Warhorse Posted March 20, 2013 Share Posted March 20, 2013 Had an "interesting" experience yesterday. Ran into a guy at the range who was absolutely adamant that several producers of primers, including Federal, have recently agreed to a request/demand from the "Government" (what part of the "Government" I was unable to determine beyond vague "Obama" references) that they produce primers that would now have a shelf life of only 4 to 5 years. I have primers that are over 30 years old that still work just fine and ammo that is it least twice that age that fires with no problems. I know many others have the same experience. This bit of idiotcy is supposed to be something new. I am hoping this will reach someone knowledgeable, preferably in the industry, who can quash this rumor. It certainly does not make any sense to me that any manufacturer would agreee to do something this stupid, even under "Government" pressure. Has anyone else heard about this rumor or can possibly determine or reference a reliable source regarding it? I have not yet followed up by trying to verify such a thing by contacting Federal or any other primer manufacturer but if many others have heard the same rumor, I think I may well contact some of them. (Yeah, more than one.) WARNING: I am quite sure that this rumor is bogus and do not want it promulgated any farther if we can help it. Warhorse Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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