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So I blew up a 1911 (Kaboom)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by essayons21, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. GLOOB

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    I didn't know a Glock could feed a SWC, at all. I gave up after one try. The empty case would hit the shoulder of the top SWC in the mag, as it was being extracted/ejected. Aside from causing jams, I didn't think it was doing my extractor any favors.
     
  2. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Gloob; I primarily shoot this stuff out of my Glock 21. I've gone through 1,875 rounds at this point with no problems (have 2.5 loaded boxes left).

    The last batch of it that I loaded is nearly gone:

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    My oldest daughter helping me pack it up:

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  3. Crashbox
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    Sage advice right here.

    If I remember correctly, several months ago I was reloading .357 on my LnL AP and I ran into some sort of snag, and for some reason I must've backed up the shellplate manually and not cleared the press. The next time I pulled the handle I wound up with a double charge of Herco in one case which overflowed it, and I think there was a no-charge in the case ahead of it. Naturally, the double-charge caught my attention. Even though I use an RCBS Lock-out die on my progressive, if you do something unorthodox while reloading you can wind up inadvertently bypassing even the safety measures you build into your routine.

    Funny thing is, when I first took up reloading I would clear the press when any snag was encountered. Guess who's gone back to that routine?

    The moral of the story: establish a SAFE routine and stick to it, period.
     
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