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Old 02-27-2014, 04:03 AM   #1
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Has anybody set up or feel the need for grounding a reloading press?


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I ground Everything. But I have seen people electrocuted.


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For static electricity, use dryer sheets.

Grounding won't hurt, though.
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New to this forum but not to reloading. I too use dryer fabric softener sheets to stop static on my reloading equip. I learned to use them after they've been run through a dryer load. They still stop static on the press/powder measure and don't leave a residue like the unused sheets do.

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I have seen static electricity cause some dangerous situations, but never on reloading stuff. grounding everything might be over-precaution but it would not hurt. That having been said if grounding was even the slightest of safety issues it would be standard on every piece of reloading equipment on the planet.
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Has anybody set up or feel the need for grounding a reloading press?
For what purpose? To eliminate "Static" cling or to protect against powder ignition?

If it's ignition, watch this.


You may also want to read this.

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Confined primer dust and static electricity don't get along very well... I use dryer sheet to wipe things down regularly, dry desert summers and all that..
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For what purpose? To eliminate "Static" cling or to protect against powder ignition?

If it's ignition, watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm6PEdBcQ6s

You may also want to read this.

http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/sparks/sparks.html
Yes to static cling, powder ignition and add primer dust to the list.
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I have seen static electricity cause some dangerous situations, but never on reloading stuff. grounding everything might be over-precaution but it would not hurt. That having been said if grounding was even the slightest of safety issues it would be standard on every piece of reloading equipment on the planet.
My cost breakdown: 6' ground wire (scrap) + 2' half inch rebar (scrap) + new clamp for wire to rebar .75 cents, labour free (me) = .75 cents total + Piece of mind= Priceless


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