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The Gilded Bullet Award

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by alfsauve, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. alfsauve

    alfsauve Member

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    I've decided to give myself an award for stupid handloading error. I'm calling it the Gilded Bullet Award. Just racing through my reloading and oops, didn't get that bullet seated with the left hand before the right hand pulled the handle. Feel free to award this where ever you feel it's needed.


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  2. George P

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    But does it pass your go-no go gauge?.....:rofl:
     
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  3. Toprudder

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    The only thing that would make that better would be if the case had a Glock bulge on it (like a frowny face). ;)
     
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  4. CarJunkieLS1

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    So I guess yesterday I got the gilded finger award...
     
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  5. Walkalong

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    Heh, I've done that. Just glad I missed my fingers.
     
  6. Lee Q. Loader

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    I'm pretty sure that will "plunk" in my Ruger 9E.:)
     
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  7. alfsauve

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    I've done that, too. Almost punch a perfect .357 hole in my finger, once. And only once.
     
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  8. CarJunkieLS1

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    I just pinched mine real good, no blood but man is she sore today.
     
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  9. Texas10mm

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    I've done that a couple of times. I also punched a Lyman universal decapping die pin through the nail bed on my left index finger. That smarted a bit.
     
  10. Toprudder

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    Did not get out of the way quick enough.
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  11. Walkalong

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    Ouch, looks like it's from a decapping pin.
     
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  12. The Bushmaster

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    And dead center too.
     
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  13. mstreddy

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    Ouch!

    Yep, I've "earned" the Gilded Bullet Award, The Decapped Finger Award, The 90 Degree Primer Award, and a few others.
    I'd like to thank the Academy, my family.
     
  14. mstreddy

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    It must NOT have been AMERC brass!
     
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  15. Armored farmer

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    I got the "upside down primer" award.
     
  16. Ole Joe Clark

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    When I worked in the shop, (before 1975), one of the guys had a blood blister under his nail. He had the bright idea to drill a hole through his nail to relieve the pressure. Instead of using his hand he put it in a drill press and turned it on slow. The drill went in the nail, grabbed and drilled completely through his finger. I don't think he ever done that again.

    Have a blessed day,

    Leon
     
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    :rofl:
    Or Perfecta
     
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  18. Toprudder

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    LOL. Thanks, gave me a good laugh! :thumbup:

    Yep. Universal decapper. That photo was a week or so after the event, it was actually much closer to the cuticle when the collision occurred.
     
  19. Rule3

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    No matter how hard I tried I could not fit large pistol primers into 9mm brass:oops:
    Forgot to change the primer thingy on a LCT after loading 45 acp.
    I am sure there are others like crushed cases and stuff, but so far nothing "major"
    Knock on wood or something,
     
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  20. tightgroup tiger

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    I never tried to seat a bullet sideways but I have sure had my finger in there when the ram went up. I've crunched all manors of cases over the years, seated primers sideways and upside down, done about every mean thing to a case a person can do.
    I have a shelf I set them on with my Jacked up bullets that is my "shelf of shame" so I have to look at them every time I walk up to the loading bench.
    It settles me down when I walk in there.
     
  21. davesmyrnaga

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    You guys aren’t alone!
     
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    I have not had the problems with the primers flipping or going in sideways, and I bench prime. Must be the added feel you get doing it by hand :p But I have caught my finger once and hope that is the last. As far as the award goes, mine, the few I have had on a AP put's them 1/2 in the case, so the there setting at a angle and not laying flat. I've only done this a couple of times over the decades of handloading. All these happened when I moved to a AP.
     
  23. Texas10mm

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    Yesterday was bullet sizing day. I've got a Star lube sizer that I use with a NOE adapter and NOE inserts. I drop the bullets in nose first and it works like a champ. Well I had close to 60 lbs of .45 acp and 9mm bullets to size. I finished all the .45 acp and got started on the 9mm. About halfway through I pulled the handle while my left index finger was still on top of the bullet.

    There's a lot of leverage in the Star. No matter how hard you pull the handle your finger doesn't fit into a .357 sizer.

    I've now got a really nice bruise at the base of my nail. It hurts just a bit.
     
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  24. alfsauve

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    I wish they had more choices than "like". Just so you know I don't "like" that you got hurt. I feel for ya.
     
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  25. fotheringill

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    Don't you guys use thick leather work gloves when reloading?
     
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