Well, just loaded my first primers ever...<wheh!>

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by WildcatFan, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. WildcatFan

    WildcatFan New Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    St. Louis
    Loading .45ACP. I was totally focused, slow, and I took my time. I'm using my RCBS Hand Loading Primer Tool and I have to admit when I had my first high primer I was a bit nervous about putting it back in there and sqeezing a little harder. It all went well, though. I was happy on the squeezes when I got that nice little feel of a "glump" and knew it was seated properly. I had some where I didn't get that nice feel, though. I was hoping each squeeze was identical, which would help me learn that "feel" I read you guys talking about. Oh well, 80 rounds reprimed and thousands to go.

  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Yeah, don't really matter what you do, that first time's always scary.

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    congrats wildcat. you have taken the very first hit of that highly addictive science. Welcome to our support group;) we can call it reloaders anonymous:D
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Wear some eye protection and keep that open case pointed in a safe direction and enjoy. I have yet to have that first primer detonate but I always work like it just might be the next one.

    You are going to enjoy this.
  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Yeah, what todd said. It's my wife that gets nervous when I'm sitting on the couch with a cold one, watching a race and priming brass.
  6. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    I love reloading :)
    I just went for the progressive press (as I knew the investment I made would pay off quickly)

    I have crushed a few primers yet still have not had one detonate. Knock on wood!

    Enjoy and be safe.
  7. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I had one go off when it went into the case sideways and I pulled it out with pliers. I was gentle and didnt expect that. Glad I had glasses on. Congrats Wildcat on your first time.
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