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frank_1947 09-04-2008 01:34 PM

What manufacturer uses this headstamp
It is a ~I~ something like that, we think it is made by federal ? anyone know, they are very common, I get these allot.

jeepcreep927 09-04-2008 06:54 PM

Commercial or surplus? What caliber? I have some import .308 marked with a capital "I" that was made in India, as best I can tell. I checked it here:

I believe these are only center fire though.

frank_1947 09-04-2008 07:12 PM

Thanks Jepp, dum old me all I had to do was call the guy at the range who sells them they are Independence made possibly by Federal they sell a box of 50 45acp that is all shot at my indoor range.

Thanks again

jeepcreep927 09-04-2008 07:54 PM

Okay. Glad you found it. I have seen Independence for sale but never shot it. It is made by Federal though.

frank_1947 09-04-2008 08:04 PM

Yes that is what my buddy said I got over 500 of them I will list when I get to 1000 from what he said made in USA they look good they are sized well they run about the same length as a Winchester, allot of guys like to run one headstamp and I can understand that even though I never have.

frank_1947 09-04-2008 08:12 PM

Jeep one more thing are USPSA member, well we get a magezine called Front Sight and in there was a article by Brazo who is a big competition pistol smith he makes some fine guns, he talks about a customer who had exstracting issues and he showed a chart od the dimesions of different brass I think this guy was shooting 38 super or super comp and by changing to different brass that solved the problem, I found it hard to believe, I feel like Will Shuemann told me if a gun is built correct in a 1911 it should shoot anything that is setup properly with no problems, in case you are not familiar with Wil he is the GURU of 1911s, (Shuemann barrels)

JPBeck 09-04-2008 11:41 PM

It's funny that you mentioned this question because I was just about to shoot you a
pm asking you the very same thing-- ~I~ = Federal-------- interesting. Why didn't they just stamp it Federal? lol

frank_1947 09-05-2008 12:18 AM

They (Federal) Manufacture for companies that sell loaded ammo but are not brasss manufacuters in this case Independent has a line of loaded ammo with their name so it wouldnt look good nor would Fedral let them use the federal headstamp to MFG ammo so they get a headstamp with their name Federal makes brass for allot of different ammo people and allso sells loaded ammo, I am sure Starline and others do the same

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