Do *YOU* check your ammo??????? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

SHOOTING SPORTS Shooting Sports Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 09-24-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Cynic
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 11,179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do *YOU* check your ammo???????

It's getting to be that time of year...

I buy as much ammo as I can when I can match lot numbers. Theory states that the rounds should fire the same. If I have 60-100rnds from the same batch, I'll sight that rifle in with those rounds and I'll be set for quite a while. I will also sight the rifle in with a certain grain bullet and if I need a lighter\heavier round, I'll just get an idea of where those shots are placed. As a general rule... I'm in love with most .22 to .27 calibers. I have .22 (of course), but I'm talking about .223, .22-250, .243, .250-3000 (.250 savage), .250 Ackley, .257 Roberts, .25-06, and .270. There isn't much these calibers won't take down with proper shot placement.

Now, for the reason of this post:

Getting out some .25-06 rounds this evening to take to the range as soon as I can, I opened a brand new box of (brand name here) and found a .270 case. Now, I completely understand that the .25-06 was basically a wildcat round for many years, and is basically a necked down and cut .30-06. The .270 is the same way. But seeing a round labeled as ".270" in a ".25-06" brand new box, is a bit odd. I got the calipers out and the round in question matches all the other .25-06 rounds. Just says ".270"

Here are a bit of pics. Clicky for LARGE pics..


.250-3000 (.250 savage) 100gr and 75gr



.25-06, 100gr



Same rounds, one says .270



.270 (130gr), .25-06 (2) .250-3000 (last 2)





Best Car & Motorcycle Insurance | Auto/Moto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote

Voluntary Banishment: Knowing when to leave.
Total Diesel Performance\Unlimited Diesel Performance\Diesel Innovations\BTS\Terminator Engineering\Swamp's Diesel Performance\Black Widow Diesel\Calvert Racing

Last edited by Dirk; 09-25-2010 at 04:57 PM.
Dirk is offline  
post #2 of 12 Old 09-24-2010, 10:01 PM
'Merica


 
thecaptin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 2,132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Yes i do, now atleast. For the same reason. Missed a *very* good shot last year due to mis-labeling...Luckily, nothing bad happened due to my over confidence in my ammo.

And now that i think about that moment in time, Im still upset about it.

edit: in red

Jay
*04 Lariat CCLB 4x4
449RWHP 8/25/12 Montana
*08 Lariat CCLB 6spd 4x4
"Stock" 229RWHP DPF On
*L99 Lariat ECLB 4x4
305RWHP 6/20/13
*03 Ranger XLT 4x4
4.0 5spd Flatbed Wheeler



Troubleshooting a No-Start Condition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Galaxie View Post
(Government says)Whats good for you is good for all but not good for me. Just like Obamacare and everything else.
thecaptin is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 09-25-2010, 08:06 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Bad Mojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 383
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
And that's why I reload. I trust myself far more than I trust the factory.

Well its one of the reasons I reload anyway.
Bad Mojo is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 09-25-2010, 04:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Posts: 722
Thanks: 43
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WOW, that is weird

2013 F-250 6.7 SUPER-CAB LONG-BED
2008 F-250 6.4 SUPER-CAB LONG-BED {STOLEN}
gunman41mag is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 09-25-2010, 04:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ZombieWeinerDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sparta,Michigan
Posts: 437
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I didnt check any of my rounds until my military surplus 7.62x54r rounds blew of the side of the casing. im glad the mosin is a strong rifle, or my face could have been blown to bits.

Diesel Tech in training!!!!

Early 99 Ford F-250: DIY Intake, straight piped, rust mod, dent mod




ZombieWeinerDog is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 09-25-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
Cynic
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 11,179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZombieWeinerDog View Post
I didnt check any of my rounds until my military surplus 7.62x54r rounds blew of the side of the casing. im glad the mosin is a strong rifle, or my face could have been blown to bits.
I have a love\hate relationship with the Mosin–Nagant. Actually, I just love to hate it. I prefer the Mauser 96 or 98. I also like the Arisaka Type 99 Rifle, but considering it came out 30+ years after the others, I can't really put it in the same group as the others.

