Jimbob it was still cheaper than ruining my cleaning rod. Yes I have broken a cleaning rod clearing out a squib from a factory FMJ round.(Part of why I started reloading.)
I was using a published load, with hand weighed charges, confirmed by 2 different scales. Also it was Trail Boss, the loads were pretty much spot on with the measurements of the case capacity of the brass I was using. I was test shooting some full wadcutters, and the only ones I could get were plated Berry's (they shoot just fine with a load of Bull's Eye). I will be getting a mold for casting my own now.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.