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Looking at boolits at the store

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by rgregoryb, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

    Oct 20, 2004
    Republic of Alabama
    Why does everybody want to open a box of ammo and gaze at a cartridge , even FMJ? Do you envision it cutting a deadly path through a bad guy or deer? Does it reveal the ballistics to you in a telepathic or surreal manner? Or is it because it is tradition?
  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I can't explain it, but I do it also. Curiosity I guess, but also because most stores wont refund or exchange ammo once it leaves the store. I have gotten screwed a couple of times buying boxes with rounds missing.

  3. bug


    Feb 6, 2007
    This always make sure its a full box...

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  4. Want to see if any got mangled in the loading process, box is full. and if its the first time ive seen or thought about buying a box I want to see what type it is. Meaning one time i grabed several boxes in various weights as a test to see wat the SR9c would "digest" weight size(got 115,124,147 grain) id not used the 147 before so I opened it up(American Eagle i think was brand) thinking id see a round nose I saw this instead

    not quite a round nose is it...figured after that id check to see what im getting if im getting something different or new that ive not gotten/bought before. Shot well in the test as did everything.

    I dont open up a box of WWB or Balzer to look at the rounds just to be sure its full and none are mangled.. I know what they are...but like last time I went in I opened a box of Hornady Critical Duty just to see what it looked like..swithced over to it as my CC round also. I just wanted to check out the little plastic/rubber widget that goes in the hollwo point to see how stable/secure it was.
  5. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

    Oct 20, 2004
    Republic of Alabama
    most the people in our store only look at one....
  6. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    Hate to say it but what's with people calling "bullets" "boolits"??

    Is this supposed to be cute or what? Call them slugs, bullets, projectiles etc. Don
  7. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

    Oct 20, 2004
    Republic of Alabama
    buy a sense of humor, for when you put boolits in a clip
  8. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    I do it cause they shiny and pretty to look at.
  9. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

    Jul 10, 2001
    I always say you shouldn't call it a boolit unless you cast it yourself over a buffalo chip campfire.
  10. jdeere_man

    jdeere_man CLM

    Feb 25, 2007
    NW Missouri
    I've never opened a box and checked it out. Then again I also rarely buy from a retail store.
  11. 10mm Sonny

    10mm Sonny

    Jun 30, 2006
    I have a H&K, so I put the boolits in my clips backwards.
  12. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011
    With QC being what it is today it's best to check them, but only once you've brought them to the counter in order to buy. Most places I know don't allow the Gomers to grope the ammo as inevitably they tear the boxes and nobody buys a taped up box.
  13. Lowjiber


    Jan 26, 2012
    Las Vegas
    I'll tell you why I open the box at Wally World...

    Back before the meteor landed and made ammo extinct, I bought a box of 100 WWB .40 S&W on the way to the range. When I opened the box (at the range in the middle of the frickin desert) it contained two black trays, each full of .45ACP. No kiddin.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
  14. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

    Oct 20, 2004
    Republic of Alabama
    H&K will actually turn them around as being fed into the chamber..................:supergrin:
  15. DonD


    Dec 21, 2001
    Central TX
    I have a sense of humor, that one just doesn't do it for me. I prefer accurate terminology.

    No big deal, keep up the casting and reloading! :wavey:

    And I too am guilty of occasionally looking at factory ammo in calibers I don't have. Don
  16. Redheadhunter21


    May 6, 2012
    I do it on every box I buy, looking to make sure it's a full box of the right ammo, and look for anything like missing primers or marked up rounds

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