They are not the same exact bullet as the boxed gold dot bullets. These are the contract bullets used in the Federal XM68GD ammo. The GD stands for Gold Dot. They have a cannelure and are not the dull finish, only difference. Great deal nowadays!I thought about ordering some but let the reviews scare me away. Several people said they were not a Gold Dot but another bullet. Glad they sound good.
Yamaraja, heads up on those 115 gr. FMJs, they vary in weight by as much a 4 gr. or 115 gr. +/- 2 gr. Not tenths but whole grains. I ordered the 90 gr. Gold Dots back in November and received the same 115 gr. projectiles. I weighed them and sent them back. Bearing surface and ogive placement was all over the place too. Fast forward a month, after speaking with Midway customer service this time I ordered the TNTs and the Gold Dots again. I received the TNTs with a cannelure and the XM68 type gold 90 gr. soft points. The majority of the TNTs fell within 5/10s grain the contract overrun Gold Dots had a bigger swing but the majority spread was within 6/10s of a grain, with a hand full of outliers. Measuring a sample size of 100 commercially available 90 gr. Gold Dots, the weights were more consistent, within a 2/10s gr. spread. Limited sample size your mileage may vary. Feeling confident Midway had straightened out thier inventory issue, I ordered another 500 of the XM68 type 90 gainers. I just got my order, yup, they were the 115 gr. FMJs again. Just had to laugh and send them back.The 90's you get are gold dots with the XM68GD cannalure.
However one of the boxes I got was 115gr FMJ
The box said 90gr gold dot like the rest. However the projectile looks just like the 115gr MSR Federal projectile. Except its an FMJ version of it.
Thankfully I had ordered them late Nov, Midway said they were lost in the mail 2 weeks later and gave me a full refund. They showed up yesterday in a box that looks like it went around the world to get here lol. 1.5 months floating around in the postal system. But i'll take any free bullets