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Unread 03-09-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Rookie screw up

Loaded small pistol primers in 357 cases. Just realized I need magnum primer for the powders I have. HP-38, Bullseye, & Trail Boss. Can I remove primers and reuse, if not how do I dispose of them after removing? I'll probably remove them on the press being very careful. Any wisdom from the pros would be appreciated.
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Unread 03-09-2019, 04:37 PM   #2
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My suggestion is to pull the bullets, dump the powder and then the cases into a bucket of water to saturate the primers. The primers should be safe to punch out while they are saturated with water. As always, take appropriate safety precautions, and wear hand and eye protection.

The primers are a loss. I suggest using a de-priming tool instead of your press.
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Unread 03-09-2019, 04:57 PM   #3
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The powders that you have, and are using, do NOT require mag primers for loading 357Mag rounds. Just take your loaded rounds to the range and shoot them. Many handloading manuals suggest mag primers only with slow burning mag powders like H110/296. Fast burning powders have no need for mag primers, and they are not recommended for use with these powders.
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Yep, shoot them unless shooting max or near max pressure loads.

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Yep, shoot them unless shooting max or near max pressure loads.

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That works better and is far less time consuming.
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Unread 03-11-2019, 03:09 PM   #6
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The powders that you have, and are using, do NOT require mag primers for loading 357Mag rounds. Just take your loaded rounds to the range and shoot them. Many handloading manuals suggest mag primers only with slow burning mag powders like H110/296. Fast burning powders have no need for mag primers, and they are not recommended for use with these powders.
Yessir! No need to do anything except shoot 'em...

BTW, no need to take any extra measures if you ever need to remove "live" primers, just decap as usual being careful and not slamming the case into the die. I have done many, some old milsurp too, never a problem...

Even if the loads are near max, small pistol primers will produce less pressure than small pistol magnum primers...

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