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Posted: 3/29/2006 1:48:58 PM EDT
Check out this pistol that blew up after a double charge in a Dillon 550B

Big Bang!!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:51:13 PM EDT
looks like hes lucky the scope mount was there...
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:55:03 PM EDT
Hey that's not a Glock?
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:08:00 PM EDT
That's why you choose a powder bulky enough to fill the case when using a progressive loader. Bulky powders make overcharges impossible.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:15:24 PM EDT
I heard that an undercharged round can also cause a kaboom in revolvers. Where the slower moving bullet down the barrel will cause the pressures to remain longer in the chanber. The guy's writeup stated that he was trying to use lighter loads...
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:16:03 PM EDT
And that is why Glock no longers make revovlers.

KA-BOOM
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:17:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:24:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
That's why you choose a powder bulky enough to fill the case when using a progressive loader. Bulky powders make overcharges impossible.



Big +1. I also have a RCBS powder checker in one station. I get paranoid about using small amounts of Bullseye to make subsonic 9mm loads.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:47:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
That's why you choose a powder bulky enough to fill the case when using a progressive loader. Bulky powders make overcharges impossible.



They might make DOUBLE charges impossible, but overcharges are still possible in most cases. This is especially true of older cartridges like the .38spl and .45 Colt.
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