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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:03 PM
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Tool to close primer pockets

I have heard about people using something to close the primer pockets back up on brass where the pockets open enough not to hold a primer. Is this a tool you buy? If so where do I get one and what is the process to use it. I have lots of brass that looks great except for very loose primer pockets.
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    Unread 12-02-2012, 11:15 PM
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    Re: Tool to close primer pockets

    In all honesty, toss the brass.

    You can swage the pockets a little with a Dillon Swager, but the pockets will loosen again.


    Not trying to be hard about this, but why risk your hands/face and your scope/rifle for the cost of brass?
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    Unread 12-03-2012, 12:13 AM
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    Re: Tool to close primer pockets

    Usually, the pockets are loose because they have been overloaded. Once in a while, they will do it prematurely, but for the most part, they are worn out. buy good brass and treat it right.
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    Re: Tool to close primer pockets

    RW Hart sells one also. I have read that after every shot, you need to close the pocket again.

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    Unread 12-03-2012, 06:09 AM
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    Re: Tool to close primer pockets

    I have a dillon swager to open up crimped pockets but dont understand how it could possibly make them smaller.
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    In all honesty, toss the brass.

    You can swage the pockets a little with a Dillon Swager, but the pockets will loosen again.


    Not trying to be hard about this, but why risk your hands/face and your scope/rifle for the cost of brass?
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    Unread 12-03-2012, 07:42 AM
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    Re: Tool to close primer pockets

    Yea, The RW Hart is the only one I have heard of. Never used it but always wanted one.

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    Unread 12-03-2012, 10:11 AM
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    Re: Tool to close primer pockets

    The R.W. Hart tool is sold by MSP . 800-428-9394 . I have worn out two of them. They work ok but the metal is not hard enough. I cannot tell any difference in shooting brass that has been repaired vs new brass. The repair lasts fairly well. I have 12 firings on some EDGE brass. Gary
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