Stretched primer pockets

Steve Metz

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Yeah I know I shouldn't have this problem, but I tend to push things a bit too far sometimes. The pic is of a test piece to know when to pitch the brass!! Just a pin gauge go - no go. If the de-primed case drops on the .210, but not on the .211 you have a marginally useable one. If it drops on the .211 it goes in the brass for sale can. I put too many pins in this first gauge block. I would say you only really need a .210 and .211 ( for large primers). Simple but effective. Anyone else do this?
 

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Stammster

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Mental note: Don’t but used brass from Steve.

I usually just go off of feel with my hand deprimer. If they come out easy, brass goes into the recycling bucket.

Same when hand priming. If the primer goes in easy, just chuck it in the recycling bin.

Not worth the extra time step, vs discarding a few pennies worth of primers.
 
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GLTaylor

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Quite a while ago, there was a video on here about a guy who used gauge pins and a ball bearing and hammer to re-set primer pockets. Kinda wish I had saved it now. Might have been worth fooling with as a test? Don't know how well it works or how long it would last?
 

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Quite a while ago, there was a video on here about a guy who used gauge pins and a ball bearing and hammer to re-set primer pockets. Kinda wish I had saved it now. Might have been worth fooling with as a test? Don't know how well it works or how long it would last?
Kinda figured that would pop up again, not really sure you can "fix" a stretched pp, but some swear they do it all the time successfully
 

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