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Old 02-12-2014, 09:30 PM   #21
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Remove bullet and powder.
Now take a sheet of paraffin wax and form wad cutter bullets from wax.

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X 10 or somewhere in that neighborhood on pulling bullets and powder. My experience with removing primers over the years have been futile at best. There not worth it....
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Are you sure they don't alter the 9 & 10mm guns to handle the added pressure?

I will admit that sticking some wax in there and shooting them sounds like fun...

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Anybody who has ever reloaded with an old lee loader has had a primer go off while priming. It makes you jump and stings your fingers a bit. It's no big deal. Sure if a stack of 100 primers goes off it's pretty impressive but a single primer going off is nothing. I've de capped over a thousand live primers and never had one go off.

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Old 02-14-2014, 03:04 AM   #25
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If this is a vote...I vote for dis-assembly of the bullet and charge...then firing the primers. "In my opinion" I would rather lose the $$$ spent on the primers than take the chance of one going off unintended. What good is a lesson learned if it doesn't cost you anything? I do like the paraffin idea some balloons.
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This is what "I" do and has worked for "ME" when it comes to removing primers. I deprime live primers as I do spent primers on my single stage press I go slow once I make contact then I apply pressure. I wear my glasses, and wear my gloves, go one at a time and never allow messy housekeeping to occur while in the process no powder or collected primers near by.. . I do not mess with oil etc. to make them inert.

This has allowed me to salvage these primers for correct loading later.

It does seem counter productive, but its the same process of priming cases ie. Direct constant pressure. It's a strike that sets off the primer.

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Originally Posted by jebsca View Post
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......).

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I would never salvage primers I have had very few misfire and am sure it couldn't be my fault (maybe ) why take a chance I know primers are a bit hard to find but I think it is asking for duds.
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