Author Topic: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses  (Read 10857 times)

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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2015, 08:39:26 PM »
..., and it hasn't bitten me yet.

My only serious injury reloading has been a case that cut almost to the bone.   It was a .45ACP on a single stage press, btw.    It doesn't take fancy automated equipment to do something stupid, like putting your finger on top of a case as you resize it.   Been there.   Done that.

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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2015, 10:37:56 AM »
My only serious injury reloading has been a case that cut almost to the bone.   It was a .45ACP on a single stage press, btw.    It doesn't take fancy automated equipment to do something stupid, like putting your finger on top of a case as you resize it.   Been there.   Done that.
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Been there and done that.  When I first started reloading 43 years ago. Nothing like a decapping thru your finger to get the blood pressure up. A short moment of panic then hit my finger with my other hand to knock it loose put a bandaid on it and kept on reloading.

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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 11:45:21 AM »
My only injury reloading was when I left a 10lb sledge hammer on the top shelf of my reloading bench and it joggled loose while using the press, fell and hit a full primer tube, igniting the primers. 

Two pieces of shrapnel in the palm of my hand, and one under the skin below the nail on my index finger.

Was very faint after it, so drove to a hospital at 11:00PM for treatment.
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 11:47:59 AM »
Our most serious injury reloading was when a spilled shot fell into the primer seating pocket on a MEC9000.  At the sound of the bang, all four presses stopped, we all looked at each other with stunned faces, we realized all four were still upright (nobody breathing at this point), but one press had smoke rolling up around the bottles.

No physical damage, but lots of soiled unddies.
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2015, 12:08:42 PM »
My only injury reloading was when I left a 10lb sledge hammer on the top shelf of my reloading bench and it joggled loose while using the press, fell and hit a full primer tube, igniting the primers. 

Two pieces of shrapnel in the palm of my hand, and one under the skin below the nail on my index finger.

Was very faint after it, so drove to a hospital at 11:00PM for treatment.

Was the faintness caused by the unexpected sudden, and possibly excessive, volume loss from the lower bowel area?
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2015, 12:58:45 PM »
I think I've got the dumbest injury, I was trimming cases and wiped the dust off with my finger. Duh !
Cut a perfect circle in my finger tip.  Only did it ONCE though, so it proves I'm not a democrat.

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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2015, 07:04:32 PM »
..... A short moment of panic then hit my finger with my other hand to knock it loose put a band-aid on it and kept on reloading.

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I sucked the dirt out of my wound, liberally applying saliva, kept pressure on it, found a gauze pad and 10 yds of narrow tape and was back at it a few minutes later.  I've never put my finger on top of a case to be sized since. ;)
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 10:52:43 AM »
Naaaahhh....I like my Lee turret press. I put the casing in the mount, feel each stage, set the bullet on top of the casing, feel the set, feel the crimp... I KNOW my ammo with the simple system, and it hasn't bitten me yet.
HAHAHA! I had to come back just to let you all know that last night my Lee turret press bit me!
I was maybe a little asleep at the wheel and had my left index finger on top of the casing when I went to punch out the old primer. ouch!
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2015, 11:06:04 AM »
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Re: So Much For Auto Drives On Reloading Presses
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2015, 01:24:03 PM »
Naaaahhh....I like my Lee turret press. I put the casing in the mount, feel each stage, set the bullet on top of the casing, feel the set, feel the crimp... I KNOW my ammo with the simple system, and it hasn't bitten me yet.

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