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cottontop 12-30-2011 04:10 PM

.223 ammo
 
I have ordered a .223, mostly for target shooting and may take out a few crows w/ it. I am planning to reload for it. I have found several sites that offer military surplus .223 ammo for pretty good prices in bulk. My question is how easy or difficult are the primers to remove? Are they crimped in, and if so, how does one remove the crimps and thus punch the primers out?
cottontop

Trez 12-30-2011 04:19 PM

They are removed the same way.. They might be a little more difficult to remove.. Just make sure you remove the crimp before you put the new primer in.. (They make a military crimp removal tool or you can swege the primer pocket, there is a tool for that too!)

cottontop 12-30-2011 05:00 PM

I looked up the crimp removal tool. It looks to me that the primer is punched out first w/ the resizing die and the crimp that is left is removed from the primer pocket outside the case. If that is the case, why can't one use a dremel moto w/ a small flush cutting bit to remove the left over crimp?
cottontop

Trez 12-30-2011 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cottontop (Post 662928)
I looked up the crimp removal tool. It looks to me that the primer is punched out first w/ the resizing die and the crimp that is left is removed from the primer pocket outside the case. If that is the case, why can't one use a dremel moto w/ a small flush cutting bit to remove the left over crimp?
cottontop

I suppose you could, but if you remove too much material, your primers wont fit tight.. The tool shouldnt cost much, I think I spent $10.00 for my Lyman one... It makes it quick and easy..

cottontop 12-31-2011 01:37 AM

crimp removal tool
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trez (Post 663003)
I suppose you could, but if you remove too much material, your primers wont fit tight.. The tool shouldnt cost much, I think I spent $10.00 for my Lyman one... It makes it quick and easy..



Trez,
I think you are right. I never thought of that.
cottontop


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