Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 74man, Nov 28, 2021.
Always good advise, glad it only scared you.
I was breaking down some dropped .22lr when I saw that the powder was sticking up inside the case so I reached for the steel pin that was going to scrape out the stuck powder & BOOM. Evidently just scratching the primer in a .22lr case is enough to set it off. It about gave me a heart attack.
He reloads his primers. Look up some of his posts.
Naah, that is out of my range of interests. Thanks for explaining it though.
Thanks for sharing, I'm curious on your research regarding reloading primers, have you been successful?
Not reloading. When I was working as a machinist I had a machine (Cincinnati 20 ton horizontal mill) blow a fuse. I hit the power off button and killed the breaker, then went in back to open up the fuse box and pull the blown fuse so I could get the right replacement from Stores. I neglected to put the padlock on the breaker lever. Shop foreman came around checking for goldbricks. Last thing I remember hearing before the ambulance arrived was, "Where's the operator of this machine? Why isn't it running?" Thanks to the good Lord I had a grip on the fuse body, not the ends, and my back was up against the machine in the next aisle. 400 volts went through me. Blew the toes out of my boots and knocked me out for about 20 minutes. I NEVER forgot the padlock again!
What could go wrong??
I don't like reloading/shooting that much. Also not gonna cast lead bullets or try to make 22 rimfire.
Nope, but then I do not consider messing with primers reloading so self inflicted "accidents" is not something I worry about.
Volts maybe, but not amps.
You're right, volts. I updated it. I have no idea how many amps but I got the shock of a lifetime.
What was your load data, I have a very hard time believing a load detonated. I have never seen a cartridge loaded with proper powder blow in anything but 500 mag. Even then improper powder i.e. titegroup was involved in the load that destroyed said gun.
Google AardvarkReloading.com and it is very interesting what you can use and how to make your own primers if they just disappear as a reloading component!!
No, but when I was a teenager, my mom refused to vacuum the basement shag carpeting after a few primers I'd dropped into the shag went off in the vacuum.
Just loss of maid service?
You got off easy.
Just one itty-bitty primer going off under the vacuum got all my ammo, reloading gear and supplies permanently exiled to the garage.
To be honest there had been a couple of previous incidents involving .22 shells, one of which set the vacuum bag to smoldering...
Yup. Been there. Fortunately my wife is a hardy soul and tower of patience. Suffice to say I am VERY careful about not setting off or losing live primers in the house.
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