Thank goodness the dog crapped on the floor.

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  1. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

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    I was reloading some of my .243 Win cartridges today. I am loading 35.5 grains of IMR 4895 with a 95 grain Nosler BT bullet. I had measured out 10 loads and was about to drop them in the cartridges. Just then I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I looked down to see a dog turd laying on the carpet next to my foot. While thinking about how glad I was that I had not introduced it to the bottom of my Redwing boot (my boots are only rated for water and electrical hazards), I bent down to scoop it up with a piece of paper. While I was bent over, I happened to glance at my digital scale. I had to take a double look, because what I saw kind of scared me. The screen showed a "g" instead of a "gn". Right then I realized that I had measured 3.550 g (grams) instead of 35.50 gn (grains) of powder. As it turns out, 3.550 grams equates to around 54+ grains of powder (max load is 35.5 grains). What is even scarier is that 35.5 grains only fills the cartridge case 3/4 full, so 54 grains probably would fit very nicely inside the case if I had not noticed the error.
    Thank God the dog crapped on the floor. I think I will give him a treat and tell him "thank you".

    You can be sure that the next time I wake up to find one of the dog's land mines in the living room, I am going to spend the day wondering what error I made that he is trying to warn me about.

    Bluesea112
  2. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    LOL, that's outstanding. God speaks to us in mysterious ways. I think there's a guardian angel somewhere you need to thank. :D
  3. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    bluesea, good God, be careful man.
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    I wonder if Lassie ever left these kinds of warnings for little Tommy? :rolleyes: :p :D

    Please take care Bluesea. Give the pup a pat on the head and an extra treat for me. ;) :)


    Art
  5. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Guardian angels take many forms -
    Difficult as it may be to THINK about an angel crapping on the floor - I suppose it amounts to 'whatever works!'
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    Shellback New Member

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    Good story, happy ending but it easily could have turned out really bad. Thank god for dogs, I wish I could just train mine to stay away from Glocknuts arms..
    Tim
  7. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    I think that was Timmy! :eek:

    But nonetheless, Who would have thought the dog poop would save the day! :D

    Good Doggy!
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    Good Dog, Post a pic of the poopin little life saver?
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    Ain't that the truth!!!!!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:


    Hey Bluesea... would it do any good if i crapped on your floor? I mean, if a dogs poo could be good then i could only imagine the value that would come out of my shotgun pattern pooing.... :eek::eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D

    mike
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    Thanks, Bruce. ;) :D
    You're right. :eek: :D
    I bet she would have done it for little Tommy too. She was that kind of dog. ;) :D



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  11. noslolo

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    Glad to hear your dog left you a steamy hot pile of love! Please be safe!
  12. TranterUK

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    Next time the dog leaves a deposit on the carpet you can ask 'What are you telling me boy? Did I leave the oven on, or the car unlocked?
  13. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have this vision of a dog thinking "I've whined, I've barked, I've pawed his leg and I STILL don't have his attention.
    Let's see him ignore THIS!"
  14. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Works for babies :)
  15. RunningOnMT

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    Hey, don't begrudge your poor pooch a little sexual satisfaction.
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