Recycling Primers

Longshot231

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  • Mar 8, 2018
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    I'm curious if anyone has delved into the black arts of recycling their own primers.

    How has it worked for you? I wouldn't expect match-grade results but if any reloading alchemists have got into doomsday reloading were the primers reliable?

    This is probably a dumb question but I'll ask anyway. If you have recycled primers have you used the same primer cup & anvil more than once? If so, do you have at least one eye remaining and eight or more working fingers on your hands?

    Here is a link to a how-to article. The writer covers what we all know but starts on the how-to stuff on page 9.

     

    Longshot231

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  • Mar 8, 2018
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    I'm going to order this product to use for making percussion caps out of aluminum cans for my muzzle loaders.

    I think that it might work for recycling center-fire primers.

     

    1500varmint

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    Aug 13, 2018
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    Well, that looks tedious.
    Yeah, I don't mind reloading, but that's an entirely different level.

    Once you get the hang of it what could your top output possibly be?

    100 per hour? Maybe 150?

    And then you have to let them sit to cure/dry for a few days.