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Rookie mistake...

Post by jpdeal on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:41 pm

Was priming some .223 cases this evening using my Lee Autoprime. I'm usually attentive and meticulous, but somehow managed to get a primer inserted into a case upside-down, luckily without incident. First time this has happened to me!

Planning on leaving the case on a shelf over my reloading bench as a shameful reminder. But, should it happen again, anyone have tips on how to safely remove the mistake?
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Re: Rookie mistake...

Post by XbonesX on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:47 pm

Put some safety glasses on, and SLOWLY deprime the case. =)

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Post by RichBirdHunter on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:48 pm

Slowly and very easily resize and deprime
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Post by Nicnac on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:04 pm

Yup, safety glasses and deprime cafefully. I think we've all done this a time or 2. Smile
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Post by eagle60 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:21 pm

Yup, been there and done that several times. As stated above, safety glasses and proceed slowly should work fine, but if you get too worried about doing it that way just fill up the open end of the primer with WD-40 and let it sit overnight. Then put on the safety glasses and deprime slowly and you should be fine.
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Re: Rookie mistake...

Post by jpdeal on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:58 pm

I initially though about using the resizing/depriming die, but wanted to check first.

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Post by george457d on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:56 am

I have never done this ...
but people have deprimed using water and a resizing die ...


However you do it , put on your safety glasses ,and if you can "film it"
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Re: Rookie mistake...

Post by hawcer on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:17 am


No biggie...it won't take much to knock it back out. Just go slow and easy. Sooner or later it's going to happen, I've had them flip over and sideways...it seems to happen more often on press mounted priming systems.

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Post by dartfreak75 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:19 am

Iv done this several times done it yesterday as a matter of fact just go slow and easy iv never set one off just go slow
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Re: Rookie mistake...

Post by Sasquatch-1 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:53 am

I too have done this. If you have a Lee universal depriming die (the one that goes in the press) try using it. If for some reason the primer does go off you will have a small gap to release some of the pressure. And as everyone else has mentioned, go slow.
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