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Maybe a dumb topic but as I was hunting and pecking to fill 12 primer tubes today I started to wonder what I could do with the little 100 hole primer packaging trays.  Anybody figured out a way to repurpose these things.  

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4 minutes ago, Sarge said:

Believe it or not this has been talked about before.

I suspected it had and I searched before posting.  Didn't find anything, but the search function, well, Google it's not!  [caution, thread drift warning]

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3 minutes ago, mvmojo said:

I suspected it had and I searched before posting.  Didn't find anything, but the search function, well, Google it's not!  [caution, thread drift warning]

I learned a trick for doing searches. I just use google and entered “what to do with empty primer trays”. Several forums will show in the results and Enos forums are always there

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Another way to use google to search a specific site is to add "Site:" (quotes not required) then the name of the site and finally the search term. 

 

The example below would search Enos forum for '9 major'.

site:forums.brianenos.com 9 major

 

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18 hours ago, muncie21 said:

Another way to use google to search a specific site is to add "Site:" (quotes not required) then the name of the site and finally the search term. 

 

The example below would search Enos forum for '9 major'.

site:forums.brianenos.com 9 major

 

 

Great tip, thanks

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If I am mailing a small item that may break or puncture out of the padded envelope (for example a Glock connector or some fragile part) I put it in a federal tray first.

This allows the part to be protected while keeping the package lightweight and still be able to be sent first class under 4 oz.

 

They federal trays are also great catch all trays.  My Dillon 550 has a habit of spitting out  spent primers on my bench like spent sunflower seeds for some odd reason and once I figured out where they were going, put a tray there and pretty much took care of the problem.

 

For a few years now I have been saving a bunch of trays in the hopes of having an "Ah ha!" moment.  No luck yet. 

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I have several of the large Federal trays with the reinforcing ribs cut out to use for gun parts or a few rounds of ammo.

Doesn't say what to do with the large numbers a regular shooter accumulates, though.

I don't know why they don't mold in recycle code numbers.  My city only takes 1 and 2; PET and HDPE. 

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Maybe a dumb topic but as I was hunting and pecking to fill 12 primer tubes today I started to wonder what I could do with the little 100 hole primer packaging trays.  Anybody figured out a way to repurpose these things.  

Empty primer trays fit perfectly inside of a trash bag. That’s where I store mine


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