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Old 12-03-2012, 8:41 PM
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I purchased remington rifle 223 yesterday from Walmart and i noticed the tips seemed "melted"(couldn't think of a better word). I was wondering if this was normal or a defect. Thanks in advanced.
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Old 12-03-2012, 9:10 PM
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Normal for lead softpoints. Its exposed lead and it will do that, allows the bullet to expand when it hits flesh.
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smashed from ruff handling should be sharper than that. Not suposed to be flat
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smashed from ruff handling should be sharper than that. Not suposed to be flat
Uh, disagree, have you ever bought soft point lead ammo? I have a whole case of hunting 30-06 manufactured just like that.
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Uh, disagree, have you ever bought soft point lead ammo? I have a whole case of hunting 30-06 manufactured just like that.
same, but mine is about 50 years old. all the new stuff looks better.
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It's called a Soft Point, for a reason.....
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I agree with bruce381 -- the soft tip is not supposed to be mashed larger than the jacket opening -- No real harm, but does indicate some mishandling --
Perhaps the box was dropped with the tips down --
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