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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Goodtimes View Post
    If the lot number starts with "SMQ18C" I wouldn't touch that stuff with a 100ft pole. If it starts with anything else I'd probably try and just sell it to some idiot at the gun show for cheap and cut my losses. From what's been documented on TOS the affected lot numbers have all been "SMQ18C" lot numbers.
    Good to know. Appreciate the information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Goodtimes View Post
    If the lot number starts with "SMQ18C" I wouldn't touch that stuff with a 100ft pole.
    I guess that I just made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret View Post
    I guess that I just made it.
    Damn! That's no joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taekwondopreacher View Post
    Frontier not being the best thing since sliced bread is one of the most disappointing parts of the ammo industry in recent years.
    I agree. Being a Hornady guy for hunting ammo and LC for shooting ammo I thought the team up between them would have been fantastic.
    Psalm 34:19

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    Me too. I thought it was a bargain, at roughly the same price as foreign steel case / steel bullet stuff. I guess not.

    I don't get it. When I load a 55 grain Hornady bullet into a Frontier case, it's just fine. The factory can't do that?

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    The stuff on sale at PSA Summerville, SC in 1000rnd cases is SMQ18C as of 11-06.
    RLTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bret View Post
    I guess that I just made it.
    Me too. Very close to what you posted.

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    Hornady's marketing and CS has been smoke and mirrors for decades, so having them play stupid about their crappy ammo isn't surprising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
    I've now fired about 400 rounds of it, through the 6920 and the old Bushmaster A2 20".

    Accuracy is a bit off from other M193 types.

    The only bobble in 20 years of the old Bushie was one of these rounds. Bolt failed to strip a round. I thought it was a bad mag (NHMTG GI 20 known to be good) but it has worked fine since with my homebrew and Federal 55s.

    I've reloaded the brass without issue.


    I'm avoiding it.
    Correction: this problem turned out to be a bad magazine after all. But I'm still not using this ammo.

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