Every brand has bad runs. You only hear the squeaky wheel. Over the years I've had problems with several. I had terrible problems with Kent faststeel more than once. 2 or more bloopers/misfires per box from a case of 3.5'" and a case of 3". They replaced it and it was just as bad. Will never waste another cent on Kent but some people love it and swear by it. I had problems with a single case of Remington sportsmans but no problems since. Never had a single issue with nitrosteel. I got a case of Xperts that had the primers seated too deep and had several FTF's per box. Point is, you never know until you buy. Don't make your choice to buy or not based on a few bad reports. You don't hear from the hundreds of people that have no problems and nothing to complain about.