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worked to his benefit, since untrained
DO NOT USE REMINGTON .223 62 GR (MATCH) HOLLOW POINT AMMUNITION WITH
troops typically fight better in
LOT NOS. H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI OR H17NDI.
defense. Even worse for the Yankees,
Remington has determined that four (4) Lot Numbers of its .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match)
Johnston had slipped away from
Ammunition may have been improperly loaded. The four (4) Lot Numbers are identified above. Improper
loading may cause a malfunction of the cartridge when the firearm is fired resulting in higher than normal
Patterson and reinforced Beauregard.
pressures. This malfunction may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.
The Union attack, initially successThe only Remington .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition affected by this recall has one
ful, became unhinged as the enemy
of the following Lot Numbers H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI OR H17NDI . No other Lots or ammunition is affected.
defense stiffened. General Thomas
To identify if you have one of these Lots of ammunition:
J. Jackson stood "like a stone wall,"
*	 If	you	have	a	case	of	.223	Remington	62	Gr	Hollow	Point	(Match)	Ammunition	the	Lot	Number	is	stenciled	on	the	
and the federals began to come
outside of the case; and,
apart. McDowell's men panicked
*	 If	you	have	a	box	of	.223	Remington	62	Gr	Hollow	Point	(Match)	Ammunition	the	Lot	Number	is	stamped	on	the	
and the subsequent rout sent them
inside	flap	of	the	box.
rolling back to Washington in a tide
If you have any of this .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition, as identified above, immediately
that carried along with it frightened
discontinue use of this ammunition and contact Remington at the below telephone number. Remington will
civilians, who had come out to watch
arrange for the return shipment of your ammunition and upon receipt will send you replacement ammunition at
no cost to you. If you are unsure whether or not you have one or more of these Lots of ammunition or if you have
the fight for entertainment. Luckily
mixed	boxes	of	ammunition;	please	immediately	discontinue	the	use	of	the	ammunition	and	contact	Remington	
for the Unionists, the Confederates
at the below telephone number - we will replace this ammunition for you.
were as disorganized by victory as
For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return your .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match)
the federals by defeat, and there
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Remington Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #4.
was no effective pursuit. By later
war standards, casualties were light,
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
with 460 Union soldiers killed, 1,124
Safety First. Always observe the ten commandments
of safe gun handling and wear approved eye and ear
wounded and 1,312 missing, most
protection anytime you are shooting.
of the latter captured in the wild
retreat. Confederate losses were
387 killed, 1,582 wounded
and 13 missing.
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3/31/11
There was a lot of shooting at Bull
Run, most of it at close range, but
perhaps not as many rounds were
expended as one might expect.
Interestingly, the pre-war U.S. Army
Ordnance manual prescribed that
a supply of 200 cartridges per man
be on hand as an army approached
combat, with 40 to 60 carried by
each soldier and the rest in reserve.
At Bull Run, Maj. Gorgas was able
to provide only "fifty to seventy
rounds" total per man. In his afteraction report, however, the major
revealed that the Confederates had
expended only "from about 19 to
26 rounds per man," which would
include dropped or discarded
cartridges as well as those fired,
and concluded that "there need be
no scarcity with 60 rounds per man,
or even fifty." The Union army's
average expenditure was probably
similar. Only about 18,000 men on
each side saw action at Bull Run,
however, and that may have skewed
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after the war, no Confederate army
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