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    Bad Ammo

    Okay all........ I recently went to a training weekend (GREAT WEEKEND BY THE WAY).. but one of the students there gave me almost a 1000 rounds of reloads. He said they wouldn't properly feed his gun. (45acp) well found out tonight that they didnt feed mine either. So, I dont really deal with reloads so I dont know what to do with the rounds............. any suggestions?
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    Save them up and give them to someone that does reload. They can pull the bullets and reload the primed cases. Maybe offer to trade the guy for some good rounds or something else. 1000 rounds can be worth a lot.
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    Do you know why they won't feed?

    Can you put it in the chamber manually (does it fit basically)?
    Are the bullets getting pushed in to the case by the feed ramp then the brass edge hooking on something?

    Odd shaped or just round nosed?

    Might find someone that can crimp the case on a few and see if they feed.
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    I would not trust anyone elses reloads personally. Especially if the y do not cycle properly. You just don't know if the reloader was careful & competent or not.
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    Tricky business indeed - other folk's reloads.

    I know some people who's reloads I would trust implicitly - as if my own but - there are way too many tales of heartache due to reloads from unknown or unreliable source!

    Best play safe really. These could be inadequately taper crimped and so not chamber easily - the OAL could be off - pity tho to have such a large number that is problematic.
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    Find someone who has a revolver that is set up for 45acp and give em to them with a warning.
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    Dismantle and recycle.

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    For a thousand rounds, it might be worth buying a revolver!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtD View Post
    Find someone who has a revolver that is set up for 45acp and give em to them with a warning.
    Good idea or if you can manual load one from the mag and they eject and the slide locks back shoot them.

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    Mix them in with your training ammo one or two at a time to practice malfunction drills.

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    Reloads

    I'd say pull the bullets and recycle. If someone loaded that many rounds without checking them, it seems like a possibility that they missed something else. I wouldn't trust them, and it's not worth your gun to save a couple of bucks on those reloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    I'd say pull the bullets and recycle. If someone loaded that many rounds without checking them, it seems like a possibility that they missed something else. I wouldn't trust them, and it's not worth your gun to save a couple of bucks on those reloads.
    Or your hand. A bullet puller is about $15. I'd probably dump the powder too, but that's just my take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtD View Post
    Find someone who has a revolver that is set up for 45acp and give em to them with a warning.
    Bad idea IMHO. If there is a double load on that lot and the gun goes kaboom, you would be liable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Or your hand. A bullet puller is about $15. I'd probably dump the powder too, but that's just my take.
    I'm with you on this one too. You don't know the specific powder type. Save it for July 4th fireworks making (you legalities may vary)
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    Pull the bullets and recycle.
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