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    Default remanufactured ammo

    Seen a lot of opinions on the use of factory remanufactured ammo. a lot of good and bad. Its cheaper than new obviously, but my concern is is it safe? do you get a lot of bad rounds? ie failure to load, fire, eject etc? Talk to me

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    Depends on who may have re-manufactured it. And if it shoots better in your firearm.

    Who re-manufactured the items that you are concerned about?

    What are you considering shooting in the firearms you own? And your distance/accuracy expectations?

    Would you possibly consider posting links to what made this "good" or "bad"?

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    I am a commercial bullet caster amd supply projectiles to multiple ammunition manufactures. Yes some is remanufactured and some is made with new brass.

    Just make sure the person/company your buying from is licensed and insured. Other then that the big question is does it shoot good in your gun ?
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    Just dont want to have to buy 1000 rnds and it blows up or something. guess i could get a box or 2 and see

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by shagreobe View Post
    Just dont want to have to buy 1000 rnds and it blows up or something. guess i could get a box or 2 and see
    If you have identified a specific brand and load that you might want, ask about it and you will be told what is known. There are a lot of commercial reloads out there and most are not significantly more of a gamble than any commercial new ammo. There are a relative few who have had a worse than average reputation or more recalls than others and these are generally a known factor.

    Whenever considering a bulk purchase it is almost always a good idea to try a box or two to see how it works for you in your specific guns. This is true if the ammo is new, reloaded, or surplus and brand does not matter.
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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    I've shot a couple thousand rounds Freedom munitions out of my AR with no problems. Those were used brass. I can't remember the brand I'm shooting now. It's also remanufactured. No problem except a couple rounds had primers that were upside down. I've also shot a bunch of .44 magnum from LAX ammo which has also been great. If you just want something to shoot that's OK for accuracy then remanufactured is the way to go.
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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    When in doubt, invest in some reloading equipment. It's a great hobby, and you end up at the range more.

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    I bought some "Assembled" ammunition at a gun show from a gun shop. It was all new component ammo for cartridges that were not loaded anymore. I was shooting a 99 Savage and the first round jammed the lever. I did not load a second. Looking in the Hornady load book, there was a 10% reduction note for older rifles. I loaded some of my own up near the top of the 10% reduction and extraction became stickey. Not really abnormal with hot loads and rear locking rifles. I NEVER again bought loaded ammo outside of factory ammo. That is my policy, do what you want.

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunplummer View Post
    I bought some "Assembled" ammunition at a gun show from a gun shop. It was all new component ammo for cartridges that were not loaded anymore. I was shooting a 99 Savage and the first round jammed the lever. I did not load a second. Looking in the Hornady load book, there was a 10% reduction note for older rifles. I loaded some of my own up near the top of the 10% reduction and extraction became stickey. Not really abnormal with hot loads and rear locking rifles. I NEVER again bought loaded ammo outside of factory ammo. That is my policy, do what you want.
    To be fair, that sounds like more of a problem with an older rifle than the ammo.

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    Default Re: remanufactured ammo

    I've shot some remans. Been my experience there wasn't a whole lot of cost savings over new unless it's some kind boutique or rare cartridge. In that case it's more worth the investment to reload imho.

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