I have seen this happen before on a box of Remington rounds. Brand new factory rounds with a primer inserted upside down. Just because they are new rounds, take nothing for granted. Inspect all new rounds as we do our reloads. Take a few minutes and make sure that you don't encounter a situation such as this. Never let down your vigilance.
Actually, the different look, contrasting with the other rounds, 'jumped right out at me'.Bob,
Thank God you took the time to even notice that. I have seen people at the range just reach into their ammo box and grab rounds and insert them without looking. Glad you were observant and not hurt!!
Don't beat yourself up. I do stupid stuff all the time buddy. There are times when I am reloading, using my old Herters loader, that I keep all my shells in marked coffee cans: clean .45, ready to deprime and bell mouth, prime and then when all done us the can "ready to load". I can't tell you how many times I have got out of sequence and have to dump part of my shells and start over. I just get a brain fart and go haywire. It happens to all of us.Yeah. I do enough stupid stuff myself, don't need assistance.