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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by illinoisburt, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Demi-human

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    Aha!
    A more simple explanation is the more likely one, no magical bouncing primers.

    Depending on the loading, I may or may not notice an extra case or missing bullet at the end.

    It just seems a shame to ditch a bunch of primers if we can pin down the cause to simple error.
     
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  2. illinoisburt

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    I am confident at this point that primer was not fired previously. It's still same shape as a new one rather than flattened out.
    I load rifle in 50 and 100 round lots. Use Midway plastic shell cases which hold 50 rounds, primers come in 10x10 plastic trays. Maybe not good count on bullets, be really hard to miss a primer or piece of brass.
    Primers may be harder to find sometimes, still not terrible expensive. A few hundred is not worth the hassle or peace of mind to me.
     
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  3. SharpDog

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    BTW, alphabetically it's CDO ....
     
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  4. Skgreen

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    Can't say I've ever seen a water damaged primer. Not saying it can't happen, but only that I've never seen one and would appreciate a pic if anyone has one.
     
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  5. troy fairweather

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    Ones I've seen look pretty much like what the op picture looks like. Ones I've seen were stored under a shelf were a a/c was, the water was coming inside falling on the work bench then of the back side to were primers were stored.
     
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  6. Skgreen

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    Ya gotta love the 'ignore' feature. Comes in handy at times! :thumbup:
     
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  7. FROGO207

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    Now me, I am stubborn enough that I would load up the remainder of the primers in "practice" rounds and label them as such. I would want to know if any others were bad or not. Enquiring minds and all that.
     
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  8. Ivy Mike

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    ah yes, likes. The ultimate measure of quality. Justin Bieber once sold out Madison Square Garden. That must mean he's bigger and better than the Beatles.

    I think your follow up right here proves I am right. If we didn't post new threads, you'd have no one to 'help,' if that's what you call it.
    Looking on other forums, I just see you getting the banhammer on places like Calguns and SniperForums.
     
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  9. DocRock

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    Defective, weak primer and a flash hole full of walnut media dust inhibiting ignition. Seems as likely as anything else.
     
  10. David Hoback

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    Ignore absolutely IS a wonderful tool.
     
  11. whughett

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    More than once with pistol Ammo on a progressive. Always catch them when boxing however. One of the advantages of boxing Ammo rather that loose containers.
     
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  12. Ironicaintit

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    As unlikely as it may seem, it almost had to’ve been a primer that fizzled instead of popped.

    I can’t believe that the OP’s process would be so shoddy as to miss a spent primer remaining.

    id set that batch of primers aside for some real close scrutiny
     
  13. lightman

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    I would not pull all of those down or trash anything just yet. I would keep them separate and use them for lesser important purposes unless another one of them did that.

    In my lifetime I only remember 2 occasions when a primer caused a dud. I also remember at least once finding a faulty primer when I was priming. They are remarkably dependable.
     
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  14. illinoisburt

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    Need set up a GB account *** Great news for those folks searching for primers. I just happen to have 600 fresh Winchester Large Rifle Primers now available for the great low price of...... LOL!

    I don't want the uncertainty. It's true the vast majority of my rifle shooting is informal plinking with steel plates so a click generally won't matter. Still, I don't trust now that I might instead get a pop and bullet stuck in the bore. Even the best scrounger shouldn't take risks like that for what's in the end less than $30.
     
  15. illinoisburt

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    I completely agree. This is the first actual dud I've loaded in almost three decades and way over 100k rounds. Suppose it was bound to happen at some point. Of course had some crush or inverted, but that's my fault.
     
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  16. Vern Humphrey

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    Bingo! That bullet didn't even break crimp.

    It was a dead primer. And from the looks of it, that primer has been fired. Conclusion, a spent primer got mixed somehow into the fresh primers and was inadvertently loaded.
     
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  17. Bill M.

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    My fired rifle primers generally look a whole lot flatter than that one does. I am going with something strange wrong with the primer as a guess. I have made a mistake loading shotgun shell and loaded a unsized and deprimed shell. I made the mistake using fired cases to catch shot and powder drops from a progressive press. But never with a rifle.
     
  18. Skgreen

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    Sounds like you are 'well stocked' and perhaps have been for a while now. Nothing wrong with that.

    If the insides of all the remaining primers in that batch look like the pic you posted, eh, I'd be tempted to follow suit/chunk'em.
    If all the rest looked primo, I'd lean more towards 'that was my first one in 30 years' and load the rest of 'em up,,,, hopefully for another 30 years. :)

    As always, YMMV.
     
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