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Remington Primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 45Frank, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. moonzapa

    moonzapa New Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    pull the bullets, dump the powder, reprime with new WLR primers, re-powder with known, good rifle powder, and reseat the bullets. If you are lucky, most of the bullets you pull will be salvageable. I wouldn't take a risk with using cartridges that have an "unknown" factor. It's a shame that this happened to you. It has never happened to me, but one must be cautious when buying ammo components. I would not accept primers or powder from folks I didn't trust 1,000 percent. Since you are in a pinch for time, I would go out and buy a box of 30-30's and chalk it up as experience. Good Hunting!
  2. orionengnr

    orionengnr Mentor

    Jan 3, 2005
    How much thought did you put into this?

    They Repealed My II Amendment I had No Guns
    They Disregarded My V Amendment I Was Innocent (Should be...I was guilty)
    They Violated My IV Amendment I Had Nothing To Hide (Should be...they searched and found illegal/contraband items...I was guilty)
    They Repealed My I Amendment "I COULD SAY NOTHING"

    If you cannot think and express yourself clearly, you are done before you begin.
  3. sellersm

    sellersm Active Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    CO Rockies
    Have you heard anything from Winchester? I seem to remember that there were some bad batches of Win LRP floating around out there.

    Bad batches happen, QA fails, recalls happen (remember the Federal .45acp recall?)...
  4. blarby

    blarby Mentor

    Feb 25, 2011
    Calapooia Oregon

    In the future, make a small batch, and test them for function, before making 500.

    Lots of things can go wrong- not just primers.
  5. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Sep 10, 2008
    SW Arizona
    As for bad primers, I've heard a couple reloaders claiming such, but in all the years of reloading, personally I never had one single problem. If I had any faith in factory ammo I would probably suggest trying some factory in the rifle to help determine if it's the firearm or your reloads malfunctioning. But considering factory has been the only ammunition I've ever had problems with, well.

  6. JLDickmon

    JLDickmon Active Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    Comstock, MI
    and use the collet, not a shell holder!!!!!!
  7. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Participating Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Rsrocket1 post#10: "Try running some loaded cases through a press mounted primer seater and try shooting them off. Maybe your hand priming system isn't giving the same "feel" with Remington primers as it does with the other primers you've been using."

    I hope you are joking about this! If you are, it should be stated as such. If you are not, and I'm correctly understanding your sugestion, in my opinion you have ABSOLUTELY no business making sugestions to potential reloaders that possibly may not know better. Not attempting to reseat or further seat primers on charged cases / loaded ammunition is one of the FIRST and most Important safety rules of reloading!!! I apologize to the OP for hijacking the thread, and I apologize to all if I am coming across as rude, but I felt this needed to be set straight. I take safety VERY seriously, including the safety of anyone I may influence or be able to help in any way. I also can not believe I am the first person to point this out with 15 posts coming after this statement. I am just getting into reloading myself but am I missing something or is this as dangerous / reckless as I believe it to be?
  8. TheCracker

    TheCracker Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    East Texas
    I've been reloading about 5 years now and never seen nickel plated Winchester primer. The boxes look old.

    No telling the history on those old primers. I don't think calling and complaining about some primers that old is going I do any good.
  9. Craigman

    Craigman Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    lower RH part of the Mitten
    So you say you have loaded for for pistol only. Rifle brass requires different guidlines. I have never had even 1 win primer fail even som old Staynless (silver) oned I was given by someone that hade them for 30 years.

    Compare your brass from a once fired case to a reloaded(ready to fire) case. Is the shoulder bumped way down? I know it headspaces on the rim but some older 30/30's have really sloppy chambers. You can reduce headspace by minimally resizing the 1x fired brass from "that" gun.

    Also maybe its light striking? As said above, if its not seated all the way in, combined with a loose old gun, you will only get a little dent and no fire.

    Try loading CCI's or something different, and doing everything the same and see if you get the same result if you dont think it could be the gun's fault.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012

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