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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jagugator, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. jagugator

    jagugator Member

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    Couldn't Speer at least mark these a little different to make sorting easier? Now I need to go through all 2000 45’s.

    For those of you that don’t or can’t see any difference, the cartridge on the left in each picture has a small pistol primer.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Those Rascals. :scrutiny:

    As many times as I handle brass before it gets primed, I catch 99% of the ones I don't need to prime. The other 1% is caught then or when running through the press.
     
  3. taliv

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    ugh

    not sure i could spot them hand sorting through 2000. i'd prob just attempt to reload one to see if i could fit a large primer in that hole. assuming it crunches, i'd run them all through the press and and sort out the bad ones afterwards.

    unless of course, you've somehow got a mix of like 50/50
     
  4. LAH

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    After you look at a few of them they will begin to stand out............Creeker



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  5. Walkalong

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    True.

    I turn every case over and look at the primer pocket before priming, so I would catch it then before trying to prime. I hand prime, but if I were priming on the LNL I could still do that before putting it in the shell plate.

    I have run into very few of them, so it hasn't been a big deal. If one is finding a lot, I am sure it is frustrating.
     
  6. jagugator

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    So far I have gone through about 4-500 and have found about 50 of the smalls. I found the first couple when the primers wouldn't seat in my press. At first I thought it was just a fluke, but then I took a closer look came here and did a search only to find out that they were for real. I just wish Speer would put a different marking on them.


    I thought about doing it that way but I figured since the wife was doing her annual Christmas baking, I had better stay in the garage or risk gaining a bunch of pounds from staying in the house. So I have the extra time.

    At first you were right but it must be the lighting in my garage because they all started blending together. So I came in to rest the eyes and sneak a cookie or two dozen.
     
  7. LAH

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    Lighting surely is important with most things like that. You might learn to do it by feel...........Creeker
     
  8. jcwit

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    Take a Large Primer pocket cleaner "hand type with the wooden handle" and start in, the ones the tool doesn't fit in I bet are small primer pockets.
     
  9. jagugator

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    ^^Good idea! I think I will have to give that a try.
     
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    After looking at a few of them he'll figure it out. I have no problem finding (seeing) them during cleaning and sorting. Easy to spot...
     
  11. rcmodel

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    The only .45 ACP you will find with Small primers is lead-free ammo.

    If you look inside, I think they will also have a humongous flash hole compared to a normal .45 ACP with a Lg primer.

    Might be easier to see the huge flash hole then the difference in primers.

    rc
     
  12. ReloaderFred

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    Even the newer large primer pocketed .45 acp brass has the larger flash hole in both Speer and Winchester. It doesn't make any difference in the loading, from what I've experienced with it.

    Just save up the small primer pocketed .45 brass and when you get enough, load it as a batch. It works just fine. There have been several threads concerning this on this forum. Just do a search.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  13. jagugator

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    ^^ That's exactly what I had planned for the oddballs. :)
     
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