Re: .25-06 & .57wtby
And like I said, we are all big boys. When I first started reloading I bought 3 manuals and read them through with special interest in safety and what to do and not to do. I also quizzed a few of my friends who were experienced hand loaders. I understood the potential I was dealing with. The first thing anyone who decides to start hand loading should do is to understand the safety issues. If they don't, that's their problem, not mine. There's guys that have posted some loads and velocities on this forum that would make your eyes water and I chased a couple of them... but when I saw the pressure signs with my combo, I stopped.
Hand loading 101 - Do not start at max. When working up a load start at a low charge and work up in increments. If you see signs of excessive pressure, stop! Go back until you see no signs.
Anyone who hand loads and doesn't understand that is an accident waiting to happen. And that's their problem, not mine.