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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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misfires and duds

I recently began hearing increasing complaints about dud cartridges in manufactured ammo. One fellow said he bought a bulk pack of 22lr and had five or 6 out of 250 cartridges.

Thursday I stopped at a local gun shop and a shooter was buying a black gun and a bulk pack of American Eagle ammo. His buddy said yeah, (pointing to the box) this is good 223 ammo, but you will get 4 or 5 duds.

Huh? I'd be so PO'd if I had a 2% dud rate in my ammo. Has this become normal? I can imagine a hunter trying to keep calm as he squeezes the trigger at a really huge buck only to hear click.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 05:30 PM
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Re: misfires and duds

I always shoot Federal Power-Shok out of my Browning A-Bolt 30/06, never had a failure yet. I have shot a ton of Remington Core-Lokt in a 243 and 270 Pump with zero failure



22LR duds are to be expected..its rimfire and just the fact so many are cranked out a day on the assembly line there is bound to be a few



223 I have no experience with
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Re: misfires and duds

I've never had a misfire from remington core-lokt, but have had it from those bulk .22 LR by remington.
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Re: misfires and duds

Never had a problem with any American Eagle 223 shells.
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Re: misfires and duds

Bulk Remington .22lr shells have got to be the absolute worst (reliability wise) shells that I have fired...or tried to fire... in 35 years. I had two 500+ packs and at 2-3 out of a clip of 30 would not fire no matter how many strikes on the primer or if they were tried in another gun. I put up with it for a whole pack and gave the second one away(explained tho that they were unreliable). I had problems with their Buckhammer slugs a few years back also. 4/10 would not fire in two slug guns I own and Remingtons answer was that I must have weak hammer springs, Both slug guns were brand new.......
I simply would not trust any Rem ammo to save my life.

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I like Federal 36 grain bulk 22LR ammo and CCI Blazer 22LR 525 bulk pack
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Re: misfires and duds

I started some 22 pliking this summer and have experienced it and must say first time in my life having a dud.
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Re: misfires and duds

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Bulk Remington .22lr shells have got to be the absolute worst (reliability wise) shells that I have fired...or tried to fire...
I do not use Remington rimfire ammo but your opinion seems to be shared by a lot of 22 shooters. There is a lot of info about the Remington problem on RFC.com.

As for centerfire ammo.......other than some old third world military ammo I cannot remember the last misfire I had and I shoot a lot.
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I have only ever had 1 missfire in a centerfire and it was oneof my own reloads. I think the bolt on ,y A3 was not completely down as it barely dented firing pin. Fo rimfires I had Federal cheapies and some good loads that did not go bang.

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Re: misfires and duds

My sons and I do alot of pinking and target shooting with .22s. The remington bulk ammo has many shells that will not fire. Sometimes they will fire if you give them another try. It happens with four different rifles and one revolver, so it can't be the gun.

Two year ago we shot a box of Rem. .243 factory loads and three of twenty did not fire.

I never had a single missfire until 3 or 4 years ago. Our ammunition isn't being out sourced to foreign countries is it???
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