Sunday, December 8, 2013

Squib Loads

Recently while at the dentist the lady cleaning my teeth was talking to her assistant about her husband bulging the barrel on his hand gun. (I spoke up and said that the gun shop owed him a gun and she said the gun shop fixed his old gun but it took over a year) Ammo has been at such a high price now that some gun shops are tempted to sell ammo they got in trade. She said her husband asked if the ammo was someones re-loads and the gun shop owner said "NO"! Going to the range he was not paying attention to the sound of the gun and the shell casing was empty as far as powder goes. The primer has just enough kick to drive the bullet into the barrel and the next shot fired bulged the barrel, and sometimes blows up the hand gun. ( And will blow up a rifle!)
  If you are buying ammo in old boxes, look at the shell casings for sizing marks factory ammo is many times sized by rollers and have no sizing marks. If you see sizing marks the ammo should be bought as components at a cheaper price and the bullet pulled the powder discarded and the primer fired in your gun and replaced (a magnum primer with the wrong loading data can also blow up a gun with a pressure spike). With the powder and primer replaced this will assure a good safer bullet and insure your safety. 
Richard W Norman

If there was ever a war then you will either make your supplies at home, salvage or do without. 

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