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Reloading Accident

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Unread 02-06-2011, 03:54 PM
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Re: Reloading Accident

Originally Posted by kc View Post
I have not spoken to this guy since. he has not called me or told me what he did with his rifle.
hey! I am no asshole to this guy, all he needs to do is call he drives by and never waves or even speaks to me, he just drives by.
Hello Keith I personaly understand that taking a soild and converting to a gas has dangers and perameters. The one who lites the fuze is totaly respondable for its out come. Their are a lot of wise men on this web site anyone who is doing a scientific experiment of this nature(,reloading) should have a understanding of the outcomes,good and bad before attempting reloading. I personaly chose to reload after I had the knowledge to do so. My Life, My Decision. I have guys who don"t wave to me, it really does:t matter. (RDM for short) They are wishing they were me, A Man. Have a Good Day.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 10:32 AM
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Re: Reloading Accident

Hello Keith My uncle Fred who is a experienced reloader blew his shotgun up at a turkey shoot . His press had jamed he backed it up then started reloading again and did not check his powder charge, double loaded a shell and blew his gun up.
My uncle Ray went to check to see if his shotgun barrel was pluged with snow by putting the stock over his shoulder sliding It up and sticking his little finger in the barrel. The trigger hooked his clothing and he blew his little finger off.
Melcome a city Police Officer out deer hunting got into his truck with a loaded 7mm the gun went off and he shot the starter off the truck motor.
All of these men are experienced gun handlers lucky no one was killed. All reloading books say Proceed With Caution your neighbour over looked that part. Why do you have any remorse. Have a good day brad
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Unread 02-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: Reloading Accident

Hi Keith,
One way to have a friend is to be a friend. Walking is not a requirement to enjoy the shooting sports. If it was, I would have been out of business in 93 when I broke my back leaving me paralyzed. I started shooting again on my first visit home from the hospital. If you want to see him enjoy our sport I would offer him a bit of help. Where would our sport be if we all had to invent it by ourselves? I learned some from my father and anywhere I could. He has you. Reloading can be a safe and rewarding hobby. I also think we need as many people shooting and voting pro gun as possible. I am an NRA instructor and besides shooting I teach reloading. You could offer him professional instruction through www.nrainstructors.org to help him find a local instructor or you could offer him a demo using his gear. You could even do it over the phone if you are not mobile. I would try to get him to come by so you can be assured he knows how to read a scale and show him how to set up his dies on your stuff. To start you might offer to show him how to clean his rifle and start from there. Maybe he could practice cleaning some of yours too. A monkey can reload ammunition once you get it set up. You could supervise. I do this with students. Both of my kids were loading ammo for me as soon as they had the strength to pull the handle. I'm talking something like 6 years old. They were not soloing or working up loads by any means but you have to start somewhere. I would start him with brass prep. Do a step at a time until he knows as much as you do. I have done this with lots of people, and even a few who have taken the sport far beyond my abilities.

Good luck.
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