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Old 06-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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Nah, she won't blow you up. She could throw a full canister of powder in the furnace and it wouldn't blow up. It would burn really fast and generate a lot of stinking gas, but it wouldn't blow up the furnace. To detonate, smokeless powder has to be confined in a really strong container (like a strong steel pipe with steel plugs at both ends, or a pressure cooker) to build up enough pressure to explode.
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I guess this counts as reloading my cousin just bought a remake of a 50 cal hawkin I don't remember who made it and we were out shooting it. So I leave because I need a cigerette and being smart I didn't want to smoke near the black powder I guess I'm funny like that. Well I come back and he fired a round off and he was getting ready to reload well he couldn't find the fiberglass ram rode that we had been using. After a few minutes of looking something kinda popped into my head so I went down range and got looking around all I found was a few chunks of the ram rode and one of the metal ends.

So my cousin shot his ram rode out of his 50 cal hawkins, everyone was ok and the gun wasn't damaged but I made a new ram rode for him for range use that's longer so he won't forget it again.

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I guess this counts as reloading my cousin just bought a remake of a 50 cal hawkin I don't remember who made it and we were out shooting it. So I leave because I need a cigerette and being smart I didn't want to smoke near the black powder I guess I'm funny like that. Well I come back and he fired a round off and he was getting ready to reload well he couldn't find the fiberglass ram rode that we had been using. After a few minutes of looking something kinda popped into my head so I went down range and got looking around all I found was a few chunks of the ram rode and one of the metal ends.

So my cousin shot his ram rode out of his 50 cal hawkins, everyone was ok and the gun wasn't damaged but I made a new ram rode for him for range use that's longer so he won't forget it again.
So, instead of the old "He shot his wad", this guy "shot his rod".
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There is nothing FUNNY about an error while reloading. An error while reloading can blow your face off or worse kill you.

Not sure anyone can find that funny.
Sure there is. An error that is caught before it can cause any damage can be funny
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Kinda like my only negligent discharge (pulling a trigger when I thought the shotgun was empty) is only a fun story to tell because I was at a range, on the line, and the muzzle was pointed in the correct direction.

Scared the CRAP out of me, though, I must admit.

Some mistakes are okay to laugh about!

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Not in my eyes. I take my loading serious. If you make a mistake and are lucky enough to catch it. You need to stop what you are doing and figure out what went wrong for that to happen. Then you need to take steps to make sure it doesn't ever happen again.

Reloading is dangerous business I have been reloading for over 30 years and nothing has ever happened. I just don't find mistakes when dealing with reloading funny ever. Do people not realize that you are making an explosive device That in rifles you are putting your face within 4" of it? We are talking about tens of thousands of pounds of pressure Near your face or in your hand.

This thread just scares me. To see so many that take reloading so carelessly is mind boggling.

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Not in my eyes. I take my loading serious. If you make a mistake and are lucky enough to catch it. You need to stop what you are doing and figure out what went wrong for that to happen. Then you need to take steps to make sure it doesn't ever happen again.

Reloading is dangerous business I have been reloading for over 30 years and nothing has ever happened. I just don't find mistakes when dealing with reloading funny ever. Do people not realize that you are making an explosive device That in rifles you are putting your face within 4" of it? We are talking about tens of thousands of pounds of pressure Near your face or in your hand.

This thread just scares me. To see so many that take reloading so carelessly is mind boggling.
I wouldn't say we take it carelessly. Ok maybe shooting the .380 case loaded to light 9mm load specs was careless on my part.

But to say that just because we can laugh about something we did wrong (and caught it before it was an issue or caused damaged or harm) makes us careless, well I suppose that's your opinion. I am fully confident in my reloads, despite having only been reloading for 2 years. And it also happens to be a hobby of mine, which I get enjoyment out of.

It's a lot harder to enjoy hobbies when you're 100% serious 100% of the time (especially AFTER the fact, whichs what this thread is).

Shooting can be a perfectly dangerous hobby too. That's why we follow safety rules while engaging in shooting. The same goes for reloading. It doesn't mean we have to be a robot.
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I am in the middle of one that is happening to me these past 2 weeks. Once I get it worked out I'll post it here and have a good laugh.

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Not in my eyes. I take my loading serious. If you make a mistake and are lucky enough to catch it. You need to stop what you are doing and figure out what went wrong for that to happen. Then you need to take steps to make sure it doesn't ever happen again.

Reloading is dangerous business I have been reloading for over 30 years and nothing has ever happened. I just don't find mistakes when dealing with reloading funny ever. Do people not realize that you are making an explosive device That in rifles you are putting your face within 4" of it? We are talking about tens of thousands of pounds of pressure Near your face or in your hand.

This thread just scares me. To see so many that take reloading so carelessly is mind boggling.
In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka; "lighten up Francis".

Yes reloading (and shooting, and fueling up your car) is a serious operation. If we cannot laugh at mistakes (that do not kill or maim) what is the point of living? NO ONE is saying that blowing your hand off or blinding yourself is funny. This is about those little oopses that are caught before they cause any damage.
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Oh, and I have been loading for over 35 years. I still see out of both eyes and have 10 fingers. Have I made mistakes? Sure. I learned from them and moved forward

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