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4 years 26 weeks ago, 5:16 PM

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I have been out back shooting today
I was shooting a 38spl a 22LR and a 30-30
I have 3/8 steel plate backstops which I tape
targets to.
Everything was going fine untill I was shooting
my 30-30
I was using Remington 150gr Core-Lock SP
It bulges the steel plate at 25 yards
I fired 7 rounds at 3 in targets and all is fine
The 8th round felt like an 06 and punched
a clean hole through the plate.
Seems like the factory goofed up on some ammo
Do I trust the rest of that box ?

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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I would trust the rest

I came across some more powerful .22 rounds in a box of my Remington golden bullets plated round nose 40-gr. I was shooting 4 pieces of sheet metal lined on behind the other to see the drop at 60 yards and seen that some golden bullets went through 2 and stopped on the 3rd and some went clean through it. But its up to you safety first.

4 years 26 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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in a position to make even educated guesses about what happened.
Put the remainder of ammo away and call Remington's 800 number Monday.
Never know, they may send a T-shirt for your trouble and a double charged round.

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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I wa just wondering if any of you had had any experiance
with this
Thanks

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 7:15 AM

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in my experience .30-30 will almost always destroy standard iron and steel plates. Anything about 1500fps or so will mar and dimple the steel targets I use for training at work; even 'rifle rated' steel targets will almost always have a usage rule for a minimum of 75-100yds distance.

The .30-30 is a ballistic equivalent (nominal bullet weight/velocity) to an AK-pattern (7.62x39R) weapon; plenty of velocity to bust steel plates of some types.

Also, depending on how the metal is treated/built, the surface hardening/tempering may take some abuse then abruptly fail.

4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:23 PM

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I'm pretty much aware of what you said and was
true in this case. I was just wondering why
one round had the recoil of an 06 and punched
a clean hole through the plate. Actually I was
wondering if any of you guys had any experiance
dealing with Remington or should I just blow it off.

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 1:54 PM

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3/8 in steel

isn't good for rifles. I have 1/2" steel targets that are angled and even 55 gr 223 fmj (non AP) left small pock marks. So my steel is for handgun only now. There are some steel targets rated for rifle fire, but they're expensive.

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:27 PM

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Did you have a lot of smoke with it? if it was double charged, there should have been quite a bit of smoke from all the unused powder. Also, what did the casing look like? Did it look normal? Was it harder to extract than normal?

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:32 PM

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case looked ok, extraction was a little tight but not much, I was
so shocked by the recoil I didn't notice the smoke
The steel target is just an old piece of 3/8 cold roll I had

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:34 PM

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If so, I wouldn't worry too much. Big ammo makers have the most advanced loading equipment available. there will be bad rounds that slip through, but I imagine double loads and squib loads are extremely rare, especially compared to us ammo DIYers

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4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:39 PM

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is the box of ammo new or old?if it has been around for awhile(years)then that could explain it.if it is a new box then i would at the very least e-mail remington about it.if you dont know then dont shoot and contact remington.

4 years 26 weeks ago, 12:46 PM

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I stoped shooting the 30-30 right there and took up my 22
The ammo is one week old from Wally World $13.87 stuff
Box looks new and they don't get in much 30-30
so I guess it's fresh

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