Ultramax .223 Decent to shoot and reload?

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    Ultramax .223 Decent to shoot and reload?

    Cheep at Dicks. It was like $50 for 150 rounds or therabouts. How does it shoot? Does it shoot? Most importantly perhaps:

    I'm guessing it should be actual brass and OK to reload, since it is reloaded ammo after all. Correct?
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    It is reloaded so count it as such.

    I've shot it and haven't had issue with it. I've shot a lot of their 38 Special ammo and found it to be pretty accurate.

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    I bought a case several years ago, and still have some of it. It isn't bad, a little dirty, but not bad at all.
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    No experience with the Ultramax .223, but I can tell you that their remanufactured .38 Special 158 grain SWC is pure, unadulterated garbage!

    It goes bang, but where the bullet strikes is anybody's guess.


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    I was looking into getting some .40cal but after I asked about I think I will skip it. Here is a link to the thread I asked on another forum.

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    ditto on the 38 spl. Extremely dirty, though accurate enough at short range. Revolver jammed up from crud after just a few rounds. Brass was dirty enough after firing that I pitched it instead of reloading.
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    I've had no personal experience with it.

    Here's a link to a thread the Smith & Wesson forum in which Ultramax was featured. Results were not encouraging to say the least.
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    No personal experience, but it doesn't have a good rep on AR15.com in the ammo section.

    Case failures seem to be common.

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    Maybe I'll just collect something else....
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    I had bought some bulk from Cabela's a few years back.

    I have heard people diss it, but my batch was good stuff.

    I believe it is reloads, but my batch functioned properly, was accurate and didn't have any squibs or split cases. Not really any dirtier than many other brands.

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    The stuff I have is less than perfect. I've had a couple of failure to feed issues because the bullet wasn't properly seated in the case. It's also very dirty and leaves a lot of unburnt powder in your gun. If it's cheap enough and I'm hand feeding I'll still buy it, but will clean up after every box.
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