Federal primer went off
I just had something happen that I have never had happen before. A primer went off while I was using a kinetic bullet puller.
My next door neighbor called me and asked me to come over because he was having problems seating some primers in his 9mm cases. When I got there I looked at the problem cases. He had a bunch of WCC 09 brass with crimped in primers that he had de-primed. He then had shoved some Federal primers into the primer pocket using a Lee Ram Prime. He did that without swaging the military crimp out of the primer pocket.
I found two cases that had a bullet pushed way deep into the brass and had a screwed up (deformed) primer in them. I took his kinetic bullet puller to pull the bullet. I whacked it a couple of times without the bullet moving. The third time I whacked it pretty hard and "bang" the primer went off and shot the primer out of the primer pocket. Boy, I was sure happy that he did not put any powder in that case. The bullet still did not budge. It scared the crap of my neighbor and didn't do a whole lot for me either. The second one was taken out and thrown into the woods behind my house, since I was not about to do that again.
I have been reloading for over 35 years and this is the first primer that I ever saw go off by accident, and it was while pulling a bullet in a kinetic puller.
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