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Confused about Federal Champion Ammo.

17146 Views 22 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  jtboss
Hello everyone.

I recently bought some Federal Champion Ammo. It's 40 S&W 180gr FMJ FN. I didn't realize until I bought it and got home that on the box it says "Do not use in firearms with ported barrels or ported recoil compensators". I have a G23C.

My confusion is that I bought the same ammo from wal-mart that does not have this warning. As far as I can tell, there is absolutely no difference between the ammo. The two boxes are exactly the same except for the warning.

Has anyone else ran into this problem before? Should I just sell the ammo with the warning label since I can't return them or should I try shooting them anyway?
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I think the Federal Champion Ammo uses plated jacket bullets... Maybe they are afraid that the plating will come off in the slots...
I got an email back from Federal today. This is their response:


The Champion loads have a thin copper wash on the bullet that may
possibly come apart in your firearm exiting through the ports
and is the
reason for such warning on the packaging. Both boxes you posses contain
this same bullet design.

Thank you
jb is so smart ;)
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