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BtDoctur 12-27-2013 01:01 AM

Why you MUST MAKE SURE OF THE POWDER
 
Got this from another site to prevent you from blowing your gun apart.

Well I blew up my 444 today and just figured out why. In my search to get a load that worked in this microgrove, I thought I had found the rl7 powder and loaded up some loads. Turns out I used acurate#7 not reloader 7. Lucky to have all my digits.
444 is no more.... pics can be found here.

Rick1967 12-27-2013 01:15 AM

It is very important to be sure what you have before you start. There are several different versions of "Clays". I always make sure my powder matches my book exactly. There is no room for error in this hobby.

Axxe55 12-27-2013 01:20 AM

good info. but i used your link and it wanted me to join the forum to look at the pictures. i'll just have to takeyour word on it.

yes we need to be very vigilant in using powder. some even sound very similiar but are different powders.

another suggestion is to only have one powder at a time out on the bench while reloading. if reloading and using differnet powders, then finish with one before starting with another powder.

Rick1967 12-27-2013 01:23 AM

I could not agree more Axxe. I keep all my powder locked up. But I keep one can and my powder measure separate from everything else. When I change the powder I dump the measure back into the can and clean it out. Then that can gets put away before I get the next one out.

BtDoctur 12-27-2013 01:31 AM

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Axxe55 12-27-2013 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1467952)
I could not agree more Axxe. I keep all my powder locked up. But I keep one can and my powder measure separate from everything else. When I change the powder I dump the measure back into the can and clean it out. Then that can gets put away before I get the next one out.

exactly the same procedure i use as well. my powders are stored on the bottom shelf of my reloading bench and i have only one powder at a time on the top shelf while reloading.

my father taught me mixing powders by using the wrong one for a particular charge weight was a good way to end up getting hurt or ruining a gun. i have paid heed to that advice.

Axxe55 12-27-2013 01:34 AM

Damn! i am sure glad you're alright. sorry to see the rifle ruined though.

BtDoctur 12-27-2013 01:36 AM

like i said , not me. just wanted to show what happens when we do make a mistake in the
hobby.

JonM 12-27-2013 03:11 AM

least now you can get a new marlin with the cut rifling. they work great with a lot of bullets and powders... just not pistol powder.

glad your in one piece.

Rocky7 12-27-2013 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1467951)
...another suggestion is to only have one powder at a time out on the bench while reloading. if reloading and using differnet powders, then finish with one before starting with another powder.

You're too polite. That's not a suggestion. It's good advice and it's a rule cast in stone.


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