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Saw this afternoon "Guns & Ammo TV on the "Outdoor Channel".................They did a torture test on a new T/C Encore 300 Win.................Loaded up a 180 grainer with 51 gr. of Bullseye, secured the rifle on a bench and pulled the trigger with a long string!..............That rifle was history after that!. The slo-motion replay was great!.......Blew the hell out of it!!!.........................Watch them reloads!!!Reloader  
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I still get nervous with new reloads.  Even though I've checked and  rechecked everything.  After a 45 minute drive to the range the other day, I realized that I forgot my safety glasses.  Should I drive all the way home, or should I just shoot...  I went home to retrieve the glasses.  Turns out I didn't need them.  Better safe than sorry, I guess.
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I also get a little nervous while developing new loads, just my nature.  One thing that I recommend is to bring a buddy with you to the range, just in case something terrible goes wrong you have someone there to help out, its hard to dial a cell phone when your vision is gone.
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these are all good points and i agree with them all! you can never be too careful thats for sure
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

I also get a little nervous while developing new loads, just my nature.  One thing that I recommend is to bring a buddy with you to the range, just in case something terrible goes wrong you have someone there to help out, its hard to dial a cell phone when your vision is gone.

I thought you were going to say take a buddy with you to the range to let him fire the first shot. 
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Now thats a buddy, good thinking, I'll have to remember that.
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I also take a buddy along. Then I say ever so innocently: "Why don't you have the first shot?"
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Saw this afternoon "Guns & Ammo TV on the "Outdoor Channel".................They did a torture test on a new T/C Encore 300 Win.................Loaded up a 180 grainer with 51 gr. of Bullseye, secured the rifle on a bench and pulled the trigger with a long string!..............That rifle was history after that!. The slo-motion replay was great!.......Blew the hell out of it!!!.........................Watch them reloads!!!Reloader  


I saw thatShocked,  opened it like a can opener.
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I also saw that test. It made me wonder what would have happened to a bolt gun. Pretty sure it would have still been bad, but I would have liked to see it tested.
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I guess Im in the minority. Or I have just have been reloading to long.... never been nervious on firing my reloads, but then I start near the bottom of the load data and work up, watching for pressure signs along the way....

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I'll second niles coyote. I start low and work up, checking for preasure all the way. If I get two different charge weights that are accurate with the same powder and bullit, I will stick with the lighter of the two loads even if both are well below maximum (remember I'm a cheapskate). I also don't change components without backing off 10% and starting over. I keep only the components I'm using on the bench, everything else is put up. I also saw the GUNS&AMMO video.
Oh, and on shooting glasses. I was shooting a beltfed MG at a shoot and was having trouble with the ammo (case head seperations and FTF) but I kept on going after I found a barrell that didn't give me problems. After a couple of hundred rds I thought I had another case head seperation and stuck case. I opened the gun up to pry the stuck case out with the proper tool. Then it happened, as soon as the tool pushed the round against the side of a hot barrel BOOM!!! The round cooked off and I got a face full of brass shrapnal. Luckally I was wearing shooting glases and it saved my sight. I had to pick brass out of my face but a doctor did not have to pick it out of my eyes. It was a LOOONG 10 minute drive home that day. Yeah it was a dumb mistake I made, but the glasses were cheap insurance!
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