Originally Posted by DGG!
Toss the unprimed case out (oil can it), don't fool around with it. It is not worth the risk, IMHO, especially one that is loaded reversed. Your depriming rod will be working exactly the same way as a firing pin. In my way of thinking, a primer is nothing but a miniature hand-grenade, a very sensitive one, something to be very careful when handling.
P.S. - The medical profession doesn't have eyeball transplants perfected yet!
Always wear safety glasses when working around primers or with any other reloading activity.
DGG quick question. I have read posts where people have had primers go off while being seated in the case. Is that less dangerous than when depriming them? If not then should we all stop reloading because of the chance of a primer going off while being seated? And what about the Dillon guys that have had a primer go off while being seated and set off the whole primer tube. After all if a primer is like a hand grenade then a primer tube full must be close to a small nuke. If you don't like to punch out live primers then I respect your decision. For a lot of us it is perfectly safe and we have no problem with it. I don't think that makes either of us stupid.