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    SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS (04-13-08)

    First and foremost.

    Recently I just observed yet one more Marlin 1895 blown up through this forum. I have been collecting photos of this, all exhibit the same area and same fractures. Until now, all were a mystery. The reloader in question was expierienced long time reloader. His load was 48gns of Alliant Reloader 7 no need for bullet wgt.

    His mistake he also loads for pistols as many of us do. He took down a canister of Accurate #7, he lost half of his little finger in this mistake.

    I AM GOING TO SHOUT THIS TO ALL MY FRIENDS. STORE PISTOL POWDER IN ONE SPOT, RIFLE POWDERS IN ANOTHER. ANYWAY YOU DO IT, IT IS UP TO YOU SEPARATE THEM SOME WAY. IDENTIFY THEM IN ANOTHER.

    Now for my suggestion, please get a sticker or paint pen and mark the caps on your pistol powder cans with a P or just a red X or anything to help you.

    Please just set up a system that works for you, two shelves one MARKED with duct tape that says RIFLE POWDER ONLY.

    If you have any suggestions make them, but make them to the point just what you do or think is best. Were in this together.

    I am in no means trying to get the ire of 1895 owners just the attention of all who reload.
    The full story on the blown up 1895 is in this link. http://www.trapshooters.com/cfpages/...hreadid=147092
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    Re: SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS

    Put primers in the list as well

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    Re: SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS

    Great post & topic Swany!

    PAY ATTENTION I think is the greatest message.
    I couldn't seperate pistol from rifle powder as I have several that fill both roles.
    We need to BE AWARE of what we are doing ALL the time. That can of Accurate#7 didn't say Reloader 7 on it.
    If a person cant note the lable they werent paying attention good enough IMO.




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    Re: SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS (04-13-08)

    Count all your fingers before you reach for your gun powder

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    Re: SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS (04-13-08)

    Thanks Swany this is good to know being an inexperanced newbee to the reloading

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    Re: SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS (04-13-08)

    I reloaded pistol back in the 70s, One blew a part and blinded me for months.

    I have never loaded once since, nor deal with pistol powder, I learned the lesson the hard way
    “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
    Thomas Jefferson




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    Re: SAFETY AND GUNPOWDERS (04-13-08)

    That picture is crazy!! The whole gun blew apart!
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