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Primer dump

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by flyover, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. flyover

    flyover

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    :steamed::fist: Old fumble fingers here managed to dump half a box of primers all over the table and floor. I was not paying attention and had the box upside down when I opened it. Only one of the little beasts still missing. Going to look some more to see if I can find it instead of the vacuum.
    I hate it when I do stupid stuff!
     
  2. fredj338

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    It will likely be fine in the vacuum if it gets picked up. Yeah, I hate doing chit like that. Dropped an open 500ct box of bullets the other day. Of course it landed such to unleash them all over my reloading area floor.:fist:
     

  3. refugeepj

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    the hurrier i go, the behinder i get.
     
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  4. fredj338

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    Nah, just trying to carry too many things at one time. Well maybe that is being in a hurry.:freak:
     
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  5. happie2shoot

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    I have seen a 22 lr round go off in a sweeper, required a
    little J B weld to fix.
     
  6. sciolist

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    Primers and bullets have taught me precisely how the floor slopes in my loading room. And of course the low areas the the least accessible ones.
     
  7. unclebob

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    I have picked up many of live and spent primers up in the vacuum. Hint don’t let the wife vacuum in the reloading room and preferably when she is not home.
     
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  8. flyover

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    No wife no worries!
     
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  9. Taterhead

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    Concrete floors are very handy sometimes!
     
  10. WeeWilly

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    Oh, I have never dropped an open box of primers or bullets, pretty sure.. :innocent:
     
  11. 9jeeps

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    Then lemme ask ya! Ever launched a gun spring beyond the loading bench??? The best way to find it is to empty a box of primers or ammo on the floor. Put a thin sock over the end of the vac tube and suck em all up on the end of the tube. I also keep a supply of extendible magnets handy..... Just sayin.
     
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  12. Psychman

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    I never dropped a whole 100 count pack of primers but I hate when one of those pesky primers jumps out of the primer cup onto the carpet.
     
  13. WeeWilly

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    Now that is some practical **** right there!

    Untold tiny springs and bits that retain them. If I had a dollar for all the times a gun sat apart on the bench awaiting the UPS guy's delivery from Brownell's... :crying:
     
  14. Taterhead

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    Yes. I've scattered an entire sleave of Remington rifle primers on the floor. That was just me and a case of the whoops at the wrong time.
     
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    I lost a few primers on my old lee press. my place is carpeted. sometimes they'd get lost in the sauce. I drop bullets more often, lead seems to attract every dog hair in a 1sq ft radius. troubling times us reloaders live in.
     
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    I've dropped quite a few primers (not a box though) over time and it's amazing how they have this escape mechanism built into them.....every one goes under the loading bench, under the cabinet, under the frig and anywhere else there's an "under".
     
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    The armorers school classroom at Ft. Bragg had several holes in the wall from .50cal :50cal:springs and guide rods. :alex: Those things can really hurt someone.
     
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    Guilty. Especially when I used the older, round Lee Auto Prime. That flipper was designed for the small CCI primer trays. Now they don't fit any of the current primer trays. I have to slip the tray out one row at a time.

    Things got much better when I sprung for the larger Berry's flipper (about the size of the Dillon, but half of the cost and plastic). https://www.berrysmfg.com/item/primer-flip-tray
     
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    After spilling my share of primers, I now dump the primers into an old tupperware container and then pour them into the primer tray. Haven't spilled a primer yet doing that.
     
  20. flyover

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    I have an old plastic flipper but the darn thing is beginning to warp. I have not lost any primers from it yet but it will bounce and turn over a few.
     
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