Seasoned reloader advice needed

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  1. SVT-ROY

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    I broke first rule of reloading!

    I didn't remove all powder from my bench other than what I was using.
    I'm loading 50AE with 30 grains 4227. My dispenser is between 29.7-30.2, so I topped of my powder trickler with freaking 4895 (.223). So I added 0- .03 of the 4895 to the cases. I'm thinking that's not an issue and don't think a pull is necessary but I figured more thoughts the better. We're talking 30rds here.
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

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    lol.
     
  3. AMProducts

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    Hmm... yea, this is one of those situations where I want to say yes, but the "seasoned reloader" says "pull 'em" as I am not willing to risk _ANYTHING_ when it comes to screwed up ammo.
     
  4. CJ1089

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    For 30 rounds? Don't get lazy, pull them.
    Now 300, then if I was feeling brave I might dope a string of 29.7/.3, 29.8/.2, 29.9/.1 and 30.0 and chrono them all. With a EMT qualified buddy nearby, LOL. Inspect cases for pressure effects and make my determination.
    I have never done this so let us know how it works out. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Walter Sobchak

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    CJ1089 pretty well summed up my thoughts on the matter.
    That being said, if you set up a ransom rest, and a chrony, tripped the trigger remotely, and have a spare Desert Eagle lying around, this might be an interesting experiment...
    But yeah, just pull 'em.
     
  6. Classic

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    It all depends on how much you value your hands, eyes and equipment.
    The thing is you added the powder to the top of your powder dispenser so it's not a true mix.
    No doubt in my mind what I would do... Pull em
     
  7. Robo

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    I would highly recommend "pull em".
     
  8. cookie

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    When in doubt,,,, Cheaper and easier than an avoidable problem
     
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  9. RVTECH

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    PULL! I had to pull some loads once when I THOUGHT I made a mistake - only to realize I didn't but I did not want to have to second guess.
     
  10. rick benjamin

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    Roy;
    Glad you caught the error, and shared reasons for rules.
    Better this than a notice of your visit to a hospital.
    Pull them, discard the powder.

    30 vs 300 rounds? same advice.

    Hodgdon.com chart lists IMR4227 as #64 and IMR4895 as #89
    There's quite a spread.

    Load data for .50AE
    handloads.com
    chuckhawks.com
     
  11. SVT-ROY

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    My fingers thank you! I will pull em.....
     

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