decapping un-fired primers
Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:07 PM
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:28 AM
+1although, since you are pulling the bullets as well you may want to resize the neck to keep consistent bullet tension on your next batch...or not.
screw the decapping pin down way more than normal, especially if you have several to do. It will not affect your sizing in any way (just be sure to move it back up afterward) as you only move the primer puncher and not the die itself.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:48 PM
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:41 PM
Just always fired them off and then cleaned the firearm. Better safe than sorry for me. Swabbing out a bore is pretty cheap insurance compared to have a primer go off in the press.(And that way you know there are any stray grains of the old powder in the case.)
I have deprimed brass using a press wearing eye protection and not slamming the are down. The WD-40 works but is messy and includes more steps to clean them. I like to fire them off to be sure and you aren't going to use the primers anyway.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:07 PM
I think about 6 boxes.
How many primers are we talking about here, hundreds or a couple dozen?
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:11 PM
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:49 PM
No kidding!!! And even if there's concrete under it don't use them on the linoleum floor, unless of course you want it to look like a dimpled golf ball
You really need to whack those kinetic bullet pullers, especially on the lighter bullets.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:50 AM
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:38 AM
hey Ehd, if your loading below max, just use them 40 fps at a hundred yards dosn't make much diffrence on paper, and the coyotes will never know! as far as removing live primers most have done it, just beware of the bang ( powder or gas all cleaned up ) I have put in my share up side down or side ways. have fun stephen
I got a few boxes of remington ammo that I would like to pull the bullets and save the brass. I also want to switch out the primers to cci. Can you SAFELY de-cap the cartridge or do as i did with a box ,and shoot off the primers in my rifle? Thanks folks.. EHD
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:46 PM
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:22 PM
if it was any rifle but my 22-250 I would have shot them up. but it just shortens barrel life for no reason other than trigger pull practice if it is not a load that your not going to hunt with. JMHO
Why bother disassembling the ammo? Why not just use it then process the brass as normal. It seems by the time you pull the bullet, then pull the primers. You could have used the ammo to work on your sight picture or trigger press. You could even save to use to introduce a potential new shooter to how much fun this stuff is.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:04 PM
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