Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Saw a handload blow up a .38 today

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Saw a handload blow up a .38 today

    It was his first try at handloading. LIght weight snub nose .38. It split the cylinder. Luckily he was wearing heavy gloves and goggles. It looked like he roll crimped a flush wadcutter
    "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."

    #2
    You had one job to do.














    pics. You failed
    The escape is complete. The inventor of Hawk fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 8 the Ocho)

    Comment


      #3
      I saw a .308 at Calverton earlier this year, same scenario. It was the first handload the guy had made and it was the first shot out of the rifle. He wasn't as lucky as the guy you saw. He had a 1.5 inch shrapnel gash on his head that certainly needed a few stitches. reloading is no joke.

      Comment


        #4
        Reloading is no joke. If you follow the few simple rules everything will be just fine.

        Rule #1: Follow the rules of reloading.
        Rule #2: If you're not sure about something, ask before you do something stupid.
        Rule #3: Don't shoot anyone else's reloads, period.
        Rule #4: Read the rules.

        Reloading is not rocket science, it's a precise, repetitive process. You're doing the same thing over and over again, but doing it precisely.
        SHADAP VARMINT!

        Comment


          #5
          This comes to mind: wwi_plane_in_a_tree_posters.jpg
          Guess the same can be said of reloading.
          Steve

          Comment


            #6
            only one thing comes to mind RCBS POWDER LOCKOUT DIE its a failsafe and will save your ass. If they did it on a single stage they were idiots

            Comment


              #7
              Had a few primers blow out of my 308 when I went to PA. No biggie

              Comment


                #8
                Yea not for me lol

                Comment


                  #9
                  Me either. I'm fascinated by it but I lack the patience to be precise over and over again.
                  NRA Lifetime Member / NRA RSO & Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
                  NYSRPA Member / Freeport R&R Member

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Originally posted by Synner View Post
                    Me either. I'm fascinated by it but I lack the patience to be precise over and over again.
                    It's really pretty easy. I am of marginal intelligence, plagued by ADD, & I can't reload unless I have YouTube videos or some other distraction going at the same time. All my bullets must really like each other because they always land right next to each other on the targets....if I can do it, I assure you that you can too!

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Why no pics dude?

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Originally posted by Heartlessmcfly View Post
                        Had a few primers blow out of my 308 when I went to PA. No biggie
                        Was the bolt tight or did you just have loose primer pockets?

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Originally posted by Jarheadsergeant View Post

                          Was the bolt tight or did you just have loose primer pockets?
                          They were loaded a lil hot

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Originally posted by Heartlessmcfly View Post

                            They were loaded a lil hot
                            Careful little guy, you can get hurt. As a rule, for this paper punching and steel ringing precision trumps velocity.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              I'm good

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X