"VERY FEW ROUNDS WILL HAVE SOME SLIGHT TARNISH THAT WILL NOT AFFECT FUNCTION. PURELY COSMETIC AND VERY MINOR." [Caps in the original; I am not yelling.]
"The BS penalty flag is on the field!"
Question from a good friend:
"Received my order of German 7.62x51mm. Serious corrosion problems with 25% of the order. We will see what transpires. . . Note their description (”slight tarnish”) versus the reality of the attached picture. Assuming the badly tarnished and/or corroded rounds pass the chamber-gauge test, do you think the brass will maintain sufficient intregrity to shoot? Since they are Berdan primed, I am not worried about reloading (although I will save the brass for re-sale as scrap)? And I was so looking forward to having a bunch of German 7.62.
Now I'm not going to make a big deal about the ethics involved here until my buddy hears back from the distributor involved. However, he asks a good question about when is "corroded" too much? Opinions?