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Priming woes

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Walkalong, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Walkalong

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    I found these at the range today. No wonder they left them behind. They should have put them in the steel pipe for such things, but they just left them laying on the ground. I picked up three or four hundred brass as well. A good day for brass around here.

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  2. Mike 27

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    All I can say is WOW.....
     
  3. tightgroup tiger

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    someone needs to clean up their act, or their press. Good score on the other brass.
     
  4. billybob44

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    Take them apart + reload..Bill
     
  5. beatledog7

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    I'd leave those intact for teaching purposes.
     
  6. JimKirk

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    Is that one of them new Biden primers on the left?

    I had a Federal shotshell that looked like that right one ... cost me a shot in the dove field ... lost it somehow during a move...

    What really scares me is ... you may be standing right besides one of "them" reloaders at the range !!!

    BUT ...he was cranking out a thousand an hour !!!
     
  7. Slamfire

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    Must have been loaded on a progressive. Crushing primers is very dangerous as a primer may go off. The gentleman who posted this picture said he was seating Federal primers in a Hornady LNL and he forced one:

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    I am aware, but I don't have the pictures, of a Dillion 1000 that was totally frag'd when the reloader tried to seat a large pistol primer in small primer 45 ACP brass. People who described the picture told me the press was totally destoryed and they were surprised the reloader was not injured/killed.
     
  8. leadchucker

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    I bet that guy regularly pops primers when loading.
     
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    Wow, you mean not all reloaders do the Quality Control check by loading the finished rounds into ammo trays and visually inspect/run finger tip over the primers for high primers/proper seating depth? :eek::D
     
  10. floydster

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    Amazing!!!

    Smokeyloads
     
  11. BYJO4

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    Some people should not be allowed to reload for their own safety.
     
  12. blarby

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    And this weeks demonstration on "Amateur Hour" is courtesy of.....
     
  13. Nalgi

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    What?

    You mean thats not how they are supposed to look? Oh Man, Im in trouble...

    :banghead:
     
  14. Fire_Moose

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    The one on the left is just Backwards. Woot free primer!

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
     
  15. Bush Pilot

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    There's no way someone trying to seat a large primer in a small primer pocket would destroy a Dillon press. What's a Dillon 1000 anyway? Maybe thinking of a 1050?
     
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    I had a progressive that would do that to primers from time to time. I think the primer tray needed a lot of futzing to keep everything fitting together well. Ended up selling it for cheap to someone more willing to do the futzing necessary to run the darned thing. :cuss::banghead:
     
  17. Slamfire

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    Probably a 1050.

    Hey, I wish I had the pictures, the people who told me about it had deleted them. But I am not going to downplay the explosive power that a stack of primers will give when they go off.
     
  18. gspn

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    That's funny...thanks for posting. I especially like the one on the left with the primer installed the wrong way...it reminds me of seeing a car going down the road with the gas pump handle hanging out of it.
     
  19. Ole'Joe

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    Get used to it! Since the rush on guns / ammo, more and more are going to "reload".
    ~Not a Clue, but, they'll do it anyway, and I mean ANYWAY, and then~~ all the anti's will want to out-law re-loading too!
     
  20. izhevsk

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    I second that wow - both those cartridges and that tube lodged in the ceiling are pretty frightening. I think I'll stick to my single stage press and hand priming tool.
     
  21. Trent

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    Heh nice pics Walkalong.

    Every once in awhile (3 out of 1000 in the last batch), I get a primer that "flips" in the tube in my Dillon and goes in upside down. Don't even notice anything's different or wrong until I go to pack the ammo in to boxes.

    I've also had primers flip sideways in the RCBS hand primer before, if I'm not paying attention they've gone in that way. It always gets my attention when it happens; feels totally different. I've had to crush them in sideways enough to be able to get the brass off the shellholder before. On the rare occasion that happens I take the tray off and point it AWAY from me! :)
     
  22. ArchAngelCD

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    That is one person I would not want to be near when they shoot. That is a dangerous reloader! don't get me wrong, everyone makes mistakes but those rounds should never have made it to the range. It makes you wonder what other mistakes were made and not discovered until the trigger was pulled!
     
  23. savanahsdad

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    yep, and in 9 months or so there will be a ton of stuff for us on E-bay , like in 2009,

    I use to get a few primers like that before I built a new bench and bolted it to the wall ,no more wiggle, no more fliping primers
     
  24. sellersm

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    Probably loaded on a Lee LM or 1K. :D :)
     
  25. savanahsdad

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    or a dillon ,, read post #21
     
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