Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
First off, IMO, it's a bit crass (on your part) to label Federal as crap across the board because that is a false assumption based entirely on your ONE experience.
Secondly, they could have been an 8AM monday morning first run and the operator was nursing a Sunday football hangover, in other words, the human factor has to be weighed in.
I'm not condoning Federal's comments but as an employer, Federal will stand behind their employees, just as your employer will stand behind you, thats how it works.
I'm not sure they are Barnes (as Riley assumes). The only way to ascertain that is a pull and section but they appear to me to be Sierra's in the modified Match King flavor....and Sierra offers them in a moly coating.
They certainly bear little resemblence to your original pill.
Having said that, I would have returned them immediately without ever igniting any. Physical comparison dictates the difference. Thats something I've done in the past (returned mis-labelled rounds). Wasn't Federals but another major player.
To actually use them is admitting your acceptance of them, whatever they are......
At first I too, sympathized with the OP. However, I agree with Flip on this...
Jumping on a rant about how somethjng is crap when there are people here trying to help him shows his ignorance, and lack of desire to be helped. All he wants to do is get on the internet and gripe and complain and someone to pat him on the back and say, "It'll be ok..."
That's not the real world hoss...When you grow up there's nobody there to pat you on the back and comfort your anymore. Welcome to real life....Crap happens, and you deal with it. And we're trying to help you deal with it, but you want to whine and complain.
Either sit back and listen to our advice or our helpful advice, or quit whining about Federal making a screw up...
I called Mossberg to order parts for my 835 to fix the "automatic" slide release (it's supposed to lock itself out), but mine is wore-out. The Customer service prick (sounded like a younger guy) got an attitude with me and pretty much told me to go screw myself. Did it piss me off? Sure did. But did I chunk my gun at a pawn shop and buy something else, then get on the internet and rant about it? Nope.