joakim Posted February 11, 2014 Share Posted February 11, 2014 (edited) Hi, I'm pretty new to reloading, only doing 9mm in an XL650. I mostly have Magtech 9mm and use Federal 100 primers with no problem. Yesterday I tried to load some old Sellier&Bellot brass and had real problems with seating the primers. I googled and realized it could be due to the primer pocket mouth not being beveled and/or brass actually being brass covered steel (will check that..). Most of the brass could be primed but required some more force than Magtech. But in some cases I had to pull fairly hard which resulted in the primers being deformed, flattened.. Questions: 1. Is it safe to force a primer into the primer pocket so hard that it is flattened or is there a risk that the primer detonates? 2. Are rounds with flattened primers safe to shoot? 3. What is the correct way of deposing shells that does not meet standards? i.e. failed gauge test, primer not being fully seated, primer flattened etc. Do you pull the bullet, reuse bullet/powder and throw primed case in the trash? Edited February 11, 2014 by joakim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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