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Bad primer removal question

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Bad primer removal question

Postby Ngneer2111 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:01 pm

I'm new to reloading, actually haven't reloaded yet, but i have my press set up and have been removing the old primers.

I've been using once fired brass that i picked up at the range. Most of the primers come out easily. However, every so often part of the primer appears to get stuck in the case. Since it's the outside of the old primer that gets stuck, there is no way to remove the rest of the primer. So theres no way to press in a new primer.

I've been saving these cases in hopes that someone can help me resolve this issue.

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Postby JohnB » Wed May 01, 2013 12:13 pm

primer pocket reamer maybe ?

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Postby newguy » Wed May 01, 2013 12:15 pm

Sounds like you have some crimped Military primers that you need to ream the primer pocket and remove crimps.

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Postby CTSixshot » Wed May 01, 2013 1:46 pm

Older corroded primers can pop apart like that. Unless you're hard-pressed to find replacement brass, toss it. It can be cut out, but is it worth the effort for a 2-8 cent piece of brass? Your call...

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Postby SR9 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:49 pm

CTSixshot wrote:Older corroded primers can pop apart like that. Unless you're hard-pressed to find replacement brass, toss it. It can be cut out, but is it worth the effort for a 2-8 cent piece of brass? Your call...


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Postby Ngneer2111 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks for all the input!!! Since they're just run of the mill 9mm cases, I'll probable just toss them. A reamer sounds like it might do the trick.

I've got to find me some primer and powder and heads, so that I can get to reloading.
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Postby CTSixshot » Thu May 02, 2013 9:11 am

Ngneer2111 wrote:I've got to find me some primer and powder and heads, so that I can get to reloading.

Silver City did have some powders. ($22-$27/pound). Also, some Hornady 124gr HP-XTPs and 115gr FMJ, but at full retail ~$22 a box.
Grouse Perch (Old Saybrook) has new arrivals of powder and Winchester primers $30 and $60 respectively...ouch!

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Postby CTSixshot » Sun May 19, 2013 8:03 pm

Ron's Guns (East Lyme/Flanders) has a fair variety of powders ($23-$30 a pound), bullets and even Winchester and Wolf primers, albeit at $50/1000. Not every size and description, but they have some. Store closed through the 29th; on vacation.

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Postby sjcolwell2 » Tue May 21, 2013 2:51 pm

I would just throw out the brass with the half stuck primer. you can always pick up more. 9mm brass is everywhere.
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Postby hayes1966 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:24 pm

Keep a junk bucket for bad brass, you can always drop it off at the scarp yard once it is full.
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Postby sjcolwell2 » Thu May 23, 2013 12:51 pm

that's what I do
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