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    Beware of Frontier/Hornady 75 gr Match ammo

    I will start by saying this... ive been a HUGE Hornady supporter since day 1. I use their duty ammo on duty, their bullets for reloading, and their factory ammo for most calibers I run. I had decent luck with the Frontier ammo in the past, so I ordered 500 rounds of the 75 Gr OTM Match 223 for my Knights LPR. I had 5 other kinds of ammo out with me that day as well, so I only brought a box of each to see what the rifle liked best... When I opened the Hornady box, I was a bit annoyed to find two FMJ rounds stuck in the box with 18 OTM rounds. I contacted Hornady, they basically said ammo is fine, go shoot it. Obviously I figured it was safe to shoot, however I was more concerned with spending $14 a box and receiving $6 a box ammo mixed in. After emailing my concerns, they agreed to send me a box of comparable ammo, which was fine.


    Fast forward to today, retesting with some new ammo I received recently, so I grabbed 2 more boxes of Frontier from my 500 round case. Sure enough, both boxes had FMJ mixed in. One box had 3 rounds, The other had 2 rounds. Now im a bit angry that quality control is complete crap. All from the same lot number, same brass, same looking crimp, etc. So after shooting today, I got home and opened up all the boxes. Of the 25 boxes, only THREE had all OTM rounds. The rest had between 1-6 FMJ rounds mixed in. If my 500 rounds had that many in there, im sure the whole lot (and who knows if others) are affected as well. I emailed Hornady today, so we will see if they want it all back and replace it, or just replace the total number of FMJ rounds.


    I figured id at least notify people looking to save a few bucks on match ammo... you get what you pay for. Thankfully the 73 and 75 gr match ammo actually labeled Hornady were all the correct rounds.








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    you sure those just aren't the tips mashed in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffman View Post
    you sure those just aren't the tips mashed in?
    Yes, in the photo showing the tops, you can clearly see the profile is completely different on the 75 gr vs unknown FMJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffman View Post
    tips mashed in?
    Damn! UPS drivers! lol!!!!

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    send them the pics and the lot numbers cpmemnt on them in gun forums they will comply

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    Quote Originally Posted by workingman1976 View Post
    send them the pics and the lot numbers cpmemnt on them in gun forums they will comply
    Im sure they will, but I know for a fact that I, as well as many others, likely dont want to go buy a case of this, only to have to send it in to get the correct ammo you paid for, then hope the stuff you did keep is of the same bullet.

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