Lake City ammo?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Obama_is_balls, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Obama_is_balls

    Obama_is_balls New Member

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    Found around 100 rounds stamped lc 92 at a yard sale and bought them for $30. Is it safe to shoot them through my colt? They are probably reloads but I'm not sure.
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Have your buddy shoot one first.
     

  3. Obama_is_balls

    Obama_is_balls New Member

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    That's what I was planning on doing
     
  4. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    30 cents a round at a yard sale? Hmmm... I know there is a crazy amount of demand right now, but I wouldn't have spent at 30 cents a round at a yard sale. That is almost retail.
     
  5. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Sounds high to me also. I never shoot unknown handloads. When I find handloads of unknown origin I pull the bullets dump the charge and reload with my powder. It is easy to dbl. charge a .45 ACP the results can be dangerous.:eek:
     

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  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Look at the primers. LC ammo should have brass colored primers that are crimped in. A reload will probably have a silver colored primer and the primer pocket crimp will be removed. Post a pic of the case head stamp for further.
     
  7. Obama_is_balls

    Obama_is_balls New Member

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    Here it is

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  8. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    That is a Hand Load.
     
  9. Obama_is_balls

    Obama_is_balls New Member

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    Well I guess I'll give my buddy like 30 rounds and see how that goes
     
  10. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Pull the bullets and start over. There is a great big UNKNOWN there. I was standing behind one of our officers when his A3 Colt blew up. Colt estimated the chamber pressure at 80,000 POUNDS! They blow guns up intentionally and measure the pressure it took to do it. They had never blown one up that badly.

    All because a "friend " gave him some reloads
     
  12. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Some friend...huh?

    Yikes!
     
  13. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    After reading this, I'll make sure from now on when I go to the range not to accept free ammo......
     
  14. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Reminds me of the Vietnam War. The Americans spread very high pressure "Face Removing" loads 7.62X39 loads in the Congs ammo supplies.
    They started to blame the Chicoms for making dangerous AK-47 Rifles. :D
     
  15. Awsar711

    Awsar711 New Member

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    i never shoot unknown reloads saving a few dollars not worth blowing up my gun.
     
  16. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    New ammo is cheaper than an eyeball.:eek:
     
  17. Obama_is_balls

    Obama_is_balls New Member

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    If you can find it