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Midway's Blemished Bullets

 
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:47 AM
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Midway's Blemished Bullets

Midway won't say who makes their blemished bullets, but the 7mm 139 gr. bonded bullets seem to be seem to be Hornadys, as are the majority of their blems.

If that's the case, what's the difference between these two bullets? If they are the same, why are the blems more expensive than the first line bullets?

Blemished Bullets 7mm (284 Diameter) 139 Grain Bonded Spitzer Boat

Hornady InterLock Bullets 284 Cal 7mm (284 Diameter) 139 Grain SST

P.S.- The difference isn't the tips, since I bought the blems and they have the orange tip.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:43 AM
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Re: Midway's Blemished Bullets

Interbonds are the bonded bullets.Interlocks are not bonded.This is Midway's Interbond link.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/364...ail-box-of-100
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:36 PM
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Re: Midway's Blemished Bullets

So now I'm wondering why the blems have cannelures, since the Interbonds don't?

Maybe that's why they are the blems, since someone accidentally put a cannelure on them?
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:14 PM
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Re: Midway's Blemished Bullets

SST's have cannelures,Interbonds do not unless by mistake or requested by the ammo manufacture.
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Re: Midway's Blemished Bullets

I've got a couple of thousand midway blems in my reloading room. They are mostly hornady; I also have a couple of boxes of nosler accubonds in .338 that were cannelured-- probably for factories. My 180 grain 30 cal blems are hornady but don't have the ring just in front of the cannelure like the bullets from the 100 ct. boxes.
The only blems I've had any time getting to shoot well are blems with bent poly tips. You've got to cull the ones with bent tips. Blems are often a good value, but the last time they put them up I didn't see anything worth buying. They had the prices stiff enough you may as well wait for first run pills to go on sale. That will likely start happening in next year after the run on components starts to subside.
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Re: Midway's Blemished Bullets

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So now I'm wondering why the blems have cannelures, since the Interbonds don't?

Maybe that's why they are the blems, since someone accidentally put a cannelure on them?
I have observed that most factory rounds have cannelures, and most individual bullets sold in boxes for reloading do not have them b/c most reloaders don't seat the bullet to SAAMI spec COL.
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Re: Midway's Blemished Bullets

Thanks guys.
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