Double Tap - Wrong Bullet Again

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by PghJim, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. PghJim

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    I bought two boxes of Double Tap 40 S&W 155gr GD that are susposed to go 1275 fps, which if true would be 75 fps over factory. I shot a factory round through 4 layers of denim and water jugs. It performed OK, but I was not impressed. I then shot one of the DT rounds and it expanded less than the factory. I also noticed the unexpanded shank looked longer on the DT bullets. I went down to my scale and the factory slug weighs 154.8 gr and the DT slug weighs 165.2 gr. They loaded 165 gr GD's and labeled them 155gr. I do not yet know if both boxes are that way, or even if the right powder charge was used for a 165gr Bullet. I am going to complain, but I will have to shoot a round out of the other box to see what it is. This is rediculous.
     
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    Doubletap is just expensive plinking ammo. I still don't know why people buy it.
     

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    Well I pulled a bullet on the other box and it is 165 gr also. I cannot believe this.
     
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    Mike McNett is a member here. He usually responds to threads dealing with Double Tap issues, but lately not so much. :dunno:
     
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    I got the same thing years ago, same bullets you experienced loaded in 10mm cases. I did'nt know until years later, I took a break from 10mm for a while and shot up what I had. I got a chrono and started reloading in that time. And with reloading came a scale, not my old digital postage scale but an accurate one. :whistling:
     
  6. PghJim

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    I wrote Mike an email asking for the correct ammo. If he does not respond, I will use it for practice shooting. This is the third issue I have had with DT in 4 months. I may still buy 10mm and 9X25 because of the inability to get it elsewhere, but probably nothing else.
     
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    Unfortunately...there seems to be more and more of these reports coming about lately. I said it before and I will say it again. Just for the negative experiences and lack of customer service/follow up from DT, they will not ever be getting one penny of my money.

    I understand mistakes happen. However, the least a company could do when one happens is make it right with the customer within a reasonable amount of time.
     
  8. PghJim

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    Mike returned my email and offered to refund my money if I call and give them my credit card information. I can live with that. He said he was very surprised and that maybe two lots got mixed. I will call tomorrow and see.