Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
PSA
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 2/28/2010 2:53:26 PM EDT
It's important that the gun goes "bang" every time; shooting a box of fresh CCI Mini-Mag HP High-Velocity 22LR 36 grain ammo (lot K29Q18), Joe had 2 out of three rounds fail to leave the pipe. I touched off 8 with no failures. I'll write CCI to see how they want to proceed.



CCI case on left, Remington on right. The CCI is uniformly clean; Remington, uniformly dirty.



This is the base of the recovered bullet. The powder on the base is clay-like in consistency.



I don't have a scale to see if some of them are primer-only.
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 3:57:59 PM EDT
Hope your rifle is ok!

I have not shot a round of CCI in like 8 years. All I have been using is Fed 550's
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 7:07:15 PM EDT
it's a pistol, and it's fine. I'm just annoyed I spent a premium on better ammo and it failed worse than the bulk crap I usually buy.
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 6:05:43 AM EDT
CCI has good customer service. They will want to get as much of the box back as possible. You will be compensated...Call them.

If there is an issue with squib rounds I appreciate you taking the time to contact them and following through Please report back...I've got many 100 round packs (Thanks for the lot #)...
Link Posted: 3/1/2010 5:07:57 PM EDT
I contacted them using the contact form on the website, with a pointer to this thread. Hopefully I'll hear from them soon.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 5:35:33 AM EDT
Keep us posted.  I like CCI (love their standard velocity in a suppressed 10/22) but haven't had a serious issue with them and would like to see how they respond.
Link Posted: 3/2/2010 11:21:46 PM EDT
they gave me shipping info for the RMA - big issue is I don't have a car, and can only ship from the hub, not a UPS store.



Plan is to prepare the shipment, then get home early from work someday and ride the bus out there.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 1:35:39 AM EDT
Last time I had an issue with some mismarked ammo CCI took care of me.

It was CCI Minimags in a box labeled standard velocity. Once I provided pictures of the lot number they sent me replacement ammo without wanting the old stuff back. I had bought 10 boxes and got 15 boxes  as a replacement as well as getting to keep the mislabeled ammo.

I think in your case, because it is a safety issue, they want the ammo back for your safety as well as inspection.

Dolomite
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 6:27:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RyJones:
they gave me shipping info for the RMA - big issue is I don't have a car, and can only ship from the hub, not a UPS store.

Plan is to prepare the shipment, then get home early from work someday and ride the bus out there.


If you were in the 'couve I'd be happy to come pick it up and mail it for you?
I'm across the river near I205...Just a thought.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 12:12:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RyJones:
It's important that the gun goes "bang" every time; shooting a box of fresh CCI Mini-Mag HP High-Velocity 22LR 36 grain ammo (lot K29Q18), Joe had 2 out of three rounds fail to leave the pipe. I touched off 8 with no failures. I'll write CCI to see how they want to proceed.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryjones/4395922789/sizes/o/" target="_blank">http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2686/4395922789_55ca18dec1.jpg</a>

CCI case on left, Remington on right. The CCI is uniformly clean; Remington, uniformly dirty.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryjones/4396689852/sizes/o/" target="_blank">http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4396689852_dabcdace5b.jpg</a>

This is the base of the recovered bullet. The powder on the base is clay-like in consistency.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryjones/4395922605/sizes/o/" target="_blank">http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4395922605_680a87527d.jpg</a>

I don't have a scale to see if some of them are primer-only.


I just bought 1K of this from Outdoor Marksman.  Not sure if its the same lot but I hope it isn't a bad batch as well.
Link Posted: 3/3/2010 8:14:30 PM EDT



Originally Posted By 808state:





I just bought 1K of this from Outdoor Marksman.  Not sure if its the same lot but I hope it isn't a bad batch as well.


to be fair, it might be a bad box, or two bad rounds.

 



I found out the UPS hub is open until 8pm; I'll certainly be able to make it out there this week after work.
Link Posted: 3/5/2010 6:59:24 PM EDT
Had a misfire situation with standard velocity Remington, NON-bulk (50 rd boxes) some years back.  I was trying to be a bullseye shooter with a Smith 41, and was averaging 2 misfires in 50 rounds.  Of course, I'd bought a brick of the stuff b/c it grouped well.  Remington generously offered to replace the misfired rounds on a one for one basis.  What assholes.  Hope CCI treats you better.
Moon
Link Posted: 3/10/2010 9:13:47 AM EDT
ATK said:




Pressures (psi) measured on this lot of ammunition were on the low side.  Our Engineer has since placed a ‘minimum’ average pressure requirement on this product to eliminate this type of problem from recurring.


they're shipping replacement ammo back.




I'm OK with the outcome.
Link Posted: 3/10/2010 3:13:01 PM EDT
I had a couple of bad boxes of minimags recently.  They sounded underpowered and the action cycled slower than normal.  Didn't bother calling about it but it's strange because it's usually top shelf ammo.
Link Posted: 3/10/2010 3:22:30 PM EDT
you certainly pay a premium for the ammo; such uneven performance is a disappointment, to say the least.
Link Posted: 3/11/2010 5:08:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RyJones:
you certainly pay a premium for the ammo; such uneven performance is a disappointment, to say the least.


Ditto. Premium priced and usually premium performance. Clean, consistent, and somewhat accurate. This potential reliability issue is disturbing.

Top Top