commander faschisto wrote:Check the date of manufacture on the Greenies...the first year's batch (I think it was 2012) had miscellaneous case mouth crimps, ranging from slightly expanded, to straight-ahead no crimp, to approximately correct crimp (.474) in roughly equal proportions. For the 2013 runs, and later, they seem to have heard the criticism and seem to have consistently crimped things correctly, at least as far as I can tell. I'll launch a box or two from later runs and try to post the results one of these days.
I have to completely disagree with you on this. I purchased 200rds in 2015, when they were on sale at Midway. Shot through half of it before reloading, so I never really checked them. However, I know that just from shipping I had more then a few change OAL's. Since I started reloading for this cartridge, I went through what I had left (about 100rds) and found the crimps and OAL's were abissmal! I found quite a few that I could actually pull, push, and turn the bullet by hand!
Out of the 200 rds I ordered, I think I received 6 different lots. Only one lot shot better than decent, actually it was exceptional, however I only received one box from that lot and it was long gone before I started checking them. I went through all my Remington, adjusted OAL, put a heavy taper crimp, and put varying height stab crimps in. A couple had such a heavy taper crimp the factory, that they still wouldn't hold, so I pulled and scraped everything. I have yet to shoot any of them, but should prove to be an improvement over what I started with.