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Does anyone recycle primers?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jeff P, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    Not in the humorous "I've got 1,000 slightly used primers I'll sell", but rather in the scrap metal sense?

    I've been dumping spent primers in a bucket, and it's getting full. It's pretty heavy...I was just wondering what I might get for it at a scrap dealer.

    Anyone ever tried?

    jeff
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I use them to fill old shot bags, then staple the bags closed and use them for rifle rests.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    good idea Timb99
     
  4. Big Jack

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    We have used the same shot bag idea but use them on the mike stands when the wind is blowing hard. The bags stay right on the stands when shooters move them. Saves on damaged microphones.

    Big Jack
     
  5. trident

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    I thought you were at a trapshoot? AB
     
  6. RogerNRA

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    Shot bags filled with spent primers make good weights to hold speakers down in the wind..............Roger
     
  7. GrubbyJack

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    Believe it or not, Corbin,the bullet die company has a set-up to use spent primers to make .25ACP bullets (jackets).....Grubby....
     
  8. Old Doc

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    Once sold 165 pounds of them. Will again. Fall down PVC pipe into used powder containers from MEC loader. Change when start to crush shell heads. D Winter
     
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    When I run out of 1 oz wads I put one in the shot cup of a 1 1/8 oz wad, add the 1 oz of shot and it makes a perfect crimp. And if you paint them orange the scorer thinks it's a chip off the back of the target. HMB
     
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    I had a friend ask me if I recycled the brass from AA and STS/Nitro hulls that I was throwing away. It got me to thinking...it is brass, is it not?
     
  11. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Rick,

    Noted.

    But I shoot cheap milsurp rifles with cheap aftermarket synthetic stocks.

    Tim
     
  12. Tripod

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    I think I still have every primer since I began loading in 1965. I even have saved old rifle and pistol primers. I keep them in old powder canisters. I was going to dump them in the back of my pickup all together and post a picture. A lot of money shot out the end of a barrel over the years.
     
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    We used to stuff shot bags with saw dust. You gotta really pack it in though since it compresses. Much lighter and easier to carry to your varmint sniping perch than if they are filled with sand. And they smell kinda nice while you are shooting. .....Rick
     
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