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Old 11-11-2012, 02:44 AM
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I was getting ready to reload some 45 ACP tonight. I have a 8lb jug of AA#5 and I transfer the powder from the larger jug to a 1 lb. bottle to fill the powder hopper. Well I moved the smaller #5 bottle to the work bench and than had to move a 1 lb. bottle of AA#7 to get to the 8 lb. jug of AA#5. You have guessed it. I pored a 1/2 lb. of my AA#5 into my AA#7 bottle. Now I have 1 lb. of AA#12 to pour on the grass. I try never to have 2 powders on the bench at the same time for this very reason. As soon as I was done filling the smaller bottle I knew I screwed up. I am posting this just as a reminder to all of us that double checking our reloading process reduces mistakes. I would rather feel like a fool then to be injured and damage a firearm.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 AM
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I think that makes it AA #6! :-)
Not having 2 powders on the bench at the same time is a good reminder.
Another important practice is to always leave the bottle of powder that is in use on the bench until any powder in the hopper is emptied back in the bottle.
I had to dump an almost full bottle of Universal when I violated this rule.
The hopper was filled with Trail Boss, which I put back on the shelve too soon. When I was finished with the powder measure, I emptied the hopper into the Universal bottle. It was easy to see the little donuts of TB on top of the Universal, which was my immediate tip off. The whole pound went "out back"!

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:06 PM
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One reason why I only buy and load HP38. I am old and sometimes forgetful.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:30 PM
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I do the same, I even go as far as to put a tape label on the measure cap of what is in the hopper, but the basic rule is - only one powder on the bench at a time and that container is the one being in use.
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Not having 2 powders on the bench at the same time is a good reminder.
Yes a very good reminder.
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Carpriver, thanks for sharing your "moment". These occasional reminders that we are human help all of us!
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i did the same thing one time but i caught it before trouble.
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I can't get my two powders mixed up, H-110 & Unique ; )

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