GUN so i bought 1000rnds of .40SW at a gunshow...

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  1. sushibug

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    ...$97

    it is a pain in the ass to carry. it must weight over 50lbs or something.

    oh yah they were reloads if that matters.
     
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    you bought someone elses reloads? Wear your eye protection........... if you bought reloads someone did themselves, shame on you.
    If you bought factory reloads, there can just as easily be problems with those.
     
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    Its a rule at our trap fields. You DONT touch anyone elses reloads. Just reduces liability for everyone. And with pistol and rifle, I would use even greater caution.
     
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    seriously i wouldnt touch another persons reloads
     
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    I made that mistake "ONCE". Take everyone's advice above.
     
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    blah. it was at the Crossroads of the West gunshow and it was the largest ammo dealer at the convention. i've bought reloads from them before and it was in the amount of 500 rounds.

    i never knew there were any safety issues with reloads.
     
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    Oh yes, you just havnt been in the right places to see the problems. Everyone I know will only trust their own reloads. I wouldnt trust factory reloads, no matter how big the supplier. I personally know someone that bought 500rds of 5.56 and 500rds of 9mm from a nationally known reloading factory, and a KB with both the 5.56 and the 9mm. There is just as much a danger with underloaded reloads as there is with overloaded ones.
     
  8. insanity911

    insanity911 AHAHAHAHAH

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    costs me around the same in cdn to make 1000

    just be weary of squibs in other peoples reloads
     
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    Actually low powder charge can cause overpressure in the chamber. The larger surface area exposed to the flash from the primer causes too much powder to burn off, creating a powder burn that is too fast for the chamber. Much unlike shotshells, because with shotshells, the powder cup in the wad will be pushed down to the level of the powder shop.
     
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    insanity911 AHAHAHAHAH

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    yes.. but it'll blow the gun apart.. it'll set off the powder from both sides instead of burning it... i'd worry about squibs more... and it depends on the type of powder, i use titegroup and you can load that down pretty well
     
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    the only "reloads" i buy are from GA precision. since they use the same machines that winchester does, and they use new and only once fired brass, i trust them for normal practice shooting. not for defense, even though in several thousand rounds from them, i've never, nor have any of my friends, ever had any problems.
     
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    whats a squib? :dunno:

    so uh, if its a reload it as a chance of blowing up on you or something?
     
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    insanity911 AHAHAHAHAH

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    a squib is ammo made without powder

    it fires, it'll lodge the bullet will lodge itself into the barrel, and casing may or maynot eject.. (most likely not)

    then if you fire a 2nd round with that first bullet stuck in there your barrel grows and is useless hehe

    reloads by idiots can blowup because they used too much or too little powder or a case trimmed too much... but keep in mind.. even factory ammo can be squibs

    i've made about 6000 or so 40cal rounds in the last 2-3 months and had 1 squib... and i think that was the one i made without powder or primer as a dummy bullet then someone put in a primer when i wasn't looking
     
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    good to know. i just remembered now that they are labeled as factory reloads. and i believe they are by winchester if that makes a difference?
     
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    I purchased 1000 rounds of 9mm reloads about 4 yrs ago. Stopped shooting them once I blew up my barrel. Walmart might be a little more expensive, but if you have to chance buying a new gun/barrel its not worth it in my book.
     
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    Factory reloads just mean that they were made in a reloading factory, I have seen plenty of squibs/bad loads that were factory loads. The only reload that most people should trust are their own loads.
     

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