Re: Dirty Weapons
If I encountered this situation the first thing I would do is offer up a contest to see which ammo shoots the best because after all that is what counts. I'm no expert shooter but from what I've seen at the range from newbie people like this is they can't shoot.
When I go to the range mid week and have to open the gate to get in (private club range) there is rarely anyone else there. When someone does show up they are usually a dedicated shooter and I will stop what I'm doing if approached and often even offer up a conversation if I'm enticed. Being focused is important but being friendly to fellow shooters is important too. The fellowship is fleeting but often informative. It is rare that the shooters are not reloaders. On a public range the opposite is probably true. I used to go to public ranges but never got comments like in the case presented. I can not believe anyone would have the gall to do that. It appears they were full of themselves and wanted reinforcement as to why they didn't reload. I started reloading so I could shoot more with the same budget. These idiots haven't figured it out yet.
I would point out that all the components I use are the same ones used by the ammo manufactures. The powders are even the same (we buy the canister version and the ammo manufactures use bulk versions graded to get to a specific velocity). There is no difference in the dirtiness except that some powders happen to generate more residue than others. It makes little difference to the gun's performance even after hundreds of rounds. And I too clean my guns after ever range session even if I only shoot a handful or hundreds of cartridges. Every gun in my several safes is clean!