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My local Walmart has finally switched to the new Federal 4-packs ...I think they were labeled Field and Target..red box/sleeve.

From my initial inspection at the store, looks like now a brass colored base and what looks to be a different primer. Has anyone had any experience with these new wally world 4packs?

I only ask as I have shot Rios/Fiocchi in the past with not so great results as my gun kept on piercing the primers on these brands. I was told to stay away from "Cheddite" primers, as this is what those brands use..so I was told. I have been shooting fed top guns exclusively because of this. I remember reading a thread couple months ago, but I don't think there was a consensus on the subject.

Wanted to ask the experts before I buy a large amount of these, as people usually gobble them up and fill up their carts.
 

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I tried a couple of those 4 packs. 3 out of 100 were misfires. Primer was hit hard, but, no bang. Others have told me that the primers are odd sized. I don't reload, so components don't mean much to me. I just know a 3% failure rate is not acceptable in factory loads.
 

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I bought 700 rounds. No misfires, but one shell was not sized properly and would not fit in a bt99. 1 other shell did not have a primer at all and powder spilled out when removing it from my vest pocket. I never found the primer so I am guessing it never had one.
 

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Typical cheap promotional shell.

As with all things, it's hard to get quality without spending more. I'm not saying it can't be done, but in this particular case, it's true.
 

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.Thanks for thereply.. I know nothing about components
Is it safe to say if my gun pierces primers on cheddites, that it will also with Rio primers ?

Or are they the same thing different name?
 

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I bought 2 flats of them and I get at least 1 pierced primer in every box. Some boxes as many as 4-5. When theses are gone I'll likely be replacing a firing pin.
 

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guess I'll stick with top guns.
being from NY...my only option is to wait for my club to do a CAC order..or wait for field&stream or Dicks so have sales on them as they retail for 6.99 if they're not on sale
 

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I am buying the Federal Dove and Qual loads at Walmart for $4.94 a box plus tax. They work great to the 24 yard line. Only thing is you have to buy individual boxes. Never had a problem with them!
 
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