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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:43:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2013 3:44:04 AM EDT by H60ADriver]
Request it be stickied so we can read through others oopsies in the hopes of learning to operate more safely.

I'll take the hit and post this one, since I'm the most recent to try to blow up my bench.

I had a primer stick in my RCBS auto primer feed tube, tapped it, to try and shake it free, and it detonated.  The result was one primer hitting me in the cheek and not detonating, and 2 others hitting the garage ceiling and detonating.  No injuries, just a headache and a start.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 5:41:41 AM EDT
This past weekend I seated two or three primers upside down in my Hornady LnL ap.  Not quite sure how that happened.

Only other one I can think of now is not to use a .380 case when you're loading 9mm.  
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 6:59:24 AM EDT
I was seating .50 BMG primers when one went off in the cartridge. I pushed it a little too far into the primer pocket....  Of course it seats at the bottom of the arc of the press handle, so my face was about a foot away from the shell. Just about knocked me on my ass and left a nice soot mark on the ceiling. I now seat BMG primers wearing eye AND ear protection.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 7:09:17 AM EDT
About two weeks ago I was doing a small run of .223 on my 550. I started out ok and inspected everything, so I thought. At the end of the run I discovered two primers had been seated upside down. Now when I loaded them into the primer tube from the flip tray, they went in right. Maybe, somewhere between there and the seating they got flipped. Pulling them was funny, because I never had swung the hammer that far away from me on the 2x4. I must have looked foolish. No explosions. 😱
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 7:30:16 AM EDT
Thanks for the safety reminder OP.

TXL
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 7:50:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Debo75:
I was seating .50 BMG primers when one went off in the cartridge. I pushed it a little too far into the primer pocket....  Of course it seats at the bottom of the arc of the press handle, so my face was about a foot away from the shell. Just about knocked me on my ass and left a nice soot mark on the ceiling. I now seat BMG primers wearing eye AND ear protection.


Dayum! I probably would have pee'd my pants!
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 8:22:31 AM EDT
Trying to seat primer in TZZ 45 ACP cases on my Hornady LNL AP. It went off and ears were ringing for a bit.

TZZ has tight primer pockets and some of may have been crimped.
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 7:42:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2013 8:20:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2013 8:23:52 PM EDT by 54lariat]
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Post this thread in the Useful Threads thread and get back to me.

[div]We don't do stickies in this forum. Why we have the Useful Threads thread.
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Yesss
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 4:21:30 AM EDT
Try finesse in lieu of force!
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:24:45 AM EDT
I had a shotshell where the primer didnt seat all the way flush because it was deformed.  No powder, wad, or shot was in the shell, so I thought it'd be a good idea to use a plastic shot gun round limiting plug as a punch of sort on the inside of the shot shell, put the shell on a scrap piece of 4x4 and "gently" tap the primer into place.



Well, BOOOM!



Wasn't such a good idea after all
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