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Old 09-30-2018, 12:46 PM
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I was given 125 rounds of assorted .40 S&W that came from an estate. 12 of them experienced case rupture in my 4006. I donít know if they were reloads but I am cured of firing ammo with dubious history.


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Old 09-30-2018, 03:59 PM
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I have two friends who are fanatics when it comes to loading. I
wouldn't hesitate to shoot their loads in my gun. They have match guns that they neck size only for the particular rifle. No
point in shooting these but not because of load itself. Unknown
handloads I wouldn't shoot in my gun. Some guys I know I would
want no part of their loads. One guy ruined a m19, 1911 and a
Ruger Blackhawk in the same year. Another blew up a H&R Ultra
7mm mag & Rem 870 12g. There are to forces at work here in
addition to smarts. The experimenting with powder charges that
are way past their pay grade and the drive to produce quantity
with little reguard to quality.
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Nope.. I equate shooting someone's reloads with putting on a pair of homeless person's unwashed underwear that has been worn for an extended amount of time... you may or may not suffer any ill effects, but the potential exists and the thought of doing so isn't too appealing.

Nor do I offer up my reloads to friends... early on in my reloading experience, I experienced my own fail (squibs) that fortunately did not result in disaster at the range.

It was a potent wake up call for me to tighten up my attention to detail and eliminate all potential sources of distraction whenever at the reloading bench, and to not expose anyone else to the liabilities of my potential mistakes (which thankfully have not occurred again) by passing them on to shoot in their guns.
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:55 PM
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I am still using ammo loaded by my grandfather and father . Pap died in 1990 and he's the one who taught me , Dad died in 2018 and Pap taught him . They are the only two I have ever trusted 100% , anyone else is suspect and I would salvage anything they reloaded .
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Generally no. Only a couple of friends that are as obsessive about quality as I am would be trusted.
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I have always had in mind an old admonition about shooting another persons reloads. Over the years I had older friends pass along ammo they have reloaded, but due to age, sold guns, etc. they no longer need. I have never used it. I am even reluctant to offer it to others. That said, I have often taken a few shots with a friend's gun when offered at the range. Opinions appreciated.
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