Seconds

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by pinecone70, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    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??
     
  2. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Are those 'seconds' much cheaper??? That seems unsafe.
     

  3. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

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    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    Doubt they are unsafe, ammo manufacturers wouldnt want the head ache of it. Prolly blems.................
     
  4. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    ""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?
     
  5. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    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!
     
  6. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    I think next time I go to the gun shop, I'm going to discreetly open a box and check them out.
     
  7. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay New Member

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    May 26, 2009
    Central CT
    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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  8. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA

    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: