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So I had a little mishap shooting reloads today.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Anglin_AZ, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. fredj338

    fredj338

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    My point exaclty. Trying to remember stuff & transfering data can be very dangerous. Verify the data, write down, double check that, Then when you actually reload, double check that. You can never be careful enough. I read stories all the time of really stupid reloading accidents that are 100% preventable. Like a recent one of a guy loading PP instead of some stick powder into 223 rounds, KB is AR & his buddies in a 3 gun match. How, the powder look nothing alike?? Read the lable, verify everything 2, 3, 4 or as many times as needed to NOT make the mistake. Anything else is a Darwin project IMO. Harsh yes, but I may be standing next to you when your gun self destructs. I hate that.
     
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  2. man.cave

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  3. fredj338

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    HEy, I travel to shoot. I was out that way last year @ the GA & Tenn state IDPA matches & So in Tenn. So anything is possible.:wavey:
     
  4. gorwilla

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    Glad that you're o.k.

    yeah, powder check die, weight, some sort of confirmation every 25 rounds or so to be sure nothing weird is going on.
     
  5. rockymtnhorror

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    I agree with BMiracletx. I use a Hornady LNL progressive with the Power Cop die. It really helps you see if you have a double charge. Definitely weigh your loads that are complete. You can do it in batches, and if a batch is out of whack, you can check individual loads.
     
  6. fredj338

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    Again, weighing your ammo w/ charges less than 5gr will be pointless. Just pay attention to what you are doing. Doubling a charge on ANY press is just lack of attention. Some people are better off not reloading because they can't be dilligent. Nothing wrong with that, "a man has got to know his limitations".
     
  7. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    I think the biggest causes of double loads or squibs from a progressive press is pulling out a load to do a powder weight check. If you are going to do this do not put the brass back on the press!
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Maybe a triple-charge? Glad you are OK. What powder?
     
  9. smokey45

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    Sorry for the loss of the 21. Unfortunately you've likely got a good flinch to overcome as a result of this event. Stay safe!
    s45
     
  10. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 13 Air Medals.

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    I would call Glock and tell them what happened. Don't lie. They will know what you were shooting. This is one of the many reasons why I like the 650. The LNL you can double stroke and get a double. And why I use the Dillon powder check as a back up to a visual check before placing a bullet on the case. And why if I have a hiccup the powder in the case that don't have a bullet gets dumped.
     
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  11. oneofthose

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    Was this thread really resurrected from 2013?
     
  12. picker

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    Do you mind my askin what kinda loader you use ?
    Best/picker
     
  13. WeeWilly

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    Sad but true.
     
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    It's just a personal preference, but I will NEVER have a stainless steel firearm barrel. Stainless is often not nearly as strong as the metal in an OEM barrel. There are many grades of stainless available, but I have no way of knowing if an aftermarket barrel is made from the strongest grade of stainless.

    Yes, it's nice to have a corrosion-proof barrel. But it's nicer to feel comfortable that the manufacturer has tested the steel used in my barrel and not found it wanting in strength. This is the second stainless barrel or cylinder that I've seen or heard about which failed. Double or even triple loads should not split the barrel lug like this one did. To me, that indicates a problem with the metal in the barrel, exacerbated by an over-pressure load.
     
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    Yep... it was the fault of the reloader, not the press. Gesh.....
     
  16. Rusty Gun

    Rusty Gun Still learning to shoot

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    op says it was a LNL press you must have missed it.
     
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    See post #9...
     
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    Maybe a triple charge with the damage done to the firearm.:eek:
     
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    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    That was my first thought. Triple charge.
     
  20. fredj338

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    I seriously doubt the 1000s of SS bbls made every year are made with inferior metals. The liability would be enormous. So I have no issue using a bbl from a reputable maker, regardless of type of steel. Yes, 3x over pressure with say TG can certainly KB the best bbls.