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    Anyone else had Federal Ammo issues?

    I have shot Federal and American Eagle ammo in my pistols with no problems but last weekend we were shooting my Browning BAR Safari .270. We were shooting 130 grain @ 100 yds. All told we shot a box of Remington a box of Winchester Super-X & 2 boxes of Federal Powershok (bought from different stores on different dates and in different cities). The Remington and Winchester shot flawlessly and clean. The Federal however kept losing the primers when firing causing FTFs and FTEs. Ultimately out of 36 Federal Bullets shot (I threw the last 4 in the garbage) 14 lost their primers. We liked to have never got my rifle unjammed and when we did we found 8 primers lodged in it. Initially we thought the rifle was just being picky but I clean it after every 20 shells like Browning advises and let her cool off every few shots. We thought possibly a bad batch of ammo got through Q&A but as I said above bought at different stores, in different cities on different dates so a bad batch is unlikely. Just curious ifanyone else has had this problem with any of the Federal Ammunition?


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    Haven't had any isues with Federal, but I don't have it in .270 either.

    As far as two different cities on two different dates, that doesn't really matter as the ammo is mass produced and sent all over in batches through distributors. One distributor might handle 40 independent and 30 chain retailers in 6 or 7 states along a regional area.

    Could be a bad batch of 15,000 to 30,000 bullets in a single day.

    I'd call the place you bought it, but also call Federal's public relations dept.
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    It's Obama's fault.
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    No, haven't heard anything about Federal ammo in general. I also just replaced my car shotgun ammo with Federal 00 buck. It's supposed to be top shelf.
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    Should be a batch number inside the fla of the boxes, contact Federal and I'm sure they'll make good on the ammo in some way.
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    The only ammo issue i have had lately is not being able to afford any! But seriously, call them and im sure they will make it right. Even if its only a discount on your next box.

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    True Scoutfish the stuff is produced in such large quantities I guess it could still be same batch and I had not thought of the batch # in the flap Montkun thanks. I am planning on contacting Federal and see what they say. As always thanks everyone much appreciated.
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