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So, all of you out there who cast your own bullets know to never put wet lead into your melting pot, right? I knew that too. I did not know, however, that after drying for a couple days on an old towel on my Florida garage floor, my sinkers that came off a torn cast net would still have water in them. Just enough to cause a literal explosion. Lead literally went all over walls, ceilings, everything in its path. Miraculously, the only injury I sustained was some of the lead landed inside the wrist of my right leather glove, causing minor burns. I felt the lead whizz past my ears, but amazingly, none got on my safety glasses, my head or my face. It did however end up on both shoulders of my long sleeved T-shirt, and all over my Dickies work pants and sneakers. Wow, was I lucky. Not putting this on to get beat up by all you out there, just a cautionary tale from a ham and egger that's been reloading for 25 plus years, and made a stupid mistake. Please make extra sure your lead is super dry. Safe reloading, everyone.
 
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