Aim true !
Over pressure round.
My Dad used to say something about things happening to "other people".Many people feel they are safe, insulated from life's accidents and tragedies. They grow up their whole life, around soft edges, and rounded corners. When they see something happen to somebody else, they tell themselves, "That couldn't possibly happen to me." .
Which is probably the same mindset which most people who have accidents like this, have. That must have really stung, when it happened.
That is true. Something most people, including me, find out the hard way.I saw this on another forum. Guy is truly blessed to be alive.
My Dad used to say something about things happening to "other people".
He would say to us..."Just remember, to other people, You're the other people".
I suppose that this goes without saying but; verifying a "double charge" does not require any degree of scale accuracy.It's why I only use my Lyman scale to verify other scale measurements. Almost double-charged an entire box of 45ACP,
because, to be kind, the scale is, shall we say, less than exact.
I think in @Coalcracker ‘s case, he was using 4.5gr of TiteGroup. This is 4.5gr next to 9.0gr. Wouldn’t be hard to do.How could you miss detecting a "double-charged" .45 ACP case? There's not a lot of space there to begin with. And I'm speaking from 38 years of casting bullets and reloading for the .45 ACP.
A visual inspection of thrown powder charges in all straight-wall handgun cases is an "absolute requirement" for me.
This is another reasons why I don't use the "fast" "shotgun" powders in handgun cases. Even though Hodgdon says that it's suitable for handguns; if a double charge would fit in a case, I wouldn't use it. Maybe I'm just extra cautious but that's just me. Also, I started loading decades ago when powder was real cheap so I didn't worry about economy or how many loads I could get out of a pound of powder. Also, I was loading lot's of big cases like 45-70 and .458 Win magnum so I was used to throwing big powder charges.
You are absolutely right, it doesn’t take a big bore. I was simply demonstrating how a low charge powder can, even if you’re visually checking them, for the most part disappear in a fat case and make it difficult to identify just at a glance. Glad to hear your friend was ok.It does not take a big bore to cause catastrophic failure.