Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Eyesac, Sep 3, 2011.
Thanks for any input!
The safest route would be to chamber and fire the primers. I have tried killing primers with various liquids. Soaked some for a week in water/oil/mineral spirits (3 separate containers) just to see if it could be done. Every last one of them still fired on the first strike!
Ha! That's what I was affraid of. Well thanks for saving me the trouble. I guess I should see if they'll even chamber in my gun...
Just deprime them in your normal sizing die in your normal reloading press.
They are not going to go off due to the gentle push of a depriming pin.
And even in the million-to-one chance one of them did go off?
They are pretty safely contained inside the die and press.
Throw a rag over the spent primer chute in the ram and they simply can't get out of the steel die & ram.
The only thing is, don't drop a bunch of them on the floor and stomp on them!
You've done this and they don't pop (w/ reliability)? I guess I could give it a try and wear safety glasses...
i say universal because it will be a loose fit around the case and if one did go off psi can escape down ,
using a sizer die it is tight already and some dies have a weep hole that can face you so things can escape but i think some dies don't also.
what ever you do were glasses
i bought 500 44mag brass that came primed i set a few off in the gun and most were week. i used my sizer die to pop them out (before i got the universal die) and every now and then i would here one go off, mine were very faint.
i have been told some put oil on top of the primer some soak in water and what ever, still nothing is for sure, killed the primmer, chances are it is dead but anything can happen.
i have had a primmer go in upside down and i have just popped it back out and reused it.
so far so good.
im sure someone will chime in soon yes/no/he's crazy
but nothing is a sure thing except firing them and then that sucks too
Primers are made to withstand just about anything. I don't know of anyone who has successfully deactivated any primers using oil, water, spit, or anything else.
Hope this helps.
I would mention eye protection but we always wear that anyway, right?
Primers ignite from sudden impact ie: firing pin impact, not from pressure. Press them out using a steady pressure and the primer is fully enclosed in the die with the depriming pin, only course anything can go is thru the spent primer ejection port, as rcmodel said cover it with cloth. Its a primer, not a bomb.
Safe as safe can be.
I keep them too for use in light plinking loads with round balls.
I wear glasses and never think about safety glasses/goggles, while I think its a good idea I do wonder why? As stated the only way anything can go is down out the primer chute, and if it is covered with a cloth/rag what is the danger? Please explain. Been reloading for 50 years and I must be missing something.
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