Q. Why should I test new-production ammo? It should work, shouldn't it?
It should work fine and it usually will, but any company can (and has) put out bad batches of ammo. Plus, some rifles are marginal and you may find that some ammo isn't reliable in your rifle. Always test your ammo before committing it to storage or duty use.
Fact: Testing and reporting results is a great way to contribute to the community. Good range reports help us all spot good and bad ammo.