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July 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm #7746AnonymousInactive
Bought 1000 rds ammo to support a nice handgunning weekend and was really looking forward to shooting it.
Came in 10 packs of 100 rds each inside a box.
But sadly Locked up my cylinder almost every time.
Tried it again on another revolver this weekend while opening a different bag hoping for a better result, this was when shooting with a friend at his house, this locked up this other revolver as well. …
cylinder would not turn once again after shot 1!
– That Saturday evening I then hand selected out the most questionable looking rounds (pressure lines in brass, dents in brass) .
This removed about 20% of rounds of the next 2 bags. Again next morning I was still unable to shoot a single 6 shot drum… revolver locked up halfway thru the trigger pull.
an expanded case was clearly obstructing the turn of the cylinder.
Likely IMO cause , using too many times reloaded brass.
Company owner says its “the guns fault” says GP100s are “unreliable ” and the dents i spotted in some rounds are FEDEx fault ..
This all that despite the fact that my GP has shot 100 s of trouble free rounds the previous weekend and then locking up with this ammo and his ammo only.
My buddies ancient 38 SPC Ammo functioned perfect afterwards as did my newer Fiocchi 125gr.
I was unable to complete even a single drill with this ammo.
This Ammo is badly faulty.. I have never experienced something like this before and to think I almost cached it..
Verdict.. not even nearly good enough to be training Ammo even by my low standards for training ammo.
Sad the guy would not take it back, he responded to my email on this and to a previous request for tracking number quickly + well after business hours which impressed me so I really wanted to like this ammo.
But it is simply unusable Ammo.
Since the company is not taking it back I will give the remaining 960+ rounds to a buddy to pull bullets and powder for reloading.July 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm #7755Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
That really stinks.
Company owner says its “the guns fault” says GP100s are “unreliable ”
Ruger GP100’s unreliable?
Crazy world!July 29, 2014 at 11:12 am #7781MaxKeymaster
Ask around for someone with a lever rifle in 357/38spc. I am thinking lever gun will eat right thru that ammo. i will check it out. if your willing to mail (i will pay for shipping)July 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm #7796AnonymousInactive
Which state are you in? :)August 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm #8077JohnyMacMember
I am sorry “F” but that is pure and simple “bull shit!”
I understand that you may not want to start a pissing match here on MVF, however you should let future buyers of ammo from this company know. Please feel free to post your experience and company name on UP.
In these uncertain times, customer service can make or break a company and it is obvious that this company does not care; not only about customer service but safety to the end user!
Freedom Through Self-Reliance
www.Unchainedpreppers.com/forumAugust 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm #8117
I have dies for 38/.357
And GP 100 unreliable?? Where is the incredulous smiley??
Is the overall length too long??
Do they fit in the cylinder properly??August 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm #8120AnonymousInactive
They fit but the fit gets discombobulated as soon as the round is fired.
I would be grateful if I could give you the ammo for a test and possible fix …
Will u be at the next NoVa group meet?August 9, 2014 at 10:55 am #8130
8/22 I will be there.August 9, 2014 at 10:57 am #8131AnonymousInactive
I’ll bring the Ammo :)August 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm #8161
Ok good stuff. I have never had a round (one I reloaded) for .357 interrupt the cylinder indexing. I have had a couple bad primers fail to ignite and a few operator errors seating the projectiles that bulged the cases. We should be able to salvage them somehow.August 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm #8253AnonymousInactive
Great!! Would love to be able to shoot them :)August 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm #8705AnonymousInactive
Sean T told me that “some primers are seated high and not flush or below so the primer is catching/dragging as the cylinder indexes”
its too dangerous to reseat primers on loaded rounds so he will look for the problem kids and take those fully apart and then reassembleAugust 25, 2014 at 12:47 am #8728Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
Glad to hear that with Sean T’s help you will be able to salvage a bad situation. Also glad for the input regarding Farrar, they are now on my personal blacklist to avoid.
In today’s marketplace and costs I have no time for a business that doesn’t stand by their product.November 18, 2014 at 9:45 am #11723AnonymousInactive
Pulled out about 10-12% of all rounds.
The remaining rounds shoot and only have a little less than 10% problem rate.
So I estimate the original shipment to contain about 20% problem rounds.
The rounds remaining are usable as training ammo.
This WOULD have gotten me killed SHTF for certain.
Yes I use for certain not maybe thats how bad this batch was even after lots of TLC on it is still oly usable for training..
Not what I would call reliable.
Kind of a lesson for all of us in there i think:
Do not cache ammo unless you fired that batch before or at the very least its from a know reliable maker.May 1, 2015 at 6:25 pm #17131AnonymousInactive
Still having problems with the remaining batchAugust 30, 2015 at 12:02 pm #20402AnonymousInactive
Still have some left up for grabs. Not using it.September 29, 2015 at 7:36 am #21076AnonymousInactive
Stuff is still junk, even after carefully culling the obvious badly seated primers and overused cases.
Cannot be used even as training ammo.
Looking to give it away right now….
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