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    Red River ammo?

    Any body ever hear of or use this stuff or try it? I had a cb that a guy in Oklahoma traded me for 2 boxes of this ammo. I do know, because it says right on the box, that it is remanufactured. I looked on line and can't find any info on it and their web site is down. Unsure about shooting remanned .40 s&w. I looked at the brass and it is stamped win, rem, fed, Speer, hornady, ppu, Tula, CCI, and one round is marked *I* , have no idea what that is. Measuring lenghth and diameter it seems ok.

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    Id measure them and weigh them, compare it to factory loaded and go from there.

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    The length seems ok but i don't have a mic.The weight of the factory fed 180gr champion fmjfn is .60 and all of the red river 180gr fmjfn is also .60 so that's a good sign. I did find it mentioned on a couple of forums and some say nothing but problems while others claim 1000'sof rounds with no problems. So,basically it's the same as anything you research on the net. I guess i will take to the range and find out when i get some time. Will post results if any one is interested, but it will be a while before i get there.

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    Ive read that the primers may be hard and that it's dirty powder.

    How sensitive is your scale, just a few grains of powder can be the difference between a fun day at the range and a long day at the hospital.

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    I would shoot it if I had a .40. I would definitely shoot it if it is someone else's gun I would be shooting it out of.
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    flb, it's a digital kitchen scale.seems to work good, measures to.05 of an ounce.

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    From what I've read online and in other forums, it seems to be pretty decent stuff, a few FTF and some FTE, a few failures to fire but nothing outrageously bad or damaging from the posts I read through. I guess it all comes down to the price you pay for it.

    Personally, there's only been one brand that's "re-manufactured" that I'd trust outright and that's American Eagle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroblades View Post
    From what I've read online and in other forums, it seems to be pretty decent stuff, a few FTF and some FTE, a few failures to fire but nothing outrageously bad or damaging from the posts I read through. I guess it all comes down to the price you pay for it.

    Personally, there's only been one brand that's "re-manufactured" that I'd trust outright and that's American Eagle.
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    I see no link in his post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroblades View Post
    Personally, there's only been one brand that's "re-manufactured" that I'd trust outright and that's American Eagle.
    I've bought and shot a fair bit of American Eagle, and that's the first I've heard of it being remanufactured. The boxes don't give any indication as such, nor does Federal's website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flb_78 View Post
    I see no link in his post.
    On my screen American Eagle is in blue when I click on it it takes me to that page.


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    Ive never seen Federal American Eagle ammo that was reloaded either.

    The "link" is probably the advertising software in the forum. I probably don't see it because Im run ad blocking software.
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    Only one way to know the quality of reloads. Do it yourself.
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    I gotta be 100% honest with folks:

    Anecdotally, I've never had a factory/commercial reload failure.

    I've had multiple factory original failures (though never with premium self-defense ammo). I've had dud primers, and even a round which was finished except for the lack of an extraction groove.

    YMMV.
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    Walkingwolf, I agree but I don't reload though I would like to.
    Marshaul, I have had a few failures with factory ammo as well but usually the low price stuff ,I.e. wwb.
    I have just never heard of red river and don't know anyone who has used their ammo and was curious about it and any problems or lack of.

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