Best Car & Motorcycle Insurance | Auto/Moto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote

Voluntary Banishment: Knowing when to leave.
Total Diesel Performance\Unlimited Diesel Performance\Diesel Innovations\BTS\Terminator Engineering\Swamp's Diesel Performance\Black Widow Diesel\Calvert Racing
Dirk is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 09-25-2010, 04:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ZombieWeinerDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sparta,Michigan
Posts: 437
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i would trade mine for a mauser, i have a 91/30 that i got at a sporting goods store for 90 bucks, i was lucky and got one with most of the parts matching and the smoothest action ive ever felt. i have done a few modifications on my own to it. i refinished the furniture, it looks amazing now, i love to shoot the thing.

Diesel Tech in training!!!!

Early 99 Ford F-250: DIY Intake, straight piped, rust mod, dent mod




ZombieWeinerDog is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 09-25-2010, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
Cynic
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 11,179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZombieWeinerDog View Post
i would trade mine for a mauser, i have a 91/30 that i got at a sporting goods store for 90 bucks, i was lucky and got one with most of the parts matching and the smoothest action ive ever felt. i have done a few modifications on my own to it. i refinished the furniture, it looks amazing now, i love to shoot the thing.
If it is parts matching, I'd keep it. I've owned a few Arisaka's and Mauser's. I kept selling/trading them off until I found a few that were unmolested over the years and worked perfectly. I've also had the same issue with some 1903's. The last 1903 I bought at an estate sale. It looked brand new except for some minor surface rust\pitting, and even the action felt brand new. Once I got it to the range, the rifle was perfect.

I sold the others.

Best Car & Motorcycle Insurance | Auto/Moto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote

Voluntary Banishment: Knowing when to leave.
Total Diesel Performance\Unlimited Diesel Performance\Diesel Innovations\BTS\Terminator Engineering\Swamp's Diesel Performance\Black Widow Diesel\Calvert Racing
Dirk is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 10-03-2010, 12:52 PM
Powerstroke Junkie


 
NCHornet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mayberry, NC
Posts: 8,308
Thanks: 0
Thanked 51 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
This is just one of the many reasons why I reload. That sort of thing should never happen in a modern ammunition plant. The last 10 years or so we have seen thousands of new companies starting up to make their fortune in the ammunition market. So if I do by ammo it is from a known manufacturer. The same thing with the AR.15 platform. The shortages we saw a few years back caused hundred of small machine shops to change their product over to the ar platform. Now that supply and demand of leveled out many of these places are now out of business. But I have seen some very scary things come out of these small machine shops. About the only rounds I pay for now is bulk 22 lonr rifle and suplus 7.62 or 5.56. I reload for the 223 but sometimes I can buy surplus mil rounds cheaper than I can reload them, especially when all the components went through the roof. Glad that is coming back down now. I never thought I would pay 50 per k of small rifle primers, but that is exactly what I was paying at the height of the shortage.

NCH
Proud Father of USAF Airman


2000 F350 DRW,CC,LB, 4X4, Western Hauler Pkg.
Ford AIS/ BTM, FTVB
My CCV MOD, Coolant filter
06 Grill, 05 lights,6.0 trans cooler
Cyro/Hawks, JVC Touchscreen HU, JL C5's, Infinity 800watt amp,
DP tunes, 60 tow/80 e/120 race, on a SCT2 tuner
P3 controller, Brite Box Turbo Lifesaver
KMC Wheels x 4

http://s132.photobucket.com/user/NCH...=recent&page=1

Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Trucks With Generic Tunes
NCHornet is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 10-03-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Cynic
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 11,179
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought some surplus 7.62's (x39). They don't shoot worth a damn.

Best Car & Motorcycle Insurance | Auto/Moto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote

Voluntary Banishment: Knowing when to leave.
Total Diesel Performance\Unlimited Diesel Performance\Diesel Innovations\BTS\Terminator Engineering\Swamp's Diesel Performance\Black Widow Diesel\Calvert Racing
Dirk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome