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Old 06-11-2009, 01:41 PM
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Was trying out my new LEE .38 spcl dies last night when something out of place caught my eye. A brass hull with an upside down primer in it, started picking through that particular bag of brass and found half a dozen. Would you take some special precautions and try to de-prime them or just chunk em?
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:55 PM
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Just give the primers a shot of wd-40 or other oil to 'kill' the primer. Then you can deprime with no worries. But safety is always first during reloading so you should be wearing safety glasses.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:12 PM
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you can take them back out but be real careful when you do it. wear safety glasses and DO NOT SLAM THE PRIMER REMOVER ON THE PRIMER. just use steady pressure and ease out the primer. the first time it goes bang, will scare the heck out you and it teaches you to be more attentive to putting in primers the right way. use the wd-40 if you have a surplus of primers, but in arizona they're hard to come by.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:24 AM
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I did it with WD-40, didn't know how long those primers had been in there like that and didn't trust them. A gentleman left that brass to my uncle (along with some other stuff)when he passed away. he doesn't reload so he gave them to me. they popped out real easy, the pindidn't even mark them.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:32 AM
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You can decap these, just go slow and gently. Then turn the primers around and put them back in correctly.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:35 AM
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You can decap these, just go slow and gently. Then turn the primers around and put them back in correctly. I ahve never had any problems decapping regular cases with live primers, but would not try it with military brass that has the primers crimped in........
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:53 PM
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Pulled out another bag, started digging through it and found about two dozen more, think i'll try to salvage these. somebody must have not been paying attention.
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