for hog hunting. Suerly you can find something with better penetration for that.
The box was not damaged.
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Was the box damaged, like it had been dropped or something dropped on it?

Good advice above.

I wouldn't recommend that varmint bullet for hog hunting. Suerly you can find something with better penetration for that.
I've hunted hogs before and was just varying my usage.
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Things like this can and do happen when the manufacturer is pumping up thousands of cartridges and running 24/7 to keep up with demand. I had a box of Winchester .44 Magnums that the rims were severely nicked on about a third of the box. These rounds jammed up the cylinder on my Redhawk. I routinely visually examine any ammo I feed my guns.
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Lake City army ammunition plant is operated by Federal Cartridge Company for the army.

The company is owned by ATK.

The federal "military" ammo that you often see on the shelf is govt. contract over run made at the Lake City plant.

The deep seated bullets is not a common thing, but I have seen it from just about every manufacturer.
Bingo!

It happens... I've seen it more than once with pistol ammo but this is the first time I've seen it with "necked" rifle rounds.

Those look like a recipe for some serious "over pressure" issues. Glad the OP did not fire them.

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