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Offline T-Rod45

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Carroll Ammunition???
« on: March 30, 2010, 11:08:11 AM »
Anybody have experience with this stuff?  I got a few boxes from my girlfriends father to try out. He says he doesn't like how they feel... Compares them to his 10mm or .357 magnum.  :o.  The 230gr WWB or Rem Value Packs I use now are pretty soft compared to my .357 mag, so I'm interested to feel the difference. WTF is a "major caliber load" anyway??

They are manufactured reloads and the company is in Stafford Springs, CT...  :-?


 

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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 05:17:31 PM »
I've shot it before,dirty but it works.
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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 06:31:14 PM »
Shelf life is not good with this brand!

I know I have said it before about other companies but this company is no longer in business. They used to make very good lead bullets. Their cartridges though, were 'ragged' to say the least. I bought three boxes of .44 mag from local shop that was going out of business and the first 10 of a box of 50 either just made it out the barrel or got stuck because only the primer fired. I took the rest I had after this experience and broke them down and reloaded with blue dot and had no problem.
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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 07:00:12 PM »
Damn. I have access to a few CASES for free. I don't want a squib though... Hmmm. I'll have to slow fire for sure! :-[
 

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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 11:24:07 PM »
CASES? dang, Well like you said, slowfire and have a ram rod the right size handy. If yours was stored correctly you might not have many problems. If the boxes look like they might have oil or moisture marks, be careful !

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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 12:30:36 AM »
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CASES? dang, Well like you said, slowfire and have a ram rod the right size handy. If yours was stored correctly you might not have many problems. If the boxes look like they might have oil or moisture marks, be careful !

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Haha yep, you heard right - CASES. ;-)

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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 07:43:34 AM »
Carroll ammo wasn't that bad, except for being pretty smoky.  He used the cheapest bullet lube and powder he could find so it generally shot OK, but you will find yourself in your own little fog bank while shooting.

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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 10:28:44 AM »
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Carroll ammo wasn't that bad, except for being pretty smoky.
 

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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 04:19:31 PM »
I shot a bunch of Carrol in .38 special.

They all went bang ok.
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Re: Carroll Ammunition???
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 06:24:27 PM »
I have to disagree with most here. I had a case failure with a 10mm.  :o  I am sure it would be fine with a lower pressure round like 45 but stay away from 9, 40, and 10mm.

I bought mine at Bob's in Darien from the bargain bin. He was gracious enough to take the remaining stock back after the kb. +1 for that.
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