Spent primer disposal

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  1. smlranger

    smlranger New Member

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    Any particular recommendations for disposal of spent pistol primers?
  2. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Mine just get bottled up and thrown in the trash.
  3. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

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    Right in the trash!
  4. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

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    Anywhere but underneath my bare foot, damn those hurt.
  5. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

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    I save them. I have talked to a few people that said they got $30 for a gallon paint can full at the scrap dealer.
  6. dsv424

    dsv424 New Member

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    For some reason I have been saving mine since I started reloading 3 years ago. I now have about 3/4 of a paint can of them. Good to know you can get money for them.:)
  7. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It dosnt seem to me that it is worth saving them. I got 3 Lee Pro 1000's and to dump the old primers you have to make a device to attach to your vacuum cleaner to suk them out of the machine. Maybe with other machines it is easier but I think if I just sold all my darn NT .45 cases I would be way better off than trying to salvage old primers.
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I throw them out in the yard (in the woods) behind my reloading building.
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I let em drop right outta the press into the trashcan. some end up in the floor but I just vacuum them up when done
  10. medalguy

    medalguy Member

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    Mine go in the bucket with scrap brass. They're all made of brass and a can full of them is heavy. They go to the scrap yard for CASH!!
  11. Kestral

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    Even if they have a surface coating,they are all copper or brass underneath. in the course of a year our pistol club produces approx 60lbs of scrap primers,when sold it goes into club funds for butts repairs or new targets etc.Scrap is good,especially when you look at todays prices of copper & brass.
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