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PW 800+ primer question?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shot410ga, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday every shell I tried to reload on my 800+ had a little problem. When the primer was punched out of the shell, it just hung there. It would not drop out, it hung on the bottom of the primer removable tool. I had to tap the primer with my finger, and it would drop out. Anyone have that happen to them? And yes, the primer punch was well below the bottom of the shell. The primers were Cheddites, and I've loaded 50K+ of those. Nickle dime issue, but it's not happened before.
     
  2. paul7177

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    I have had this happen a few times, it seems that there was a string of melted plastic from the shell holding the primer.
     
  3. Unknown1

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    Check to see if the punch has become magnitized...try sticking something to punch by hand...I had one do that years ago.

    Keller
     
  4. Shoot n Holler

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    I do remember a thread about the plastic. If I recall right Winchester hulls only.
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I will try to demagnetize the punch. I had not thought of that.
     
  6. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    De-mag time!!
     
  7. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    If it's hanging by a thread, demagnetizing won't help. And, honestly, in 35 years of reloading on P/W's, I have NEVER experienced a magnetic problem.

    Lower your depriming shaft! And, while at it, remove the shaft and roll it on a flat surface to ensure the knock-out pin and/or shaft is not bent. They bend because they are made of 12L14 steel, a verys oft steel.

    I have some over=sized K/O pins, but these would only add to the "scraping" of plastic, if the shaft is bent.

    The plastic thread issue whas originally my posting, but it was in reference to the old style AA hiulls. I don't get this happening with any other hulls, just the old style.

    WW
     
  8. WNCRob

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    Well, Whiz, let me pique your memory...a few years ago you sold me a stainless depriming shaft and VOILA!, the primers again began to fall out...no change in the setting of the shaft. Are you still making this?

    WNCRob
     
  9. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I now have a shop in OH make both the new design rams and seating posts in a hard steel, much harder than the factory's 12L14 Leadlloy steel.

    Those stainless steel pins were harder then factory, but softer than the new steel we're using.

    I'd be happy to run off some decapping pins in stainless.

    Whiz
     
  10. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    This was my fix: I removed the primer punch and checked the straightness. It was good, but the tip had some very small burrs. I chamfered and polished the tip, demagnetized, and reinstalled with a little graphite on the punch. Then ran 400 shells with only one barely hanging primer. Success---Thanks all.
     
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