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ANY IDEA WHAT USED PRIMERS CAN BE USED FOR?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    A friend of mine has 1 gigantic barrel filled with fired primers. are they worth anything? if not, any ideas what they can be used for? if they are not worth any money, and can't be used for anything, what is the proper way to dispose of them?
    steve balistreri
     
  2. 700X-user

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    Steve,

    I have used the primers to fill several empty shot bags. They make nice "sand" bags without all the weight. You have to experiment with how much you put in the bag to get the feel that you like. They don't leak sand either.

    Ed
     
  3. berettagold53954

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    a guy here in wi makes very nice signs out of them has a couple hanging at a antique shop in pardeeville
     
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    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I pay five cents per pound for them.

    Ed
     
  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Drop one in a wad cup and watch your shot go down range. Put it in the bottm tho, not in the top.
     
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    A new cottage industry, waiting to be created!!
     
  7. senior smoke

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    years ago, i thought you could take them to junk yards and get cash for them?
    steve
     
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    Jewelry? Earrings, necklaces, bracelets,.............
     
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    When I want to load 1 ounce shells and all I have left is 1 1/8 wads I put one in the bottom of the wad cup inorder to get a nice crimp. HMB

    P.S. If you paint them orange you will always have a visable chip. HMB
     
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    Steve - see my post above.

    Ed
     
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    700X-user: Ditto here. The cloth shot bags makes excellent sandbags filled with primers. Darrell
     
  12. senior smoke

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    Ed- i will tell the guy about your post.
    thanks,
    steve
     
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    Ed, did not know you have a use ofr used primers but in thx for what you did for me, I will be saving mine to send you free from now on

    Lou
     
  14. hoggy

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    And so might your barrel Sportshot. Not to mention your friends eye that's standing next to you.
     
  15. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Lou, I manage a metals buying station for a salvage company. Scrap metals are bought based upon the lowest-grade material they contain - in the case of spent primers, that's steel ("light iron," as we refer to it) and the current scale price for that is five dollars per hundred pounds.

    I appreciate your consideration but because shipping costs would eat into your profits from selling them, it would be best to sell them to a local recycler.

    Ed
     
  16. 90Tshooter

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    HMB- I'm using your idea. Now all I have to do is tell the others on the squad to watch for chips.

    Joe
     
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    My pal, Phil (FRITZ on here) put about a million of 'em in a shot bag and it gets "awarded" to the SandBagger of the year, at our annual awards banquet, along with a speech from last year's winner. The previous SandBagger of the year winners have signed the bag along with the year they "won", and have given some very memorable speeches. The tradition of giving the silly thing to the poor unsuspecting member of the Waynesboro Trap Team has become one of the highlights of the event.

    Um, in case you wonder, my name is proudly added to the list on the trophy.

    Great guys at Waynesboro F&G......break 'em all.....mike


    PSSSSSTTTTT! Hey Phil?....You, me and Chuck are tied at 88.86% in the county league.
     
  18. Lead Man

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    For the folks that don't know primers contain lead after being used. Indoor ranges fight this problem constantly and is a big reason that filters are problems even in ranges that only shoot frangible bullets.

    Bottom line they are hazardous material and should be handled accordingly. This could explain a couple of people on this sight. Playing with lead results in dain bramage.
     
  19. X Trap 2

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    Check the sign at Amarillo Gun Club, in Texas, made from spent primers. It looks really nice. Maybe they could send you a picture or post one on this thread.

    Plastic trays are glued to plywood and the different colored primers are used for letters and decorations. Ray
     
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