Hmmm after my second, more strongly worded, E-Mail to Remington about this box of .280 Premium Boat Tail 140 Gr ammunition Edgar Bros sent through to the gunshop it seems my fears were correct. This "new" box of 20 rounds is over 12 years old and was made:-
So it has to go back and be exchanged for so new ammunition. So far Edgar Bros have evaded the question as to how a box over 12 years old was sent out for a customer as New nor how they came to a price for it as after all it's not listed in the price lists .the production date on your ammunition is 3/04/98
Remingtons web site says any ammunition over 10 years old should be destroyed. Now bearing in mind that this ammunition would have be fired in an Ackley Improved chamber one wonders how the cases would have faired in coping with the brass movement required?
My assumption about the clock face on the end flap dating the production seems to have been correct.