Seconds

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  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

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    How about factory seconds? I have noticed seconds in .22LR showing up at my local gun shop, as well as .223 and some others, and I know someone who is getting Federal .303s from someone who works at Federal. Are seconds mostly blemished casings and that sort of thing??
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    red14 Well-Known Member

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    Are those 'seconds' much cheaper??? That seems unsafe.
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    Doubt they are unsafe, ammo manufacturers wouldnt want the head ache of it. Prolly blems.................
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    ""Doubt they are unsafe, ammo manufacturers wouldnt want the head ache of it. Prolly blems.................""

    Like stained, or scratched? Wouldn't the performance be altered?
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    See, that's what I'm concerned about. I wouldn't buy anything that *might* have a quality control issue that could blow up in my hands. I doubt any of the big name manufacturers would be selling their seconds if they were a liability like that. Seems to me there would be brass problems, scratches or such. The .303s are priced at less than half of what I can buy them off the shelf for at the local gun shop. I should probably find some surplus bulk priced .303 that is not labeled 'seconds', just because the others freak me out!
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    I think next time I go to the gun shop, I'm going to discreetly open a box and check them out.
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    seconds are generally a random check revealed out of speck brass so they pull the whole lot.
    it is not fit [sorry about that, chief] for LEO sale so it is discounted.

    more often than not you will shoot them by the hundreds and not have a single malfunction.

    if it was a powder issue, as in outside of accepted parameters,
    the lot would not leave the factory for obvious safety/legal reasons.
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    So, they might be out of specs, and not fit. Would that be a performance issue (velocity), reliability (ftf), appearance, or something else?

    I saw some a gun show recently, but was afraid to buy them.:confused:

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