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Rookie mistake. Ruined 1/4 lb powder??

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I was reclaiming components from my bucket of shame( crushed case loads, bullets set to deep, ect ) and accidentally put W748 into the BL-C2 jug.

 

It was 3 25gr loads of 748 into almost exactly 1/4lb (1750gr) of BL-C2.

 

Do I need to toss the jug?

 

I don't think I will reclaim powder moving forward..

 

It has been an interesting first week of loading... Lots to learn... Lots to screw up... I may have to postpone my Father's Day present. I was going to add a progressive to load 9mm in bulk.. I may wait till I get the single stage rifle press process better tuned..

 

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Personally, I feel like you shouldn't ever screw around with mixing powder. Nothing may come of the mix, but is it worth the $5 of powder?

 

Hopefully you're learning that reloading is no joke and it takes full attention and organization to do it successfully without issues. The first mistake was to have a "bucket of shame". When I have a round that can be salvaged, I address it immediately so that it has zero chance of being mixed into anything else accidentally. Always consider Murphy's Law when reloading.

 

I would absolutely wait until your 200% confident in the single stage process before going to progressive. A progressive press can be busy and easy to miss a problem if you're not solid on how everything works in each stage of reloading, and why it's done. Master the single press first and don't rush into the progressive.

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Even if you hadn't mixed the powders, if you are reclaiming it from the rounds where, you state, you "lubricated the bullets", that powder may be contaminated anyway. Lube + powder = squibs

 

Adios,

 

Pizza Bob

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Thanks Gentlemen... It's great to have a sounding board here to keep from doing something stupid... It's going in the garden tonight.

 

Now I just need the appropriate load data to fertilize Rose bushes. I think I'll use. a start load of 2 1/2 tablespoons and work it up from their.... ;)

 

 

 

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All sound advice above.

And A good thought of your own.     Its A good idea to get accustomed to reloading before moving to A progressive press.

1 mistake on the progressive (bulk loading) can lead to many possible disasters if not caught right away.

 

I can sit down at my bench and load an easy 100 to 125 9, 40, or 38 Spl in an hour. With A Lee Classic Turret. Without rushing, That includes weighing, measuring and plunk testing every 10th round.    That way I know that by chance there is an issue I only have to pull 10 rds to be back on track.    Which doesnt happen to often

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Anthony Hopkins says you can season meat with gunpowder. 

 

That would be Black Powder - not smokeless. One of the components in black powder is saltpeter, which is commonly used as a meat tenderizer.

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That would be Black Powder - not smokeless. One of the components in black powder is saltpeter, which is commonly used as a meat tenderizer.

 

Saltpeter was also used in previous ages to keep men from getting too.....excited.  Anti-self abuse medicine.

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That would be Black Powder - not smokeless. One of the components in black powder is saltpeter, which is commonly used as a meat tenderizer.

Saltpeter is still used in most corned beef brines.

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Looks like the progressive press is coming after all. The wife already ordered it for Fathers Day. If she got what I asked for is should be a RCBS Pro Chucker 5... Does anyone know anything good or bad about them? I believe they were just released by RCBS. Only YouTube review is from Iraqvet8888 from shot show. When your Birthday and Fathers Day are only 6 weeks apart you get all your toys for the year in relatively short order.

 

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