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Old 02-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #11
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M-72,

WOW!
We certainly hope your friend will be OK. Was he wearing glasses when they ignited! If not it is a lesson for all of us. He despite his situation may have helped a lot of us by reminding us all here on the FTF of eye safety. If he was I,ll bet they saved his eyes. Hopefully they did not damage his hearing also. I have a good friend that use to load for his agency. Had a whole tray of around 100 go off on a progressive loader. Tore the machine up. Fortunately He was far enough away at the time that items did not strike him. But he suffered hearing loss and his ears still ring today and it has been 15 years ago. Primers can be very dangerous! Most do not realize the power the little fellows have. We will send prayers his way and wish him well and a speedy recovery!

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #12
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Thanks for the prayers Sniper03

He was wearing his prescription glasses & your right,his eye doctor told him if he had not been wearing them he would have lost it!Hes lucky he didnt have his contact lenses in & not having his glasses on!

Hes sporting a Big Black Eye today & his pride is a lil low but I'm pretty sure hes going to pull through just fine.

100 primers must have been one heck of a BOOM! Dang your friends ears are still ringing after 15years?? I guess it couldve been worse for both & yes we all must be as careful as possible while shooting/reloading/cleaning/handling all types of firearms!

Let us all understand that there is no such thing as to much safety!!!

There is alot of things out there that will show you no mercy!!!

Sometimes it only takes one mistake to lose everything.

Stay safe everyone

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Wish him the best for us and thanks for sharing! I had no idea that primers had the capacity to do that much damage.

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I'm going to be a lot more careful when priming . Dang man that looks like it would hurt . I think ill be wearing protective eyewear from now on. I hope you buddy's going I be ok.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by HOSSFLY
Priming is my least favorite part
Mine too. I try my best to be careful.
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I use a RCBS hand priming tool. I only allow one primer at a time in the tool while the other primers are in the tray with a gate built into the top of the tray closing off the rest of the primers from a chain reaction in case one in the tool goes off. I love priming with this hand primer and so far I havent had any issues. If I ever do I hope the safety built into the hand primer works as advertised. Tell your friend I hope he heals well and completely and doesnt stop reloading.

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My biggest fear tis inserting the primer stem in backwards ! With the sharp end doing the priming .I'm pretty sure it would cause a failure .

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1. Wear eye protection when reloading. that's a no-brainer

2. Use the priming function on your press if you use a progressive, or the RCBS bench tool that Jon recommended.

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Shop prayer sent.And thanks for the post.

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I am going to start reloading soon,and I have been watching alot of online videos and seen a guy stressing safety glasses,I thought "what a nerd" because he kept talking about them for a long time,but after seeing this I think I will invest in the best pair of safety goggles money can buy.

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