Reloading Disasters and stuff we see at the range!

Reloading Forum notice!

Reloading is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby that is easily conducted with safety. But like many other human endeavors, carelessness or negligence can make reloading hazardous. Strictly follow the instructions given by the manufacturers of the reloading components and equipment.

Must read safety rules for everyone who want to participate in this thread.

1. Reload only when you can give it your undivided attention.
2. Always wear proper eye protection.
3. Store powder and primers out of reach of children and away from heat and open fire. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your powder canister. Never smoke during a reloading session!
4. Keep no more powder than needed available. Immediately return the unused powder to its original factory container.
5. Do not use any powder unless its identity is positively known.
6. Do not store primers in bulk!
7. Do not use primers if their identity is lost.
8. Start loading with the starting load according to the loading data. If there is no indication of the starting load, use a 15 % lower charge than the listed maximum load.
9. Increase the charge using small steps watching for over-pressure signs from the primer and the case head at each step. If you detect over-pressures immediately stop shooting and reduce the charge.
10. NEVER EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LOADS!
11. Check visually the powder level in the cases so you are absolutely sure that you have no double powder charge.
12. If you change the lot of any component or if you change any of the components of your reload, you must develop your load from the starting load again.
13. You must absolutely follow the given cartridge overall lengths (C.O.L.) according to the reloading tables. The change in the bullet seating depth has a significant influence on the cartridge pressure.
14. Never reduce loads under the listed starting load.

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Thought I would make a place where we can post reloading issue we have seen , weird casing we pickup at the range where clearly something whent wrong , evin barrels being blown up by accident. And yes we have seen our fair share of this
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I picked up this casing one saterday morning.
There were about 3 or 4 of these at one of the benches. I have seen head seperation on rifle calibers , I had a whole batch of .303s that I had to depose of where this hapened but never on n handgun casing. I cant think that the gun cycled when this hapenedImage

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Ouch!!
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Think this is one of the most painfull things to see. Squib load didnt exit , causing the next round to hit it. After some investigation it turned out the powder that was used got contaminated and was not lighting correctly. Luckely the shooter didnt get hurtImage

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We have also picked up extractors etc. on the range, one was due to extremely hot THV round. Was a new Sig that died that day.

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Ek gaan julle ouens se hulp erg benodig ek is n leuk op reloading. Gedink ek gaan met Jerry en oom Faans se voorstel, die loadmaster koop met 3006 en 223 dies shell plates en ekstra powder dispenser. En lees, google en met julle mane gesels, en dalk eers saam iemand sit en dan self try. Ek het al gehoor en gesien wat gebeur as jy rambo try wees, en dink jy is die kat se snor


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Good morning guys and girls, I’ve got a question on the lee pro 1000 can you do reloads for a 3006 and 223? Or will my best option be the loadmaster? The focus will mostly be on 9mm and 223.


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@KennethKk Ek sou se single stage vir acuracy, hulle is cheap genoeg om een te hou vir rifles. 223 as dit vir jou semi is by all meams run dit op iets wat baie kan maak, maar weereens vir bench sal ek dit op die single stage doen. Eks nie n fan van volumetric kruit gooi waneer dit by botl calibres kom nie

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