Hey guys. Need some help with bullets. Something I've never encountered before.
The other day I picked up my Springfield M1A and two boxes of Winchester Super X CXP2 round for it. They appear to be some kind of hollow points. The jacketing extends all the way up to the last 1/8th of the actual bullet, of which the tip is lead.
The issue is with the lead tips. About half of them are perfectly fine. The tips are uniform and look nice. About half of them have nicks or divots in the lead tip. Two of them really have me worried; they appear "mushroomed," for lack of a better term, almost like someone hit the tip with a hammer.
My question is, how bad are these? The "mushroomed" ones I don;t trust. They look like they'd scratch the hell out of my barrel. But the ones with the minor damage look like they'd be shootable, if not very accurate. I'd upload some pics, but my camera phone can;t really grab details this small.
Like I said, I've never shot rounds like these before. All other .308 or 7.62x51 I've ever shot has been FMJ.
Thanks in advance.