I’ve had a few problems with my Steyr this could explain.
It’s just smart policy. Blam!
I have no doubt that CheaperThan Dirt, Ammoman, Natchez, Bulkammo, etcs warehouses are empty. How about this- there is a LGS in my area (which no longer receives my business) makes their own ammo, both reloads and new.
I am completely dependant on handloads for my match rifles. I’ve seen bullets fallen out of the rounds. Thirty-some-odd years later--with his gun cabinet now flush with modern .308s, .243s and .30-06s--we dusted off the old rifle off and marched out of the house with two stripper clips full of greenish-colored .303 ammo to shoot.
When I get home I disassemble my weapon and use a large tube to boil them if I have any doubts about them being clean. Reloaded ammo starts with cleaning the cases and checking for cracks or other problems. The first can has a dent in the side and the top is pressed up from the dent but thereis no visable holes. Step number one, purchase a cleaning kit with appropriate sized rods, patch eye, and brass bore brush. A forum community dedicated to AK rifle and AK variant rifle owners and enthusiasts. Practice the milk-at-the-supermarket technique wherein the first ammo you place in storage is the first to be fired. Sealed or unsealed it will last for decades.