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Title: Just a little rant
Post by: flyover on March 26, 2014, 11:56:19 AM
I was lurking over at another site that deals primarily with cast bullets. The subject was of how Dillon's and a few other's progressive reloaders would not drop stick type propellants with out bridging. Come to find out most all of the cartridges were smaller than 30 caliber. Not one of these fine folks bothered to mention that Dillon and I don't know about the others do not recommend stick powders in cartridges under 30 caliber.  Doesn't anyone bother reading the manual that comes with these machines??
Sorry for the rant but really?    >:(
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: Robert Harvey on March 26, 2014, 12:05:23 PM
I was lurking over at another site that deals primarily with cast bullets. The subject was of how Dillon's and a few other's progressive reloaders would not drop stick type propellants with out bridging. Come to find out most all of the cartridges were smaller than 30 caliber. Not one of these fine folks bothered to mention that Dillon and I don't know about the others do not recommend stick powders in cartridges under 30 caliber.  Doesn't anyone bother reading the manual that comes with these machines??
Sorry for the rant but really?    >:(

When all else fails read the instructions!!!!
(if your still around to read them)
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: flyover on March 26, 2014, 01:38:59 PM
It tends to help, does it not?
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: SARGeek on March 27, 2014, 07:09:27 AM
When dealing with explosives it might, just might, be a good idea to learn from those that have gone before you.

Just sayin'  ::)
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: Tadrian on March 27, 2014, 07:46:51 AM
Stupid is as stupid does...
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: mustang125 on March 27, 2014, 10:13:32 AM
All you have to do is use the Dillon adaptor and use a powder measure made for those powders. It is not a big deal.

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Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: Robert Harvey on March 28, 2014, 07:17:19 AM
All you have to do is use the Dillon adaptor and use a powder measure made for those powders. It is not a big deal.

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Correct - but knowing what to do and how to do it, is a big deal.
that is why people call an expert to fix things..... knowledge is a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: Taurian on November 16, 2014, 05:58:37 PM
Instructions are primarily written for experienced users. Writing for novices cost more.

Consider the instructions for an expert:
Procedure:
Step 1. Remove the bracket

Consider the instructions for a novice:
Procedure: Remove the bracket
Ball powder is best, followed by flattened ball, followed by flake, followed by stick.

Happy reloading!
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: M1911A1 on November 16, 2014, 11:51:32 PM
After I'd retired from leathersmithing, I partnered in a very successful sheet-metal-fabrication design business. We designed and sold contract-made electronics enclosures, mostly to the government and its subsidiary suppliers.

During that career, I designed the case work for the very first, truly portable personal computer.
I also wrote the case-assembly instructions, which included disassembling an Apple II, a monitor, and two floppy drives, and fitting their working parts into the case I'd designed.

Taurian's assessment of writing technical instructions for both novices and the mentally dull is spot-on.
I can confidently say that designing the very complex computer case to hundredths-of-an-inch tolerances was the easy part. Writing the assembly instructions took much, much longer, and was a whole lot more difficult and intricately detailed.

And then, of course, once you've written them you find that nobody reads them anyway.
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: Taurian on November 17, 2014, 03:35:55 PM
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And then, of course, once you've written them you find that nobody reads them anyway.
- M1911A1

Amen, to that!

That's why I enjoy writing firearm and gear reviews - everybody reads them! ::)
Title: Re: Just a little rant
Post by: oldranger53 on November 17, 2014, 04:22:14 PM
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And then, of course, once you've written them you find that nobody reads them anyway.
- M1911A1

Amen, to that!

That's why I enjoy writing firearm and gear reviews - everybody reads them! ::)

Amen to that too!

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