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  • What to do with mangled (live) primers?

     Steven updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Steven

    Member
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Before I finally gave up on it, my Hornady LnL AP priming system mangled about 7 or 8 primers. I’m hesitant to just throw them in the trash because despite being mangled they are…y’know, live and still explosive. What’s the proper way to dispose of these?

    Side note: The priming system is really the worst part of the LnL AP. I’m just going to remove my decapping pins and hand prime everything from now on.

  • serpentsevensix

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Spray them with WD40 or something similar and bin them.

  • trucknorris84

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Make sure you don’t have crimped brass. My lnl ap has yet to give me an issue with primer install.

  • brandonsmash

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    If you’re having problems with the priming system of the LnL AP I suspect that maybe it’s just not set up right. I’ve run thousands of rounds on mine with no problems that weren’t due to my own errors.

    That being said, I have been known to chuck live primers in the bin before. I’ve heard that soaking them for a few days in WD-40 will render them inert but I can’t vouch for the veracity of that.

  • TexasSilhouette

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Any amount of oil kills them but a hammer is more fun, watch for shards..

  • Sen4_

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    If you’re feeling adventurous and have property, throw them each into separate OPEN cans and throw them into a fire. Not trying to make a bomb (hence open can) but still trying to make sure the anvil doesn’t fly and hit anything. I made the mistake of heating a shotgun primer while it was inside a hole in a bolt (I was trying to make a percussion muzzle loader with it as the ignition and the primer got stuck). Luckily I stood far away and it was pointing up using a bench vice. Sounded like a .22 in an enclosed space and the striking face went through the ceiling. I’d try to detonate them safely as possible before tossing them. Maybe even disassembling them if possible then setting off the explosive.

  • 707gfpd

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    In the trash can.

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