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I will start by saying this... ive been a HUGE Hornady supporter since day 1. I use their duty ammo on duty, their bullets for reloading, and their factory ammo for most calibers I run. I had decent luck with the Frontier ammo in the past, so I ordered 500 rounds of the 75 Gr OTM Match 223 for my Knights LPR. I had 5 other kinds of ammo out with me that day as well, so I only brought a box of each to see what the rifle liked best... When I opened the Hornady box, I was a bit annoyed to find two FMJ rounds stuck in the box with 18 OTM rounds. I contacted Hornady, they basically said ammo is fine, go shoot it. Obviously I figured it was safe to shoot, however I was more concerned with spending $14 a box and receiving $6 a box ammo mixed in. After emailing my concerns, they agreed to send me a box of comparable ammo, which was fine.

Fast forward to today, retesting with some new ammo I received recently, so I grabbed 2 more boxes of Frontier from my 500 round case. Sure enough, both boxes had FMJ mixed in. One box had 3 rounds, The other had 2 rounds. Now im a bit angry that quality control is complete crap. All from the same lot number, same brass, same looking crimp, etc. So after shooting today, I got home and opened up all the boxes. Of the 25 boxes, only THREE had all OTM rounds. The rest had between 1-6 FMJ rounds mixed in. If my 500 rounds had that many in there, im sure the whole lot (and who knows if others) are affected as well. I emailed Hornady today, so we will see if they want it all back and replace it, or just replace the total number of FMJ rounds. Total I found was 65 FMJ rounds, and one random soft point. Thats over 13% mismatched.

I figured id at least notify people looking to save a few bucks on match ammo... you get what you pay for. Thankfully the 73 and 75 gr match ammo actually labeled Hornady were all the correct rounds.








 

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We will assume you bought an unopened case? It isnt unusual to find ammo missing or replaced in boxes on open shelves. Hopefully Hornady steps up.
 

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We will assume you bought an unopened case? It isnt unusual to find ammo missing or replaced in boxes on open shelves. Hopefully Hornady steps up.
Purchased new online and shipped to me. All boxes were sealed and from the same Lot number, but they were not in a sealed case. These specific boxes are glued shut, there's no way to open them unless you destroy the box, and after that, its not closing. Not like some boxes that can be opened up easily and then just closed.
 

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I would hope a company as well known to shooters as Hornady will make it right by you. That’s alot of errors in a case,kinda makes you wonder if anything else may be out of spec as well.That case must have been made on a Monday or Friday.
 

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I would hope a company as well known to shooters as Hornady will make it right by you. That’s alot of errors in a case,kinda makes you wonder if anything else may be out of spec as well.That case must have been made on a Monday or Friday.
I have no doubts they will do something. It won't be fast, but in the past they have done right by me. Im still just amazed 3 out of 25 boxes were ok, the rest were that messed up with 3 kinds of ammo.
 

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In my experience, that Hornady Frontier ammo is junk. Several failures to fire in each box. One round wouldn’t fire after ten tries. Not only that, it’s the ugliest ammo I have ever seen come out of a factory box. Oil dents on the shoulder, and the Cases looked like they were left out in the rain for a few years. Hornady should be ashamed to put their name on such trash.
 

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OP, I would expect better. Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope Hornady makes it right.


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