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Can this blow your gun up?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Aug 25, 2009.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I got a bunch of empty hulls from the Ohio State Shoot and proceeded to sort them out into respective brands.

    I noticed a lot of GRAVEL in the empty hulls, I always turn them upside down and see what falls out, and then look into each and every hull before it goes into the reloader.

    I have seen objects stuffed into them, ear silencers, cigarette filters, wadded up paper etc.

    If something went into the powder drop tube and blocked it and then came out and partially blocked the primer, or dropped a double charge of powder.

    What if a small stone slipped by the de-prime station and then the new primer was seated and it covered or Partially covered the primer, could this cause a gun to bow up the Bbl?

    When reloading I grab 5 hulls at a time and look into them for this particular reason.

    You would not believe the amount of stones I got out of the empties.

    I got a lot of new hulls for re-loading though, but reload w/caution.



    Gary Bryant
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  2. Auctioneer

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    If you did not check the hull for something and you tried to deprime the hull it would not deprime because the object would stop or block the deprimer rod from doing what its suppose to do. If by chance the deprimer rod did push through the object you would notice a problem.

    How could the things you listed get stuck in the powder drop tub????
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

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    I have seen the deprimer rod slip past a small stone, I have seen a cigarette filter block the powder drop tube completely and powder never dropped, I noticed severe depressed crimps, and immeaditly throw away shells after salvaging the shot.

    This can happen believe me!!!

    It would be noticeable if it was big enough to center the deprime punch, I have seen paper on the deprime punch on my Mec when it was advancing the hull.

    I am sure others have encountered a problem or two relaoding. Have ever seeen chewing gum in an empty? I have.


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    For Gods sake Gary, if you don't pay more attention as to allow a cig butt to plug your loaders powder drop tube, STOP RELOADING!! Start buying your ammo.
     
  5. Ahab

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    There are perils in Dumpster diving!
     
  6. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    Why is it when I dive into a dumpster, the Russian judge only gives me a 7.3? LOL

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  7. phirel

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    I do know what Dove feathers over a primer hole will do. It the the opposite of blowing up a gun. I admit to smoking now and then when I am reloading (really dumb, but that's me); however, I would never throw my butt in the powder hopper. That is even too dumb for me to do.

    Pat Ireland

    PS- should I have said a butt instead of my butt?
     
  8. shooterIII

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    One thing about Longshot treads they are always amusing.
     
  9. walnutmaker

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    DrLongshot, I think you are on to something here. I think this type scenario is EXACTLY what causes blown barrels like the M 12 we've been talking about.

    The photos pretty much prove some type of fouling in the barrel will//or can/ split even the best of shotgun barrels. Phil S.
     
  10. KENENT1

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    be careful when dumpster diving.......I've seen a few poeple pick up dog poo with an empty box, close the lid and throw away.....that could be a nasty surprise!!!





    tony
     
  11. DJM

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    Gosh I wish I had the time to take these kind of precautions. Perhaps once I am retired.
     
  12. 12Gagejon

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    I deprimed a hull once and as the deprime came up out it had scratches on it so I stopped and pull hull out and there was a teck screw in it 1/2" long don't know where it came from but shake my hulls now Jon
     
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