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bbrins
July 13, 2003, 04:17 PM
I just bought a couple of boxes of .223 and found that there are several different headstamps in each box. Are these reloads? Are they worth the $7.50 I paid for each box of 50?

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Mike Irwin
July 13, 2003, 05:27 PM
The fact that there are multiple headstamps is a clear indication that they're remanufactured.

I just did a quick search, and can't find much about them.

What I did find, however, didn't give any indication that the ammo is remanufactured. I'd be a little cheesed if I went to buy what I thought was new and ended up with reman.

Harbinger
July 13, 2003, 07:36 PM
I'm surprised you found that bbrins. I buy ammo from them quite often at the gun shows, and haven't run into any problems like that. I have a few boxes of .38 wadcutters here, and they're all marked the same: M&D. I'll check with my friend next time I see him. He bought some .223 last time we went.

MarineTech
July 13, 2003, 07:50 PM
bbrins, yes Maine Cartridge Co does make remanufactured ammo. I don't know if all of it is, but they do make it.

Maine Cartridge really used to do the a lot of business at the annual Hiram Maxim shoots near Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. They sold remanufactured ammo at rock bottom prices for the full auto crowds. I guess since the Hiram Maxim shoot is no longer done, they're looking for branching out their distribution.

Not sure what their standards are, but I have never heard of problems developing with their ammo.

bbrins
July 13, 2003, 07:57 PM
I can't find anything on the box that even hints that they might be reloaded. For the price, I'm not terribly cheesed. I just saw something I hadn't seen before and thought I'd try em out. But if I would have known that they were reloads, I probably wouldn't have bought them. Guess I'll just have to see how they shoot.

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