This was taken from another forum. This IS NOT me or my post.
Thought some members might be carrying w/ this ammo.
Provided as an informational heads up.
"I have been carrying Winchester Super X hollow point rounds for the past several months.
For some reason I decided to fire a couple of these rounds at the range yesterday.
I fired 9 of the rounds.
Not one performed properly. 2 of the nine sounded like air rifle rounds Fffffffffft.
The other 7 didn't fire at all. I keep the pistol in a safe in my house so that it is not exposed to extreme temperatures.
I then fired 100 range rounds, Federal Ammunition, and they were fine.
My questions are:
1) What happened?
2) How often should I cycle my carry ammunition?
3) Does everyone test fire their carry ammunition at some point?
If I am going to be carrying rounds that don't fire I wonder if I should incorporate practicing throwing my pistol at a target when I am at the range.
I would appreciate anyone's thoughts as this was an alarming incident for many reasons."
That is pretty alarming - hope the guy gets in touch with Win'.
True enough as Rocky says - a round by round weight analysis is well useful - a discrepancy even with 9mm of somewhere around 5 grains should set of alarm bells. Bullets are usually not much more than +/- 1 grain.
Looks like I need to get back to the range, I carry 147gr silvertips, in my 9mm. I've had them for about 4 months, last time I popped a few off they went bang. Maybe I need to shoot the rest I have, about 80 rounds, and cycle in a new batch. I've been thinking of switching to hydra shok's anyway.
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