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Old April 19, 2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Thought for the day

Take reloading advice ONLY from people that still have BOTH eyes, and ALL TEN fingers!
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Old April 19, 2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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Ain't that the truth...

Here is another:

Never have more than one powder container on the bench at a time.
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Old April 20, 2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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If it goes "crunch" when you raise the ram - you're probably sizing the wrong brass!
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Old April 20, 2005, 07:33 AM   #4
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If your press has a powder loader, remember to dial down the charge die when changing to a smaller case.
- The Dillon files
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Old April 20, 2005, 10:20 AM   #5
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At Home Depot or some such I ran across an instruction book for use of a table saw. The person in the illustrations had lost several fingers somewhere.

Sometimes those with first hand experience on what NOT to do are the best teachers.
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Old April 20, 2005, 05:42 PM   #6
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If you take your reloads to the range, and they don't fire........you did something wrong.
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Old April 20, 2005, 11:10 PM   #7
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If any of your ammo makes a funny sound when you pull the trigger - count the perforations in the target!
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Old April 21, 2005, 05:06 PM   #8
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AND......

A kind word and a gun will accomplish more than a kind word alone
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Old April 21, 2005, 05:20 PM   #9
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Don't eat yellow snow.
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Old April 22, 2005, 05:37 PM   #10
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Fingers...

Cheygriz--I have to agree w/Guy B. Meredith.

The author of The ABC's of Reloading, which is the best reloading primer to be had IMHO, is pictured in the front of the book. He has obvious prostheses for hands. He states that this is the result of a boyhood experiment with explosives. What a powerful testament to "Do it right, know what you're doing, or it'll cost you!"
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Old April 24, 2005, 01:32 AM   #11
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My wife said that if I went shooting again, she would leave me. I'm going to miss her.
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Old April 24, 2005, 03:23 AM   #12
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If it goes "crunch" when you raise the ram - you're probably sizing the wrong brass!
Or there's a stone stuck in the shell...

9mm shells will expand enough to accept a .40 head without splitting.

If you use a shellplate made for .45 with a 9mm shell, it will get stuck in the resizing die.

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Old April 24, 2005, 07:32 AM   #13
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If you are in need of a high quality J-hook attempt to deprime a berdan case.



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If you use a shellplate made for .45 with a 9mm shell, it will get stuck in the resizing die.
How that shellplate got into my die I'll never know.
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