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Maine Cartridge Company

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bbrins, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. bbrins

    bbrins Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Harbinger

    Harbinger Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. MarineTech

    MarineTech Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. bbrins

    bbrins Well-Known Member

    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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