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I found this while I was checking some .45acp hardball from Sellier & Bellot. I've been using this ammunition for a lot of years. This particular round was obviously ripped open during S&B's loading process. It was empty except for a chunk of brass that fell out.

I contacted S&B twice and they have failed to reply. Don't take chances- check your ammo before use. This round would have ended up as a squib if I had fired it. If I fired a second round, the gun would have been ruined and an injury could have occurred.

I'm disappointed that S&B hasn't replied.

 

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Whoa. Good catch there. That def would not have been a good situation. I always check my ammo before shooting.
 

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I shot some S&B .380 in my wife's Bersa Thunder CC pistol, every other round failed to fire or move the slide back. I just had 1 box of 50, never again will I buy S&B ammo in any caliber. I don't think it was an issue with the gun, 3 different brands, Independence, CCI and 1 more I forget, fired just fine.
 

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good thing you caught that! i've been using s&b for almost 20 years and never had an issue, but a crapper sneeks through everyone's line now and then. i had a box of blazer brass with a loose bullet sitting there with no shell.


the only ammo i've consistently had numerous issues with is remington UMC. i won't use this stuff anymore.
 

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always look it over before you load it up ... especially true when dealing with SD ammo.
 

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Wow, thats surprising. I have never heard or seen issues with any S&B ammo before. But I guess theres a first time for everything. When I first saw that pic, I thought that maybe the bottom edge of the feed ramp had shaved the case. Good thing you caught it though, otherwise you coulda been picking star dust outta your a$$.
 

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Glad you caught it. If someone has never experienced a squib round and had that it could have been real bad
 

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Excellent catch!

I usually look at the cartridges as I load them, but I don't really inspect each one... I think it's time to start inspecting them...

Thanks for the picture, too!
 

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I shot some S&B .380 in my wife's Bersa Thunder CC pistol, every other round failed to fire or move the slide back. I just had 1 box of 50, never again will I buy S&B ammo in any caliber. I don't think it was an issue with the gun, 3 different brands, Independence, CCI and 1 more I forget, fired just fine.
I've shot close to 500 rounds of S&B in my .380 caliber TCP. I've never had an ftf with them. I guess every gun is different. My TCP hates Speer Lawman fmj. It jambs on every other round. That makes for a bad range session. As to the OP...I though everybody checked their ammo before firing it. Maybe that's just not 100% true after all. I do it because my life depends on it. I need it to go BANG and not KA-BOOM!!!
 
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