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Reloaded ammo of unknown origin, Buy?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SquackDaddy, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    I came across an ad for 80 rounds of .22-250 for a reasonable price. ($35 ) Upon further investigation, it turns out that the guy took the ammo on a trade. He says it is reloaded, but he does not know the specifics: (bullet weight, powder charge etc.) Would I be a fool to buy this ammo? Would you feel comfortable firing this ammo in your gun? I haven't seen it in person yet, but I may go take a look. I was looking for opinions from the NWFA Braintrust.

    Have any of YOU ever bought or used reloads from an unknown source?
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I know I would not feel comfortable shooting someone else's reloads unless I knew the person and they had load data so that I could double check the loading.

    Is the savings worth the cost of your gun?

    You can always pull the bullets and load with a powder load that you know.
     
  3. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    PhysicsGuy is right on the money; if you're going to buy it, buy it for the components ONLY (and not the powder).
     
  4. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    Not to mention that unless whoever reloaded the ammunition has a manufacturers license it is ILLEGAL to sell reloaded ammunition.
     
  5. JohnH

    JohnH Milwaukie Active Member

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    If your lucky you just blow up your gun, if not you are risking your life.

    So not worth it if you do not know who loaded it and can trust them.
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    You can sell it as "components", without the intention of being fired.