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Old 04-01-2016, 08:21 PM
Brad Donovan Brad Donovan is offline
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Default Lee Loaders

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Am I misunderstanding this?^^^ Were you using a mallet to pound live primers into the primer pocket??

Thats how the classic Lee Loader works. I have one for .303.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:53 PM
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:49 AM
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The Flint&Fly Guy The Flint&Fly Guy is offline
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Well, into reloading for less than a year and my first mistake. Loaded 47gr of h-4350 instead of 57 and it cost me a fine buck this year!
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:29 PM
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Just started reloading last year and man do I like it and the results you get from getting your rounds perfect.
I had a brass break on me this year in the press. It really sucked cause it was the last piece I had to resize that night.
It was my buddies dies and so I needed to fix it right??
I tried and could not get the brass out for the life of me so then I started drilling ever so carefully into the die. I made it work for a while and got most of the brass out. I then used a drill hit a bit to big and man do I screw the die over.

Moral of the story when a brass gets stuck In the die just put it down and send it into get it fixed!

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Old 01-05-2017, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by KegRiver View Post
I've been lucky I guess, no mistakes yet.
Then too I don't shoot a lot. Maybe 40 or 50 centerfire a year.

I do shoot two or three bricks of 22 and a box or two of 22 mag, but of course I don't reload them.

The worst I've had happen is, I've had a few .303 cases separate on firing.
I loose track of how many times some cases have been reloaded and then I get one that leaves half the case in the chamber.
So far not a big deal to remove, but it makes me uncomfortable thinking about what could happen.

for sure man!
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:26 PM
Tucker1717 Tucker1717 is offline
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:01 AM
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Default Mixed H-1000 with Retumbo

I pulled the bullets on 25 rounds for my 7mm STW. The powder was Retumbo. As I pulled each bullet, I dumped the powder into an empty H-1000 bottle. After bullet pulling was done I noticed that some powder had been spilled while pulling the bullets and I probably didn't have enough powder to reload all 25 rounds again. As I wanted to reload these rounds with H-1000, I opened up a new bottle of H-1000 and dumped a few scoops into the H-1000 bottle with the Retumbo in it to make sure I could reload all 25 rounds again with my planned H-1000 charge.

At this point I still had not realized that I had just mixed H-1000 with Retumbo. I begin my reloading process and filled the hopper of my powder measure with the Retumbo/H-1000 powder mixture. I'm doing my charges into each case when about 10 rounds in I decided to seat some bullets. I look at the MTM ammo box the rounds were in reading the label inside stating the OAL I need to set my die up for. Suddenly I noticed the powder saying "Retumbo." It then hits me that I had dumped H-1000 in with Retumbo.

After banging my head on the wall for a few minutes for making such a stupid error, I dumped all the H-1000/Retumbo mixture back into the empty H-1000 bottle walked into the bathroom with it, poured the powder into the toilet and FLUSH!

I will admit, it was late in the evening when I was doing this and I was rushing to prepare these rounds for the next day. It was my own fault and I was lucky to have caught the error in time.

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Old 06-13-2017, 01:47 PM
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I had some 223 I had no more use for so I foolishly decided to use it up in my ar15. The first round shot and the next was jammed so tightly in the chamber I could not remove it. I had high pressure rounds in the bolt action... And not a good combination for the Ar15. Pretty stupid of me

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Old 06-14-2017, 10:36 AM
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Default Percussion

I have one of my fathers from many many years ago. He acquired a 1851 navy colt and decided to try it in his basement using cast wax bullets with a reduced charge into a cardboard box. Each time he loaded a cylinder he brushed off the excess black powder into his ashtray.

And yes, you guessed it, he had a nasty surprise once he was done and lit up a cigarette and placed it in the ashtray....
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:27 PM
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This guy told me does good reloads and traded 200rounds of his 9mm reloads with a stock I have laying around. Got home and check the rounds and you by that instant that they were all wrong. Brass were not polished and measurements were not right. He didn't bother resizing them and never placed them in a tumbler for cleaning and polishing.

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