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Old January 11, 2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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Dings in ammo

I just bought a ammo can of Federal 62 grain 5.56. Many of the cases have dings in them. Does this effect performance at all?

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Old January 11, 2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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It's highly unlikely, but a picture of the ammo would be helpful. Some people get a big dent in their truck and call it a "ding". Lets see what your referring to.
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Old January 12, 2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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I believe Federal uses reloaded military cases and sells them to civilians. Sometimes cases will get a small ding from the ejector. This won't hurt any, though it will reduce the number of reloads the case can safely take. These tiny dings will fire-form out when you shoot them.
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Old January 12, 2014, 12:43 PM   #4
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I should note that 5.56 AKs ding the brass to the point where it's actually FOLDED. These cases are NOT reusable. An AR15 or M16, on the other hand, create a relatively minor mark.
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Old January 12, 2014, 01:35 PM   #5
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I guess dings is too strong a word. I tried to take a picture and they wouldn't show up. They're more like little indentations.
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Old January 12, 2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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They'll be fine, then.
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Old January 13, 2014, 02:09 AM   #7
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If it's so small it won't show up in pictures, it's fine to shoot.
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