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Old 09-05-2017, 04:32 AM
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I noticed that feeling bad over the last months, I started getting a little sloppy. And had my first squib EVER with a friend shooting one of my guns. I'm glad he had the sense not to shoot a second time.

OK, I"ve had my surgery and I should be feeling better. When I get back to reloading I'm going to start over and double down on safety.

Ruining a gun or having some injury would put a large cramp in the enjoyment of my hobby.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:29 AM
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The best I have to offer: No distractions at all while reloading. If you ARE interrupted; double check EVERYTHING, before continuing.

Be safe.
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Develop a routine while reloading. Have certain steps that you follow in a certain sequence without deviation.

If you're paying attention, any deviation from that routine will set off alarm bells. Then you stop and get back into your proper place in that routine.

I have a very strict routine that even includes where I set the powder that I'm reloading from.
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I'm using a Dillon 550B. I take the painstaking habit of looking into each and every charged case as it leaves the charging station.

Not that long ago I caught a double charge when a problem at station one caused me to pump the handle a second time without first rotating the shell tray.
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I recently had to to relearn a task for work. It had been 5 years since I last had performed this work.

My memory ain't what it used to be.

May I suggest to write down your safety proceedures, back check your list and edit as needed.

RW's Safety Proceedures

You could print out copies and use it as a checklist for each time you start a reloading session.
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I recently had to to relearn a task for work. It had been 5 years since I last had performed this work.

My memory ain't what it used to be.

May I suggest to write down your safety proceedures, back check your list and edit as needed.

RW's Safety Proceedures

You could print out copies and use it as a checklist for each time you start a reloading session.
Even if a pilot 'knows' his aircraft, he uses a checklist to make sure that nothing is overlooked.
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