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Marking primers OK or not?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by sevesteen, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. sevesteen

    sevesteen Well-Known Member

    Would there be anything wrong with a small ink mark on the primers before I load the ammo? Based on my reloading habits, I can't think of an easier way to mark various loads--Just draw a line across each row with the appropriate sharpie before I dump the primers into the flipper tray.
  2. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    Mark'em up and shoot'em up...Not a problem. I have a friend that has six different colors of felt pens that he keeps track of various loads with...:)
  3. Thirties

    Thirties Well-Known Member

    I mark mine after they are loaded and in the ammo box.

    I use a sharpie to make a dot on the primer; a single line across the face; an X on the face; and no mark at all.

    That make Four Categories for each caliber which I record on masking tape on the lid of the ammo box.
  4. SamTuckerMTNMAN

    SamTuckerMTNMAN Well-Known Member

    I need all the help I can get

    with being organized...so I mark primers.
    BE SURE to match correct colors on box/label and perhaps as a precaution in a notebook as well. I notate my loads quickly with details and things like, "got lube on primer" bullet #1 in box, etc, and can always go back to check dates etc if label falls off.

  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Do it all the time. No problems.
  6. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Well-Known Member

    Another tactic is to use stamp pads to color all the case heads while they're in reloading blocks.
  7. Khornet

    Khornet Well-Known Member

    I use a sharpie

    for my M1 loads, not so much to ID the load as to ID my full-prep brass.

    But I find that marking the primer only doesn't work; firing blasts away the mark. So now I mark the extractor groove.
  8. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    I do this all the time when going to various pistol matches at my club so I can tell my brass from other peoples.

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