Safety glasses while reloading

Safety glasses while reloading

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    VIP Member Array friesepferd's Avatar
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    Safety glasses while reloading

    do you wear safety glasses while reloading?

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    Yes, I have to. I use prescription glasses and I asked to have them made in the polycarbonate used for prescription safety glasses but with a decent titanium frame for every day usage.
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    I do not currently reload but when I start, Yes I will wear safety glasses.

    I wear safety glasses quite a bit. Once you get a sliver of metal stuck in your cornea you take your sight much less for granted.
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    I am same as Miggy - so can't vote "safety glasses" per se.

    If tho I had no prescription glasses I probably would use a lightweight pair of polycarbonates.

    Not yet had any ''blow-ups'' but - eyes are precious.
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    I don't reload...I support the ammo industry!
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    i dont

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    I do , it is possible however unlikely a primer may detonate while loading or pulling bullets. Also any small parts/springs could come off and strike me(progressive loader).
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    No. There is no need.

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    Always. Safety first.

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    I wear regular glasses with hardened lens. It's a good idea to wear safety glasses because you never know when an accident might happen. I've reloaded better than 25 years without an accident but that dosn't mean it can't happen.

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    I wear safety glasses all the time. I have never had an accident reloading, but have had things hit the glasses doing other things. It only takes one accident to lose an eye, why tempt fate.

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    I've worked with guys who lost an eye doing simple things so I tend to be careful of the ol' headlights. Recently started wearing glasses so I got 'em to work as safeties as well.
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    Sounds like an absolute must wear to me.
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    My saftey glasses have "cheaters" in them. 1.5's actually.

    I wear them not so much for the safety aspect, but to see up close.
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    I saw the results of a detonation in a primer tube of a Dillon 1050 some years ago. I can't recall if the tube ruptured, what caused it, or what, but the ceiling above the machine was enough to make you want to wear a steel hockey mask with space shuttle window grade eye protection.
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