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5 gr231 in 5000 gr748

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Byron, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Byron

    Byron Well-Known Member

    I accidentally put 5 grains of Olin 231 in an almost full 1 pound can of 748.Should this be dumped or a thourgh shaking be OK?
  2. rfwobbly

    rfwobbly Well-Known Member

    You should send it to me! :rolleyes:

    If you'll mix it thoroughly, I think you'll be OK. Really, what you need to explore is the process that allowed this to happen. This is not something you want to make a habit of doing. I keep the powder on a shelf far from the bench. The only powder I let near the bench is the powder I'm using. And only 1 can at a time visits the bench.
  3. Rollis R. Karvellis

    Rollis R. Karvellis Well-Known Member

    A Google shaking should take care of such a small amount. I, once dumped half a Hopper of Herco, into a can of 2400. The grass grew well in the spot I, dumped it at.
  4. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    That's like 1/10th of 1%, hardly enough to even notice.

    BUT, like said above, you really should explore the process that allowed this to happen.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  5. Byron

    Byron Well-Known Member

    I have been reloading 40 years and simply got the cans mixed up. First time this has happened and it will be the last.
  6. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Heck, accidents can happen to the best of us... After 40 years you were due for one mistake and it was a small one since no one was hurt and no guns were harmed during this filming.. lol

    I should have known you were reloading for a very long time when you called W231 "Olin 231", that was a huge clue...
  7. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Yep, sooner or later we all make mistakes. The good ones catch themselves through a good loading/checking process. ;)

    I wouldn't use it for match shooting, but if thoroughly mixed I can't see where it would pose a problem with less than max loads. I mean, maybe a couple of flakes of 231 in a case of 748. I would constantly mix it every time I used it and be glad when it was gone.

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