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Old 07-11-2018, 10:08 PM   #1
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Ok, so I have a stupid newbie question about a mistake I made while doing some reloading. I had switched presses and did not take into account that I would have to adjust, and redo the seating die depth and ended up crushing the neck down to the point I can no longer use the cartridge. I was able to pull the bullet and dump the powder back in container. However, I am now stuck with 20 cases with live primer. What do I need to do with them??
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:15 PM   #2
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Either fire them off in the gun of your choice and scrap the brass, or take them camping and toss them in the campfire when your buddies are nice and drunk.....like my friends do. It's cheap fireworks. LOL
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not sure I can chamber the rounds as the necks actually caused the brass to bulge out right were the side wall starts to angle inward at the neck.

Forgot to mention that this is for a bolt action rifle, if that matters. Do you think I could just close the bolt as much as possible and hold it while you pull the trigger, or would the primer have to much power to it?
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Spray some WD40 down inside each case and let sit resting on the casehead overnight, that should kill the primers. Crush the case with pliers so no one will be able to chamber it and throw them in the trash.

Do not bother trying to fire them. If the bolt won't fully close on them the rifle should not fire anyway, safety feature designed into the gun.
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Thanks for your help.
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Just have you tried resizing them again??

I'd just soak them in oil as mentioned and toss them.

Be glad it's not 400 round wrong.
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I did try to resize one of the cases and it did nothing. I did not try any others though.
I am just going to soak them and do away with them.
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Run your decapping stem down as far as possible and just poke the primers out and reuse them. No big deal.
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Run your decapping stem down as far as possible and just poke the primers out and reuse them. No big deal.
This. I have had to do it myself, no issues.
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Run your decapping stem down as far as possible and just poke the primers out and reuse them. No big deal.
Would love to be able to do this. But unfortunately I do not believe I can as it is Berdan primed. reloading GP11 brass for 7.5x55 Swiss.
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Would love to be able to do this. But unfortunately I do not believe I can as it is Berdan primed. reloading GP11 brass for 7.5x55 Swiss.
You are correct, you can't deprime Berdan primed cases with a reloading die. There is a tool available for removing this type of primer.

I hate to ask the obvious, but why not just use Boxer primed brass? Prvi and Hornady both make it. Actually when I was getting started loading for my K-31's I just bought 100 loaded rounds of Prvi. Loaded ammunition is about $.75 per round while new brass is $.60, not enough to matter, in my opinion.

However you do it, enjoy those Swiss rifles. They're absolute masterpieces of craftsmanship and extremely accurate.
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