Do you measure or weigh your defensive carry ammo?

Do you measure or weigh your defensive carry ammo?

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    Do you measure or weigh your defensive carry ammo?

    I know that factory loaded ammo is tremendously reliable with modern manufacturing and quality systems. However, I have seen no less than a dozen bullets come out of the box that were seated too low or weight was off significantly.

    I've always checked my defensive ammo with mics and even weighed them just to be sure. Anyone else do this?


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    No. I look at them as they are loaded, but have better things to do them weigh them.

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    Nope. I don't see a valid reason to weigh or measure my defensive ammo. I have shot about 50 boxes of my defensive ammo brand and model (Remington Golden Saber in .38+P, 9mm and .40 S&W) and have yet to have a dud in 1,250 rounds I have fired through them. I have only had duds with reloaded ammo and cheap ammo like Aguila that I use for practice.
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    Weighed them, but not for that reason, I was just curious really...and for knowing how much X amount of ammo would weigh.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    No, just a visual inspection.
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    No, I don't. It is something to consider, but it is down the list on concerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    No, just a visual inspection.
    +1. This.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWinCleve View Post
    I know that factory loaded ammo is tremendously reliable with modern manufacturing and quality systems. However, I have seen no less than a dozen bullets come out of the box that were seated too low or weight was off significantly.

    I've always checked my defensive ammo with mics and even weighed them just to be sure. Anyone else do this?
    Not every brass case weighs the same,and even bullets from a box don't weigh the same,I reload on good equipment and OAL can deviate a few thousandths overall.
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    Nope I just look at how pretty the golden sabers are when they get loaded into the 9, .40, .45s. The hornadys .357s I use just look funny to me but that's just me.

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    Don't weigh them, but I do inspect for bullet seating and primer misplacement. So far in 40+ years, I've not found any defective rounds from factory. I buy only US made, major brand ammo which may account for that. I found some in batches I reloaded many moons ago, when I was doing that.
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    With all the recent recalls of factory ammo combined with other reported issues with Factory loads, it kind of shoots a hole in the "reliability" factor of commercial rounds. They check a percentage of loads and samples.

    In the many, many, many, many (and so forth) reloads I've made, I've had exactly one dud--a failed primer--and zero squibs. That kind of shoots a hole in the "unreliability" factor of reloads. I check each load individually.

    Every commercial rounds I use gets a one-time insp for obvious defects, but no weighing.
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