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Primer trays: any use for them?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Elkins45, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Elkins45

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    Has anyone found any sort of use for the plastic trays primers come it? It just seems so wasteful to throw them away.
     
  2. KansasSasquatch

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    Small targets, about the only use I've found for them once I know they're empty for good.
     
  3. RustyFN

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    Drink coasters.
     
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    With enough hot glue, anything is possible.
     
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    And do not forget 100 mph tape (aka duct tape).:)
     
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    tiny ice cube trays :rolleyes:
     
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    The only ones I've found any use for are the Remington's. I belong to a model railroad club, and we use them to simulate store shelving for storefront interiors. They work great for HO scale.
     
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    +1 for tiny ice cube tray. that made my smile.
     
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    Decorative panels for a spaceship model (see Battle Beyond the Stars, Star Crash, Star Wars, E.T., etc). Snippers, glue, spraypaint, you can make heat shields, radar screens, EMP blaster panels. Use you imagination.

    ^Drink coasters was a good idea too.
     
  11. JohnM

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    A while back there was a similar thread on those things. I had saved up a huge box full of those things trying to think of some use.
    Finally one cold day I started tossing them in the wood stove and got a little extra heat out of them. :)
     
  12. MCgunner

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    Take a 209 primer tray, cut out all, but 85 holes or just plug the other 15 with glue or something. Dip it into a bowl full of steel T shot and get a shot in each hole. Much easier to charge your 10 gauge hull this way than to try to use a bushing for such large shot.

    I'm a goose hunter. I realize this is a specialty use, but hey, you asked. :D
     
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    Have used one hole cut square around it's sides as an emergency plastic bushing for the powder feed on my Dillon 550B..........worked just as well as the original.
     
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    Barbie waffles.
     
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    Yes. After many years of contemplating this exact thought, I have finally found a useful novel way to use them and resell them at a $35 dollar profit each.*













    *I'm lying
     
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    Anti-Legos.
     
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    This is taking recycling to a new level!!
     
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    When I am done with them, I call them garage garbage can beautification trays.
     
  19. Matt Dillon

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    I only wish that I could purchase them full of primers! I can't remember what they look like, it has been so long since I could find them*







    *i'm lying about not remembering what they look like :)
     
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    Cheesecake holders. You can kill two birds with one stone.

    In the back of the fridge is that aerosol can of party cheese crazy aunt Martha brought for the housewarming party two years ago. Using a small primer tray, fill each hole with cheese. It should be ripe by now, so do this outdoors. Then cut the individual cones from the tray. Now you have 100 cheesecakes for the enjoyment of the mice in the loading room. Place them at prime locations, so the mice can invite their buddies for a party. Replace the holders htat are missing, but slide the holder inside the lip of a trap, Repeat as needed.
     
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    They are kinda like chads with "flare".
     
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    Every time a thread like this appears, I click on it with high hopes that someone, somewhere, has finally found a legitimate use for them little buggers.


    But alas, disappointed again.:banghead:
     
  25. dennie

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    I use mostly Winchester primers and throw away nearly all of the trays. If you need a primer flipping devise, just place an empty tray over a full tray and turn them over. Worked fine for the primer tube on my Dillon SD.
    dennie
     
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