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Old 01-05-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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From: Vancouver, WA
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HSM Reloads

I found some ammo at the local sporting goods store, it's reloads. I've never purchased reloads, I noticed a lot of residue on my fingers after loading couple of clips. At $13.99 for a box of 50 9mm 115 grain plated fmj, I picked up 300 rounds. I'm having some apprehension about using it, with the shortage and all I want to keep my primo stuff for when I need reliable loads.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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From: W. Richland, WA
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I have not been happy with HSM reloads...

In an effort to save $$$, I purchased 50 rounds of HSM reloads in 10 mm FMJ for my Kimber Custom 1911. Half of them would not chamber completely and I had to manually remove and discard. It appears that HSM did not "size" the rounds after setting the bullet depth and upon inspection I could see a "wavy" pattern in the brass casings. I now reload all of my handgun ammunition (several thousand rounds to date) including 10mm and have not had a single problem. You may have better results with your 9mm HSM ammunition, but I was not happy and will not buy HSM again. Good luck.

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
Joined: Feb 2009
From: Lacey, Wa
Posts: 126
HSM sux..... bought a couple boxes of 45... same problems with the chambering.
Old 01-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #4
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From: Kirkland, WA
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I've never tried HSM before, thanks for the heads up.

That being said, the reloads I've been using for the last year or so have been awesome. Just bought another couple thousand a few days ago. They're so good, I stopped buying new rounds completely...
Old 01-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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From: Marysville, WA
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I used HSM waaaay back in the day. But only in 5.56 and 9mm. Both worked flawlessly. Can't attest to accuracy, never really shot it for groupings.
Old 01-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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From: Renton, WA
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I've also had some HSM in .45 ACP that had repeated FTF's on an otherwise stone reliable gun.
Old 03-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #7
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Joined: Mar 2013
From: Rottenchester WA
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I would NEVER shoot someone elses reloads though my firearms. Period.
Besides those are so weenie, your better off making your own.
Old 04-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #8
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I Burned up 150 rounds on the range yesterday, no issues.
Old 04-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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From: Bremerton, Wa
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I've shot many HSM rounds
never had an issue
Old 04-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #10
Joined: Nov 2009
From: WA
Posts: 463
We used HSM for department quals back in the 90's and I shot more 9mm and .223 than any other brand. Never had an issue except one box labeled 9mm actually contained .380.....that ended badly for a guy who didn't know any better.

I miss those days.....
Old 05-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #11
Joined: Nov 2009
From: Graham, Wa
Posts: 240
I've shot a lot of these "reloads" in .223. I've had good luck with HSM and RBS, the only brand I ever had trouble with was Washougal, and that was .357. It shot just fine, just very inaccurate. YMMV, but I never had a problem with RBS and HSM rifle ammo. Good source of brass too..

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