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We're generally all fairly careful reloading aren't we gents? I mean if you screw up a reload you'll be the 1st to find out the hard way as you've got a couple of ton of pressure inches from your face and a number of things can happen that may or may not work out well for you and make your day absolute DOO DOO.

Sooooo.......... last week I was reloading a heap of 22/250 AI rounds for a hunting trip and as I use beam scales things generally aren't a problem UNTIL I accidently bumped them and not noticing this proceeded to load a few rounds.
By chance I noticed the whoops and reset the scales and then started to reweigh the last 5-6 cases I had loaded with powder. I generally load 5 cases with powder then look to make sure I didn't miss one then seat the projectile.
These were at least 5gns+ over and after fixing them up I proceeded to seat the projectiles...........................all good or so I thought

We get out to where we're hunting which was a good 5+hours away set up camp in the old house and then have a feed and hit the sack. We get up the next day and make sure the rifles are on song mate has his 22/250 his son a .22/250 and my 22/250 AI plus we had other heavier calibres for any pigs we may come across.

I fired a few rounds and all was good till this one......................
Had to bash the bolt up and then remove the case with a cleaning rod which took a few hits and then the primer fell out of the case.
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