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What do you do when it primes too easy?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dmftoy1, Dec 25, 2005.

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  1. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Member

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    I know this is probably a stupid question but I was batch priming a bunch of LC 5.56 brass last night (Hornady hand priming tool) and occasionally I'd have one where it felt like the primer went in way too easy. It's not like the primer would fall out or shake loose or anything (believe me I tried :) ). It just didn't have what I'd consider a "normal" seating feel. Do you punch out the primer you just seated and chuck the brass or do you leave the load in your batch? I'm tempted to create a box with these "loose" loads and then not worry about retrieving the brass. (I typically prime 500-1000 rounds of a given caliber and then just load it at my leisure)

    Just curious as to what you guys do and if you ever experience it. This is my first rifle caliber and I can't say that I've ever noticed it with pistol rounds. (this is the first time I've used a hand primer to seat primers too . . .I've always done it on a single stage or via the dillon)

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
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    I say, "Nice, I like the easy ones." No crushed primers in that one! Seriously, I have had some seem just to pop right in with little effort. They have never fallen out, and always worked, (So far! Knocking on my own head, wood too far to reach...), so I wouldn't panic. If you can shake the living snot out of them, and they won't unseat, (check with calipers or micrometer), then don't worry, in this tyro's opinion.
     
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    Yeah, the approach I took with the first 2 batches of 100 was to see if I had any primer's that blew out by inspecting the brass. I didn't have any . . . just paranoid I guess. :)

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
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    Mark those cases with a magic marker and don't load them again. Brass is cheap.

    Don
     
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    +1 Don, that's exactly what I do, too.
    Josh
     
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    +1 Don. Although I am curious as to what primer he was using. I have noticed that Winchester primers tend to go in easier then CCI. But not all the time though.

    Any time you are indoubt of the brass...Render it unloadable and chuck it...

    Merry Christmas to you and yours...:)
     
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    Hey, now that's an even better idea. I always have a sharpie on the bench so I can mark it and then chuck it when I've shot it. (the best of both worlds. :) )

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
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