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Unusual reloading error

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bruce Em, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

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    Here's one to watch for;

    Mind you I have been loading for many years and haven't noticed or had it happen.

    With a MEC Grabber, I had a primer on station 2 (reprime and powder) but no shell. So I put a shell on 1 to deprime and after that I no longer saw the primer that was previously sitting on #2.

    Glad I looked for it; it went up into the powder tube and tipped over.

    It may have gone into the next shell along with a powder charge.

    I understand that the extra priming combined with a normal powder charge could yield dangerous pressures.

    Chances of it happening again? small. Consequences; serious.

    regards
     
  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Yup, on a Mec always be watching the primer station. Good save.