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We have no problem with HXP it is great stuff.
Its supporting gougers like CTD who are the vendor we think is a bad idea.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

We have no problem with HXP it is great stuff.
Its supporting gougers like CTD who are the vendor we think is a bad idea.


This..... I have not spent a dime there since the gouging days. It's a good price but, not worth my money to those guys. YMMV
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote saffer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 15 2014 at 11:17am
I was given some of the South African surplus rounds.
The experience so far out of 20 rounds
 
1) 2 x duds. no coax with the firing pin would make the round go off.
 
2) 4 of the rounds were slow to ignite. I heard the firing pin strike, and nothing for about 1 seconds then bang!!.
Must admit that did take me by surprise.
 
Looks like the SA surplus is getting long in the tooth. Probably the primers are getting old. I pulled one of the rounds that misfired, and the cordite was still fine.
Not a complete idiot. Still missing a few parts.
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I think its the long term storage conditions that kill ammo. I have a pile of the R1M3Z-A81 stuff & its fine.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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+1 on the CTD gougers!!!   I lead a boycott on Castboolits that had several thousand responses.
 
I was pissed about $99.95 for a used AR Military magazine.
 
$79.95 for a 50 round box of .22 rfm's.  Really?
 
And the list goes on!
 
Their business practices suck and they think they can buy their way out of it by sponsoring shows on the Outdoor Channel.  I complained to the NRA people and they asked me how much I'd like to donate to replace CTD!
 
Come on ask me how I really feel,,, I haven't bought anything from them since 2006.
 
They even stopped sending me their catalog. I guess because I hadn't bought anything, although I had hoped it was because they read some of my rants on Castboolits.
 
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