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Old 09-24-2010, 09:57 PM
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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)




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Old 09-24-2010, 10:01 PM
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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.

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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.
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WOW, that is weird
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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.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:56 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:08 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:12 PM
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I bought some surplus 7.62's (x39). They don't shoot worth a damn.
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