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I just went out and dumped my powder out of the measurer and had to smile when I thought of this. I even looked to see if my pins were still there as I was cleaning up.

I'm going in for surgery on my rotator. Cuff on Wednesday and won't be doing any loading or shooting for a while. Left handed just doesn't work for me ha!

Gary W.
I feel for you.

Last winter I fell twice slipping on ice, both times I landed on the same elbow/forearm in the exact same place (the second one my arm was already in a sling!). I really did a job on my rotator cuff. As I rolled around writhing in pain, yelling out, "I can't f'ing believe it, the same shoulder!!!", my wife who is a pretty empathetic person by nature couldn't stifle a snicker, which then got me laughing out loud as well. Someone walked by and wouldn't look at the two wacko's laughing about falling on ice on a bum shoulder.

I was lucky and after some healing, went through about 4-5 months of physical therapy, I learned all about the "painful arc" in those sessions. Thankfully, I am back to a full range of motion. I still have a "pop" when traveling through the painful arc, but it doesn't hurt any longer, so I am calling it good. :)
 

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I just went out and dumped my powder out of the measurer and had to smile when I thought of this. I even looked to see if my pins were still there as I was cleaning up.

I'm going in for surgery on my rotator. Cuff on Wednesday and won't be doing any loading or shooting for a while. Left handed just doesn't work for me ha!

Gary W.

I wish you a successful surgery and quick recovery. I'm somewhat in the same boat. Broke my wrist 5 years ago, surgery, and now it looks like that the compression screw came loose. It's the scaphoid bone, the slowest healing in our body, because it only has one rather weak blood vessel connected to it. Its so small, a second surgery might send my wrist into arthritis within a couple years.

Either way, reloading and shooting isn't the same when you can't use both hands / arms unconditionally.

I was at the range today and picked up a new revolver. Also shot it right there. I'll pay dearly for that by tomorrow with a stiff and painful wrist.
 

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I feel for you.

Last winter I fell twice slipping on ice, both times I landed on the same elbow/forearm in the exact same place (the second one my arm was already in a sling!). I really did a job on my rotator cuff. As I rolled around writhing in pain, yelling out, "I can't f'ing believe it, the same shoulder!!!", my wife who is a pretty empathetic person by nature couldn't stifle a snicker, which then got me laughing out loud as well. Someone walked by and wouldn't look at the two wacko's laughing about falling on ice on a bum shoulder.

I was lucky and after some healing, went through about 4-5 months of physical therapy, I learned all about the "painful arc" in those sessions. Thankfully, I am back to a full range of motion. I still have a "pop" when traveling through the painful arc, but it doesn't hurt any longer, so I am calling it good. :)
Thats what did mine in I fell 3- times on the ice. Hey I live in North Idaho we always have ice and snow where are you from.
 

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I am down south, north west of Boise. I got some cleats for this year, all geared up and almost no ice.. :)
I've been to Boise numerous times. I was a land surveyor by trade and was on the state surveyors board for three years. I'm retired now so got into reloading for something to do.
Glad your healing up.

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I've been to Boise numerous times. I was a land surveyor by trade and was on the state surveyors board for three years. I'm retired now so got into reloading for something to do.
Glad your healing up.

Gary W.
We bought some land in Boise, which we will be building on, once we have the house design completed. I love where we are at, but my wife spends a lot of time going back and forth to town for shopping, yoga, etc., so "we" decided being closer in will be better. We bought a chunk of land that was actually three lots and we are in the process of doing some lot line adjustments so we have the lot we want, then will sell the other two, so I know all about surveying. ;)
 

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We bought some land in Boise, which we will be building on, once we have the house design completed. I love where we are at, but my wife spends a lot of time going back and forth to town for shopping, yoga, etc., so "we" decided being closer in will be better. We bought a chunk of land that was actually three lots and we are in the process of doing some lot line adjustments so we have the lot we want, then will sell the other two, so I know all about surveying. ;)
Who is the surveyor you used?
 

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Not near as nervous as gasoline & alcohol !


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Does mixing electricity and gunpowder make you nervous, too?
Nope, the small amount of powder if it did ignite is only going to burn it is not going to explode. Firecrackers scare me more than vacuuming up a small amount of powder. And I’m use to dealing with real explosives for 25 years in the AF.
 

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Nope, the small amount of powder if it did ignite is only going to burn it is not going to explode. Firecrackers scare me more than vacuuming up a small amount of powder. And I’m use to dealing with real explosives for 25 years in the AF.
I worked for the Bermite Powder company in 1968. Bermite made ammunition rounds; detonators, fuzes and boosters; flares and signal cartridges; glow plugs, tracers and pyrophoric pellets; igniters, ignition compositions and explosive bolts; power charges; rocket motors and gas generators; and missile main charges.

They were pretty nervous about electricity especially static electricity and on the assembly line we all wore bracelets with ground wires.

In 1969 I joined the Air Force and the recruiter was interested in the fact that I had munitions experience. But I ended up in civil engineering as a Power Production specialist.

Here's some of the history of the Bermite Powder company.

https://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/gt9100.htm
 
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