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Rance - SASS # 54090

Shotshell Reloading..

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Gonna reload some shotgun shells on my Mec Grabber this afternoon..

I fill the powder bottle..:)

I fill the shot bottle.. :)

I count out 100 gray Wadcutter wads.. :)

I count out 100 empty shells.. :)

I put my sleeve of 100 primers on the tray.. :)

I run the mechanism a couple times (with empties below the drops)

  to make sure they drop the correct amount needed.. :)

I start reloading.. :D

I get down to the last one.. :mellow: No primer:huh::huh:

I still have one empty shell and one wad left..:huh:

I've inspected each one before boxing them..

Why am I short one primer??  :wacko:

I inspected the 100 count sleeve before they were put in the tray..

They were all there??:huh:

I look all around the floor and loading area.. No primer..:wacko:

Oh well.. I grabbed a shell from a partial box to fill this box..:)

So... I'm Done.. :)

I flip the bottles back to empty them.. :blink:

Oh crap!! :huh: I didn't have the stoppers in the top of the bottles..:wacko:

Powder and shot all over.. :wub:

 

Rance ;)

Thinkin' "Where'd that primer go?":mellow::mellow:

 

Edit: Slow day on the ol' wire..

 

 

Edited by Rance - SASS # 54090
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I HATE it when that happens; but thanks, you've reminded me, I need to order a couple of stoppers for my bottles(can't find those darn things at the moment)

 

 

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Rance,

Been there,done that many times.

I can't figure out where that last primer goes ,either.

I'm sure there's a pile of them next to all of those socks that disappear one by one from the dryer.

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This is why you don't clean around your reloading area unless you are ALONE.

 

That No 8 shot makes a racket in a vacuum cleaner.

 

But that racket is easily drowned out by the wife's laughter.

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Is it in one of the empties you pre-staged under the drops at the beginning? :ph34r:

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16 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Is it in one of the empties you pre-staged under the drops at the beginning? :ph34r:

 

Uuuhhh.. Good thought... :)

But no..

I was reloading red AA's and I have two green cutoff hulls 

for checking under the drops.. Primers have never been removed..

That's why the plugs were out of the tops of the

shot and powder bottles.. So I can easily dump them..:wacko:

 

Rance ;)

Still Thinkin.. :wacko:

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Either the last primer stayed in the tray or you had 101 wads and hulls.

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32 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Either the last primer stayed in the tray or you had 101 wads and hulls.

 

Another good thought..

I always check to see they are all in the tray..

not there?? and not in the plastic primer sleeve??

i also have a shell stacker that makes it easier to load into the boxes..

One spot left empty in shell stacker??

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Check primer catch tray where the spent primers go - or under everything on your loading bench.

 

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It's with that sock that went missing out of the dryer! :lol:

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20 minutes ago, Yusta B. said:

Check primer catch tray where the spent primers go - or under everything on your loading bench.

 

 

This was my thinking also Yusta B. but..

I had already dumped the spent primer tray 3 times and

I wasn't going through my garbage can that's probably 

has 299 spent primers in it (and probably one good primer)

in there along with hulls I didn't like.. And a lot

of the shot and powder mixed together when I tipped the bottles..

At least I had a large cloth on my bench to catch that mess..:huh:

 

Rance ;)

Thinkin "I give" :huh:

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Did that with bottles once - I had a battery powered fan I used to separate powder from shot - done outside. :D Powder made grass grow.

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I mounted my press with a cookie sheet between the press and the bench. It catches everything.

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7 minutes ago, Assassin said:

I mounted my press with a cookie sheet between the press and the bench. It catches everything.

 

Assassin.. 

I've done the same..:) Gotta wooden tray with wooden sides ..

But when you tip those bottles backward.. :wacko:

The mess misses the cookie sheet.. :wub: :D :D

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3 minutes ago, Rance - SASS # 54090 said:

 

Assassin.. 

I've done the same..:) Gotta wooden tray with wooden sides ..

But when you tip those bottles backward.. :wacko:

The mess misses the cookie sheet.. :wub: :D :D

It catches most of the droppings, not perfect. I try not to mess up with my PW. I really made some messes with my Dillon 900, never could get it dialed in just right.

My old Mecs, I dropped a lot of shot and powder, it was cheaper then. 

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Rance I have your primer I was reloading last night and when I finished I had an extra live primer...……..I could not figure our where it came from. Now I know from you. Thank you very much.   Driftwood Dan

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If you only lost one that's not too bad!:huh:

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10 minutes ago, Driftwood Dan SASS #62738L said:

Rance I have your primer I was reloading last night and when I finished I had an extra live primer...……..I could not figure our where it came from. Now I know from you. Thank you very much.   Driftwood Dan

Thank goodness Driftwood Dan..

Another problem solved on this ol "SASS Wire" :D

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Posted (edited)

Don't worry the wife's vacuum cleaner will find it.

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Best thing to fix that is dairy queen. 

Next time I do that Im gonna put some shot in a dixie cup and set it on the edge of the table next to my reloader where it'll fall over real easy like. Ill put one end of a broom touchin the cup with the other end where the door will hit it and knock everything over. I'll call up to the bunkhouse boss for some beans and when she knocks that cup over, she'll think she made the whole mess! I'll get to eat my beans and watch her clean up "her" mess. If she doesn't finish before I do, I'll make an ice cream run and bring her back some if theres any left. What could go wrong with that?

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Rance---Thanks, now I know I'm not the only one. Never had an issue ever with my 600jr. Now using a Grabber and without fail seem to throw powder & shot all over the bench and floor! Sometimes as you did by tipping without the stoppers, but typically because I didn't have the bar locked back when I started and stuff poured out all over the machine. What a PIA it is to get a #8 out of the resizer jaws! I now put a label on the base to remind me to lock the bar back before starting remember the stoppers!:D I also agree teh above comments---primers are in with the socks!

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13 hours ago, Tennessee williams said:

Best thing to fix that is dairy queen. 

Next time I do that Im gonna put some shot in a dixie cup and set it on the edge of the table next to my reloader where it'll fall over real easy like. Ill put one end of a broom touchin the cup with the other end where the door will hit it and knock everything over. I'll call up to the bunkhouse boss for some beans and when she knocks that cup over, she'll think she made the whole mess! I'll get to eat my beans and watch her clean up "her" mess. If she doesn't finish before I do, I'll make an ice cream run and bring her back some if theres any left. What could go wrong with that?

 

Please let us know when your funeral will be :P

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