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I had to break down some loaded .307 ammo. After bullet and powder removal, I carefully punched out the primers, can the primers still be used or should just drop them in some oil? It's 15 primers i'm talking about. No big loss just wondering.
 

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Hardly worth it for 15. If you didn't load that ammo, then you don't know just what those primers are, so loading unkown primers may not be a good idea anyway. Especially if you load near the upper limits of your load data.
 

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Hardly worth it for 15. If you didn't load that ammo, then you don't know just what those primers are, so loading unkown primers may not be a good idea anyway. Especially if you load near the upper limits of your load data.
I would use them but only as ammo for sighting in a scope, working up a ladder test, or just target practice.
 

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I did load them so i know exactly what i got. Thats all i would use them for is range testing, just wasn't sure how many would not fire ,because maybe the anvils are a little more compressed after depriming.
 

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With the shortage, hell, even without, I'd load them up using a minimum charge weight.
 

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Since you know what type they are, load them anyway you want.
 

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Thanks guys, not that am a scounge, but when i go to buy primers and they are only letting have 100 at a time, i try use all i got. I was just concerned that i'd load them all up and they would be duds.
 

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Load them. Primers aren't as delicate as many think. I would use them right along side un-seated primers with the same loads...
 

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well alright then i'll load them tonight, and shoot them on monday. See if all 15 go bang! Thanks
 

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Tossing a perfectly good primer is like tossing a perfectly good round of ammo. 15 is only 5 fromn a spensive box of shells.. Id use them.
 

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I wouldn't use them, primers aren't that hard to come by to risk a mis-fire. Punching the primer out can and most likely will damage the priming compound pellet in the primer.

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