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How old are these primers?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by vafish, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Picked them up this weekend at our club swap meet.


    Price was low enough If only 10% of them go off I'm still good.
  2. rg1


    Aug 5, 2003
    Probably 1960's to 1970's. That box is pristine and looks to have been well stored. Don't know if there is any collector value? I'd pick out 10 primers total from different individual boxes and load and test. Bet they will all be good and that is just from the condition of the main box.
    However if ANY of them were duds, I wouldn't shoot any more of them. Too big a chance of hang-fires or blooper loads or a stuck bullet in the barrel. If the recoil and sound varies or you get one not firing scrap them.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2014

  3. SJ 40

    SJ 40

    Jan 17, 2011
    Agreed as age and also effectiveness,my moneys on 99% will go bang when struck. SJ 40
  4. they looks like some that i got in the early 1970 time. they should work without any problems. i used last months from 1985. they went bang with no problems.