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Unread 09-23-2012, 03:48 PM
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Re: Bone head move

I believe gunpowder was being facetious there about re-uesing, it was a bit of Canadian humor. But with the current value of the loony and limited availability of components in Canada who knows.

You can kill them with Kroil or any oil but you run the risk of contaminating the next load in that brass. Water won’t forever kill them but when wet they are dead.

They aren’t dangerous though until the huge ones like BMG. I have set one off de-caping 30-06 in a rush, it went down the shoot and hit my knee. Startled the poo out of me for sure but the only pain was I jumped so hard I wrenched my back some. I’m a little less gorilla on the press arm now but it is safe to knock out normal primers live, BMG I’d chamber up in the rifle and pop first because they are like ten times the power.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Bone head move

Lots of good advice here and we have all made boo boo's reloading. This may actually have been a good lesson that will make you think about each and every step. What if you had charged a case with a full dose of 3031 instead of 4831, for example? Once I had two cans of powder too close by and mixed them when I returned the unused portion. STUPID! Of course I had to throw away nearly a pound of powder. Another thing I have found is never load when you have company standing around talking. This is a sure way to cause problems. J E had some really good advice.......Rich
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Unread 09-25-2012, 02:31 AM
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Re: Bone head move

Originally Posted by blacknzr1 View Post
is it safe to de-cap live primers?
Primers are evil !!!! Be careful !!!!

Treatment of primer explosion wound
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Unread 09-25-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: Bone head move

I use CCI BR-2's and BR-4's and only Reload for .223, .308 and .300WM. I have had great luck with them and It makes it hard to mix up primers. I keep all the tools/components for a round organized together as well. So instead of a shelf for dies, Primers etc. I have a 223 shelf a 308 shelf and a 300 shelf.

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