I have decapped several live primers in the past. My mistake in reloading. (Don't ask) AS long as you function the press lever slowly it's no problem. And I also reused the primers with no ill affect.
this makes me feel bad i just threw a good loaded shell in the garbage
not worth the effort to reunite it with its fellow commrads
I would either push out the primer or clamp it in a vice and hit it with a hammer and center punch while wearing eye and ear protection. A primer is no big deal when it goes bang. I was using the punch and pry method of removing some berdan primers last year and found one that had a strike mark on it from the firing pin but was still live, boy did it make me jump, didn't hurt anything just was one heck of a surprise.
|BP||Bronze Point||IMR||Improved Military Rifle||PTD||Pointed|
|BR||Bench Rest||M||Magnum||RN||Round Nose|
|BT||Boat Tail||PL||Power-Lokt||SP||Soft Point|
|C||Compressed Charge||PR||Primer||SPCL||Soft Point "Core-Lokt"|
|HP||Hollow Point||PSPCL||Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt"||C.O.L.||Cartridge Overall Length|
|PSP||Pointed Soft Point||Spz||Spitzer Point||SBT||Spitzer Boat Tail|
|LRN||Lead Round Nose||LWC||Lead Wad Cutter||LSWC||Lead Semi Wad Cutter|