What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

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What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by kuroTexan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:45 am

I loaded 300 rounds using 208gr A-Max but seated them to deep and they were going supersonic on me. I had to partially pull the remaining 285 rounds and re-seat them to the correct O.A.L. I wanted to kick myself in the ass for misreading my calipers.

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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by Sharkbite » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:12 am

My first Marriage!!! :lol:

Just think how many tax stamps i could have in my collection without all those attorneys fees!!!! :shock:

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Post by tallburnedmidget » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:26 am

Hahahah Sharkbite.

Mine cost me about $8 in small Savage bolt parts (springs, extractor, ejector, etc.).

I was working on my subsonic bolt gun Red Dot powder load and I used "The Load" practices that were designed for the .308 cartridge to try and extrapolate out my powder load. I then loaded even lower to try and ensure safety.

I fired a first round and man that case looked gnarly. Like an idiot I decided to fire a second round to confirm whether or not that first round was a fluke and the case was trashed! I had to pull it off the bolt head with a pair of needle nose pliers. The pressure was so high that all of the springs in my bolt were squishy and the ejector was a little bent. I could no longer get my normal rounds to eject without some funny shaking of the rifle and multiple attempts of extraction using the bolt.

I learned to be even more conservative when exploring load development with powders that basically had non-existent load data. I also learned that "The Load" data was not ideal for the 300BLK as it was derived from loading .308 rounds. Finally I learned that all of the shooting and loading safety precautions I take lead to a fairly non-hazardous (except to my bolt) screw up which could have easily been a very hazardous screw up :)

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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by AR-300 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:40 am

reloading 300 blk without the sheridan gauge
one to many mortar drills and the MOE adjustable stock
mechanism broke and turned it into a fixed stock
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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by Overton-AR » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:54 pm

6.8 ........enough said. :|

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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by ar15fanboy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:52 pm

loaded a few hundred rounds with processed brass that did not fit the chamber. That a PITA to pull more than 500 rounds with the inertia puller.

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Post by vertical ascent » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:16 pm

Loading on a Dillon550, I have no idea how one round was missing its primer. It happened in the middle on the load. As I was picking up the round so I can check it on the Sheridan gauge (I do this on every single round) the powder went all over the table, floor and on me.

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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by VENT625 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Sharkbite wrote:My first Marriage!!! :lol:

Just think how many tax stamps i could have in my collection without all those attorneys fees!!!! :shock:

Isnt the first one the most hazardous?
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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by nitrohuck » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:06 pm

don't ever throw wet brass into a tumbler full of corn cob media........

came home from a snowy day on the range and all the snow on my brass melted... tossed them in the tumbler anyway figuring it'd be no big deal and I ended up spending QUITE some time picking what I can only describe as light cement out of each brass case... major pain in the ass

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Re: What's your Biggest non-hazardous mistake?

Post by Omega » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:10 pm

Cleaning out my shed last week, I used a box that I had thrown spent primers into while reloading to collect paper and cardboard products which I then threw into the fire pit...apparently those primers still have unspent residue in them as I got a nice fireworks display out of the pit.
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