Originally Posted by dog2000tj
and I built a 458SOCOM so I can get into reloading why?
I'm gonna need to do a whole lot a reading and researching before i feel comfortable taking up reloading.
thats a rare occurance. its also why most if not all reloading manuals say start on the low end and work your way up carefully. 458 socom is very similar o the 45-70 and some of the lower end 458 winmag loads.
assuming the bullet used was a 168grn my speer manual shows that 46grn charge is over max for everything cept one powder. without knowing the bullet and powder type its hard to tell. but my guess the shooter liekly did not triple check his gear and just cranked out ammo without spot checking.
powder settling air pressure miniscule changes from can to can in even the same batch can lead to drastically different charge weights. every time i load i check the first ten loads to make sure the powder measure is throwing the right charge. once im comfy i spot check every 20 rounds or so to make sure settling in the measure hasnt occured.
handloading is one hobby where being anal retentive on safety is a plus.
ive loaded and fired prolly close to 50-60k rounds with only one incident of a round getting buy without a charge. had to pound the bullet out of my sig 220. ive caught plenty of overcharged rounds and spent hours with bullet puller.
just a few qc measures will keep you safe.