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    Caked Black Powder

    How do I remove Caked BP. from Old Unfired Cases. I have several 10.66x57 R Russian Berdan. The powder Is solid From The wax wad to The bottom ?. Looking to remove the powder and salvage the Case
    any Suggestion
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    I'd try putting a couple in a pan of hot water to soften the grease, and then poke & dig the powder
    out with a small screwdriver while the case is under water, and see how that works if you're not going to salvage the powder.

    Or turn it out by hand with a big screw or drill bit.
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    I use a drill bit hand held for that. run in and out to clear powder as it breaks up

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    Pull the bullet, slide into rifle and set off the "blank"

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    Quote Originally Posted by okietwolf View Post
    Pull the bullet, slide into rifle and set off the "blank"
    what he does!!!!!!!!

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    Water or firing.....How are you going re-prime Berdan?
    So many toys........so little time.

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    I have a abundance Of Berdan primers that size
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
GC Gas Check