Primer trays: any use for them?


March 26, 2013, 09:56 PM
Has anyone found any sort of use for the plastic trays primers come it? It just seems so wasteful to throw them away.

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March 26, 2013, 09:57 PM
Small targets, about the only use I've found for them once I know they're empty for good.

March 26, 2013, 09:59 PM
Drink coasters.

March 26, 2013, 10:15 PM
With enough hot glue, anything is possible.

March 26, 2013, 10:29 PM
And do not forget 100 mph tape (aka duct tape).:)

March 26, 2013, 10:38 PM
tiny ice cube trays :rolleyes:

March 26, 2013, 10:49 PM
The only ones I've found any use for are the Remington's. I belong to a model railroad club, and we use them to simulate store shelving for storefront interiors. They work great for HO scale.

March 27, 2013, 12:14 AM
Snowshoes for a gerbil.

March 27, 2013, 09:13 AM
+1 for tiny ice cube tray. that made my smile.

Carl N. Brown
March 27, 2013, 09:21 AM
Decorative panels for a spaceship model (see Battle Beyond the Stars, Star Crash, Star Wars, E.T., etc). Snippers, glue, spraypaint, you can make heat shields, radar screens, EMP blaster panels. Use you imagination.

^Drink coasters was a good idea too.

March 27, 2013, 09:47 AM
A while back there was a similar thread on those things. I had saved up a huge box full of those things trying to think of some use.
Finally one cold day I started tossing them in the wood stove and got a little extra heat out of them. :)

March 27, 2013, 09:50 AM
Take a 209 primer tray, cut out all, but 85 holes or just plug the other 15 with glue or something. Dip it into a bowl full of steel T shot and get a shot in each hole. Much easier to charge your 10 gauge hull this way than to try to use a bushing for such large shot.

I'm a goose hunter. I realize this is a specialty use, but hey, you asked. :D

March 27, 2013, 10:18 AM
Have used one hole cut square around it's sides as an emergency plastic bushing for the powder feed on my Dillon 550B..........worked just as well as the original.

March 27, 2013, 10:23 AM
Barbie waffles.

March 27, 2013, 10:25 AM
Yes. After many years of contemplating this exact thought, I have finally found a useful novel way to use them and resell them at a $35 dollar profit each.*

*I'm lying

March 27, 2013, 10:26 AM

cajun executioner
March 27, 2013, 12:14 PM
This is taking recycling to a new level!!

March 27, 2013, 12:27 PM
When I am done with them, I call them garage garbage can beautification trays.

Matt Dillon
March 27, 2013, 12:43 PM
I only wish that I could purchase them full of primers! I can't remember what they look like, it has been so long since I could find them*

*i'm lying about not remembering what they look like :-)

March 27, 2013, 12:58 PM
I use em for home made dip-n-dots :)

sure they are little pucks and not perfect little spheres but I cant complain too much. Actually I use them to help build Mount Rumpke

Jesse Heywood
March 27, 2013, 01:44 PM
Cheesecake holders. You can kill two birds with one stone.

In the back of the fridge is that aerosol can of party cheese crazy aunt Martha brought for the housewarming party two years ago. Using a small primer tray, fill each hole with cheese. It should be ripe by now, so do this outdoors. Then cut the individual cones from the tray. Now you have 100 cheesecakes for the enjoyment of the mice in the loading room. Place them at prime locations, so the mice can invite their buddies for a party. Replace the holders htat are missing, but slide the holder inside the lip of a trap, Repeat as needed.

7.62 Nato
March 27, 2013, 01:47 PM
Actually I use them to help build Mount Rumpke
"A 14-year-old circus elephant and the world's largest Hershey's bar are some of the items buried in the landfill."


March 27, 2013, 01:53 PM
They are kinda like chads with "flare".

March 27, 2013, 02:13 PM
Primer trays: any use for them

Every time a thread like this appears, I click on it with high hopes that someone, somewhere, has finally found a legitimate use for them little buggers.

But alas, disappointed again.:banghead:

March 27, 2013, 02:26 PM
I use mostly Winchester primers and throw away nearly all of the trays. If you need a primer flipping devise, just place an empty tray over a full tray and turn them over. Worked fine for the primer tube on my Dillon SD.

March 27, 2013, 02:31 PM
It's a solution looking for a problem. Throw them in the recycle bin.

March 27, 2013, 02:41 PM
I bet if you ground them up and then bound them within an epoxy matrix, to of course tightly fit the bore of a 12 ga shotgun, you'd be able to say at least you did that.

March 27, 2013, 09:40 PM
I also use them as targets. The CCI SP ones are 2 inches square. If you turn them over, you'll see that they are divided into 4 1" x 1" quarters. I color in alternate quarters with a black marker. I hang them up and then my wife and I shoot at them from 10-15 yards with our 22 LR revolvers with the intent of putting at least one round in each of the 4 quadrants. See below pictures.

March 27, 2013, 10:36 PM
That's the best one I've ever heard.

March 27, 2013, 11:15 PM
Cheap, uncomfortable diaphragm?

March 27, 2013, 11:25 PM
Cheap, uncomfortable diaphragm?
Spongebob Squarepants would approve.

March 27, 2013, 11:38 PM
Earrings, duh!

March 27, 2013, 11:43 PM
Shuriken but a mouse would/could probably just bat it away. I bet you could wing like five at once so that'd have to be one skilled mouse though. OK, mouse shuriken death.

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