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Primer problems ?

 
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:29 PM
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Primer problems ?

I am pressing Federal 210m primers in Lapua brass and they all have a slight smear to them afterwards. They are flush with cartridge.
I had someone load my first set and they did not have this. Are mine unsafe? I am new to reloading and don't want to make a boneheaded move.
I am using the Hornady hand tool if that helps.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:41 PM
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Re: Primer problems ?

what is a slight smear ???
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:08 AM
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Re: Primer problems ?

The primer is slightly pushed in. I guess it's more of an indention in the material.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:31 AM
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Re: Primer problems ?

It sounds like a deformation, or you might have debris on the primer seating rod in your seating tool. I have seen a flake of powder on the seating rod cause shallow primer indentations. I would check this first. I'm not sure of your seating tool construction but I would also make sure the rod has not been installed upside down if applicable. I know the RCBS tool will do this if the rod is reversed. One end has a slightly rounded shape , the other, flat. Just some ideas.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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Re: Primer problems ?

you might also be useing the small rod on large primers
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:08 PM
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Re: Primer problems ?

I will check all of those things. Thanks for the advice!
Here is a pic. So, do you think they will fire? Safely?
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:13 PM
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Re: Primer problems ?

Also, I am usign the Hornady hand priming tool.
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