I also run the walnut hulls with rouge. Works very well if you let them run in there for 2-3 hours. I then pull them out and wipe them down with a clean dry rag, then lube them with the frankfort arsenal lube, let dry, size & prime, wipe clean with a different clean dry rag, then go to town with powders and bullets.
"We have a criminal and a system problem, we don't have a gun problem in this state," he said. "As long as legislators concentrate on gun control, we will continue to have mass shootings and the legislators will have blood on their hands."
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This is why I ALWAYS place all charged cases in a loading block and physically look at each one. I've done this for almost 30 years... pistol and rifle.
I've never used a progressive type set up.
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I was charging cases and one overflowed. I figured I had not moved the funnel so I dumpted it and filled it again. Same thing it overflowed. Dumpted the charge and looked in the case and saw about 25% of it had corn cob in it and it was packed in there. If it had not been so full I may not have seen it. I visually check all my loads before I seat the bullets and if any seem short or too full - I pull them and reweight them.
Had an experience with my 257 Weatherby when a case was short loaded and the bullet stuck in the barrel. Was heck to tap it out with a brass rod. When I say stuck it was stuck. I pulled the rest of my 257 loads to check them. I figured out that the funnel was not allowing the powder to flow freely and hence the short load.
Since then I put all my charged cases under a strong light and check them for inaccurate loads.
I had a very similar thing happen when I was reloading some .308 cases. I went to charge with powder and it overflowed. Thinking that maybe there was something off I dumped the powder back and reweighed the next charge. The powder charge was spot on. There was a beetle that had crawled into the case and never got out. It was a total pain to dislodge the creature, but I finally got it out. Like you said, Always check your work. . .