Back in the 'day' about the only blemishes one could find is some of the bullets had a slightly longer soft point compared to others. Enter the 'Ballistic Tip' era and I could never see anything wrong with the ones I was using. Word on the 'street' was Nosler used to just stock their shelves with standard production run bullets at a reduced price to bring people in (especially locals) as a 'voice' for the quality of their products in hope the word would spread - which it did. Either way the 'seconds' are a great deal for anybody who can conveniently get them.But one more question if I like nosler rounds on my rifle what do u think on factory seconds? How blemished are they?