This is a discussion on HPR Match Ammo within the Ammunition forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Very disappointed in this ammo . I bought 120 rds. before Xmas and today when I was going to use it , I discovered that ...
Very disappointed in this ammo . I bought 120 rds. before Xmas and today when I was going to use it , I discovered that the LC cases that were used to load it are all corroded . I had stored it in an ammo can so I know I am not the reason it is corroded . The bullet themselves look OK . When I get to the range I will find out how it shoots . As it stands now ; I will not buy any more . Just a heads up for everyone .
I'm not very good with a camera ( my wife's). The rounds shown are representative of all 120 rounds I purchased . I tried to cleanup the 2 rounds on the left with steel wool . I also reload and my rounds look almost new when I'm done , far better than these . All the brass is LC but the head-stamps are mixed . When I load match ammo ; I make sure all head-stamps are the same . I will not be buying any more .
Capona , The ammo I have is not as bad as the pix of Hirtenberger you listed . Maybe I'm too fussy . I have never purchased ammo that was as crummy as the HPR I received and that includes surplus in 5.56 and 7.62 .
Don't really remember who I bought it from as I have bought various amounts and brands since last summer . Next time I am going to keep a record of when and where I bought . According to the HPR website , they use both new and surplus brass . Most dates on the brass are LC 06 with a few LC 03(15 rds) , LC 05(4 rds) , and LC 13(10 rds).