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what's your biggest booboo.....be honest?

Old 05-13-2004, 12:42 AM
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destroyed a glock 9mm with 9grs. of 231, and swelled the chamber on my Beretta, bought a new firestar barrel and have shot over 3000 rounds without failures of any kind. Having a pistol blow up in your hands is worse than any sprain I have had.
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:46 PM
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I hate to post it, but here I go: Back in highschool I was loading for my 1911 45 acp. I had all the cases ready and started putting powder in the cases. I got up to do something and thought I had remembered where I left off, Instead of cheacking, I went ahead and put powder in all the cases. I ended up forgetting one. When I was out shooting the next day, the cartriage that had no powder went off with a little pop (just the primer). It created just enough pressure to stick the bullet half way in the barrel. [:@] I have yet to make anymore mistakes. Its been over 15 years now.
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Old 05-18-2004, 09:43 PM
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Im new to the world of reloading, so you will probably see me posting stupid questions every other week, so far my mistakes have been small and minimal but i fear the day i make some of these mistakes, they all sound like something i might do!
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:30 AM
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I'm starting to make all kinds of mistakes- I took up casting lead bullets a few months ago, and still don't seem to have everything right. My first loads were for 30-06, I didn't have the right seating plug and mashed the first bullet I seated, ended up having to make a custom seating plug by filling one made for spitzer bullets with acraglass to the shape of a rn bullet.
My first go at it with the .45 auto won't chamber- made bullets at .4525" now have to order a new sizing die.[:-]
Need a different bullet for my .308- damn case necks are too short for the bullet mould I have on hand.[]
Giving my bullet puller and OAL guage a good workout. and lead can be remelted to make damaged bullets new again.
Biggest mistake in theis whole ordeal was somehow rationalizing that this new hobby would save me money.
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:49 PM
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About 3 weeks ago I loaded up 50 rds of .308 and went to the range. Well after about 20 or so I had a dud(no boom) and saved it to take home and pull the bullet, when I got home it had no powder in it at all. I am luck the bullet didnt get lodged in the barrel. That would be a squib load?
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