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#6611135 - 01/01/17 03:06 PM Depriming live primers
Matt Hejl Offline
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How many do this? In the circumstances where I have made an error, I usually pull the bullet, dump the powder, and the chunk the rest.

Always nervous to deprime them.

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#6611139 - 01/01/17 03:09 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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I've done a bunch. Just go easy. I reused the primers too.
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#6611156 - 01/01/17 03:21 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I've done a bunch. Just go easy. I reused the primers too.


Any ever go off?

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#6611188 - 01/01/17 03:57 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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Nope. I convinced myself it wouldn't be too bad if one did go off. Then I went very easy. Pucker marks were in play.
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#6611202 - 01/01/17 04:09 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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How many we talking about? If less than 50 or so, I'll just shoot them in the gun. I won't deprime a live primer at all. But that's just me. Primers are CHEAP.
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#6611222 - 01/01/17 04:22 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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I've deprimed many live rounds. Just push it out slow. If you plan to re-use the primer, make sure the anvil stays in place. I recycled live knocked out primers, and have had a few not go off in some plinking ammo. The anvil will get pushed and moved during the depriming process, and stands a good chance of damaging the primer. I won't recycle them again, it's not worth the $.03 savings and head ache of it not going off the second time.
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#6611251 - 01/01/17 04:45 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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It's an individual comfort thing. I would personally just pop them with the gun and them deprime, but that's where my comfort zone is.
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#6611333 - 01/01/17 05:32 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
I've done a bunch. Just go easy. I reused the primers too.


I've never tried reusing them. Good time to wear the safety glasses.
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#6611335 - 01/01/17 05:36 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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I have deprimed a good number with no issues at all... I also reused them with no failures so far.

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#6611349 - 01/01/17 05:47 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
I have deprimed a good number with no issues at all... I also reused them with no failures so far.


Same here.
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#6611437 - 01/01/17 06:48 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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Same here. I was nervous at first, but it's no big deal now.

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#6611505 - 01/01/17 07:35 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: Matt Hejl]
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As suggested, slow by easy is where it's at; and I always lean away from the press and wear my safety glasses and ear protection. Been doing it for 50 years, and have never had one detonate. But I still treat it like "the next one will be the one to go off!" If you're even a bit uncomfortable with depriming a live primer, stuff the primed case(s)in the rifle chamber and let the firearm to the work. If you do this, remember that there's some pretty serious stuff that will come out of the barrel, so watch where you you're pointing it!

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#6611515 - 01/01/17 07:43 PM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
I have deprimed a good number with no issues at all... I also reused them with no failures so far.

This ^^^
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#6612213 - 01/02/17 10:37 AM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: mikei]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
As suggested, slow by easy is where it's at; and I always lean away from the press and wear my safety glasses and ear protection. Been doing it for 50 years, and have never had one detonate. But I still treat it like "the next one will be the one to go off!" If you're even a bit uncomfortable with depriming a live primer, stuff the primed case(s)in the rifle chamber and let the firearm to the work. If you do this, remember that there's some pretty serious stuff that will come out of the barrel, so watch where you you're pointing it!


This exactly. Go slow and WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
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#6612354 - 01/02/17 11:58 AM Re: Depriming live primers [Re: ChadTRG42]
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. . .I won't recycle them again, it's not worth the $.03 savings and head ache of it not going off the second time.

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my time is worth too much to me to chance a misfire whatever the reason

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