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Unread 08-07-2008, 05:05 PM
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i am feeling lucky to be alive

I just made about the biggest mistake a reloader can make. I have always been very careful to avoid loading the wrong powder. one laz moment can kill you. I just touched off 92gr of 8208 instead of h870. The bolt is locked, I am headin out to try and ttwist the barrel off and see what damage was done. I think there is a good chance I may be in the market for a lawton 7000. Good news was that it produced a velocit y of 3600 fps....and I still have fingers and eyes.
Be careful with those white jugs. I think I am going to paint them different colors.
I know it was stupid. I had used the 870 yesterday and sat it on the bench but forgot that I switched jugs to load some ppcs.
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    I just made about the biggest mistake a reloader can make. I have always been very careful to avoid loading the wrong powder. one laz moment can kill you. I just touched off 92gr of 8208 instead of h870. The bolt is locked, I am headin out to try and ttwist the barrel off and see what damage was done. I think there is a good chance I may be in the market for a lawton 7000. Good news was that it produced a velocit y of 3600 fps....and I still have fingers and eyes.
    Be careful with those white jugs. I think I am going to paint them different colors.
    I know it was stupid. I had used the 870 yesterday and sat it on the bench but forgot that I switched jugs to load some ppcs.
    be safe your lucky it went that way could have been a lot worst.
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    eddybo:

    Thank God that nothing serious happened. Sometimes it just isn't our turn to go it seems. God knows that I've done some stupid things in my time!

    Once I was loading some shtogun shells with Red Dot, and at the end of the day I didn't drain the powder. The next day I wanted to load different shells, and emptied out the remaining powder in the loader back into the jug. I went to grab the jug of Blue Dot for the next load and couldn't understand why it wasn't where it normally was. It was then that I realized that I just poured about 3/4# of Red Dot into approx. 7# of Blue Dot. Lesson learned - never walk away from the loader without having a written note on it saying what's inside! The garden got an extra dose of expensive fertilizer that year.
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    Unread 08-07-2008, 05:23 PM
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    More details please

    Was this in a Lawton? What was the caliber and bullet? May not be important, but whatever action it was may have saved your eyes.

    Thanks!!
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    Unread 08-07-2008, 05:30 PM
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    Thanks for reminding us

    It's easy to never mention something like this. Sharing it is the best thing you can do, it didn't happen to us, but it reminds us how easy it is to blow yourself up using the wrong powder.
    I'm sorry for your rifle, and glad thats ALL that happened.
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    That is called a "significant emotional event" and normally calls for new underwear after the old ones are extracted from the vapor lock.

    Glad to see you are OK. Boo Boo happens if you do not constantly watch and we all let things slip at times.

    BH
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    At least you didn't get a hammer and beat it open and try it two more times. A Wby Mark 5 bolt shroud is a wonderful thing for a stupid person.
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