Should I retire these sd rounds?

Should I retire these sd rounds?

This is a discussion on Should I retire these sd rounds? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Is the scratching on the jacket of the bullet an issue? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357601178.893673.jpg These have been in my carry gun since April. These two rounds are ...

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    Should I retire these sd rounds?

    Is the scratching on the jacket of the bullet an issue?

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    These have been in my carry gun since April. These two rounds are the only that have the scratching. I take the rounds out when I go to the range and then put them back, cycling which round is in the chamber.


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    Re: Should I retire these sd rounds?

    Fire them next range visit and replace them. Another good reason to like revolvers. :-)

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    Should they be retired? No, you can clean them up. Is it worth it for two rounds? Probably not. Fire away.
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    Should I retire these sd rounds?

    You should be practicing with your self-defense rounds anyway. Don't stake your life on something's you haven't tested.

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    Perhaps he has. I practice a lot with non-SD rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Perhaps he has. I practice a lot with non-SD rounds.
    Same here. I shoot a mag of them every couple range visits but I'd say 90% of my range ammo is ball ammo.
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    I'd be more worried about headspacing issues if they are the two rounds that you are always chambering and rechambering.
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    I do rotate my carry rounds into my practicing, just dont' shoot it all the time. I did quite a bit of testing before picking the rounds I felt most comfortable with. I'll shoot these rounds down next time, thanks all!

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    Shoot em! Gold Dots ?

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    Ranger T 147 Bonded

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    I like to shoot the rounds that have been in my mag/chamber for a while just to see if sitting in the gun has had any effect on their ability to cycle.
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    They look fine, just be mindful of bullet setback and watch for that.

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    Yep, they look ok. I shoot the ones that were in the chamber every few range visits - it's only one shot. I bet they'll still work though.

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