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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshieldshooter View Post
    We will probably stop selling it at the store a lot of complaints with it in all calibers. Guess cheap isn't always good.
    I was pleasantly surprised that the distributor refunded my money for them. That happened years ago, I've had them sitting for about 6 years, so, in reality they didn't cost me anything but having taken them apart now, I'd never buy anymore. Typically, quality 338 Lapua loaded rounds will cost upwards of 100-150 bucks a box of 20. I cannot remember what I paid back then but I'm sure it was better than 50 bucks a box (20) and I bought 5 boxes.

    These are for my upcoming NM Elk hunt and I want to make doubly sure the bullet goes where I send it. As a rule, I'm not a factory round person in the first place.

    Least I'll wind up with useable brass.
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    this is very surprising to me. My experience with this ammunition has been great in several calibers. In fact, I often will buy it when I pick up a new caliber with the intention of using the brass for reloading


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    Have used their 7.62 x .51 in my M1A without any problems .
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    Have used several pistol calibers, and .308. All went bang just fine. I don't shoot (can't see) out far enough where ballistics will make the difference in a deer kill or not.
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    Got a box of PPU lead round nose 38 special. Shot it 4 years ago. It seems I remember it maybe being a little hot.

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    Name:  PPU .38SW (Large).JPG
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    My only experience has been with the .38SW. No issues.

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    .30 carbine, .32 auto - works fine no problems.

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    Shot 30-30, 30.06 and 7.62X54R with no problems. It's far more accurate than the Spam can fare, for the 91/30.
    And it shoots as well or better than most of the other brands I use.

    Maybe there's a chump working at the factory. All it takes is one disgruntled, lazy, careless, or inexperienced employee to gum up
    the works.

    Sorry about your 338 rounds. That stuff is expensive.
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    PPU is produced 'over there' so quality can be whatever the mood strikes them. The one thing that I consistently found was the flash holes were very crappy, butted up and off center, but pocket tension was consistent. The reworked brass, reloaded shoots consistently now, just laddered a group the other day.
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    It just goes to show you......that sometimes, at a cheap price.......you get what you pay for!!!!! I usually stick to Winchester ammo.....I bought several boxes of 9 mm. for my new Ruger. However, I have found that the cheap Remington and Winchester .22 LR, available in bulk boxes, is crap! I usually have a bunch of misfires, and FTF because of bullets not seated correctly. This being said, I like the 50/100 rd. boxes of Win. High Vel. .22 LR to be fine. I also like CCI and Federal .22 LR. !

    The Winchester, CCI, and Remington centerfire pistol, rifle, and shotgun Game Loads and High Vel. loads.........all work well!!!! Bob
    Last edited by Bob K; 11-08-2019 at 09:08 AM.
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