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Old 09-28-2012, 09:00 PM
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I read the investigation report, the idiot was holding it in his hand and using it to beat on the pins to the mount. Primer went off and this is the result.
I'm sorry brother, but a high powered rifle shell will freaking exode! Had a stupid E-7 toss a belt of about 20 rounds of 7.62 into a fire we were standing by. They didn't go poof. As far as the bullets flying everywhere like they were shot out of a barrel, that's a different subject. I've also seen the results of a soldier opening the top cover of a 7.62 machine gun that experienced a stoppage. A round had been cooking partially chambered in a hot barrel, when he pulled the charging handle to the rear and opened the feed cover the round exploded in his face. Brass peppered his face (lucky he was wearing safety glasses), knocked him out momentarily and gave him a mild concusion. I know what you are gonna say, the round was still in the receiver and it focused a lot of the pressure up. This is true, however there was no simple poof. It was an explosion that could have been catastrophic.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:53 PM
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Actually, I'm gonna say 'you do it your way and I'll do it mine.

Like I said, mitigating circumstances as it pertains to the mangled hand.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:38 AM
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Roger That! You do what you are gonna do. If we all believed the same things these conversations would be boring.


To everybody else my point is: DON'T DO STUPID STUFF WITH YOUR AMMO!
Even that little primer has enough to make you regret it.
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I don't post much anymore but tumbling loaded amunition is just plain stupid for many reasons which I will not waste the time going into the detail. In short not safe, ruins concentricity if you had any, breaks down the powder coatings which destroys the burn rate and give very inconsistent pressures which as we all know does ?????? Of all of the hair brained ideas people have posted this is one of the top 5 lol.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:31 AM
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I am not worried about a round cooking of in a tumber, i am more worried about the tumbler changing the burn rate of the powder by breaking it down. Powders are coated with graphite and other substances to retard burning, slowing down the burn rate. Tumble long enough and grind your powder down, you have a case loaded with a huge charge of way fater than expected powder. Best case, you wind up with inconsistant rounds, worst case you get the equivelant of a case full of Bullseye and spontanious rifle disassembly. Not on my list of fun things to see and do in this lifetime!
Very good point and I forgot about that . The agitation is not good for the powder itself if it is able to slosh around inside the case.
Thanks for the reminder . It is like many things in life one situation may work but do the same in another and it don't work as before .
I put a huge amount of effort into loading precision rounds my feeling is why tumble the **** out of them it makes no sense to me on any level .
The case should be clean before you load it.
I can see that some may have old dirty loaded rounds that need cleaning .
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Re: Cleaning loaded cases

Now im not argueing but when the powder is on the truck for shipment it surely able to 'sloshes' around the keg. And how about when the ammo is in your ammo box getting thrown around in your car when driving to where you will be hunting? So I think polishing in a vibrotory tumbler isnt that big of a deal.
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As I type this my tumbler is busy tumbling 100 lots of loaded rounds, making them pretty.....

Got another 700 to go...........

Which bring me to a new subject and thread......
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