Just a heads up for folks that may have bought some of this ammo. I'm technologically challenged when it come to this phone and I can't figure out how to get the pictures from the post. They look to be Remington Core lokt .243. 20 round count with obvious cracks in the necks. Just want people to know what's up. There is also a comment from someone saying that the manufacturer is offering refunds and or replacements.
"For all of you out buying ammo? The two pictures are a recent purchase at a walmart. After purchasing the ammo it was noticed that the neck was cracked on one of the shell casings. So every round was inspected and 13 out of 60 of the shells had cracked necks. This isnt walmarts fault. This is the fault of the new manufacturer of remington ammo since post bankruptcy purchase. Vista outdoors purchased Remington ammunition post bankruptcy and seems to have no quailty control. Please check your ammo before purchasing. A cracked shell casing will cause the firearm to exploded and cause severe injury..even death. Just wanted to pass along this info. A lot of first time gun buyers out there and dont know what a danger this is! Please inspect your ammo!"
Thank you for showing concern for fellow leatherwallers.
I do range officer duty at a public gun range and it every now and again something happens that brings home the risk of using firearms. In the last few years there have been so many new gun owners without a full and clear understanding of what they have started. Basic instructions involved in the process of obtaining a gun permit are indeed basic and, IMHO, leave a lot more to "learn". Sometimes when correcting people on gun handling behavior, they say, "Oh yeah, I heard that in class", and others act like it is the first time ever hearing it. I often chide myself for taking details for granted, especially when using factory ammo and not at least looking it over before loading. Weird crimps, deformed bullets and reversed/side crushed primers are not all that uncommon. I also reload and it amazes me how many cases have the primer flash hole so far off from center of the pocket.
I would caution anyone buying ammo in this shortage market to examine it carefully not only before shooting, but after as well. Sort of like a muzzleloader habit of picking up fired ball patches to determine fit and seal to the barrel. Split cases ought to tell you that you may have dodged a mishap this time, but continuing to use that box or brand could be foolhardy.
Cheap guns are cheap for a reason and I've seen them break in use or fail to set off the round chambered. Which brings me to a command I issue at every start up of the firing line. "If your firearm does not go off as you expect it to, stop shooting, keep the muzzle pointed downrange, give it time to discharge, then unload the gun and find out why." Guys with revolvers tend to just keep shooting and imagine the misfire to just be a dud.
Anybody shooting carbons has to repeatedly inspect those shafts or risk a serious hand injury, a safety habit easily overlooked.
Your safety depends on you knowing and doing the right thing.
Drycreek I think any store is going to refund obviously damaged ammo, even Walmart
MA-PAdeetslayer Question, last time you were shot did you yell scream etc or just Dirty Harry style just sluffed it off, maybe said damn, and went about your business?
MA-PA. Keep that program And still don’t trust them.
RK, 100%. Still don’t trust them. I trust myself and myself only as I know I am the one in total control of the situation. Probably why my truck has more miles than my buddies especially during hunting season. I do the driving ha