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Of all the responses I expected, this was NOT one.
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:50 PM
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Default Of all the responses I expected, this was NOT one.

First my e-mail to Remington:

Gentlemen,

While at the range on April 16, 2005 I experienced a mis-fire with one of your cartridges. A single repeated attempt to fire the cartridge produced the same results. The cartridge is .30-06; the packaging says:

"High Velocity"
"20 Centerfire Cartridges"
"Remington"
As well as the warning message in the upper
right.

The outside of the end-flaps have the following printing:
"Remington"
"30-06 Springfield"
"165 GRAIN CORE LOKT POINTED SOFT PT. R3006B"

On the inside of the left flap are the following letters and numbers:
"1-B"
"C438U"

On the inside of the right flap are the following numbers and letters;

" K 26c B7725"

The date stamp indicates that these cartridges were manufactured in June of 1988.

While these cartridges appear to be 15 years old, I don't recall any "shelf-life" warnings for Remington ammo. I just thought you might want to know. If you'd like to see a picture of the cartridge with the twice-indented primer, I'll be happy to provide that digital image.

Paul Skvorc

Now their response.

Question Reference #050421-000027
---------------------------------------------------------------
Product Level 1: Ammunition
Product Level 2: Centerfire
Date Created: 04/21/2005 01:49 PM
Last Updated: 04/22/2005 11:17 AM
Status: Waiting


Response (Dell) - 04/22/2005 11:17 AM
Dear Paul,

Thank you for taking the time to write into us. The shelf life of properly stored ammunition is approximately 10 years.

If ammunition is exposed to fire or if ammunition is older than shelf life, it should be taken to a law enforcement agency for proper disposal.

Customer (Paul ******) - 04/21/2005 01:49 PM

Question Reference #050421-000027
---------------------------------------------------------------
Product Level 1: Ammunition
Product Level 2: Centerfire
Date Created: 04/21/2005 01:49 PM
Last Updated: 04/22/2005 11:17 AM
Status: Waiting


Isn't that interesting. I wonder how Remington would feel if the "general public" realized that they manufacture their ammo with an expected shelf-life of 10 years? After which, the purchaser should be sure to take all their ammo to the local law enforcement agency for "proper" disposal.

Yeah, I'll be doing that right away.

I have milsurp ammo that's over 60 years old with which I have yet to experience a mis-fire. Of course it's nazi ammo, and we can only expect their war-production ammo to be better than today's modern manufacturing.

This is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool, weasle response. Actually quite disappointing from a firm with teh reputation Remington has. I'm gonna hafta start reading Hunterbug's Remington-bashing with a less jaundiced eye.

Paul

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