close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

Primer problems ?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 10-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 155
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.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 10-18-2012, 11:41 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Posts: 275
    Re: Primer problems ?

    what is a slight smear ???
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 10-19-2012, 05:08 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Posts: 155
    Re: Primer problems ?

    The primer is slightly pushed in. I guess it's more of an indention in the material.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 10-19-2012, 05:31 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: Northeast
    Posts: 3,415
    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.
    __________________

    "Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready"-T. Roosevelt
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 10-19-2012, 11:49 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Posts: 275
    Re: Primer problems ?

    you might also be useing the small rod on large primers
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 10-19-2012, 12:08 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Posts: 155
    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?
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 10-19-2012, 12:13 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Posts: 155
    Re: Primer problems ?

    Also, I am usign the Hornady hand priming tool.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Primer problems ?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Primer problems, No fire in 7mm RM Savagekid Reloading 28 09-02-2012 09:53 PM
    primer problems redeye Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 06-08-2011 11:22 AM
    Remington 9 1/2 primer problems skip300 Reloading 2 10-28-2010 05:04 AM
    Primer problems portx5 Reloading 2 09-28-2009 09:09 AM
    257 STW Primer Problems bjlooper Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 11-24-2007 06:55 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC