A minor tragedy

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OP: When I read your title, I wondered, "How could it be a tragedy, if it is minor, and how could it be minor if it is a tragedy?"
Then I read your post.
At current prices (I went to the Saxet gun show yesterday, no primers), losing one primer calls for wailing and gnashing of teeth, wearing of sack clothes and covering your head with ashes.
I feel your pain.
 

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 

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A week of ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner to help recover from that financial devastation!
 

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    kentuckyMarksman

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    I dropped a primer the other day as well, couldn't find it. Fell onto / into a bag of used dirty brass... Heard it hit the bag, but couldn't find it anywhere. Found 4 spent primers under my reloading bench though.
     

    sea2summit

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    A couple of days ago, I was getting components ready to do some loading. As I placed my primers on the primer tray to flip them over, One fell on the floor.

    I could not find it 😡😢

    I hear that, last night I had a $20 fk up. I looked at it several times and finally decided I wasn’t brave enough to add powder to it.
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    vh20

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    Use a microscope to separate one grain at a time into piles of "Powder" and "Other". It should only take a couple of years ...
    Well, he still may be back to loading sooner than waiting to replace it when it comes back in stock.
     
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    Gommer

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    It is best to drag a bag of heavy trash around until you find any lost primers. I have found this to be both effective and entertaining.

    Also works with rimfire.
     

    chevy_man

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    If you like living a little dangerous, just push the vacuum cleaner around. You may or may not get a useable primer back, but the excitement is well worth it either way.

    It has to be smashed into the pocket to push the anvil in and "activate" it.

    My dad's been picking powder and primers up with a shop vac for 40 years. Hasn't blown anything up yet.
     

    seanh

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    A couple of days ago, I was getting components ready to do some loading. As I placed my primers on the primer tray to flip them over, One fell on the floor.

    I could not find it 😡😢
    I had something similar happened a couple of months ago.
    Brief backstory... A friend of a friend needed an assistant for a painting project, nothing major so I volunteered to help. Day 3 dude started being a jerk so I left... never heard back from him. Left a few tools but nothing major... actually gave him a couple of things.

    Couple of months later his girlfriend comes by to talk about getting those tools back to me... I figured he could keep them. Nothing major and he couldn't even call me up about said tools..

    Well, invite her in chit chat a few minutes, then talk to her about the tools... told her not to worry about them blah blah blah.

    So we're sitting there chatting and I accidentally get her in the shower then start eating her pussy a bit then my dick fell in the same place. Luckily I realized what I was doing so she only came one two or three times.

    That was real close one. Turns out the dude's a dick to her too, so...

    You see that could have been real close almost like losing three or four primers
     

    roostercogburn98

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    It has to be smashed into the pocket to push the anvil in and "activate" it.

    My dad's been picking powder and primers up with a shop vac for 40 years. Hasn't blown anything up yet.
    Shop vac is a whole different aminal than a floor vac with brushes and plastic rollers but yeah I’d bet the odds are slim either way
     

    Wiillk

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    They need to put an alarm on that thing. Or at least make it impossible to load while open. Makes a mess, eh?
    I’ll say this, a fella will only do it once. (took forever to clean up the Superformance that fell to the floor)
     
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    rottenruger

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    I’ll say this, a fella will only do it once. (took forever to clean up the Superformance that fell to the floor)
    I've done it twice. Superperformance? Loading 6.5 CM or what? I preferred 4350 and Hybrid 100V and Varget but ran out of them, was sitting on 8 lbs of SPF, heaven knows why but it shoots ok........

    I thank Obama every day for getting me pretty well prepared for Biden and Covid........