Bone head mistakes?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hugger-4641, Jun 14, 2022.

  1. Skgreen

    Skgreen Member

    Apr 25, 2018
    I hear ya! With me, it was all over before I even began to realize what had happened,,,

    All over the Dispenser, all over the table, all over the floor... :rofl:
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Florence, Alabama
    I dumped a tube of small primers into my Dillon S1050 large primer feed. What a chore to clear up.
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  3. Varminterror

    Varminterror Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Some of the more visually interesting cases from my Tub of Dumb.

    Left to Right:

    No powder - didn’t unseat the bullet, luckily, since I “clicked” in the middle of a precision rifle match. This one was on my wife, she loaded it for me as I was working out of country on business, and hadn’t the time to load for the match. No harm, no foul, luckily.

    Set my hydroform die incorrectly, blew up the first case I attempted to form.

    Forgot I had taken the mandrel out of my expander die, so the neck was grossly undersized, tight enough to cause the shoulder to buckle in seating.

    Set my flare die too high.

    Set my 44spcl/44mag seating die to crimp for 44spcl, instead of mag. Squished the hell out of that 300grn XTP as I forced the ram home to seat the bullet (note the hourglass figure of the bullet below the lower cannelure where the crimp crushed the bullet).

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