1. I have not heard any complaints about HXP Military ammo damaging anything. Reports are it is closer to M2 vel specs than late 60s/early 70s LC. Some people say it gave trouble fitting in tight 1903 chambers but that's all. Maybe you are referring to the commercial Pyrkal. If not please give a link to any such reports.Full disclosure...
CMP were getting 800+ orders per day that I calculated and say they were/are getting 1,000/day. Running 12 hr. shifts they are, indeed, still 2 mos. behind in shipping since at least early December...
Generally, folks complain about the Greek ammo as being too hot (maybe it was subjected to high temps?) sometimes damaging the op. rod on Garands. And the CMP Lake City (that had a bit of a cult following) remaining is loose rounds of assorted lots from over many years, decades actually, shoveled into boxes and is expected to be 10 to 15% corroded they'll tell ya. Still, it is available in quantity.
That warning is over the whole ammo section on the website including new Aguila ammo. Which of course would be ridiculous if true. The grungy ammo photo is typical of some HXP that is in cartons rather than clips. The glue/cardboard/ammo on the boxes seem to interact in some way leading to corrosion. I have yet to get a tarnished round in, well, a lot of cans of clipped HXP. CMP undergrades and overcautions a lot. Last I was at the North Store a couple weeks ago they had "salvage grade" M1917s that seemed to have come right out of the rebuild depot.Glad to hear the LC ammo is better than the warning they have before you buy it... They even show grungy pic...
All ammunition is subject to deterioration over time.
Customers should expect that 5% to 15% of the cartridges in any can may exhibit some stages of discoloration or corrosion or other abnormalities. As with any surplus ammunition, each and every round should be carefully checked before use.
Deformed or otherwise suspect rounds should not be fired.
These cartridges are aged surplus military ammunition.
This ammunition is NOT newly-manufactured, and is sold STRICTLY
IN “AS IS” CONDITION, with no warranty expressed or implied.