after 28 years of reloading for both shotgun and metallic i finally had a dangerous mishap. i was reloading 500 .38 specials. i was putting the loaded shells in a tupperware container. as i went to move the shells the container slipped and the shells fell to the floor. one shell apparently landed on the rim of a shell on the floor hitting the primer with enough force to detonate it. my ears rang and my shorts needed changing. as i was picking up the spilled shells i found the ruptured case and a seperate shard of brass. no idea where the bullet went. im glad it didnt hit me. i showed the wife and told her i need to go to the attic the next time it rains to see if the bullet exited the roof. i have a new found respect for handling loaded rounds.