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    BlackGun
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    I'm a loading away (.45ACP) about 1000 ronds now. When I run across a bag of brass that won't accept the primer for anything. All but just a hand full were hard to press in. Some wouldn't. I examined the primer pocket, and I swear it looks like a brass ring of the old primer remaining inside the pocket. Like a sleeve or a piston ring. I couldn't get it out on the one brass I tried. Why was this batch so tough? Is there a tool that will enlarge the primer pocket or is just me. How do you get the primer ring out. I hate to waste the brass, If I can help it.
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    AntiqueDr
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    (10/19/01 6:23:39 pm)
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    Is it surplus brass? Most have the primers swaged in. There is a tool available to fix that, save the brass.


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    (10/19/01 6:35:05 pm)
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    equally apart on the head reads clockwise R A 2 6


    R
    6 0 A

    2
    The "0" is the primer

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    AntiqueDr
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    (10/19/01 6:54:23 pm)
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    Yep. You need to ream the primer pockets. It can be done with a pocketknife (!) but there is a simple hand tool available that will take care of it for you.


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    BlackGun
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    What's the tool called? You tell me it's a primer pocket reamer, I'll scream, HA!
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    AntiqueDr
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    (10/19/01 7:06:27 pm)
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    Primer Pocket Swager.

    Go to www.cheaperthandirt.com, item # 64847


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    BlackGun
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    (10/19/01 7:14:36 pm)
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    Do they come in different sizes like larrge/small pistol. large/small rifle
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    AntiqueDr
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    (10/19/01 7:32:18 pm)
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    That item # will handle all of it...


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    BlackGun
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    (10/19/01 7:43:05 pm)
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    We must be talking bucks now!
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    AntiqueDr
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    (10/19/01 7:52:15 pm)
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    $25 or so...

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    the real fredneck
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    (10/19/01 8:52:06 pm)
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    Blackgun
    You can also use your chamfering tool just be careful not to cut too deep just enough to eliminate the ring

    Xracer
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    (10/20/01 9:43:34 am)
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    It's a good tool to have. Once you get it, use it on ALL of your .45 brass (even if you think it doesn't need it).....it will eliminate small burrs that accumulate over time, and make primer insertion more consistant.

    BlackGun
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    (10/20/01 10:49:06 am)
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    What's a chamfering tool? I have a case trimmer?????
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    tuckerd1
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    (10/20/01 11:14:00 am)
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    Steve, Get the primer pocket swager. You'll use it a lot if you use a lot of military brass. Worth the investment.

    BlackGun
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    Thanks Guys, What would I do with out all the years of experience you all have!
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    rayra
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    (10/23/01 10:42:55 pm)
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    get a good tool with a wooden handle - I've tried the smaller combo tools (will do both primer pocket sizes), but they're the size of a .38 round, and your fingers will cramp up after a few dozen rounds.
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