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    Quote Originally Posted by map55b View Post
    Save it for a case conversion. Maybe you can shorten it for something. BTY: Who was the manufacture.
    This was a 22-250 case, manufactured by a small mom & pop shop who went out of business a couple of years ago. They made some accurate ammo. I guess this one escaped quality checks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholst55 View Post

    I recommend this video to anyone even remotely interested in the subject of ammo in fires, especially to firefighters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SlOXowwC4c
    Great video, very informative. Thanks for sharing.
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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer in NH View Post
    I would just deprime it in the universal decapper by lee like any other case. almost 50 years reloading and have yet to set off a primmer decaping live ones.

    It is in an enclosed die even if it goes pop so what guys they are not C4.

    If you are not wearing eye protection doing anything in reloading it is you own fault for being a.ignorant. b. crazy. c. ornery.
    Agree ,I have done many times never gone off. I have even done many crimped in military cases.

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    At one time I tried to set off primers in salvageable brass by heating them with a propane torch. It takes an incredibly long time to get it that hot, and when it does go off, it has the effect of a projectile in a very short barrel. I did have to replace the glass in the garage window.

    Nowadays, I just punch them out with the universal decapper, and put the live ones in a jar of waste oil.

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    I think they are a big deal. I saw the x-ray of a large rifle primer shot about 2 inches into the back of a guy's hand. The primer hit at the last knuckle and penetrated about half way back to his wrist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie2002 View Post
    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.
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    Give it a little funeral and bury it. And forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Give it a little funeral and bury it. And forget it.
    That's exactly what I did, after I took out the primer of course.
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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
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