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Old February 8, 2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Floor Primers

What do you do when you drop primers on the floor?Can you still use them or throw them them away? If you throw them away how do you dispose of them?
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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I use them. As long as they don't fall into a bunch of dirt or liquid, they should be fine.
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:44 AM   #3
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Use them. I even use primers that have been previously seated in a different case.
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.Wasn't sure, hate to use them than have a dud load.
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Old February 8, 2013, 09:53 AM   #5
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If the anvil is still inside the cup load it up. Should be able to blow off any dust/dirt.
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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I use them but only if I'm 100% sure that it's the primer I just dropped.

Don't want to be putting a pistol primer I dropped in the past into a rifle cartridge.....
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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It's sort of like floor pie...

If my pie has been on the floor for less than 5 seconds (about the amount of time for my dog to grab it and eat it), it's fine.

Same with primers...
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Old February 8, 2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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Don't want to be putting a pistol primer I dropped in the past into a rifle cartridge.....
That's why you shop vac them up and keep your area clean......
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Old February 8, 2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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TedD, Do not recall where but I had my feet up, someone noticed the small rings of metal embedded in my shoe soles, they asked, I replied ‘traction’. later Chevy Chase, in a commercial, walked around a table at a board meeting wearing golf shoes, he broke into a tap dance routine. Then there were all those air ports I was in and out of. Then there were fired and unfired, embedding the primer should have set the anvil, nothing, I never threw a tread due to primers going off, I run recaps, I have shoes that have been recapped 6 times, seems I no sooner get a shoe repair shop trained, they move without telling me or they go out of business.

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Old February 8, 2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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Careful using the vac for primers. Back in the 60's (pre shopvac) Grandad used an old Electrolux canister for a shop vac in his garage. We guess a 209 primer hit the metal impeller and along with various accumulated powders blew the whole bag and metal back out of the thing.

I recall he said it wasn't real loud, but the dust took a long time to settle.
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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Not a good idea to vacuum either powder or primers due to the possibility of static charge ignition. Definately not a good idea to vacuum both together.
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Old February 8, 2013, 08:10 PM   #12
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I was vacuuming the floor in the reloading room and a primer went off. Probably a static induced discharge. Instantly could smell it, and unplugged the vacuum and hauled it upstairs and out on the patio. Nothing happened. Now I crawl around on my hands and knees for 20 minutes and try to get all of the darn things before running the vaccum. Berber carpet isn't the best for that room, but that is what we put in there before we knew that room would be used in such a manner.
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Old February 8, 2013, 08:59 PM   #13
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I use inspect and use them, I have a carpet mat under my reloading/gun bench so they land softly.
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Old February 8, 2013, 11:10 PM   #14
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As long as I'm sure it's the type I dropped I use them
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