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What to do with primed unusable hulls?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BD457, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. BD457

    BD457 Member

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    In my reloading mess of last week, I've ended up with 150 cut open, chamberable, primed hulls. I could just oil the primers and throw 'em away, but I was wondering if there was something better (or more fun) to do with 'em that any of you have done?

    Mike
     
  2. Ron Burdick

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    Run them thru the de-prime stage on any MEC loader and reuse them.

    Ron Burdick
     
  3. Rich219

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    Depriming them is what I do to. Just wear safety glasses and go slow. You will be able to tell by "feel" if you are putting more pressure on them than you should be.
     
  4. MDMike

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    What others have said. Wear safety glasses and ease them out with a MEC... They'll still shoot.....
     
  5. BD457

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    I'm sure this procedure is covered in a reloading book....right? :)

    I'm glad you guys have done this with success. I was going to, but for $0.03 each, I figured I'd ask first rather than make another big mistake out of my first one.

    Thank You guys........I love this site!!

    Mike
     
  6. skeeljc

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    De-prime tham on a MEC loader. The single stage MEC's work the best.

    There is more risk of setting a primer off when inserting it than there is removing it!

    Jim Skeel
     
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    FUN??? Somebody once told me at a shoot he was gonna load a mini marshmello in one and shoot it from a flare gun.I never saw him again so I don't know the outcome. I would not try nor recommend it, though it does sounds like fun.
     
  8. Ross

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    Same as all above I have pushed them back out with my Pacific ever since I started re-loading. Safety glasses. Ross Puls
     
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    Those pesky loose pellets that get in the MEC primer cup sure make for interesting reloading. Don't ask me how I know.

    Bryan
     
  10. wayneo

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    What Jim said. I knock them out often. You need to hit the anvil of the primer to set it off.

    Wayne
     
  11. Oscar Ray

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    I do what everyone else suggests, I knock them out on my Mec and reuse them, but please, wear safety glasses! Its better to be safe than sorry

    Oscar
     
  12. Fritzboy

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    Not me. I throw them out. My sight is too valuable
     
  13. Aussie Dan

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    Load a wad only with 2 grains of powder in them, you have the best pop gun in the county!
     
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    I wondered how long it would take the osha police to arrive!? Tom Rhoads
     
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    I cut them down to 1" & use 'em for wad poppers. Since you have so many, pass 'em out to your friends.

    best...mike
     
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    I usually call in the local bomb squad for proper disposal. They bring that robot gadget and it brings them out to the blast tank safely. Never can be too careful.

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  17. Pull Bang

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    I have no problem de-priming halls with my back-up Mec loader. (I have a Grabber that I use; my first loader was a Sizemaster that I kept as a back-up). I have de-primed hulls various times through the years and NEVER had one detonate. I mainly do this if I have a mishap and want to get back in sequence or bad crimp and don’t want to use that hull.


    As a safety precaution I always TURN MY FACE AWAY form the Sizemaster when de-priming a live primer.


    I really don’t see any danger in de-priming hulls. Take a look at the de-priming punch. This punch has a radius end that is impossible to enter the flash hole of a primer. However, due caution is advised.


    There is more danger in seating a primer. There is always the danger of getting a piece of shot in the primer seating pocket and detonating the primer.


    Frank
     
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    "There is always the danger of getting a piece of shot in the primer seating pocket and detonating the primer."

    That's what is great about the 366 primer seating station. It has a hole in the spring loaded base so that any errant shot that may fall in there simply passes on thru.
     
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    Knock em out. Been doing for it yaars no accidents yet.

    Ron
     
  20. goose2

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    I have deprimed more than a few. Like what was said above, ware glasses. The worst thing to happen is it will go bang and scare the shit out of you. I guess that could also result in a heart attach.
     
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