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Posted: 9/22/2004 4:33:03 AM EST
Just wondering if this stuff is worthwile..... Any info would be appreciated...

tnr,

mbd
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:13:39 AM EST
There is a test on this board of a slightly different product of theirs, while some details might be somewhat different, the general lack of decent quality would be an indicator for the brand.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=201684
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:17:43 AM EST
NO!!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:19:33 AM EST
i have not had problems, even with my mini-14. its decent plinking ammo.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:19:59 AM EST
DONT DO IT! I dam near ruined my M4 shooting this stuff at aCarbine Class a couple months ago. Numerous Failures to feed, extract ect. When it did fire It really gumed up my weapon and eventually led to my bolt carrier mis aligning with my gas tube and destroying the tube and the carrier key.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:26:14 PM EST
I received my order of 250 rounds from Sportsmans Guide and I'll say this...
I havent shot one round yet, but with running every case through my Frankford Arsenal
.223 cartridge Gage, 53 of them will not cycle in my AR15. Thats a 21% bad case ratio.
Unfortunately, I read the reviews AFTER I ordered this crap. Save yourself the aggravation
and find another brand. $40 isn't bad for 250 rounds, but when you consider 193 will be usable,
plus the time it takes to check each round (including the stuck ones you just pressed in the case
gage) you can find better ammo for less than $4.14 a box. just my $.02

ar15_finatik
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 8:16:24 AM EST
I too bought 250 rds from Sportsmanguide. Then I read some of the posts on this site. I couldn't believe it could be that bad, so I went to the farm to try a few rounds. After about ten rounds, I couldn't shoot more than one or two without a feeding or eject ing problem. Worst ammunition I've ever used.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:28:33 PM EST
I have shot a few hundred rounds of it and have had ZERO problems.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:39:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
I have shot a few hundred rounds of it and have had ZERO problems.



Oh, well thats reassuring.

EVERYONE... IT IS NOW SAFE TO SHOOT THIS AMMO!!!!! 1776 SHOT A FEW HUNDRED ROUNDS... WITH ZERO PROBLEMS.


Seriously..... friends dont let friends shoot Olympic ammo. Do some reading, this stuff is BAD NEWS.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:21:56 AM EST
I've talked to a guy at a gun show who's AR would eat anything as well. Could just be a looser rifle (a la AK-47) or a decent lot of the stuff.

The problem with Olympic is it looks attractive because of price, the "NATO" cross, 62 grain bulllet, etc.

But the bastards don't put lot numbers on the 50 rd boxes, so you have no idea which batches are bad, and no one can report on those here.

DON"T DO IT. There are plenty of good, safe, equally thrify alternatives to this ammo!

I use Winchester white box for plinking and Black Hills Blue box for more serious target shooting.

-Michael
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:22:53 AM EST
Thanks! You guys just saved me from making a what sounds like a big mistake in buying this stuff.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 11:38:31 AM EST
I was just going to post this same question, good thing I read ahead first.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 12:37:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By bullet3:
I was just going to post this same question, good thing I read ahead first.



Way to use the search before posting! You are like the first person I think who has ever done that!
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