Interesting stuff as I have also gotten 4 boxes from Trophy with the same lot number---but no gun to shoot with because of warranty dept. I am also curious about these specs.
The sloppiness was my point when I first posted it. They were/are within SAMII specs so they should not be dangerous unless, as you point out, they didn't measure the powder correctly by a lot. I hope I'll be able to test this w/e and will post results. BTW, did yours have the same lot # as mine?HowdyC said:What with some crimped at the top and others crimped at the bottom or in the middle. Do I feel its dangerous, not really, what bothers me is that it is sloppy and something I, as a reloader, would not tolorate in my own ammo. To see Hornady put out such a large batch without proper QC makes me wonder if they even measured the powder properly.
I intend to use them but as I responded to HowdyC in my posting above yours, it is the sloppiness that irritates me. Maybe I've been very lucky and I'm spoiled but the times that I have measured the factory rounds, they have always been (except perhaps once if my memory serves me right) within the .10 or less. I do understand and agree with you that the correct measurement is to the ogive. But for the money we pay for ammo these days, I guess I expect better quality/precision.308/338 said:Just read your first post and few others. You have a caliper so I'm guessing you reload. The deference between your C.O.L. measurements is only .023" In my Hornady's #8 manual Max. C.O.L. is 2.585" there is usually .10" variation in all bullets but with the Flex Tip there might be a greater variation. I measure the same way you do tip to base. I think if you had a caliper that measures from base of the case to bullets ogive your C.O.L. measurement would be uniform .
Go ahead and use them, you're worried about nothing.
WOW do you still buy factory LE ammo and take them apart and then reassemble them to our spec., or do you just load your own? It would be easier just to load it yourself.VTDW said:OK,
You can take this to the bank folks!!! The .338 Marlin Express is running on the ragged edge of MAX pressure already. Please do not ask me how I know but I promise I do. I already take all my Hornady ammo for the .308MX apart, weigh, adjust and reseat the bullets because of the overload I experienced a while back. Your call bro.