Beau I suggest loading them yourself. I do not want to seem like I am insulting your friend. I have no idea how long he has been reloading, or what his practices are. Any reloader that has been reloading for even a short period of time knows not go below starting data with any load. It can be dangerous.
If you are not comfortable with loading your own then please do yourself, and all those that would be standing near when you shoot a favor, and just wait till ammo is available.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.