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Old October 19, 2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Factory UMC ammo quality issues

Occasionally I do buy factory ammo.

It's a little concerning when you run into stuff like this though, I did not catch this before I fired it, but it sounded different and saw some flame when it was fired.



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Old October 19, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Pobody's nerfect. I've shot thousands of rounds of UMC ammo and never expierenced one failure. But stuff happens and you were just the unlucky one to get that one.
Glad no damage was done.
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Old October 19, 2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Over the years I have seen so many defective UMC cartridges I won't buy it or reload it. Their brass is some of the thinnest I have ever seen. Compared to Federal, Winchester or Starline it's pretty crummy stuff.
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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We use UMC for our practice ammo at the agency I work for. In the last batch of 7500 we had 4 backwards primers and two rounds that wouldn't fire at all. I know it doesn't seem that bad, 6 junk rounds out of 7500, but it's a lot higher than normal. We usually buy in lots of 10k and might have one dud in the bunch.
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Old October 22, 2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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I shoot a lot of UMC and have never had a bad round. Glad no damage was done with yours.
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Old October 22, 2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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Not sure what type of gun that round was fired thru but it looks like a premature ejection & the slide did the damage. Granted that could have been caused by the ammo.
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Old October 23, 2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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Not sure what type of gun that round was fired thru but it looks like a premature ejection & the slide did the damage. Granted that could have been caused by the ammo.
Fired in a Glock 21, I found a couple other damaged cases when I inspected the rest of the unfired ammo, it appears the cases were damaged when the bullet was seated. They were not as bad as this one but there was a slight wrinkle in the brass, which is also visible in the pictured spent round. I went ahead and fired them without trouble but it did not duplicate the case in the picture.
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Old October 23, 2012, 06:58 PM   #8
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OK I Understand. If the ammo had the problem before firing, it was definately a QC problem with Remington.
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