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#7101645 - 03/05/18 11:32 AM The secret to single digit sd's
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It's all in getting the priming process.
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#7101653 - 03/05/18 11:41 AM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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BTDT.
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#7101664 - 03/05/18 11:52 AM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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How did it not blow? I'm guessing seated with the press if you didn't feel it happening.
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#7101671 - 03/05/18 11:54 AM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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<<< Been there, done that!

They generally won't pop when seated like that.
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#7101686 - 03/05/18 12:00 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
dee Offline
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I was using the rcbs hand primer. Didn't really notice much as the lapua pockets usually take force to seat. I always look at the case after seating and gave it a "wtf" mainly because it was going to throw my brass and primer lots off by 1.
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#7101822 - 03/05/18 01:34 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
I was using the rcbs hand primer. Didn't really notice much as the lapua pockets usually take force to seat. I always look at the case after seating and gave it a "wtf" mainly because it was going to throw my brass and primer lots off by 1.


I have one tray of primers specifically meant for when I screw up a primer...usually from not properly trimming the crimp on fc primer pockets and crushing the primer.

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#7101835 - 03/05/18 01:50 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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Done that many times over the years.
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#7101917 - 03/05/18 02:44 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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Bevel the primer pocket when new, it's a one-time thing, and that will never happen again no matter what tool or press you use.

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#7102042 - 03/05/18 04:55 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
dee Offline
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Lapua is already beveled enough for my use. I should have paid better attention to tension when seating.
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#7102078 - 03/05/18 05:39 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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Thatís good for single digit speeds, too.
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#7102321 - 03/05/18 08:47 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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I usually use the Hornady hand primer. I have not seated any on their side. Unfortunately I do admit to multiple seated upside down.
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#7102621 - 03/06/18 08:20 AM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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I'm fairly new to reloading; what are we seeing in the picture?

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#7102638 - 03/06/18 08:32 AM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
dee Offline
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Primer is sideways in the pocket.
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#7102894 - 03/06/18 12:29 PM Re: The secret to single digit sd's [Re: dee]
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Ah, save the money and skip the primer. Fun time to drive all the way out to the range just to have powder trickling out when a round was chambered. This is just hypothetical though...
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