Blemished projectiles

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  1. deadidarren

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    Gday all I just bought 800 Berger pills and they have what appears to be polishing compound on them that wasn't washed of properly will these damage a barrel the reason I ask is if you run your fingernail across the blemish it feels gritty...

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  2. dkhunt14

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    I believe Berger uses chemicals to clean and that is just discoloration of the copper. Matt
     
  3. ebb

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    Run them in the tumbler and they will be super clean.
     
  4. deadidarren

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    Only have walnut media.....with the red stuff on it from Lyman is that ok to use as my corncob stuff is just about black :eek:


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  5. damoncali

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    Just shoot them. Your barrel will be fine.
     
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  6. JSH

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    Sounds like you are past due for new media any way. Do your brass and dies a favor get some new media.
    There is a lot, or I should say can be a lot more pressure and friction in a die than people think. Your dies are as important as your barrel.
     
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  7. deadidarren

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    Yes I know the media is junk but I never worried about getting more cob media as I have a jug of the walnut that and I made a pin tumbler that does 400+ 7mm mag cases at a time ;)
     
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    Where does Berger sell their factory seconds?
     
  9. Bill K

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    That will work, if you want to take off the blemish. But why bother, just shoot them, they will be fine as is.
     
  10. deadidarren

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    The reason I posted is when you run your fingernail over it it is rough and gritty ..........
    And as for 2nds Australia has always been the dumping ground for the US gun market .
     
  11. ebb

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    I don't think it matters what media you use just check and see if they are clean after an hour don't let them run forever. If you think they are gritty clean them. Maybe it was a long boat ride on a leaky boat. I don't think Berger sells junk to anybody.
     
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  12. K22

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    I've encounter blemished bullets from Nosler .224 caliber, 50 grain (not purchased as factory seconds). They had a blacken appearance. They shot fine and I could detect no lack of performance.
     
  13. brians356

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    You ordered fire-lapping bullets by mistake? ;)

    If you contact Berger and send them a photo, they may want to send you free replacements. Those may be harmless but certainly don't meet their QC standard.
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  14. dickn52

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    Do as they suggest. IF you can feel it, then so can your barrel. Polish them rascals.
     
  15. deadidarren

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    It would nice but I'm in Australia I don't think they would worry about me in such a small market .
     
  16. deadidarren

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    I just sent an email so now the wait begins

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  17. ebb

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    Enough with the "poor pitty me" . Raise hell with them and insist on what you paid for. We have to do it here too.
     
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  18. 243Lapua

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    Just shoot them. Wipe them down. Sometimes they get stained with solvent. I would use them as sighters
     
  19. barefooter56

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    Darren,
    This is caused by the soap we are required to use to meet EPA regulations to remove the lube. In rare cases the bullets don't get completely dry after being rinsed and a stain is formed. Soak the bullets in a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water for about 15 minutes , rinse, wipe and dry and they should be gone. This is a cosmetic issue only. Our apologies for this. Also we do not sell factory seconds of any of our bullets. Bullets shipped overseas are the same as we ship in the USA.
     
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    ......some bitch about good wine, cold beer and hot women. It today’s bullet market, even getting good bullets is a chore.
    Ben
     

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