Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TRSmitty, Sep 17, 2022.
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Wow! In some circles (and maybe in Lee’s second edition) primers like these would’ve been described as about to set off cascading explosions resulting in Armageddon.
Great photography as usual!
That's it, if I feel something's amiss when priming I stop to see what happened. If someone sets one off in a press, I would have to think some frustration was involved and they did something they shouldn't have.
I've never set one off in 50 years of reloading. I've sure mangled a few.
I've pushed out my share of upside down primers from that old Auto Prime ll I still use, with a slow steady push. Flip them over, push it back in and keep going.
I don't use hand primers mainly because I could not find one that fit my hand and was comfortable to prime more than 20-30 cases. I now prime on my Co-Ax, a ram prime on an old single stage, or my RCBS bench prime...
If they aren't perfectly round I would safely dispose of them. No point etching your breech for a dollar or few of primers. How to de-risk and dispose safely is a complicated topic ...
Me too. You learn the proper wrist flip technique when you get tired of smashing them. Nothing like another shortage to make you more attentive.
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