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Old March 23, 2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Small primers

Last night I was priming some cleaned 223 brass. After the first 50 or so rounds I realized I was using small pistol primers and not small rifle primers.

So, I need help deciding what to do with them. Is it possible to shoot these? Any problems with removing a live primer?

Any advice and help is appreciated.
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Old March 23, 2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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I would not shoot them. Pistol primers are not made for the pressure of rifle rounds. Depriming live primers can be done if you are careful, use eye and ear protection.
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Old March 23, 2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Pop them out slowly then use them in a pistol.
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Old March 23, 2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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You can remove the primers if you do it slowly. I agree to making certain you have safety glasses or other eye protection and hearing protection while doing this. You might not have a reason to put the safety stuff to the test but the other way isn't good. I have loaded many primers I removed from cases and they worked just fine.
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Old March 23, 2013, 04:00 PM   #5
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I'm not advising it but I have deprimed live primers more times then I care to admidt. Haven't blown one yet, knock on wood.
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