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#5473724 - 12/12/14 07:24 PM choosing the right powder reminder!!!
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#5473739 - 12/12/14 07:32 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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Ouch! Always good for a safety reminder.

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#5473753 - 12/12/14 07:46 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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I keep whatever powder I'm using next to the measure while all the others are on the shelf.

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#5473754 - 12/12/14 07:47 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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This is a human factor issue. It can happen to anyone.

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#5473759 - 12/12/14 07:50 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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Good post. He had the lord looking over his shoulder or he might have been hit in the head/face area.

One powder on the bench at a time


Edited by jeh7mmmag (12/12/14 07:52 PM)
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#5473869 - 12/12/14 09:09 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Originally Posted By: jeh7mmmag
One powder on the bench at a time



This is a freeking LAW and violators may wish they'd been shot!

Most seriously: if you've ever emptied the powder hopper into the wrong jug, you've made the same basic mistake. And yes, I have done that. I figure I'm a purty fart smeller, so I also figure if it can happen to me I'll bet it can happen to anyone. Don't let it be YOU.
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#5474424 - 12/13/14 11:21 AM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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Bad mistake!!! That's also about the worst powder switch mistake you can make. Fast burning pistol powder for a rifle powder. Yeah, that's a grenade.
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#5474435 - 12/13/14 11:34 AM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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glad I only load 2 rifles and only have 3 powders to mess with..
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#5475393 - 12/14/14 07:03 AM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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I keep the jugs sealed in metal surplus ammo cans and only get one out at a time. Man, that's scary.
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#5475413 - 12/14/14 07:17 AM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: GasGuzzler]
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There's something to recommend in the way that the old IMR powders came in color-coded cans. I'd like to see all the powder companies use colored labels again.

As for me, after I add powder to my dispenser, I place the can/bottle right beside and just behind the charging lever so I know what I'm loading. And only one powder is ever on my loading bench; the rest stay in the locker until it's their turn.

It's like defensive driving.....you can never be too careful. Good lesson for all of us.
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#5476019 - 12/14/14 02:15 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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That's the way to do it. Plus, always empty the hopper of your measure into that jug as soon as you're finished charging cases. That would have saved me from ruining a couple of pounds of powder AND the potential ensuing disaster had I not realized my mistake. All the stinkin clutter I had on my bench at the time didn't help matters either.
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#5476924 - 12/14/14 08:05 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: RiverRider]
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Empty the Chargemaster after I'm done and only one powder on the bench at a time. That guy is fortunate he still has a hand and a face. Bad deal for sure.
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#5477210 - 12/14/14 09:18 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
jdk1985 Offline
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Dang. Glad he is okay. Easy but inexcusable mistake. He will live to shoot another day.I'll always triple check my powders before I load.

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#5478667 - 12/15/14 12:44 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: daniel1381]
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I keep my powder in an entirely different area of the house. I walk it out to my bench in the garage, read the label, pour it in the hopper, leave it there label facing me until I pour it back in.

If I'm loading a different caliber/powder? I bring that one back inside, get the other, and repeat.

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#5478702 - 12/15/14 12:59 PM Re: choosing the right powder reminder!!! [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Originally Posted By: jeh7mmmag
One powder on the bench at a time


I used to not follow this rule until I accidentally poured two dif kinds of powder together. Thankfully I realized what I had done before any harm came of it, but at that moment I stuck all my powder cans in a file cabinet drawer except the one I am currently working on.
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