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Tranfering ammo from bag to a box.. Suprise!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Glockin26, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Glockin26

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    I went to the range last Saturday and nabbed some .40 cal boxes that someone was pitching. Well i still had reloads in zip-lock bags and started transferring them over primer side up. Then i notice i had a loaded bullet with powder and NO PRIMER! I was suprised to see it. I should pay more attention to my reloads :shocked:
     
  2. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Hold it in a pair of vice grips then touch a cigarette to the flash hole... kinda like shootin' a flintlock. (Well, not really but it would make a great picture. :whistling:)


    Jack
     


  3. Glockin26

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    For some reason that doesn't sound safe.
     
  4. PaladinFl

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    Are you sure about that? :rofl:
     
  5. Glockin26

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    I don't know if you guys are being serious or joking.
     
  6. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Actually not that much would happen, some quick flame out of the flash hole... if the bullet had enough neck tension it probably wouldn't even pop out. Pressure is like water, it finds the path of least resistance, in this case the open flash hole.

    Don't do it though... I could be wrong. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  7. PCJim

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    Hang around here long enough and you'll learn how to interpret some of the responses you'll get. :whistling:

    No, don't do it..
     
  8. Colorado4Wheel

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    As a general rule when people are encouraging you to do odd things with gunpowder it's a safe bet it's not a great idea.

    BUT,

    Just for kicks, prick a ping pong ball with a pin and light the gas. Don't drop the ball. It might catch your Mom's dried flowers on fire and then burn a hole in the carpet. But the flames are really cool and the ball will still bounce as it spews out flames all over the family room.
     
  9. Are you kidding? I can't tell. :dunno:
     
  10. Glockin26

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    I think its safe to say we are all kidding. :whistling:
     
  11. I can verify that not much would happen. Tried making a homemade 'firecracker' over the Fourth, using a small, thick cardboard tube, fuse and duct tape.

    Fffffffft...that's it. I was disappointed.
     
  12. fudd

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    Smokeless gun powder is not explosive.

    Use flash powder.
     
  13. ked

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    that MAY be true, but the OP may not know that. besides, i am not sure WE are all kidding.:whistling:

    on a fast burning powder, even a small charge, there may not be a big enough exit hole at the primer to let all the gases escape. if not, watch out.:wow:

    ie: don't try it!

    ked:wavey:
     
  14. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I've had this happen a few times as well. I catch it either while case gauging, but if not there when I put it in my ammo cases. I buy the MTM 100-count holders, and a missing (or the occasional flipped) primer is easy to spot.
     
  15. albyihat

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    always at least put your ammo in a block to look for high, missing, and sidways primers then transfer to a baggie if its all you got.
     
  16. AZBru88

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    Glockin 26 thats one reason I gauge all my ammo. You can pick up any mistakes at that time!
    Dillon 10mm

    Dillon 9mm and 40

    I prefer the EGW model, quicker. The one I use for 10mm is a single only, but does a good job. These will also pick up bulged cases or length problems.

    I've gotten to where I feel the primer going in, I'll check a round if it goes in to easily, slows you down but you catch the no primer problem. Best of luck...Bru
     
  17. PCJim

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    That's my process - after the reloading session is finished, I count and bag the finished rounds in groups of 100rds per baggie. For counting and to insure no screw up (like it would REALLY matter for my own inventory purposes! :upeyes:), I use a 50rd loading block. Bullet down, it's easy to rapidly check primers.
     
  18. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Kinda like shootin' a GyroJet... ;)
     
  19. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Excellent point, I hadn't thought of that. I doubt if many of the younger guys even know what it is much less ever shot one.

    After a few rounds it was as exciting as watching a piss ant eat a bale of hay. :supergrin:


    Jack
     
  20. Daryl in Az

    Daryl in Az Enjoying life!

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    I posted in another thread about putting the cases in an ammo box or loading block primer up as part of my "check" sequence when loading.

    This is exactly why I do that.

    BTW, lighting the powder would either cause pressure to go out the flash hole, or would explode the case. The case won't hold the pressure enough to send the bullet anywhere.

    Don't ask me how I know these things.

    Daryl
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010