Monday, July 22, 2013

"Gunshow reloads"


This blog began as a place to share the hobby and the sport.... and so often it goes right back to its roots.   Seeing me with nothing worth posting just now, a regular reader ponies up a ready made subject, with images yet!



'Gun Show Reloads'......   sheesh!  

The top round shows an incredible thing.  Apparently it jammed up in the chamber of an AR, and that's no surprise at all, given the other round below it.

The bottom round jammed up as well, apparently from the same cause.  It appears to have brought the offending cause from the chamber with it, on removal.

Oversizing, bad sizing, flawed cases, cracked necks...... just bad news all round.  Beware my friends, be careful.  Reloaded ammo from someone you don't know carries serious risks!


6 comments:

drjim said...

Words of Wisdom!

Murphy's Law said...

Yep. Learned that long ago too. If I didn't load it or know and trust who did, I don't want it anywhere near my firearms.

Bradley said...

and thats why i dont shoot anyone else reloads, other then my Dads.

GreyLocke said...

Yup, I only shoot reload of people I KNOW. Which reminds me, I need to get more powder next and primers next week.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder; I keep broken shell extractors in popular calibers in the range/tool kit, I just ordered another batch, to keep one attached to each rifle.

Anonymous said...

Similar problems from some 9mm old gun show reloads I purchased several years ago. I had one go Kaboom out of battery in my HighPoint 995. I started going through the bag and saw that several were bulging significantly. I tossed those...