What does factory seconds mean with ammo?


What does factory seconds mean with ammo?

Factory seconds on commercially loaded ammo usually deal with some form of minor cosmetic imperfections. Unless otherwise stated they should be fine to fire. When comparing I’d look at the specific brand/model of the 2nds vs factory new retail for the price difference.

Is Federal producing ammunition?

Federal ammunition of Anoka is 100 years old this year, a hallmark achievement. Now one of seven ammunition or ammunition-component brands owned by parent company Vista Outdoor of Anoka, Federal’s plant operates 24/7 producing ammunition for hunters, law enforcement and governments worldwide.

How long does factory ammunition last?

Most manufacturers guarantee that their ammunition will last for at least a decade. That said, ammunition can easily last beyond 10 years if it is stored under ideal conditions. There are countless tales of military surplus ammo being used many decades after it was manufactured.

Why can’t I find Federal ammunition?

Due to state restrictions, Federal does not sell or ship ammunition to the states of Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York or Washington D.C. Ammunition sales to New Jersey residents are restricted to shotshell and centerfire rifle ammunition only.

Is buying ammo in bulk cheaper?

Buying in bulk saves you money. There is no debate: Buying in bulk helps you save because you’re guaranteed to spend less per round on your purchase — sometimes up to half as much as you’d have spent if you’d purchased your ammo in smaller quantities. Seriously: it is considerably cheaper to buy in bulk.

What’s wrong with factory seconds?

Generally, an item listed as a factory second will have failed quality inspection for cosmetic, rather than functional, reasons. Such items are often heavily discounted but may not have as all-encompassing a warranty or guarantee as a full-quality item (for example, the product may be non-returnable).

Should I buy factory seconds?

Is it cheaper to buy ammo online or in person?

Price Per Round As any seasoned gun owner will tell you, it’s often a lot cheaper to buy ammo for sale online, even with the shipping fee of around $20 or more per order. The caveat, of course, is to buy as much as you can per order. The more you buy in bulk, the more money you’ll save.