History refresher: Around 2004 with the help of a few Special Forces Officers, Remington Arms Company offered the U.S. Military the (then new) 6.8 SPC cartridge (SPC for Special Purpose Cartridge) for evaluation by U.S. Military in response to their request for a cartridge with a terminal energy more nearly like the 7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester) while retaining the low recoil of the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington). The project was dropped by the military due to cost, etc…
LONG STORY SHORT: soon after Remington offered the general public the same cartridge around 2005 (as I recall?).
I ordered a case of 10 boxes 115 grain OTM (JHP) and a case of 10 boxes of 115 grain MC (FMJ) to sell singles and for use in my AR-15 upper for the caliber…
Not long after that, I was checking out the case of OTM cartridges and noticed two of the boxes in the case of 10 boxes had crimped primers. I put the two boxes aside and forgot about them for the last 14 years of so, until I just found them.
I assume, and I shouldn’t that MAYBE for some reason or error, Remington filled some of Boxes for the general public with ammunition that was for the U.S. Military Military trials. I really have no idea as to why.
If any of our members with Remington or Military connections can enlighten us, please do.
Below is picture of the 3 crimp primer, I have not seen these available anywhere, not saying they are rare, just have not seen them