First small batch of reloads

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by GaMatt72, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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    Ell here is a pic of my first batch of reloads. It took a few to get the seating die adjusted but I got it done. I did one at a time checked rechecked then rechecked again to make sure the powder was right. I got 26 good loads and had to redo 2 due the being to short. I had one primer not seat right. What do you do with them just toss them? It is in the case cocked.



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    The pic shows 26 on the right the 2 redoes on the left.
     
  2. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Just toss the bad one. Looks like you are on the right track. Welcome to the world of re-loading.


    Jim.........
     

  3. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    I know some will get their panties in a wad over this but it really is no big deal. Awhile ago someone gave me 1400 rounds of questionable handloads all with new brass. I pulled all the bullets and disposed of the powder because I didn't know what it was. I then decapped every one them and not a single primer detonated. I now have a good supply of 44 mag brass for free. I remember many moons ago I got started loading with the old lee loader and hammer and occasionally a primer would detonate while installing a primer. No big deal, just use some common sense and don't put your face over it. In more than 30 years of handloading I've never had a primer detonate while decapping on the press.
     
  4. elfmdl

    elfmdl New Member

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    At least pull the bullets and save them. If you don't have a bullet puller get a kinetic RCBS one, -they look like hammers-
     
  5. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 New Member

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    I have a puller that is how I redid 2 rounds. I will just toss the bad primer case.
     
  6. slim325

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    I also have removed live primers no issues just use common sense and wear glasses just to be safe
     
  7. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Can you chamber an empty shell with a live primer and touch it off? Also, is there any reason you can't reload a shell with a live primer, just skipping the primer stage?
     
  8. GaMatt72

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    The primer is cocked a bit. I did not remove the crimp well enough. It my not even go off right. It is only 1 shell I have more coming from a friend that is sending me a few hundred empties for the price of shipping only. Lol a whole 10 bucks. And I still have 500+ rounds to shoot off. Lol.

    Big question where is the best place to order bulk bullets from? I know midway but where else?
     
  9. masterPsmith

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    This is just what we "DO NOT NEED" here. All I see this as "PROMOTING AN UNSAFE PRACTICE". You may not have ever had one go off in 30 years, but that is no excuse for promoting a potentially dangerous and unsafe practice, especially to a new re-loader. JMHO. :mad:


    Jim..............
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yes you can put an empty case in a firearm and set it off. i do that into a metal container from time to time to prevent the flame from the primer setting anything on fire. its a useful way to do final testing of firing pin protrusion on rifles with adjustable strikers.

    yes you can load empty primed cases. i typically re-necksize only the case. you can do this by removing the decaping rod on certain sizing dies. some you cant do it since the neck sizer is part of the decap assembly and wont stay connected without the pin. dies like dillon are just such a die. i do have a stem thats broken so i just use that to re-necksize without decapping.


    please dont decap live primers. its not a good idea regardless of how long other people have been doing it for decades without an issue. its like the guy that goes into denali park saying "ive been walking up to bears for 30 years and feeding em a sandwhich every friday. havent been bit yet. i KNOW what im doing..."

    depends on the caliber. upammo(one of our vendors) has good prices and is currently running a Firearmstalk only discount deal. then there is graf and sons brownells and other online sellers. shipping can often be a huge cost in online bullet buying due to weight.
     
  11. rjd3282

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    That's your opinion. even if it goes off so what it just goes bang it won't hurt you. If it was as dangerous as you make it sound surely the lee loader would have been pulled off the market. He's in more danger driving to the shop to buy more brass.
     
  12. GaMatt72

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    Well I am NOT going to try and decap a live primer don't worry. That just sounds stupid IMO.. I will chamber it and set if off if it will not harm anything. But none the less it is just one case and I have more on the way.
     
  13. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

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    Just curious, but why did you deprime all of those cases? You will just have to reprime them anyway. I would just go ahead and reload them w/ the primers that were already in them, after pulling the bullets and dumping the powder of course.
    cottontop
     
  14. rjd3282

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    Because I didn't know if they were magnum primers or standard large pistol. When it comes to real danger like excessive pressures I always error on the side of caution.

    Like I said before I've had primers detonate with the lee loader while priming with my fingers right over the top of the case and it doesn't hurt you, it scares the crap out of you but it isn't dangerous. Yes I know the manuals tell you not to decap live primers. Because they can't control how you do things and they don't want some lawyer dragging them to court. The OP asked our opinions and I gave him mine based on decades of experience. There are always people with no common sense that might do it with open containers of powder near by. Open containers while your doing any loading step is just plain sloppy. If you are lazy and or stupid you shouldn't be handloading.
     
  15. The_Kid

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    The reason the primer is in a bad position is because the case wasn't processed correctly. No one knows what the actual problem is; so no one should recommend possible hazardous situation.

    You should have never introduced powder to that case. I would have suggested the case and primer to a soaking in WD-40 for a good long time before disposing... (or whatnot; we still haven't seen the primer.)

    The Box O' Truth #39 - Oil Vs. Primers

    Even pulling the bullet with a inertia puller may be hazardous.

    Mishap with inertia puller
     
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