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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

    Jan 29, 1998
    Upstate NY
    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.

  2. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Yup, on a Mec always be watching the primer station. Good save.