It's come to this!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by rondaxe, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. rondaxe

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    Several years ago I worked with a guy that had a crack cocaine problem. When he finally straightened his act out, he used to tell us stories about his addiction and one he told was of him crawling around on the floor looking for his last small piece he dropped. Yesterday I dropped a LR primer and found myself crawling around on the floor looking for it and that story popped into my head. God I hope things get back to normal soon.
     
  2. Archie

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    Admitting the problem is the first step. Besides, at the price of primers...
     
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  3. jeffreybehr

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    I've certainly retrieved many primers I've dropped on the floor, but if I can't see it, using a flashlite, from my chair, it stays on the floor until I stumble into it a day or three later. :)
     
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  4. Frulk

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    Good analogy of just how bad it’s getting. I’d be doing the same thing but mainly because I don’t like live primers laying around on the floor of the reloading room.
     
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    Fortunately, we don't reload in public restrooms. :D
     
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    We might should start a 12- step support program for all of us!
     
  7. Mark_Mark

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    you got me rolling on the ground laughing... because I did the same!
     
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    Don't ask me how I know be its relay funny to see them go off in a vacuum cleaner when you lose a few:rofl:
     
  9. Typetwelve

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    I now mourn the loss of a miss-seated and crushed primer. In any given session on my Dillon 550, when loading either 9mm or 38 spcl I will inevitably crush at lest one when somehow the it gets crooked. Before, I was all "meh", resizing it and ejecting the primer into the waste can. Now...I darn near have a military funeral for the little guy...every primer life is now precious.
     
  10. .308 Norma

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    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/stash

    Yep, remember when “stash” meant what a doper had squirreled away somewhere? I’m glad I had a pretty good “stash” of primers “squirreled away” when this thing started.
    I’d still look pretty hard for a dropped primer though. “Waste not, want not” is what I always tell myself when I'm looking for something I've dropped.;)
     
  11. FROGO207

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    In this respect I find that it is many times easier to police up my dropped deprimed primers long before a live one enters the drop zone.:eek:
    Cue me on my knees with a flashlight and tweezers sorting through them the first and only time this happened.
     
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    The last one I dropped I have not found yet. The one a few days earlier I did not find till hours later, after I gave up and went back to work. It had rolled some 6 feet from where I was at behind me.
     
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    The last one that I dropped rolled 12 feet right at my Anatolian Shepard pup who I believe are it.
     
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    admitting your problem will help with recovery. My knees hurt.
     
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  15. H&R Glock

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    Not worth it. I seated the bullet on a split neck last week- DRAT! pulled the bullet- dumped the powder and deep sixed the case with 4 cent primer.
    Not worth removing the seating die and installing the de- capper when I have bricks of primers.
     
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  16. Skeptic13

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    My problem is when I find one on the floor I didn't know I had dropped and I don't know what kind of primer it is.
     
  17. greyling22

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    What's worse is when your wife finds it with the vaccuum cleaner. Bang!
     
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    the worst is when primers are $105 shipped from Midway
     
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  19. Rembrandt

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    Best way to find dropped primers......take off your shoes and socks, walk around barefoot.....never fails, find them every time. :cuss::mad::confused::eek:o_O:scrutiny:
     
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  20. GeoDudeFlorida

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    We don’t? :oops:
    I would have been hunting for it even without the shortage. Years back before we moved to the sticks we had a city condo. I reloaded in the living room mostly - mostly cause there was only the bedroom, bathroom or kitchen as alternatives. One time my wife vacuumed up a primer and it popped. Scared the krap out of her and she promised me what would happen if I ever lost another primer where she might vacuum it up. It’s not pleasant so I make sure it doesn’t ever happen again. :(
     
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    But some of us could......:eek:
     
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    I threw a perfectly good small primer in the trash the other day because I couldn’t ID what type it was.

    It’s still bothering me :rofl:
     
  23. TEXASJD
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    Its good when a woman finds it with a vacuum and you know its there :rofl::fire::evil:
     
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  24. BrotherMaynard

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    Now I don't feel so bad about dumping the vacuum cleaner bag out on the kitchen table and rooting through the detritus in search of stray powder granules. The wife's a bit annoyed but I think I've managed to reclaim 0.01 gr of 700X...or maybe dog dandruff.
     
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  25. pairof44sp

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    It’s not a problem till you find yourself stuffing a piece of kitty litter in the primer pocket and hitting it with a lighter.
     
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