Originally Posted by jebsca
Keep in mind, some ammo by design is powered only by the primer, and no powder. Still, you should be careful to only point it at something you intend to destroy. With that in mind, a primed case going off in close quarters to your face and hands is asking for trouble. After I asked myself if that 3.5 cent primer was worth the risk, I quit trying to pull them.
With that said, if I am pulling bullets, I do not soak them first, cause I would like to save the primer and powder, as well as the bullet and case.
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Reloading for 30+ yrs, maybe I'm doing it wrong, since I stand or sit by my press and my face is a fair distance from the ram.
I don't salvage primers, just knock them out to get them out.
Shooting primer errors and then putting 'em in the press is just an extra step.
The free rounds I got............pulled bullets, dumped powder and ran 'em through the die to prep them for new primers. Again, no big deal.
I have yet to mess up my loads, but on occasion get brass that's primed, or rounds to take apart from others -case salvage a "yes"
Primer only cases fired in a revolver can have the primers back out a bit (not enough oomph to reseat them against the recoil shield). Funny story how I learned that (629 Smith, a mad scramble after a POS cat......).