Saw a red box I've never seen before, it was made by Federal, I thought I'd give them a try, so I bought that box as well as my favorite, tried and true CCI Blazers. The American Eagle Federal box had 400 rounds and was $19.99. Blazers box, 525 rnds for $19.99.
Got home and opened up the box... huge disappointment. As I pulled out the nice little tray I noticed that some of the brass was discolored and had blemishes.
Then I pull out a round and examine the bullet. Even worse, the copper plating is TERRIBLE. There are pits where you see lead showing, and little dents and scratches on every single bullet. They also have the wax lubricant which is sloppy and some of the hollow points are filled with it. Then, I gave a little tug on the bullets, and they wiggle, and turn if I give them a little twist, they sit loosely on the brass cases.
I seriously cannot believe there can be bullets manufactured with such low quality and inconsistencies, and they weren't even a bargain... I could have gotten a 500rnd box of Remington Thunderbolts for a few bucks less and even those are made much better than these American Eagle Federals. I thought I'd try out something new and this is what I see.. guess I'll stick with the Blazers and Mini-Mags.