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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by tlfreek, May 1, 2011.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    one of my stoopid priming tools has a problems every now again - and on Friday it did this.

    how much do i need the case?

    primer thing.jpg
     
  2. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    Hahaha.... I haven't had that one happen yet. I do have a shelf though that I put all my reload mistakes on as reminders to me. Shamefully I may need to build a second shelf.
     
  3. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    shelf? I use a hefty bag. :)
     
  4. nubus

    nubus Guest

    :rofl1:
     
  5. Rammit

    Rammit Bothel Member

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    Ive done that too....... But you should try and deprime it and let us know how it goes!
     
  6. woody06

    woody06 Southern Oregon New Member

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    Hate to admit it but I've had that happen several times. Not sure why but somehow the primer becomes inverted in the priming arm. I just screw the decapping die into the press and SLOWLY press out the primer. It takes a sharp blow to ignite the primer so go slow and gently.
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Gee's how long you guys been reloading.

    1. take your little squirt bottle of WD-40 and put a single drop of WD-40 on the primer. allow it to soak in over night the primer will now be dead. I use a Lee Punch and Anvil to remove all my primers using a plastic hammer.

    If you get a primer that seats wrong or maybe you buy a bag of cases and someone pulled the slugs on some and left the primers. Do the same thing but put 3-4 drops in to soak down and kill the primer. be sure to wash the oil out before returning the case to your inventory
     
  8. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    If you reload, this has either already happened to you or will happen to you in the future. When this happens to me I just remove the bullet and powder if it has passed through the progressive and just toss the case into the case feeder for another trip through. If it happens when hand priming I just deprime on my single stage. A slow stroke will not set the primer off, it requires a sharp blow, just like the firing pin. Even if it were to ignite, there is a hole in the shell holder that will take the "flame". Haven't had a primer like this go off in almost 40 years of reloading. Can't say the same for my vacuum cleaner though when it finds a primer that's gone off to play in the carpet:)