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    if you shoot long enough, you'll eventually see some things that scare the crap out of you. WWB 9mm 147gr purchased at Walmart in 2010. Ka-Boom looking to happen.

    Same cartridge.....different angle.

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    Wall of shamer for sure. I see this when reloaders forget to flair the case openings (think that's the term).
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    It happens. I have seen a round from a Federal 9mm duty ammo issued to a police department missing the lead core. That is why you visually inspect every round.

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    Re: Came right out of the box like this

    Oops. Somebody must have been sleeping on the job.

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    I'm with the 'toss it and move on' group.
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    If it's built by man, sooner or later it will get screwed up. 99% of the time the QC people will catch it, but occasionally they miss one too.
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    You got a prototype by accident. Since the "case marking" pin concept isn't going over well, the Brady Bunch is working on the "chamber marking" round that also makes "Semi-automatic" a thing of the past.
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    I would definitely contact the manufacture. If nothing else, to alert them to the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    I've only see this once before in commercial ammunition. Thinking about it, isn't it amazing that it does not happen more often?

    Given the use of automated equipment and likelihood that far less than 100% of ammo is visually/electronically tested following manufacture, I would expect to find more such problems in ammo.

    All the more reason to heed the warning that some of us were taught when starting with defensive sidearms: always check the defensive ammo prior to loading up the magazines, since if needed then your life will depend on them functioning perfectly.

    IMO, until makers of defensive ammo and firearms put into practice a zero-tolerance, perfect-functioning mode of design and production, we'll need to remain the final testers. And even if that were the case, it would still make sense to give it a final scan/eval prior to use.
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    Re: Came right out of the box like this

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Welcome to the world of automation. I've had quite a few just like that from Remington, Winchester, and Federal. They all get machines that get grouchy now and then.

    Without a doubt, call the manufacturer and you will most likely get a full replacement box for that bad round.

    Always look at your ammunition before you load it.
    I get your point but how does one not look @ their ammo before loading it unless doing so blind folded?

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    Re: Came right out of the box like this

    My theory is that the box got hit by a tiny bolt of lightning.

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