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This is a discussion on Kaboom at the range within the Range Reports forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by Aqualung What? You dont buy your ammo from JOEZ LOADZ where his packaging strategy is reused Ziploc bags? ☺ Aqualung Yeah, he ...


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Old February 15th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #46
 
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What? You dont buy your ammo from JOEZ LOADZ where his packaging strategy is reused Ziploc bags?


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Yeah, he usually has a table at the shows around here. Some of the ziploc bags have debris in them that the police would describe as "a green leafy substance."



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Old February 15th, 2017, 09:29 PM   #47
 
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Please excuse my ignorance, but if you know the weight of the bullet and of the casing, couldn't you just weigh the loaded round to determine the amount of powder inside?
Not necessarily with a normal .45 ACP load which may only be 6-7 grains of a fast burning powder? The brass case may vary that much in weight?
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One thing this thread needs is, someone should have looked down the barrel.
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When I first started reloading, I had a bunch of 38 rounds that I weighed after loading. About a dozen of them were overweight (compared to the rest) by about 4 grains. I panicked, thinking I had double charged them. It turned out that the cases of those "overweight" rounds were that much heavier than the other cases. I have since learned that the only thing you can really count on is the powder weight. Even the primer weights are inconsistent.

Best practice is to take caution when loading and stay focused.

I'm glad the guy is ok.
When my eyesight was better that I thought it made a difference I weighed everything. Cases, bullets, but not primers. I did get some very good accuracy from my loads with both Smiths, and 1911's, but now I only concentrate on weighing every charge.
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GONRA sez - in this day and age - the ONLY WAY to positively prevent this kinda stuff
is to weigh on an automatic electronic scale zeroed with your beam balance pan,
then check on a beam balance, tweak as needed.

Particularly important with SMALL POWDER charges!

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OK. But its pretty ugly.

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GONRA sez - in this day and age - the ONLY WAY to positively prevent this kinda stuff
is to weigh on an automatic electronic scale zeroed with your beam balance pan,
then check on a beam balance, tweak as needed.

Particularly important with SMALL POWDER charges!

That's pretty hard to accept for all those who use beam scales and know how to use them properly, along with carefully visually checking the powder level in the cases before seating the bullets.

I've been loading this way for over fifty years without a problem, and I'll wager all your money that the vast majority of careful reloaders can say the same.

Nothing wrong with your method, but it's the height of hubris to claim it's the ONLY way to measure individual charges.

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