Famous American scientist Harold Eugene Edgerton, student and teacher at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) his behind the creation of the high speed photography, in the 1930′s, that allows today to stop the action through the stroboscopic process. Science in the service of art.
This may be common practice for most of you, but whenever I buy a box of ammo, I always check each round when I get home. Some people think it’s not really necessary.
The quality of ammo is dependent on the source. Factory ammo from any of the large established companies is fore the most part good to go. It’s usually old surplus, foreign or boutique ammo that can be suspect to possible issues.
However, that doesn’t mean brand name factory ammo is problem free. With the demand for popular calibers having increased over the past few years, quality control can sometimes slip when you’re pushing out more quantity.
To facilitate the ease of loading, our team emptied dozens of boxes of
ammunition into a couple of military ammunition cans and an empty
cardboard ammunition box. The following pictures are of one such .40 caliber cartridge that I
pulled out of the can and thankfully noticed before loading into a
magazine. One side appeared fairly normal, the other side…well
something went horribly wrong.
Check your ammo. Whether it’s a few minutes or couple of hours, it’s time well spent. Much better than having a blown up gun and a serious injury occur.