Recall of Federal Ammo


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Old Dog Man
March 21, 2012, 12:40 AM
Just read where Federal is recalling 243 ammo, (243AS) lot #'s 5T561, 5T562,5T563,5T564, 5T565 & 5T566. Purchasers are to call 1-800-831-0850 or 1-800-322-2342 and ask for Product Services. Al

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hdbiker
March 21, 2012, 10:23 AM
I had a problum with 100 grain .243 Federal ammo,they were clocking over 200 hundred f.p.s. faster than advertized.I called federal and they had UPS pick up the remainder of the two boxes I had and replaced them with five boxes in a couple weeks. biker

solvability
March 21, 2012, 10:30 AM
A few years ago I had Federal 30-30 ammo - every shot was splitting the case at the shoulder - I called them and they sent me 5 boxes of fresh ammo - they suggested the store had stored them with exposure to Ammonia - given the store I rather doubt it.

I was impressed with the replacement not with the explanation.

quartermaster
March 23, 2012, 08:04 AM
I haven't bought factory ammo for a long, long time. Last year, I had a friend give me a box of Federal Premium .270 WSM. I had just purchased my rifle and didn't have a chance to do any loading for it yet, so one day while I was shooting, I thought I would try it out.

I took one shot and experienced a big time case of sticky bolt. It took a bit to be able to open it. Needless to say, I pulled all the bullets, dumped the powder and used the cases to work up a load at a later date.

I don't know if these case were exposed to extreme heat like on a dash board or what happened, but it was kind of scary to me.

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