ACCY?

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  1. littlelefty

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    Hello,
    I bought some factory second ammo and it has this sticker on it. I looked at some of the cartriges and they look like normal cartriges to me. What does ACCY stand for in terms of a defect? ACCY.jpeg
     
  2. Goosey

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    Accuracy.
     
  3. littlelefty

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    that was going to be my guess but I still don't understand. I mean, is that particular load generally lacking in the accuracy department?
     
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    I guess it did not meet Federal's accuracy standards. I wonder what Winchester or Remington would have done?
     
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    Most likely they shot some of this lot through a test barrel, and for whatever reason it failed Federal's accuracy requirement, so in the interest of quality control they dumped the whole lot cheap as "factory seconds".
     
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    that makes sense. Thank you. Guess I'll give them my own test and see.
     
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    Federal has accuracy standards? I would never have guessed considering the quality of their 22 LR I've shot. Some won't hit anything, as in "click", followed by bad words about federal ammo.
     
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    Here's one from Remington, the specification for the .308 150-grain Core-Lokt:

    ACCURACY ............................. Maximum average extreme spread of three 5-round groups of 1.5” [38.1 mm] at 100 yards [91.4 m] fired from a SAAMI-compliant accuracy test barrel (1:12 twist, 24” [609.6 mm] in length) mounted in a Universal Receiver.
     
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