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    I picked up a box of 350 rem mag stuff at a gun show today. In it there are several boxes of factory ammo. Some of it is newer yellow and green box stuff, while there are several boxes of the old green and white boxes. There is one box of the old stuff that has the brass colored primers, and there are several other boxes of the old stuff that has silver primers. Was there a time when Remington used silver primers instead of the brass colored ones used today? Is there a way to tell if these are reloads? Thanks for any help.
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    quote: "...old stuff that has silver primers. Was there a time when Remington used silver primers instead of the brass colored ones used today?"

    Yup. Here's a pic of some old factory ammo in Savage 22hp with the silver colored primer. I'd be curious to see what era this ammo dates from.

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    Poked around a little regarding the age of the green/white carteidge boxes and found this:

    http://www.rtgammo.com/

    A quick read there seems to indicate that this style of box was used from pre WWII through 1962+/-

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    Thanks for the info. I would say that my ammo is just slightly newer than your old remington factory box.
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    I've still got a bunch of brass colored Remington 9 1/2 primers from the 60's I used to use for reloading. Not sure when they switched to nickel plating.
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    The ammo in the old boxes appears to be factory loaded. There are no sizing marks or rings on the brass and there is a slight crimp on all the cartridges.
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    It sure sounds like they are factory loads.

    You can usually tell a FL by looking at the shoulders. If they're not sharp, all filled out, they're FLs.

    Also, every FL I've seen has been crimped.

    There may be some FLs some cartridges, somewhere that aren't crimped, but I've never encountered them. Close examination usually reveals a cannelure groove, and a crimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    It sure sounds like they are factory loads.

    You can usually tell a FL by looking at the shoulders. If they're not sharp, all filled out, they're FLs.

    Also, every FL I've seen has been crimped.

    There may be some FLs some cartridges, somewhere that aren't crimped, but I've never encountered them. Close examination usually reveals a cannelure groove, and a crimp.

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    Yea, they are all crimped and the brass looks brand new. No die marks, no sizing marks, nothing like that. One of the boxes below the lot number has a another number that is a letter then 070. So i'm thinking that box is probably from 1970.
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