It's the real deal. I have purchased some of the same. There is history or lore of an issue w/ reloading for gas guns...seems to be a couple instances of case separation where the machine marks are. I've not had any issues reloading 3 times and running through my M1A. If I remember correctly, the machine marks are for easy identification of this match ammo due to it being hollow points... so it's not NATO legal for battle purposes.