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Posted: 3/24/2009 10:13:03 PM EDT
I just tried to do my second batch of 223. started with 25 cases sized and trimmed. 5 of the cases now have primers jamed in crooked. So this brings up something i did not think about. How do you dispose of your bent primers?
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 1:39:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 2:19:11 AM EDT by sumkrnboy]
Soak the primer in oil to make them inert and dispose.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 2:46:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sumkrnboy:
Soak the primer in oil to make them inert and dispose.


That is not gonna happen, soaking does not ruin a primer.

Many threads about this have been started, never has anyone come up with a way to kill a primer other than making it go bang.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:17:58 AM EDT
hit 'em with a hammer
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 5:51:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KerryW:
hit 'em with a hammer


Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:08:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BADZ06:
Originally Posted By KerryW:
hit 'em with a hammer




THIS
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:10:40 AM EDT
If their not bent bad, I use a knife to grab the edge and pop them back out to reset.
It usually only happens when I've missed cutting a crimp back.

+1 for big hammer
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:11:26 AM EDT
The few I get just go into the regular garbage. Nothing going to happen. Believe me there's far worse things in a landfill.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:51:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 6:56:13 AM EDT by AeroE]
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 8:03:28 AM EDT
Throw them in the trash without batting an eye.

There's no need to call the bomb squad out to your house.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 8:06:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dinothewap:
Originally Posted By sumkrnboy:
Soak the primer in oil to make them inert and dispose.


That is not gonna happen, soaking does not ruin a primer.

Many threads about this have been started, never has anyone come up with a way to kill a primer other than making it go bang.


Soaking in a sodium carbonate solution works.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 9:06:53 AM EDT
That piqued my interest. I'm going to soak 2 primed cases, one in water and the other in oil...for a good 5 minutes or so, let them more or less dry out and then fire them. I'll post results.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 9:37:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2009 9:38:13 AM EDT by nmwaterfowler]
Originally Posted By KerryW:
hit 'em with a hammer


If you do this make sure you wear hearing & eye protection.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 12:48:41 PM EDT
I would fire them in the empty case chambered in my gun, if it is possible.
Link Posted: 3/25/2009 6:00:10 PM EDT
What I do is throw them in my woodstove.

After about 5 seconds, they go pop.

If you throw in several it sounds like popcorn.

Been doing this for about 20 years, no damage to the glass door on the woodstove.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 7:17:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
What I do is throw them in my woodstove.

After about 5 seconds, they go pop.

If you throw in several it sounds like popcorn.

Been doing this for about 20 years, no damage to the glass door on the woodstove.


Famous last words.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 7:24:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Powder_Burns:
That piqued my interest. I'm going to soak 2 primed cases, one in water and the other in oil...for a good 5 minutes or so, let them more or less dry out and then fire them. I'll post results.


Been done. They'll go bang.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 7:25:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pepe-lepew:
I would fire them in the empty case chambered in my gun, if it is possible.


If they were good enough to fire in an empty case, I'd use them to make a live round....

And what would be the point of this anyway? Seems like a waste of time and effort to me.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:31:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nmwaterfowler:
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
What I do is throw them in my woodstove.

After about 5 seconds, they go pop.

If you throw in several it sounds like popcorn.

Been doing this for about 20 years, no damage to the glass door on the woodstove.


Famous last words.


How would you know? I doubt you have tried it.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:43:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2009 8:45:05 PM EDT by phideaux]
i have no idea
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:44:31 PM EDT
<edited out my bad advice>

Link Posted: 3/26/2009 8:59:25 PM EDT
If they only have a slight impression in them I just seat them totally in finish loading the cartridge and shoot them If they are heavily damaged I toss them right in the trash, no worries the worst that could happen is they go pop when they get compacted at the dump, no damage will occur.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:59:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DIXIEDOG:
If they only have a slight impression in them I just seat them totally in finish loading the cartridge and shoot them If they are heavily damaged I toss them right in the trash, no worries the worst that could happen is they go pop when they get compacted at the dump, no damage will occur.


Worst case is they go pop when they are compacted and set the trash truck on fire. I'll grant you that the primers going off in the trash are very low probability...
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:30:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 3:03:24 PM EDT
take em to the range, throw em in the dummy round bin. makes it their problem
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 3:41:35 PM EDT
If I ever get one to go in sideways and bends I just run the case back through the decapper/sizer die and start over. In 20+ years of reloading I have never had a primer pop in the decapper. Then the bent primer just goes into the pile of old ones and out to the trash.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 3:44:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigdb1:
Originally Posted By DIXIEDOG:
If they only have a slight impression in them I just seat them totally in finish loading the cartridge and shoot them If they are heavily damaged I toss them right in the trash, no worries the worst that could happen is they go pop when they get compacted at the dump, no damage will occur.


Worst case is they go pop when they are compacted and set the trash truck on fire. I'll grant you that the primers going off in the trash are very low probability...


You give primers way too much credit, we worry about them igniting all the powder in a tiny brass casing and you give them credit for catching a trash truck on fire Seriously
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:29:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DIXIEDOG:
Originally Posted By bigdb1:
Originally Posted By DIXIEDOG:
If they only have a slight impression in them I just seat them totally in finish loading the cartridge and shoot them If they are heavily damaged I toss them right in the trash, no worries the worst that could happen is they go pop when they get compacted at the dump, no damage will occur.


Worst case is they go pop when they are compacted and set the trash truck on fire. I'll grant you that the primers going off in the trash are very low probability...


You give primers way too much credit, we worry about them igniting all the powder in a tiny brass casing and you give them credit for catching a trash truck on fire Seriously


You give primers way too little credit. Their function is to light things on fire and they do it well. I've personally set flame to an old bed sheet with a large pistol primer at the end of a 5 inch .45 ACP barrel while using said sheet to muffle the sound. I'll still agree that the probability of one going of in the trash is very low.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:12:59 PM EDT
Give'em to the kids and send 'em outside with a magnifying glass, ear plugs, and safety/sunglasses on a sunny day. It kept my kids entertained all afternoon today. Told them I wanted all the brass back to throw in the recycle bucket so they didn't leave a mess on the sidewalk.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:22:05 AM EDT
I kep a quart plastic motor oil container with about an inch of oil in the bottom. Just drop them in.
I tried hitting a couple with a hammer yesterday when I saw this thread. One went off with a mild pop, the other didn't.
Jim
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