This is a discussion on Is this Federal Hydra Shok Ammo? (PICTURE) within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Cuda66 I wouldn't shoot somebody else's reloads that I knew nothing about...no way, no how. Sounds like the great and powerful Oz. ...
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Sorry for the double.
My simple rule for reloaded ammo is to consider the worst case: Gun blows up and is ruined by the ammo. No company will cover reload damage. If you loaded it, you blame yourself and pay up. If a reputable remanufacturer loaded it, they will pay for the damage they caused. If you don't know, or remember who you got them from, or have doubts about their quality, don't shoot them. In your case you are risking a gun to save $20. Take them to a local gunsmith/gunshop, PD, or pull and recycle the metal and put your powder in the garden.
And before somebody says it, NO, you can't put them in water or spray WD40/Hoppes/Gunscrubber on them and deactivate them. Not gonna happen.
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Here (link) . You can click on the photos and get even closer. Based on that, the rounds shown are GS.
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I firstly wanted to thank everyone for helping me identify these handloads.
Thanks to some of the links - I feel pretty comfortable in saying the bullets are Rem Golden Sabre, and the Casing is Federal.
I think the best advice was the simplest. Is a box full of unknown handloads worth the chance at Kaboom on my $800 S&W. Not for me atleast.
Again, thanks to everyone who chimed in.