First off Yes these are reloads, and at the bottom on the 38 range. I am real, as in REAL anal on my reloading. So I can say with 99.9% that I did not load THREE rounds bad....I just see it as a no way. I load a couple different "power factor" I guess I will say 38 loads, one is pretty stout for a 38/357 lever gun, the other are softer loads for some VERY old revolvers. The old revolvers sit around the house and are "easy" to get to just incase....you know. I know when I loaded the rounds that are in both of these guns, one an old J frame, the other a colt police positive from the 1930's. I had the rest of the rounds in the box and they got loaded back in June 2017. In the cabinet where all the reloads live the box that the rounds that are in the gun get a post note saying REVOLVERS. Now I don't remember when I loaded them (them being the revolvers not the ammo) but with my past health issues it is very possible they sat around from 2017. They are also smothered in ballastol. Got them out to shoot saturday, and then again on sunday. Shot the PP on saturday, and first round was a poof, well that is not right. Sure enough a VERY dirty round and stuck halfway in the barrel. Well that ended that for the day. The next day I was thinking you know the stuff loaded in that J frame is out of the same batch....so I walked out back to give that one a go. First round did not sound right, but at least left the barrel....not hard it is so short, but it was just not right. Second (yea I know stupid) just cleared enough to open the gun up....ok done here. I brought down the lever and the box...I must have been out of it when I loaded these up. Every other round in the box is fine, shot 15 out of the box no issue at all. The only difference is these are greasy with ballastol. I pulled down the rest of the loads that came out of the revolver, it looked like black goo. I pulled down a few in the box and it all looked fine, two out of the box, and IIRC 6 out of the revolvers. One in the revolver looked fine, but the others was a mix between tar, a bit clumpy, and "normal". On the really "goo" looking cases the primers did nothing to a poof, some sounded normal, just put the empty cases in and clicked, really so odd. The only thing I can think of is some of the ballastol worked its way around the bullets and into the case and contaminated the powder/primers. After that long story, really looking for thoughts on this, never happened before, and again I have never used ballastol for "long time" storage.....I can only shutter to think what would happen if I had needed the thing, in a home intrusion type setting. These guns are not dripping in the ballastol but if you grabbed it you would know, yuck....greasy. Again just sitting out, in the open air for about 5 years or so. Has anyone seen anything like this?