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Old June 18, 2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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MidwayUSA Blemished Bullet Sale

For any folks interested, MidwayUSA has blemished bullets on sale.

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?promot...m_vc=U012Swing
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Old June 19, 2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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It's a shame they don't say what their version of blemished means.
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Old June 19, 2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip!... I just ordered some.
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Old June 19, 2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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in the description it reads they are generally blemished in color, slight discolor or run during setup and do not meet the required specification of the bullet.
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Old June 19, 2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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"do not meet the required specification of the bullet."
That could be said of square bullets made from chewing gum.
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Old June 19, 2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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"do not meet the required specification of the bullet."
That could be said of square bullets made from chewing gum.
Yep that is not saying much or giving much information about them. But thats all it says.
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Old June 19, 2012, 05:22 PM   #7
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I should have mine by Friday... I'll report back on here then.
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Old June 19, 2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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I've purchased a thousands of Midway's blem bullets over the years. Most have looked good and shot accurate, some had a little discoloration, and one batch had about 30% with bad boat tails that patterned like a shotgun:

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Old June 19, 2012, 07:08 PM   #9
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Jacketed pistol bullets I looked at could be ordered from Precision Delta at considerably less cost.
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Old June 19, 2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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Bullet pricing can be hit or miss with the blemished bullets. I always price their bullets vs others to determine if they are a good deal. Its hard to beat a cast pistol bullet price, rifle bullets can be another matter however and may be a great deal.
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Old June 20, 2012, 10:09 AM   #11
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Last time they did this, I bought some HP and round nose for my .380. The blemishes were color splotches. I didn't notice any difference in accuracy from my LCP between them and store-bought ammo. Of course, that's not saying much, I suppose, given that the LCP isn't exactly a tack driver.
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Old June 20, 2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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That still seems expensive! evergladesammo.com has some REALLY good deals on bullets. Like 1000 55gr .223 for around $80
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Old June 21, 2012, 08:23 AM   #13
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I just received my 115 gr. 9mm's... They're perfectly formed and normal except for some very minor darker brown splotchiness on a small percentage of the surface. They're smooth. It's just a little discoloration. I'm very happy with them.
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Old June 21, 2012, 05:22 PM   #14
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I got a bunch last year when they did a big blem sale. I got some 10mm HPs looked/reloaded good except about 60% had some debris (easily removable) stuck in the HP.

The rifle rounds seem fine... tho one was a perfect cylinder. Working through a break in of a LR308 I got a .6MOA group with some blem hornady A-maxs from that sale.
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Old June 21, 2012, 08:29 PM   #15
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One of the "belmished bullets" that caught my IMMEDIATE attention was Hornadys 5.45mm, 60 grain that they offer in their Hornady-Russian collaboration non-corrosive, berdan steel cased ammo. About 3 months back I emailed Hornady a to ask if they had plans to make this bullet available as a component because I do have a need for that bullet in a couple of rifles that shoot either 5.45 X 39 or .220 Russian. They answered me with a polite "NO"! When I saw them offered the other day, I jumped on it and within 2 days they were on my doorstep. I've bought other blemished bullets from Midway in the past and have yet to see the "blemish". All I know is that they seem to make perfectly good holes in any target I shoot them at.
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