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Primers falling out???

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Unread 09-14-2008, 06:30 PM
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Primers falling out???

25-06AI, Winchester Brass, Winchester Large Rifle Primers and about 1/3 of the primers are loose or fall out after setting them. What is up?

This brass has been used maybe 3 times and after I size the brass, I clean the pocket and ream the pocket with an RCBS Case Mate then polish. Do I need to stop reaming the pocket or is there another problem?


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Unread 09-14-2008, 06:54 PM
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Re: Primers falling out???

I'd say it is time to stop reaming.

I don't ream, but if I did I'd only do it once per piece of brass.
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Unread 09-14-2008, 06:54 PM
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Re: Primers falling out???

Either the load you are shooting is to hot and stretching the case or you are reaming the primer pocket to much.

Thats my opinion.

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Unread 09-14-2008, 06:58 PM
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Re: Primers falling out???

I'm going to agree with the above. Either the load is hot and stretching the brass, or you are reaming too much. I ream my brass once, and leave it alone. If its not cleaned as part of my regualr cleaning regimine then I give it a twist or two with my crocogator or other cleaning tool.

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Unread 09-14-2008, 07:04 PM
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Re: Primers falling out???

Stop reaming and you may want this:

Hart's "case saver"primer pocket swager

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Unread 09-14-2008, 07:48 PM
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Re: Primers falling out???

You might want to mic the OD on the primers.I've noticed the Winchester primers I've used seemed a whole lot looser to seat in the primer pocket than CCI primers.
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Unread 09-14-2008, 08:28 PM
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Re: Primers falling out???

the primer pocket reamer that i have only cuts on the bottom of the pocket, but i still only do this once to new brass. after that i clean them each time before tumbling. i also agree with the CCI primers being a tad larger in size, or it feels that way because the cup is actually a little harder.
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