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Lesson learned and a new hobby

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by STW, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. STW

    STW Well-Known Member

    I made a mistake after zeroing my powder scale the other day. I rezeroed it today and realized I have a new hobby - unloading at least 100 rounds of 45ACP with powder charges 70% over maximum. Santa is not the only one who needs to check everything twice (or thrice).

    I do not like this new hobby. Apparently, checking every 5th or 10th charge doesn't mean much if the scale is calibrated incorrectly. Who'd a thunk?
  2. paperpuncher49

    paperpuncher49 Well-Known Member

    That sucks big time. But take heart that most all of us have had to do the same at one time or another, so you're not alone!
  3. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    "...with powder charges 70% over maximum..." Far better to find it the way you did than after getting out of 'Emergency'.
  4. presspuller

    presspuller Well-Known Member

    Yeah just be glad you caught it now instead of figuring it out about 3 seconds after you pulled the trigger on one of them.
    Keep reminding yourself of that while you are pulling those bullets.
  5. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    OUCH. just like what was mentioned good thing you figured that out now. Rather than after you fired a round or two.
  6. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Well-Known Member

    been there,done it.

    It's a long time until 'we ' do it again,usually.
  7. redneck2

    redneck2 Well-Known Member

    I know that my empty pan is 122.9 grains. If the scale doesn't show that, I'm calibrating.

    "Check weights" are your friend.

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