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    wear eye protection example

    accident from this weekend. Glasses are melted but eyes are safe.

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    Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries

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    Was it a melted lead explosion or something else?

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    Another rcbs primer chain explosion is my guess.
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    I would probably want to wear a full face shield if that event could reoccur.

    I used to cast bronze hardware in my home shop and the melt would pop on occasion - nothing will get your attention faster that bright yellow molten metal flying through the air.

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    Wow! Glad you are ok!

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    I keep a comfortable pair of safety glasses on my bench and try to wear them regularly. Glad your ok. Was this from primers?

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    Great reminder for all of us.
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    One pound of FF black powder on the bench ignited when I forgot to put the lid on it and sparks came out of the back of the nipple.
    Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries

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    Wow! Lucky you didn't get blown to Kingdom-come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYMPOPE View Post
    One pound of FF black powder on the bench ignited when I forgot to put the lid on it and sparks came out of the back of the nipple.
    I bet that damn near destroyed your hearing, too. Would have been a cannon going off next to your ear.

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    You are a lucky man . . . . 1 lb. of black powder (cannon grade of course) ws the service load of a 10 pounder during the Civil War . . capable of sending a 10 pound projectile 1 1/4 miles.

    I've seen several such accidents where the results were more severe. A good reminder to everyone to keep powder containers CLOSED after loading and when shooting.

    Glad you weren't hurt!

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    I'm very lucky.no hearing loss and all body parts accounted for.
    Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries

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    Glad you are ok Harry.

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    It wasn't your time to go; thank God. I'm so glad you had those glasses on and you're ok.

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    Holy cow, glad you are pretty much ok.

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    Sir! First, I'm happy to hear you will survive. Second, thank you for sharing this event to keep the rest of us safe and informed.

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    I have worn glasses since I was 9 years old until two years ago (cataract surgery) and have to remind myself now to put on safety glasses - I usually get something in my eye when working on the wood lathe before I remember. I need reminders.
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    Glad you are ok. That's a lot of heat.

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    when accidents do happen they usually happen very quickly, ive had a few but none involving powder, primers or any firearms related, fortunately your o'k and won't let that happen again

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    Holy Smokes ! Sure glad you are OK .
    Black Powder doesn't burn ... it just all goes up all at once .
    Eye protection is important ... I'm sure that's what saved your's .
    I wear thick tri-focal's all the time , just to see , but you guy's who don't wear glasses ...
    Learn from this and keep some eye protection on your bench and wear them .

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check