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Unfired Primer?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Gene Seward, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

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    I have started reloading for my best friend and have found several primers that must have had light strikes. These have been bought at a local store as once fired brass. When I deprime the case (.45 auto.) they fire and part goes one way and part goes the other with a tiny bit of spark and fizzle. Other than that if I keep the powder away am I in any danger? BTW, I am not doing anymore of them. He was told if he wanted them done that he could do that part and I would do the rest. As always, thanks.
  2. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

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    Put them in your 45 and fire them and then use the brass. I take it the bullets and powder were pulled so I would fire them first. If they won't fire then soak in oil for a few days to deactivate.
  3. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville New Member

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    if you MUST deprime live primers be gentle, but otherwise check the cases and make sure they are empty, and fire them.

    And always wear eye protection when re-loading.
  4. Gene Seward

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    Thanks to you both.
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