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Old August 21, 2011, 05:56 AM   #26
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No such thing as "error free loading".
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Old August 21, 2011, 11:53 AM   #27
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Reloading is one hobby where errors can be deadly.

As mentioned earlier, one must be mentally prepared for the task- this cannot be overemphasized. Before I approach my bench, I determine exactly what I will reload that day. And if I am unable to tune out annoying distractions in my head then I don't reload. Period.

I only allow ONE type of powder on my bench at ANY time, and there are three indications of what I'm using: The powder keg on my bench, a label on the powder hopper, and I also have a tag that I hang on the pegboard behind my bench. This tag absolutely controls what is allowed on the bench, NO tag changes occur until ALL traces of the previous powder is removed completely from the bench.

Indeed, the goal is to have error-free loading. Strive for it at ALL costs. No exceptions. Compromises are intolerable in this regard.

I believe it is possible.
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Old August 23, 2011, 01:59 AM   #28
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The three sneaky ones that will hurt you are:Wrong or contaminated powder,double charge,and a no charge squib followed by a charged round.
Only accept powder in new,sealed cans.Best,don't buy powder out on display.Its best if your dealer goes in the back to get your powder.
Verify your powder to your load data,then do it again.Read the label twice.Only one can of powder on the bench.You see?Process can go a long way .If you are using loading blocks,fill the block with charged cases,and inspect all cases under a strong light before seating.
All humans are fallible,but you can develop processes with redundancy...then follow the process,every time,and keep your eyes open.Spilling powder on a progressive indicates a powder bridge,with heavy and light charge.Read the tracks."What happened?" Why?,etc.
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