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#203076 - 11/02/19 01:51 AM Broken rules.
junebug
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One of the unbreakable rules of reloading, ONLY ONE POWDER ON THE BENCH AT A TIME! Guess which DUMB A#$ had two tonight. Poured about 500 gr of 4227 into a can of H S 6 and knew it right away when I looked at the 4227 can. Took it out back and watched a long string of powder go up in smoke.$28.00 worth of smoke.



That's what 10 experimental rounds cost me tonight because I broke an unbreakable rule.


Edited by junebug (11/02/19 02:00 AM)
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#203079 - 11/02/19 02:09 AM Re: Broken rules. [Re: junebug]
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Ouch
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#203080 - 11/02/19 07:18 AM Re: Broken rules. [Re: KYODE]
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At least you caught the mistake before it cost you more than $28! 😳
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#203092 - 11/02/19 08:21 PM Re: Broken rules. [Re: Zee]
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A good reminder , glad you posted this as we all tend to overlook the basics sometimes.


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#203094 - 11/02/19 08:35 PM Re: Broken rules. [Re: Pa. Mike]
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Us old time reloader's can get a little over confident at times. A wake up call now and again is a good thing to keep us on our toes.
I poured out a powder measure full of powder a while back because I did not put a card on the hopper with the powder type on it. I was also working up loads with multiple powders on the bench at one time. I forgot which one I had in the powder measure last.

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#203100 - 11/02/19 08:54 PM Re: Broken rules. [Re: Bob Roach]
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Thanks for posting as a reminder. Luckily you caught it without a much worse discovery of it, and you did the right thing after the fact.

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#203119 - 11/03/19 12:20 PM Re: Broken rules. [Re: ruger4570]
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Yes Bob we can. That is why my number one rule is only one can on the bench at a time. Obviously I broke that rule and it cost me a pound of powder. It was a lot cheaper lesson than it could of been had I not caught it. My powder is stored next to the bench in a safe, so no reason to leave the extra can out ,just laziness on my part. So use my wake up call as a reminder to everyone, one can of powder at a time on the bench, DOESN'T MATTER HOW EXPERIENCED YOU ARE , mistakes can and do happen.
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#203128 - 11/03/19 09:24 PM Re: Broken rules. [Re: junebug]
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We are human and humans make mistakes although some dont think so. Good you caught it.

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#203141 - 11/04/19 10:11 AM Re: Broken rules. [Re: popo]
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Never mixed powders. Did find myself filling 45-70 cases with ffg from a new 1lb can and my corn cob clenched in my teeth. That was a bit exciting for a moment or two. To heck with don't drink and drive, DON'T SMOKE AND RELOAD
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#203332 - 11/08/19 01:03 PM Re: Broken rules. [Re: bluecow]
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Could have shook up 500 grains in that container and had no issues using it up.

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