Warning On Reloaded Ammunition

The use of reloaded (or "handloaded", "remanufactured", or other non-standard) ammunition is far and away the most common cause of dangerous malfunctions and blown up firearms.

Reloading is a complex science which unfortunately is not as fully understood by many of its practitioners as it deserves to be. It also requires a high order of quality assurance which many have neither the specialized knowledge nor the equipment to establish and maintain.

A reloaded cartridge is no better than the knowledge, skill and care of the person who made it. The process is endless of seemingly minor details that, if not gotten right, can produce a major disaster. A cartridge that is improperly resized, primed, charged or assembled, or made from the wrong, defective or outdated components, can be extremely dangerous in many ways. It can slam-fire, cause a bore obstruction, produce a malfunction that sets the stage for an accidental discharge, inflict progressive damage to the gun, or suddenly blow it up.

Such problems seldom arise from original factory-made ammunition from major manufacturers who have the experience and facilities to produce it correctly. It is much safer to use only original factory-made cartridges, and you are emphatically urged to do so.

Some intrepid souls nonetheless will choose to use reloaded ammunition. They should understand that they are embracing an extra and potentially lethal risk, and must accept full responsibility if injury results.

HOWA AND LEGACY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL WILL ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE RIFLE OR OTHER PROPERTY ARISING FROM THE USE OF RELOADED AMMUNITION.

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