Originally Posted by bamashooter68
I use a RCBS hand priming tool. I only allow one primer at a time in the tool while the other primers are in the tray with a gate built into the top of the tray closing off the rest of the primers from a chain reaction in case one in the tool goes off......
Very good info. I use the gate to keep from spilling them when setting up, but open it up for priming. Not any more. I am using bamashooter's method from now on--slows things up a tad, but much safer. I have never had a primer flip, but have had them double up occasionally, and that's pucker time. Always figured that once the ram sets the primer up to the pocket, if it did for some reason go off it would only flash out the case mouth, which is always pointed away. But this post makes me think that there might be other reasons for making one pop that could cause a chain event...like maybe static discharge for one? Tell me that the RCBS tray is anti-static...pretty please?
De-priming a hot one is no where near as dangerous, because there is only one to deal with, and it is pretty well contained, at least initially.
Gonna get me a better pair of safety glasses. So glad the injuries, though nasty, were not too bad.