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#6922696 - 10/16/17 04:47 PM Things not to do when reloading
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When loading for your .30-06, do not put the 8lb jug of Reloder 15 on the floor with the lid off, then knock it over when you get up from the bench to load bullets. shocked

I was lucky. The jug is only half full, so when it fell over I only lost about a handful. Could have been a lot worse, if I had kicked it pretty hard.

Be careful out there.
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#6922739 - 10/16/17 05:19 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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Yes, close call. My personal peeve is somehow not getting the cotter pin in correctly on a 100 count primer tube, and the primers launch out in rapid form. Those are always fun!
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#6922758 - 10/16/17 05:33 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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Pour a 3rd or 4th scotch...and listen to a '70 R&R station...back in the day when I was 10' tall and almost bullet proof...
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#6922825 - 10/16/17 06:39 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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Do not reload while drinking. Twenty years ago I skipped a case once and seated all bullets, and went to the range only to come home halfway through the session with a bullet lodged two inches into the barrel. Gunsmith had a hard time knocking out that bullet. Primer itself had launched that 150 grain bullet into the rifling with no powder. hammer


Edited by TackDriver (10/16/17 06:40 PM)

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#6922832 - 10/16/17 06:47 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Yes, close call. My personal peeve is somehow not getting the cotter pin in correctly on a 100 count primer tube, and the primers launch out in rapid form. Those are always fun!


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#6922892 - 10/16/17 07:51 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: TackDriver]
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Originally Posted By: TackDriver
Do not reload while drinking. Twenty years ago I skipped a case once and seated all bullets, and went to the range only to come home halfway through the session with a bullet lodged two inches into the barrel. Gunsmith had a hard time knocking out that bullet. Primer itself had launched that 150 grain bullet into the rifling with no powder. hammer


Did it feel like just a misfire, or was there something more noticeable? On a side note, I don't think there's anything wrong with a drink while loading. One of life's little pleasures. If you're the type of man that can't handle nursing one, you're too girly too be reloading. grin

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#6922897 - 10/16/17 07:55 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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Do not grab just any box of bullets off the shelf that has "75 grains" written on it. They might be 6MMs or they might be .257s, and a .243 case looks weird with a .25-caliber bullet seated in it. Somebody I know did that. loco_too
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#6922946 - 10/16/17 08:31 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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Make sure the powder bottle is UNDER the valve on your Chargemaster when you turn the knob bang
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#6922983 - 10/16/17 09:00 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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...and make sure that damned knob is closed BEFORE you start pouring powder into your blasted Chargemaster. After you've learned this lesson four or five times, you'll begin to remember it.
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#6923013 - 10/16/17 09:22 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Originally Posted By: TackDriver
Do not reload while drinking. Twenty years ago I skipped a case once and seated all bullets, and went to the range only to come home halfway through the session with a bullet lodged two inches into the barrel. Gunsmith had a hard time knocking out that bullet. Primer itself had launched that 150 grain bullet into the rifling with no powder. hammer


Did it feel like just a misfire, or was there something more noticeable? On a side note, I don't think there's anything wrong with a drink while loading. One of life's little pleasures. If you're the type of man that can't handle nursing one, you're too girly too be reloading. grin


LOL, I believe it was not just a drink, it was way more than that. grin I heard the hammer strike and a tiny explosion from the primer and that was it. Luckily I did not chamber another round in it and fire it off. I pulled the bolt out to check the bore and could not see the other end.

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#6923014 - 10/16/17 09:24 PM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
...and make sure that damned knob is closed BEFORE you start pouring powder into your blasted Chargemaster. After you've learned this lesson four or five times, you'll begin to remember it.


That happened to me three times.

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#6923207 - 10/17/17 06:28 AM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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Chargemaster powder drain? I don't even want to talk about it.
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#6923212 - 10/17/17 06:33 AM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: Dave Davidson]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson
Chargemaster powder drain? I don't even want to talk about it.


I bought a Lyman Gen 6 and have done the same thing a few times.
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#6923236 - 10/17/17 06:58 AM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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LOL. I finally reached the point that checking it is the first thing I do when I set it in position. One of my favorite sayings from my Navy days: good judgement arises from experience, and experience arises from poor judgement. Just part of being human, I suppose.
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#6923531 - 10/17/17 10:16 AM Re: Things not to do when reloading [Re: D-Day]
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I have NO idea where that little note came from! Experience maybe?
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