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Old May 25, 2015, 06:31 PM   #1
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"Bullseye Reloads" Banned at State Range

Went to the state operated range today and there's a sign saying Bullseye Reloads are banned. The RO said that someone shooting them had his Glock blow up while shooting them. At first I thought he meant no reloads using Bullseye powder, but I guess there's a company by that name that sells reloads. Heard the guy who had the kaboom messed his hands up pretty badly and the gun blew apart.

The RO said he wouldn't be surprised if they don't ban all reloads at this range because of it. He's up there in years (believe retired LEO) and a bit crotchety, but it wouldn't surprise me if the DEM pulls something like that (they operate the range.) I told him I won't be shooting much there anymore if that happens as I shoot mostly reloads. He was just fine with that. He doesn't want to deal with accident reports or people in adjacent lanes catching shrapnel and suing the state. A bit extreme, but we'll see. I like shooting there even though I have two private ranges I can shoot at.
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Old May 25, 2015, 06:38 PM   #2
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NEVER buy reloaded ammo.
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Old May 25, 2015, 06:44 PM   #3
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NEVER buy reloaded ammo.
There's a difference between buying reloads and remanufactured ammo.
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Old May 25, 2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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A Glock going "boom"? Who ever heard of such a thing?
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:13 PM   #5
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Seems to me that Glock use to say due to the polygonal barrel in their guns leading badly that the warranty was no good if you shot reloads in their guns.

That may have changed by now, or maybe that feller din't get the memo!!
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:14 PM   #6
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A particular company's commercial reloads? OK.

NO reloads, AT ALL? That's a range I'll never visit.

If I didn't reload, I couldn't afford to shoot.
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:16 PM   #7
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Seems to me that Glock use to say due to the polygonal barrel in their guns leading badly that the warranty was no good if you shot reloads in their guns.
I bought Storm Lake cut rifling barrels for both my Glocks. They were drop-in and work perfectly.

99% of what I shoot is my own lead bullet reloads.
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:22 PM   #8
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A particular company's commercial reloads? OK.

NO reloads, AT ALL? That's a range I'll never visit.

If I didn't reload, I couldn't afford to shoot.
I agree. That was the thoughts of one crotchety old range officer, hopefully cooler heads will prevail. This range is somewhat of a conundrum, a state operated firing range in a Blue state. I'm sure there are many that would like to see it closed altogether. The head of the DEM even backed some kind of bogus back-door gun control bill (don't recall exactly which one, there were so many. Maybe the one banning lead ammo for hunting?)

Anyway, if they ban all reloads, they won't be seeing much of me at all.
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:29 PM   #9
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The indoor range closest to me bans reloaded ammunition AND steals your brass. One trip was all I'll make there!
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:42 PM   #10
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I really don't understand the attitude of some people who relegate ALL reloads to the status of junk. I would suppose that I've probably reloaded something like 500,000 rounds of ammo during my lifetime, and that's about all I shoot if it's not .22. I can't even remember the last time I bought any new factory ammo. I even reload for all my machine guns too.

I've never (knock on wood) had a bad issue with reloads, mine or others. A failure to fire a couple of times but no kabooms, but then I'm very careful and pay attention to what I'm doing. I suppose not ALL reloaders are so careful.

I agree, with a policy like that one, I'd look elsewhere to shoot.
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:01 PM   #11
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I went to the new indoor range near me ( advertised as the largest indoor range in the country ) . I asked if I could pickup my brass , the range safety officer ask what caliber I was shooting . I told him that I would take all that hit the floor . He just pushed all the brass beside me . When I left I had a nice bag of brass , mostly 9mm , some .45 & .380 .
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:30 PM   #12
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I went to the new indoor range near me ( advertised as the largest indoor range in the country ) . I asked if I could pickup my brass , the range safety officer ask what caliber I was shooting . I told him that I would take all that hit the floor . He just pushed all the brass beside me . When I left I had a nice bag of brass , mostly 9mm , some .45 & .380 .
Hey! I thought I was the only one they do that for.

I came home with about three times as much 9mm brass as I shot the last time I was there. The time before that it was about twice as much 38 Special.
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:42 PM   #13
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That made the $20 dollar range fee not sting as much . I felt safe shooting there unlike another indoor range that is cheaper and closer to me . You probably know the one I am talking about since we are both in Chesterfield .
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:43 PM   #14
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Please state what "DEM" is, and what state you are in. That will help clarify what, and where, we are talking about.

Content without context is often problematic.
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:52 PM   #15
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I've shot many remanufactured loads through my guns, 0 issues so far. In fact, I've had more issues with commercial ammo than most reman ammo brands I've found.
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Old May 25, 2015, 09:08 PM   #16
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I went to the new indoor range near me ( advertised as the largest indoor range in the country ) . I asked if I could pickup my brass , the range safety officer ask what caliber I was shooting . I told him that I would take all that hit the floor . He just pushed all the brass beside me . When I left I had a nice bag of brass , mostly 9mm , some .45 & .380 .
The range I mentioned collects brass, bags it, and sells it to reloaders. (Which they won't let shoot at their range)
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Old May 25, 2015, 09:56 PM   #17
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Please state what "DEM" is, and what state you are in. That will help clarify what, and where, we are talking about.

Content without context is often problematic.
DEM = Department of Environmental Management. State is RI. The range is at the Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area.
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:04 PM   #18
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I love those ranges that try to steal your brass cause it hit their floor or whatever... revolver time lol.
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:11 PM   #19
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I love those ranges that try to steal your brass cause it hit their floor or whatever... revolver time lol.
They check your shooting bag on the way in and out. They also charge $5 per box of ammo to shoot your own even if they don't stock ammo for your gun. Got to buy their target too. (For safety reasons, LOL)

There may be a reason I was the only one at the range!
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:14 PM   #20
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Get the hell out of that shooting range.

It's obvious they don't want you there LOL!

Seriously though, that's madness. Do you have any other ranges nearby you can shoot at?
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:30 PM   #21
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In many years of shooting my own reloads, the only kaboom I have ever witnessed was a factory Winchester shotgun shell. Stuff happens. Get over it.
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:38 PM   #22
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In many years of shooting my own reloads, the only kaboom I have ever witnessed was a factory Winchester shotgun shell. Stuff happens. Get over it.
Funny you mention that. I was at that range today to shoot some clay birds and I had one factory Winchester shell that was not loaded properly. The brass cut into the hull. Threw it in the dud box, didn't want to chance shooting it.
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:38 PM   #23
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A Glock going "boom"? Who ever heard of such a thing?
The early Glocks in 40 are famous for "KaBooms" with reloads because of un-supported chambers. It has been remedied with newer Glock 40s.
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:39 PM   #24
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Get the hell out of that shooting range.

It's obvious they don't want you there LOL!

Seriously though, that's madness. Do you have any other ranges nearby you can shoot at?
Not really. There is a really nice range south of town but they have such a waiting list that they aren't even taking new reservations. The other ranges in the area are similar: Indoor, $25-$30 to shoot, fees to bring your own ammo, have to buy their targets, etc.

Fortunately about 50% of Oregon is public land so I just head to the woods to shoot for free.
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Old May 25, 2015, 10:52 PM   #25
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One of my local Gander Mountains has an indoor range. I went there once when I was a newb to get my carry permit. Havent been back. They inspect all ammo and only allow factory new. I have since found more friendly indoor spots (no steel ammo is the only restriction) and joined an outdoor orginization.
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