Just for a bit of fun and the benefit of those new to reloading, perhaps some of us 'Old Stagers' should own up to the errors that we have made along the way ?
I'll start it off.
- Loaded 100 rounds of .243 using cases that had been fired in another rifle. Didn't set the full length die correctly and the rounds wouldn't fit into my rifle.
- Ruined quite a few .22Hornet cases by trimming them too short.
- Used too much lube and dented case shoulders.
- Didn't keep a check on how many times cases had been fired nor keep them in separate batches.
- Didn't keep my batches of .243 separate. Got a bad batch of bullets that caused horrendous meat damage. Had to pull every .243 loaded round that I had and waste the bullets.
- Ruined a RCBS full length die by using the wrong #3 shell holder. Thought it was RCBS #3 but it wasn't.
- Set bullets out too long and blackened the cases so it looked as if I had been using black-powder.
- Paid far too much attention to 'bench-rest style reloading techniques and caused myself lots of unnecessary problems.
I sure I will think of a few others. So come on chaps, 'fess up' as the kids say .