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Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by Frank » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:58 pm

when I first purchased my pistol I carried HydraShok for the first couple of months before switching to Hornaday Critical duty. I tossed the rounds because they warped around the bullet, the nickel cases looked crushed. I switched to HST's a month ago and I've noticed the same problem. Is it just federal that can't get it right? The critical duty never got damaged like that even with excessive loading and unloading and I've pretty much left the HSTs alone
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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by Stercutus » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:27 pm

I have had them (Fedral HST's) loaded for up to 18 months with no issues.
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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by throwback » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:24 pm

Yeah, I carried Hydrashock that wasn't rotated out for months at a time in the last job, and never had any issues like what you are describing. My home carry piece/magazines are always HST, and don't go past a month without being fired, but I have never encountered it there, either. G19 for me. What is the sidearm you are loading? Is the issue case warping, or are you getting bullet setback from repeatedly chambering and unchambering the rounds?
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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by Frank » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:41 pm

It's out of an m&p. I'll try to post pictures later on tonight
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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by Stercutus » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:29 pm

Mine too.

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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by Frank » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:50 am

This is a photo of one of the Hydras that are damaged. The HST's look exactly the same

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I just assumed that they got damaged because they were light-for-load (155gr if I remember correctly, might of been even lower) but the HSTs (180gr) look the same after a month. Bullet setback I can live with but I try not to unchamber my round needlessly. It does get pretty hot here (AZ) but if my pistol isn't on my person, it's in a pelican case back home.
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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by throwback » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:55 am

Huh. I have seen stuff similar that before, usually in .45, but I don't think I have ever seen it as noticeable as it is there. I don't think I would even hazard a guess as to what is causing the case to collapse like that. You can always try calling the Federal Customer Service and see if they can help you out.
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Re: Federal Nickel plated cases problems

Post by turbo6 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:51 am

I've had HydraShoks in one of my handguns for nearly 2 years and none of the rounds are deformed in any way.

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