How reliable is


January 11, 2009, 06:56 PM
I recently bought two 250 round boxes of remington Golden sabers in 45 acp from ammunitiontogo. I looked them over and they look fine except there is no red sealant around the primer. every time I have bought the ammo from somewhere else there has been the red sealant around the primer. I read that they sell reloads. However, the ones I bought are advertised as factory ammo. I haven't shot them yet but I dont want to run reloaded ammo if I dont know the person who is reloading them. Has anyone bought from them? If so how was the quality? Should I worry? Also, should I test a box or two before I put them in my SD handgun? Any comments or suggestions would be great!

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The Foo
January 11, 2009, 07:04 PM
I've used them exclusively for months and never had any issues out of them.

January 11, 2009, 07:08 PM
how can you explain the lack of sealant that is normally there?

January 11, 2009, 07:21 PM
Not all factory ammunition has red sealant. Don't sweat it.

January 11, 2009, 07:26 PM
^+1 to the above.

Hank Zudd
January 11, 2009, 07:31 PM
give John a shout (probably email these days) ; I've bought tons of stuff from him (mostly picked up at his whse) and he's a good guy.

January 11, 2009, 07:33 PM
I understand that it just concerns me that every time I buy rem. golden sabers there has been

January 11, 2009, 07:38 PM
Remington on their website claims Golden Sabers have sealed primers and bullets for long life.

Unless they switched to some sort of clear sealer, I would be suspect. A quick email to them would clear up the sealer color and if its still red, it looks like you got reloaded ammo.

It could also be a run of seconds where the sealer being applied, didn't apply.

January 11, 2009, 08:02 PM
I will email both parties and see what they say and ill post their responses

January 11, 2009, 10:05 PM
I ordered Golden Sabres from and they didn't come with the red sealant either. They came with a clear sealant around the primers.

January 11, 2009, 10:29 PM
Dunno what it means but the 9mm GS I bought from Cheaper Than Dirt (and currently stuffed in my G19) don't have any sealant on the primers.

January 11, 2009, 10:49 PM
I don't recall any red sealant on the GS I've gotten from various places. I better put my SEAL-esque underwater excursions on hold for now.

January 11, 2009, 10:51 PM
What exactly IS the red sealant anyway? Loctite? Because that's what it seems like to me.

January 11, 2009, 10:54 PM
I've also bought a lot of stuff from them and have always been extremely happy with them and their service. Ther're a first class operation in my books.

January 11, 2009, 11:00 PM
i buy from ammunitiontogo whenever they have what i want in stock, which is dang near never these days, but I've never had a problem with them.

January 11, 2009, 11:01 PM
Waiting on a couple thousand rounds from ATG I ordered a week ago. Should be here tomorrow. Super fast service and they had HST in stock (I think they're out again however).

January 11, 2009, 11:06 PM
I have bought a couple of thousand rounds of ammo off that company and I have no complaints.

January 11, 2009, 11:15 PM
I've had no complaints from their service. They canceled part of an order *once* because they couldn't get what I ordered.

Otherwise, no problems.

January 12, 2009, 09:32 AM
I've ordered from them several times and never had a problem

January 12, 2009, 09:43 AM
One easy way to tell if it is reloads is to look at the markings on the base of the cases. When you buy reloads you'll get a mixture of Federal, Remington, Winchester, etc. cases. To go to the effort of only using one brand of used cases in order to create fake new ammo would probably end up costing more than any possible savings.

January 12, 2009, 09:51 AM
how do you figure? last time i checked, it was the parts that costed money in reloading, not the labor. unless you charge yourself a fee for sorting brass, how does it end up costing you anything but 10 minutes of your time.

infact once you sort the brass and re box them you're actually making money off some sucker, like me, who has got fake factory ammo before. all because i didnt think anyone would take the time to rip me off. well guess what... if it means an extra 15-20 bucks for them, they will sort a few rounds of brass and re package them in a used box with MINIMAL effort.

granted this was at a gunshow, of course.

its really teh same principle why gun ranges sometimes dont allow you to bring your own ammo, even if it appears to be factory sealed. they have no idea where it came from or what you may have done to it

January 12, 2009, 10:14 AM
If you are worrying about the color of the primer sealant, how are you missing the ejector and extractor marks on once fired brass?

Remington does sell the Golden Saber bullets in bulk for reloading, which is plus for practice if you reaload.

ts really teh same principle why gun ranges sometimes dont allow you to bring your own ammo No this is so they can rip you off with their over priced ammo in addition to range fees.


January 12, 2009, 11:10 AM
I havent shot them yet and I guess a full inspection of the ammo is necessary. Now i feel stupid:banghead: I'll get out my caliper, search for the brand on all the brass, and look for extractor marks. again:banghead: lol i cant believe I didnt think of that before I asked, i promise im smarter than that lol;). Well one good thing came of this and that is everyone seems to like ammunitiontogo.

January 12, 2009, 11:25 AM
+1 for Ammunitiontogo. I just ordered 500 rounds of 9x18 and from them and received the package fairly quickly. As for the red sealant, I've not seen many manufacturers that use that anymore. About the only one I can think of off the top of my head that still uses it is Sellier and Bellot.

January 12, 2009, 12:11 PM
I've ordered from them a number of times and have never had a problem.

January 12, 2009, 01:11 PM
No problems with any of my orders from them.

January 12, 2009, 02:48 PM
Two boxes of 9mm Gold Dots were damaged and missing rounds when they arrived. The missing rounds were not in the shipping container, either. ATG has offered to replace the boxes but I haven't closed the loop with them yet.

They've been responsive and willing to fix the problem, and to me, that's very important. Everyone will have a goof. What separates good companies from bad is how willing they are to fix the problems which arise.

January 12, 2009, 07:10 PM
I have ordered from them a couple times with no problems

January 13, 2009, 07:45 AM
I have had two orders with them and no problems...waiting on a third order. I like they they email me with UPS's tracking information...that's nice to track your order.

If I had more $$$...I would be doing more business with them. Wish I had ordered more stuff about six months ago...

January 13, 2009, 05:26 PM
I have ordered from them a couple times with no problems


I never order online form anyone but them.

January 13, 2009, 05:34 PM
I bought about $2k worth of ammo over the last year from them. No problems.

January 13, 2009, 08:25 PM
I've gotten several orders from ammo-to-go over the past year or so. Good prices, quick delivery, everything you'd want. The Golden Sabers I purchased from them several months ago DO have the red seals on the primers.

In my book, these folks are highly reliable.

January 13, 2009, 08:33 PM
I just placed my first order with ATG. My closest retailer had no .357 mag or .38 Special in stock at all when I stopped by, so resorted to online. Only ordered 150 rounds for now; but, I'm sure I will be using them a lot more in the future based on the current fear-monger environment.

January 13, 2009, 09:36 PM
I have used them a number of time and have always been very satisfied.

January 13, 2009, 09:55 PM
No Problems...

January 13, 2009, 10:56 PM
Have ordered quite a bit from them and when there was one hiccup they fixed it promptly - I buy most of my ammo from them - a great retailer.

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