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Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

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Unread 03-17-2010, 06:51 AM
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Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

Another lesson learned........

Loose primer pockets is a PITA.......Stach a bunch of brass hoping that some day a solution will be found. (Still prefer velocity and accuracy to just accuracy)

After primers were seated, by thumb, a tooth pick w/just a small drop of super glue (liquid, the gel didn't 'flow') around the edge of the primer seemed to do the trick.

Humph, guess what. The darn stuff flows out onto the case head. I didn't notice this flow until after I did some shooting.

Several cases were very hard to chamber. With all the finesse of a cave man I forced 'em in there..... Not a good thing for hunting loads.........

A study of most of those that were hard fitting showed that the super glue had flowed onto the case head causing the problem.

Any better ideas out there. If the case were belted there is a benchrest shooter that gets 20+ hot loads out of a 300 Win Mag using a little gizmo he machined. I may consider a belted case one of these days.

I will accept no "just reduce the powder a little" solutions.
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    Re: Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

    well for me if I had to use glue to hold the primer in.I would just get new brass.but thats me.

    but one other thing to look at is that you may never be able to remove the primer again.might be better than primmer stamped in like mil brass.but again for me why do it the brass is telling you a story.its saying let me die or really help me out by swageing the pocket.

    but hey this is just an opinion.
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    Roy---seriously I thought you were smarter than that. The chemicals in the Super Glue may not be good for the primer so that will cause inconsistent ignition not to mention residue as you have mentioned. Would also bet that you concentricity of the chambered round was impacted as well.
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    Re: Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

    get a slingshot !
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    Re: Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

    "I will accept no "just reduce the powder a little" solutions."

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    Re: Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

    I suppose a little less powder on the initial loads would be OUT OF THE QUESTION???
    But then look at the time you are saving by being able to seat primers with your thumb.
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    Re: Why NOT to use super glue on loose primer pockets

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    Another lesson learned........

    Loose primer pockets is a PITA.......Stach a bunch of brass hoping that some day a solution will be found. (Still prefer velocity and accuracy to just accuracy)

    After primers were seated, by thumb, a tooth pick w/just a small drop of super glue (liquid, the gel didn't 'flow') around the edge of the primer seemed to do the trick.

    Humph, guess what. The darn stuff flows out onto the case head. I didn't notice this flow until after I did some shooting.

    Several cases were very hard to chamber. With all the finesse of a cave man I forced 'em in there..... Not a good thing for hunting loads.........

    A study of most of those that were hard fitting showed that the super glue had flowed onto the case head causing the problem.

    Any better ideas out there. If the case were belted there is a benchrest shooter that gets 20+ hot loads out of a 300 Win Mag using a little gizmo he machined. I may consider a belted case one of these days.

    I will accept no "just reduce the powder a little" solutions.
    Roy

    There is a tool called a primer pocket swager that will reduce the size and make the primer fit
    better that works. It is used on high pressure loads or expensive brass to save money.

    The only other solution it to throw the bad brass away. (I know it's hard for some of us).

    I never though about the super glue but I tried the primer seal that the military uses and it
    worked to get one more loading but I was afraid I would get some leaking primer erosion
    on the bolt face and stopped.

    If you load hard as you know brass life is short no matter what you do.

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