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Old 09-01-2002, 07:02 PM
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I bought a box of Remington Core-Lokt ammo in 30-30 win. today. I noticed one of the shells has a sizable dent right on the sholder. Wal-Mart has a no ammo return policy. What should I do? Call Remington? I know it's not that big of a deal, but at $10 a box....
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Old 09-01-2002, 07:35 PM
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one shell;toss it and forget it. ammo is the cheapest part of hunting.

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Old 09-01-2002, 08:47 PM
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What is the proper way to dispose of a live cartridge?
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Old 09-02-2002, 12:11 AM
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They must have used too much case lube and dented the shoulder. i had a shell like that for mt 223 it was a smal dent but noticeable. I shot it and now it looks fine.

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Old 09-02-2002, 06:32 AM
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Shoot it.......it'll straighten right out.

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Old 09-02-2002, 09:06 AM
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Thats called a &quot;lube-dent&quot;...shoot it and it will be fine...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 09-02-2002, 01:40 PM
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I'd agree with Tree climer,

set the shell aside & contact Remington, much cheaper than an injury.

Some of the other that have responded, that talk about fireforming and oil/lube denting. Have a point, if you have a modern bolt action gun and your reloading. But if you have a factory cartridge and shooting a lever action gun (most 30-30s are). You have 2 factors working against you. 1. With factory ammo you don't know what the pressure maybe. 2. Lever action guns have a relativly weak lock up, & action.

There are a couple of good ways to dispose of a live cartridge, 1. Have someone that reloads pull the bullet out, then the powder can be dumped out. 2. Soak the cartridge in oil.

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Old 09-02-2002, 03:04 PM
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it will shoot fine!
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