The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 27, 2012, 12:36 AM   #1
jag2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 30, 2009
Location: dallas
Posts: 387
Really Good Win Primer

Was unloading the clothes washer into the dryer and heard a metallic sound in the washer (who hasn't washed some change) but found it was a Winchester large pistol primer, unfired. So, of course I had to try it, right? Went bang just like its supposed to! Wash, rinse, spin dry, fabric softener, and rinse and it still went bang. Way to go Winchester!
jag2 is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 10:39 AM   #2
243winxb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 26, 2011
Posts: 982
Water will not kill a primer if you let them dry.
243winxb is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 10:51 AM   #3
Wyoredman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,256
Had an old fella tell me to NEVER, EVER use my fingers to pick up primers spilled on the reloading bench. After tiring of the tweezers, I broke the old man's rule a few years back. Still have not had one fail to go off becuase I touched it!

That primer going through the wash and still working is a good story, though! I wish the pay check I left in my shirt pocket farred as well!
__________________
Go Pokes!
Go Rams!
Wyoredman is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 12:36 PM   #4
Kiwi Hunter
Member
 
Join Date: August 13, 2009
Posts: 76
I would be FAR more worried about the potential effects of my wife finding primers in the washing machine - that would be dangerously explosive
Kiwi Hunter is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 12:58 PM   #5
JimDandy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 8, 2012
Posts: 2,436
Sounds like your wife burns hot on a 2 pound trigger...
JimDandy is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 05:16 PM   #6
TheoShooter
Member
 
Join Date: November 25, 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 29
When it fired did it smell like an ocean breeze?
TheoShooter is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 05:18 PM   #7
JimDandy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 8, 2012
Posts: 2,436
I'll bet you could hear the waves crashing...
JimDandy is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 05:29 PM   #8
SL1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 8, 2007
Posts: 2,001
I have touched just about every primer I ever seated, because I use one of the old, pre-tray Lee hand priming tools. All I do is wash my hands before (and after) handling the primers. Not one has ever failed to go off. Mostly CCIs with some Winchesters and Federals Alcans.

SL1
SL1 is offline  
Old November 27, 2012, 07:27 PM   #9
jepp2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 24, 2008
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 1,344
C'mon, a primer soaked for weeks in WD-40 still fires just fine. Do you really think a bit of oil from your skin is going to deaden it?

Today's primers are quite resistant to oils and moisture. But I am impressed the wash and rinse didn't affect it.
jepp2 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07459 seconds with 9 queries