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Pulled bullets, now live primers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by grandpawj, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. grandpawj

    grandpawj Well-Known Member

    This is obviously a newb question, couldn't find answer searching posts. I had to pull a dozen or so 45 acp bullets. Now how do I elect the live primers. i am assuming I must do that in order to resize the cases. Also, can I re-use the bullets?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2013
  2. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    No, just remove the decaping rod/punch and resize the cases.

    You will be good to go for reloading.
  3. grandpawj

    grandpawj Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir.:)
  4. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    Yes you should be able to reuse the bullets.

    If you don't want to remove the decaping rod/punch you can also load the case and fire the primer. Kind of fun to do!
  5. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    You can also just push the live primers out with the decapping pin if you doubt the primers themselves. You just push them out slowly. I've demilled hundreds of rounds that way and never had a problem.

    Hope this helps.

  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


    Just resize them, save the primers, and use them again.

    Won't hurt a thing.

  7. gpb

    gpb Well-Known Member

    "This is obviously a newb question"

    Since you're new to reloading, this is a reminder to wear eye protection especially when working with primers.
  8. grandpawj

    grandpawj Well-Known Member

    Now I know! BTW, thanks guys for the quick response.

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