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    rex is offline Senior Member
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    Jan 2012

    Inspect that ammo

    I'm mentioning this again for new members to be aware of.

    Last year I mentioned 2 cases where people had a failure to extract. In both cases the case had no rim at all and was missed throughout the whole process and the individuals never realized it loading their mags. I believe on was Winchester but really can't recall now.

    There's no picture at the moment but another just popped up from Tulammo. The post is at 1911Forum in the ammo section. This is only the 3rd case I've heard of in years but considering manufacturers running full bore for demand, keep your eyes open guys and look at every round. When I open a box I always run my finger over them to feel for a high or low primer anyway before I pull them out.

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    berettatoter is offline Senior Member
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    No rim? Damn, never seen that before. It must have totally missed that step in the manufacturing process.

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    rustygun is offline Member HGF Gold Member
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    I had a Winchester white box .45 acp round that had a huge burr on the end of the case. Took pics, sent it to Winchester, they had me send the round to them (free shipping). They sent me a check for $20.00.


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    DJ Niner is online now HGF Forum Moderator
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    I resurrected a thread from 2011 on this subject, and re-hosted all the broken photo links. That thread has photos of several different types of defective factory ammo, including a .45 ACP case with no rim. These photos are a real eye-opener for many folks, especially new shooters who haven't seen/fired very much ammo so far.

    Thread can be found here:
    Defective factory ammunition -- check your ammo, folks!

    I'll repeat what Rex said, above, as it bears repeating: Inspect Your Ammo!
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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