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Went to the range this afternoon to run a couple of hundred rounds through my XD Service Model 9mm. After I finished, I was reloading the magazines with the PMC Starfire rounds that I use for CCW self-defense and I realized one of them had the bullet set back all the way into the casing. It probably would have jammed on the feed ramp but if it had gone in the chamber and fired, I'd hate to think what effect that would have had on my XD, let alone me! I've used PMC ammo for many years and never had a problem but I'm pretty pissed about this! Would it do any good to scream at them?
 

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Were these rounds already in the magazine before. If a round is chambered, ejected, and chambered again, it will tend to shorten. If it jams in the feed ramp it will set back the bullet. Probably not PMC's problem.

Throw it away and always check your ammo.
 

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mullanman said:
Were these rounds already in the magazine before. If a round is chambered, ejected, and chambered again, it will tend to shorten. If it jams in the feed ramp it will set back the bullet. Probably not PMC's problem.

Throw it away and always check your ammo.
Good sound advice.
 

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I had that problem with down loading and reloading hydra-shocks. Please don't flame me on the all knowing and praised rounds of perfection. I don't like them because they gave me the just explained problem. I do believe any round will do this if chambered enough. (the hydras just seem to do it easier)
 

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nogoa said:
I had that problem with down loading and reloading hydra-shocks. Please don't flame me on the all knowing and praised rounds of perfection. I don't like them because they gave me the just explained problem. I do believe any round will do this if chambered enough. (the hydras just seem to do it easier)
Wow, I've been rechambering the same Hydrashock round, yes the very same round, in my HK about every other day for the last 6 mos. and no ill effects yet. First I've heard the prob.
 

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Wow, I've been rechambering the same Hydrashock round, yes the very same round, in my HK about every other day for the last 6 mos. and no ill effects yet. First I've heard the prob.
my HK's haven't done it either...but my XD has. only once, after that, i payed more attention to it.

good save on a close call. tell PMC aaalll about it. :)
 

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I make it practice to mic the Hydrashoks that I keep rechambering and compare them to some that have never left the box. 6 months here and no set back. Not to say it can't happen, but only that it hasn't.
 

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I know bullet set back isn't a good thing and never is, but in the case of straight sided rounds like 9mm, .40, .45 .380.....I would think presure would be increased, but not to the point of your pistol blowing up.

Now .357 Sig, .223, .308, 30/30, 30.06 and so one.....now! bullet set back or even worse bullet all the way inside of a bottlenecked case, that is surely a recipe for a KaBooom :x

PMC corporation is nearby in Boulder City Nevada, but I can't seem to find it for sale at any retail outlets. Very odd.
 

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I know bullet set back isn't a good thing and never is, but in the case of straight sided rounds like 9mm, .40, .45 .380.....I would think presure would be increased, but not to the point of your pistol blowing up.
Hobocircus, I think you are correct. After I thought about it, I realized that it may not have been as big a problem as I originally assumed with a straight sided round as it would have been if I had been firing my AR-15.
 

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mullanman said:
Throw it away and always check your ammo.
What is the proper way to safely dispose of ammo? If you had a bullet puller you could pull it and dump the powder, but what if people don't have one, or they can't pull the bullet because its too set back? I don't think you would want to just throw a live round into the trash.
 

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For just one round, I would throw it in a lake, bury it under a rock or just wrap it up in newspaper and toss it in the trash. If it's a rifle case you should be able to just push the bullet all the way in and let the powder trickle out into a cup of water. Throw the rest in the trash.
 

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you can just toss the ammo in the trash, or you can cut it open and dump the powder in the lawn (it's great fertilizer). I've even tossed them in my wood stove to dispose of them. Before you all get bent out of shape over that go out and read the SAAMI brocure on ammunition and fires. Once again the movies lied, no projectile will exit the stove.
 

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Do you still have the round? If so, could you post a pic of it...I've yet to run across one and would like to see an example...

Thanks,
TIM
 
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