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Old October 18, 2010, 08:28 PM   #53
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by jhansman
Before I knew what I was doing, I loaded up a dozen .30-30 rounds with jacketed bullets and (wait for it........) Trail Boss! I know, I know. I squibbed two rounds before my brain realized nothing was coming out of the barrel of my Marlin 336 (doh!). Lucky I didn't blow the thing up. I keep this episode in a handy part of my memory as a reminder of how ignorance can potentially maim and kill.

I doubt that it makes you feel any better, but this is a completely acceptable practice if the load is correct. I've done it myself on a few occasions to fireform new brass.

See the link to IMR's load data:

http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf
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