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    well rem wants em back to analyze the remaining rounds
    I also included the primer that didn't go boom
    Hit em'hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by white eagle View Post
    I just bought a new rifle and wanted to use it this season on a late doe hunt we have coming
    so I bought two boxes of 30-06 Remington 150 gr coreloct
    now I haven't bought any ammo for any gun for so long I can't even tell ya when the last time was
    two boxes each had one fail to fire (well so far still have some left in box 2)
    this is exactly why I don't buy from anyone's factory
    I was called a liar over on Marlin Owners for saying almost the same thing. How Ironic..

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    Many years ago, probably in the mid to late 80s, I was given a box of Remington 30-06 220 grain round nose bullets that had been returned to a big box store. If I remember correctly, there were about 15 intact rounds in the box and one of the cartridges had a dented primer. Not having much use for a 220 grain bullet I put the box aside and forgot about it. Rediscovering it one day, I took it to the range, planning to fire them off and salvage the brass. None of the rounds in the box fired. My thinking then is that somehow the rounds got contaminated, probably by the original purchaser but I really don't know. I have heard that spraying WD40 or other penetrating fluids around the primer area of a cartridge can contaminate the primer. I did pull the bullets from the remaining cartridges and carefully deprimed them.
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    I had a box of Federal ammo in 30-06 that had about half of the rounds split at the neck when fired. I was still young and dumb at the time and didn't think much of it. Looking back I should of contacted Federal instead I stopped buying Federal ammo and started reloading.

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    I'll occasionally snag a cpl boxes of factory if for instance the dealer makes me a deal and how charitable the feeling twds the store.Small,non corporate gunshops.

    However,most of those get the JB's yanked,going straight to cast. Least ways,I'm fireforming pretty dang quick. Give the pulled JB's to the kids.

    Never had a factory rifle CF cartridge ftf,have had factory handgun do it,along with maybe a dz primers in handloads over the last 40+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFlatline View Post
    I was called a liar over on Marlin Owners for saying almost the same thing. How Ironic..
    not saying most of em don't know jack
    but it happens
    first time for me and I have been hunting a long,long time
    Hit em'hard
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    you mean that the factory "loads" ammunition? well, i'll be!!!!


    i haven't shot factory for about 25-30 years.
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    I was standing beside a fellow one day while he was trying out his new savage m 110 in 270 Winchester and when he fired we heard a muffled bang . When he was going to chamber another round I stopped him ... store bought Winchester factory from K Mart a jacketed bullet a couple inches in the bore . It can and does happen !

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    I once had a Winchester White Box 9mm that failed to fire. The primer was nicely dented and I had never had an issue with that gun failing to fire.
    When I got home, I took the bullet out and dumped the powder. Guess what, no primer flash hole.
    I only had that happen the one time though. I have fired a bunch of factory 9mm while breaking in and testing handguns just to set a standard and see what they will do.

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    I go back to what I mentioned earlier. I have had good luck with Hornady and Federal. A WW case split on me this year while sighting in and I had to push it out with a 35 cal. bore brush. Never have trusted Remington's all that much. Had a 270 that patterned Remington's but grouped Federals so tight handloading could only equal them. I have also had handloads misfire and had a couple of bad batches of primer. Most of the time factory loads have worked. I have shot a lot of handloads also.


    An individual on the Marlin site mentioned that he pilled some bullets out of a box of Remingtons and the powder charges were pretty inconsistent. He did not mention how much they varied. I have a box of Hornady's that handloading would probably just equal in accuracy for the 6.5 Creedmoor. Or to put it another way, they are accurate enough such that anything better is nit picking. I think it is a brand thing as both Federal and Hornady depend on their reputation as ammo makers.


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check