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Given a bunch of loose primers - how to make safe
altecgb Member Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
edited January 2013 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I was given a 1lb powder bottle full of large pistol cci primers and realize that it's not a safe way to store primers. I'm guessing there must be 500-700 in the bottle. So what should I do? Ideally I would be able to find primer storage trays but I can't seem to find them. My next thought was to maybe buy a lot of Dillon primer tubes and full them up. Worst case I could store the bottle in a shed on the edge of my property.
What do you think?
What do you think?
Store them loaded into cases with powder and bullets. Good reason to go shooting and make some empty cases to load.
You know for a fact that all the primers are all one kind and all one make, i.e. standard versus Magnum primers? Sorry I'm just kind * about that stuff when I get a bunch a loose anything in a jar.
This is a very good question.
Myself I would get a roll of tape and stick them to in in strips then use them for my loads that shoot my wax bullets. Then it would not matter on standard or mag primers.
Seriously though, there's a good reason these things come individually packed. Just handling them to separate them would give me the willies.
How about you ask on the wanted section for some old primer trays? Some members here go through them like water. Carefully lift some out, dump on the tray, and lightly shake to fill and put away properly.
Aww crap. Most of mine are small primer trays. Ohh well, I'll send you what I have if you want it.
I don't think they would be big enough but thanks for the offer.
There are some large trays in there too. Ill get a count for you when i get home from work. Might as well send you as many as i can. I cant stand the thought of something useful going in the trash. Besides, they were buried under a ton of worn out media and i already washed them for you. ;)At a quick glance, i saw three large trays last night. Ill double check and let you know.
who jiggled a bucket of primers as he walked.
The bucket detonated, killing him.
The 3 pound can was full of loose primers swept off the floor; when the 50 cal bullet hit the can at 200 yards the concussion was like a slap to the ears. It was a heck of a big boom!
I would wait for a rainy humid day to carefully pour them out and place them in zip lock snack bags, about 100 in each. You can store them spaced apart until trays can be obtained.
Have you considered calling Federal or CCI to buy some trays?
Thats a bomb ready to cause some serious damage!
Maybe they got wet and its all a moot point.
If they are good, then get primer boxes from paintballer
Several people have given me boxes but I could use more.
I will be loading up some more 45's in the next few days. pm me your address again and i'll send you some more.