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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Lindy, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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    Had just finished hand priming 500 each .223 rifle cases, and while laying down the priming tool,
    I thought I heard something that sounded like a primer bouncing on the bench top. after looking all
    around the area I couldn't find a loose primer anywhere. And then the thought hit me, Did that primer
    fall into the large plastic bowl containing my freshly primed .223s ? Stirred them around looking for
    the primer that I wasn't even sure had actually fallen in the first place didn't produce anything.
    For safties sake I felt obligated to check each case to see if it had gone in the mouth of the case.
    493 cases later I found it. It was inside one of the case !! Hopefully I avoided a Kaboom. I'm not
    sure if I had finished loading that round and then shot it, what the results would be.
    What do You think would have happend ??

    Good Shooting

    Lindy
     
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  2. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    You would have had a bad day.
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You would have made your Scottish ancestors very sad.. primers are expensive! lol
     
  4. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Primers have been added to powder charges before intentionally. Bad bad idea but it has been done.
     
  5. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    Bowl?
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The result?
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Werd. I wouldn't do it on purpose and good on the op, but that certainly begs.
     
  8. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    No first hand experience. Just old reloaded yammer. One primer can up PSI 10k supposedly. I actually do know someone who puts a little pistol powder in the case before the rifle powder.

    Dumb IMO.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Old Elmer said that the proper primer was close to paramount or to be seriously considered empirically. And then he went on to invent these crazy duplex loads with primer flash tubes going 3/4 up the case.. they use that/those to this day in artillery thangs
     
  10. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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    "Bowl" Yes I use two large round bottom bowls when priming. 500 unprimed in the first bowl,
    And when I'm finished there are 500 primed cases in the second bowl.

    Good Shooting

    Lindy
     
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  11. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that anything would have happened. It takes a sharp blow to the cup to set one off.
    I'm glad you took the time to find it,I could very well be wrong about it.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you hit the open face of one with a blowtorch and get back to us?
     
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