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Old November 30, 2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Read This Before Posting or Using Load Data on This Forum


In the spirit of advancing knowledge and encouraging the open sharing of information amongst The Firing Line members, the near-unrestricted posting of handloading information and specific loads is allowed.


The Firing Line recognizes reloading and handloading involve certain inherent risks. Neither SWAT Magazine nor The Firing Line assumes any liability, express or implied, for any damage or damages which may arise in connection with said activities. This includes, but is not limited to, personal injury or damage to real or personal property. When using any load data obtained from this site, the user accepts it is his or her sole responsibility to verify the load data are safe for use in the user's firearm(s).

We owe it to one another to include proper cautions whenever we post ANY load in excess of published information or not found in public information at all. To fail in this duty may well endanger our forum associates - - either their firearms or their health. In most of the other forums, if someone posts information in error, or with rash disregard for courtesy or propriety, little or no lasting harm is done. When dealing with high-powered firearms and their feeding, though, someone could get hurt.

We are well aware that many loads considered acceptable in the past are heavy by today's standards and have been published in older loading manuals and magazine articles. I still happily use certain of these loads in MY own firearms, and do not feel I am at risk. Do as you wish with YOUR firearms and when you are placing only YOURSELF at risk.

In recent years, advancements in pressure measuring equipment allow ballistic technicians to see pressure anomalies that were invisible as pressure signs and to copper crushers and even to some piezoelectric pressure transducer equipment in the past. In addition to this new pressure information, both changes in powder manufacturing processes and in which manufacturers supply some of the familiar old powder names have caused a lot of load data to become obsolete. If you wish to share OLDER load data rather than current load data, please specifically cite the source and its year of publication, with a note that it may now be considered over maximum today.

With NEW data you have worked up yourself and which is outside currently published maximums or minimums, PLEASE heed this admonition: At the beginning of your message, please copy and paste in this cautionary note:

[B]CAUTION: The following post (or a page linked to) includes or discusses loading data not covered by currently published sources of [U][I][SIZE="3"]tested [/SIZE][/I][/U] data for this cartridge (QuickLOAD or Gordon's Reloading Tool data is not professionally tested). USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The Firing Line, nor the staff of TFL assumes any liability for any damage or injury resulting from the use of this information.[/B]

Please just copy and paste it, including the bracketed [B] and [/B] tags at the beginning and end into your message. This is to make it appear in bold, which we require.

The forum moderators feel very strongly about this, and will not hesitate to completely delete, or heavily edit any post which we believe violates the spirit of this procedure.

Please understand: we are not attempting to restrict what you send in a private e-mail, nor anything you wish to put on YOUR private web site. But this procedure is important to protect one another, the TFL Staff, and TFL ownership.

Thanks for your cooperation in this regard.

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