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I was priming some casings and got a primer stuck kinda sideways in the primer hole. Its also at this point kinda deformed. It sticks out enough to where I cannot slide the case off the holder. I am scared to keep playing with it and having the primer go off. Do I need to toss the case and the holder?

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No bid deal, it happens to all of us from time to time. Just run it thru the depriming tool. I catch mine, flip them over right, seat em, and shoot em!
 

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How will I get it in the deprimer tho? Its stuck in one of the hand held priming shell holders. Wont fit in the press.
 

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Take the whole thing and soak it in some penetrating oil for a few hours. That'll kill the priming compound.
Remove the decapping stem from one of your sizer dies and use it to punch the primer out.
 

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Good advice, thank you.

WD40 considered to be a penetrating oil/fluid?
I have used WD40, but like RustyFN posted, it can take longer to do the job. It's not so much of a penetrating as a lubricating oil. Not really thin enough to creep in and get at the priming compound I suppose. Give it a couple days if that's what you've got to work with.

I usually use Kroil, but PB Blaster and the LiquidWrench brands work too. Basically, any petroleum-base penetrating oil.

I have used diesel fuel too (I grew up on the farm so #1 or #2 diesel is a universal cleaning fluid. :)).
Do NOT use gasoline though!
 

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I have that same prob. occationally, just run it through the sizing/decapping die. It'll pop right out...

Or just tap it out with a depriming rod, like used with a Lee Loader.
 
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