Notice anything interesting about the box of ammo on the top?
The ammo is showing up in Wal-Mart at prices equal to what I can reload it for (buying all new brass and my time is worth nothing).
I’ve sent a query to Federal. If they get back to me I’ll post the response.
Update: I received the following response from Federal this morning:
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:10 AM
To: Joe Huffman
Subject: RE: Federal Premium – Ask the Expert Form
The bullets are “low cost” and thin-plated, the rifling can and will cut
the jacket material from the lead core of the bullet, those pieces of
jacket can escape from the ports in the barrel. When launched from the
barrel it is unknown where the jacket material will go and at the
shooter is one possible place.
The Warning is the same (close) to that on the centerfire pistol caliber
shot shells as the pellets will act much like the copper fragments.
From: Joe Huffman
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:45 PM
Subject: Federal Premium – Ask the Expert Form
P.O. Box 3745
Moscow ID 83843
Can you explain why there is the notice on some boxes of ammunition:
“DO NOT USE IN FIREARMS WITH PORTED BARRELS OR PORTED RECOIL
Not for Law Enforcement Use”
An example is here: