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Alright I bought this Ammo when I picked my new firearm up from a local FFL. I’ve seen online then tips are supposed to be blue but these are purple and the box was taped closed. Sadly the FFL I used was a pawn shop so not sure if they could help or not. Has anyone else on here encountered this and if so is this ammo safe to use? I have friend who is a reloader and when he gets back to town he is going to inspect them, but he also said I should post on forums to see what others think
 

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Supposedly there were some runs where the tips of 197 were indeed purple. A member posted some for sale here back in March (I tried to buy it, sent him the money but he ended up sending the $$ back to me).

My understanding is that they may be older (5-10 years?) cartridges but should be good to use.

Make sure your new FsN is properly cleaned before shooting it. The chamber comes with a tacky rust inhibitor from the factory that will cause failure to extract if not removed before firing.
 
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Thank you for your reply and for the cleaning advice (even happier I bought the cleaning kit now lol) I’ll go clean it now so it’s range ready when my friend gets back to town. You took a big weight off my mind with your comment. Thanks again
 

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Thats SS197SR. Sometimes the dye used in the polymer tips discolors.

Should be fine. Have your friend inspect it if you want.
Thank you for your reply and for the cleaning advice (even happier I bought the cleaning kit now lol) I’ll go clean it now so it’s range ready when my friend gets back to town. You took a big weight off my mind with your comment. Thanks again
Thank you so much for your reply first time owning this firearm or this ammo so I’m very thankful for your help. You and the other person took a big weight off my mind with your comments. Thanks again
 
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