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I just attached my loader to a dedicated table that allows the shells to drop through a hole into a bucket. I am trying to design something that will slow them down as they enter the bucket. How far do you allow your shells to drop? Ideas on how to slow them down?

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grntitan: You stole my idea!!!

Dave: I drop mine into a drawer but it's not a big deal to drop them a couple feet. Slide them down a PVC pipe at an angle or put an elbow at the end if you're worried about it.

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Yeah ok Gary. You had to one up me. Just wait until I get mine going again. I can't seem to figure out what's wrong with it.....
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I believe you can't hit a primer with another shell with enough force to detonate it just by falling a few feet.

I sometimes can't get Fiocchi primers to go off in my gun, even.

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Do the same thing with my Spolar, but I just put bag under it to catch them (buckter boss I believe). Holds exactly 300 shells, which ias about when I need to get more Scotch. The bag slides out, in goes the next one, and that is how I transport them to the range. Same setup - plastic pipe with a 45 elbow into the bag.
 

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i have basicaly the same setup as grntitan. mine fall a little farther than his.
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in 35 years of realoading this is the first. falls into a trashcan under the bench. no pellets came out of the can. most of the powder was not burnt. the hull made it out of the can. no other hulls were damaged. just one pair of shorts. I took the afternoon off and finished reloading the next day.
 

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Wow, I bet that did turn tighty whities brown. I'd say its one of those deals where everything has to be just right. Obviously not impossible by any stretch of the imagination. Fortunately out of the chamber it's not gonna do near the damage. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great link!

Even after watching it I would still be a apprehensive fire fighter to approach such a situation even though you proved its not life threatning.
 

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Hap. What was the black can fastened under the table. Boy I learned something today though. That cake pan under the loader is nice. I going to the kithchen now to see if I can snag one of my wifes. Do tell her though.
 

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Donm, there's a "U" shaped bracket under the can held by winged nuts to studs in the bottom of the table. The can catches all my spent primers via a small hole under the drop station when loading. There's a 1/4" high X 1/2" wide Lexan rail all the way around my table to prevent shot from escaping. One end is pined in place for easy removal so I can sweep the top clear while saving all my components. Table top is covered with Lexan plastic.

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I cut a hole in my bench, attached a toilet flange to bottoem of bench, hooked pvc with a 45 elbow just below the flange & ran pvc out to a tote. Total drop is probably 3 feet. The 45 slows things down a bit. I can't tell you have many 10s of thousands of shells have taken this trip with no problems. Occasionally some miss the tote & hit the cement floor. Thus far no issues there either.
 

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I use a 5 gal plastic bucket that sits on a plastic milk carton container. I glued some 3" foam in the bottom of the bucket so the first shells out land relatively soft. The top of the bucket sits about 3" below the bottom of the reloading table and plastic drop tube. Overall drop maybe 18".
 
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