- Metallic Reloading
- Rifle Brass
- 300 Winchester Mag
FEDERAL BRASS 300 WINCHESTER PRIMED NICKEL "PULL DOWN" P/100
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Very disappointed and potentailly dangerous product.
By Chang-Ping L.
on Jul 23, 2017
I recently ordered and received 2 bags (200) of Federal Nickel-Plated "Pull-Down" 300WM cases. These cases looked like factory seconds that failed to meet the standards for the components used by Federal in their loaded ammos but are still nominally passible for sale as reloading components. Out of the 200 cases, more than 1/4th of them (53 to be exact) should have been rejected. The defects are as follow:
1) 10 cases have substantial dents in their body and/or shoulders that could not be full-length sized out. These cases should be salvageable since the dents were not bad enough to prevent them from cycling into and out of my rifle and they can be fire-formed back into shape.
2) 31 cases have deep cut marks or dents on the shoulder or neck-shoulder area. These defects usually results in split neck starting from the should area running up to the case mouth after the first or second firing. These cases are essentially one-use and non-salvageables.
3) 10 cases had mouths that were crushed beyond repair. Non-salvageable and cannot be use even once.
I've handloaded ammos for almost 30 years and have used cases from all the big domestic producers (Rem, Win, Fed/CCI, Starline, Hornady, Nosler, etc). But these cases are by far the worst I have encountered. Further, they are potentially dangerous. I shinned a LED light on the outside dented area of these cases. On two of them I noticed a small amount of light shining on the inside. I immediately crushed these cases and threw them away as they were accidents waiting to happen.
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