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#3145887 - 01/30/13 04:05 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: DaveB]
KPH
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Yes if you are uncertan of the powder then pull the bullets and fertilzer your yard. Save your self and uour gun.
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#3146325 - 01/30/13 09:12 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: KPH]
matt_brown
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I think what I am going to do is just load up 3 or 4 that I know is right and see if my rifle still hits at zero. I know its on with the shells I am shooting now so that should let me know what the mystery powder is
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#3146475 - 01/30/13 11:44 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
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 Originally Posted By: matt_brown
Hell now I'm wondering if I really used varget or 4831 I'm going to visually see if I can tell a difference in the 2 powders and pull bullets from a few random cases just to verify


If there is any doubt in your mind at all, throw that powder out. I would never pour powder back into a powder can once I walk away from a loading session and have even the slightest hint of doubt about the identity of the powder. Yeah, reloading components are expensive nowdays but blowing up a rifle and ruining your health cannot be compared to losing a few dollars of powder. Be SAFE!

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#3149922 - 02/03/13 10:02 AM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: DaveB]
matt_brown
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Update. I redneck pulled 3 bullets (channel locks and rcbs press) which ruined my bullets. I looked at the varget and imr 4831 and there is a visual difference in the two. Out of the 3 I pulled I did put the right powder in them. I ordered a bullet pulling die.

Question: once I use the bullet pulling die and inspect the powder to make sure that it is the right powder can I seat the bullet back into the case without re sizing it.

Thanks to you all you have been a great help

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#3149970 - 02/03/13 11:10 AM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: matt_brown]
KPH
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resizie you have expaned the mouth. Make dang sure of the powder under no cerstances do you want to mix powder. I don't want to come and see you in the hospital.
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#3150239 - 02/03/13 04:31 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: KPH]
jakeway
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ONce you pull the bullets, the case mouth may be tight enough to hold the bullets finger tight, but they will be inconsistant and some of them may seat farther back from the recoil while in the magazine. This could affect pressures. As others stated, safety first.

And don't base safety just on if the gun shoots accurately. It may shoot acurately and still blow up on the next shot.
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#3151049 - 02/04/13 08:02 AM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: jakeway]
DaveB
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Any time you pull a bullet because of a powder question, you should dump the powder. Having seated a bullet and then removed it, you should at least neck size the case to get the tension correct.

Please, reading this is giving me cold chills, please consider the bullets you had uncertainity over as a cheap form of education. Unload them. Dump the powder. Start over. You can be dead. Let me repeat. You can be dead with a hand load error. Or, blind. Or, Missing hand, nose, finger, fingers, and any combination. It is this possibility that stops folks from hand loading.

I repeat, you can be dead. Please exercise care. Undo everything you thought was wrong and start over, even if you think you have figured it out and are 100% okay.

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#3151518 - 02/04/13 03:14 PM Re: hey reloaders i messed up [Re: DaveB]
KPH
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What we are saying is when in doubt throw it out, even alittle bit of doubt.
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