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Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

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Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

In my 6x284 and 270WSM I load hot loads,and they expand the primer pockets. No blown primers,no black rings around primers. But they ( Primers) seat very easily . So is this dangerous ? What is the rule of thumb about expanded primer pockets ?
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    Re: Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

    Chunk em. Consistency from shot to shot will be poor and its dangerous. A quote I read not to long ago states: "Speed is fine but accuracy is final"
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    Re: Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

    Are you using Lapua brass for your 6-284???

    I ask because if you are getting loose pockets with Lapua brass you're probably way past just a hot load.
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    Re: Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

    If the primers will not stay seated throw them away or else get you a primer pocket whacker smacker.
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    Re: Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

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    If the primers will not stay seated throw them away or else get you a primer pocket whacker smacker.
    Are calling me a primer pocket whacker smacker ? LOL But is there really such a thing ?
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    Re: Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

    I've used cases in which the primers seated easily many times. Never had a problem. By "seated easily" I don't mean loose enough to move or fall out, just easily seated.
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    Re: Continued loading of brass with loose Primer pockets

    Comes in size small and large

    R W Hart Case Saver Swage for Small Primer Pockets - MidwayUSA

    I have one but have not used it yet.

    Other people on this forum says it saves about 60-80% of the cases for 2-3 more firings.

    They also said to smack it really hard and several times.
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