Well, I had some old ammunition that needed shooting up, and since some of it was hard cast lead, and some hand loaded semi jacketed hollow points, I elected to leave the G21 at home & give the Springfield a workout. Now, this is really old stuff, I thought I shot it all up a while back, but missed some. About 145 rounds. A couple of years ago I noticed I was getting some split cases, which came as no surprise, since I loaded this batch back in Feb of 1976. The splits always were the same, and the bases never showed any distortion, so I wasn't too concerned with a base blowout, the XDM barrel is fully supported, and deserves the credit it's given. (Note the $5.00 tag for primed new Winchester brass) I just hustled it through the target to burn it up, and then dug some of the bullets out of the sand, to post some pics illustrating why the modern stuff we have is so much better. No case blowouts, all of it fed, and only a couple of split cases. The barrel in the XDM held up just fine, & I even got a pretty even ejection pattern. People ask how long they can store ammunition? Not quite as long as this. Decades of heating & cooling will work harden brass, & make it brittle. All these were brand new unfired when I hand loaded them, and this is how long they lasted. All gone now, and I'll be happy to replace it with some brand new fresh factory stuff. A good day. I was just shooting a ten yard target, and had no big expectations on groups or patterns. The trigger does need some work to get a crisper break, which would make it much more fun to target shoot with. And for this go around I was really paying more attention to how the gun was operating, looking out for squibs, and anything else out of the ordinary. The rest of the XDM is fine, and I do enjoy banging away with it. It's a pleasure to use. Anyway, the Semi Jacketed 225 Grain Hollow Points were Speer. No a bad bullet for 1976. But not bonded, so as soon as they encounter anything hard, they shed the jackets & the front 3rd. Pretty much turning themselves into 180 or so Grain solids. Not up to todays standards, but just what we had in the mid 70's. Just an illustration of "The Good Ole Days". Enjoy the bullet wreckage.