Making Reloads On A Press

Reloading Ammunition
 By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

Primers are sometimes installed incorrectly. It's rare, but once in a while you will find one installed sideward or even upside down. The most common installation mistake is not to seat them fully and they stick out a little.

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Small Pistol Primer Installed Wrong


This is not really a bad primer, just one that was installed incorrectly into a 9mm Luger casing. Reloading mistakes do happen. When I was installing this one into the casing something didn't feel right when I pulled down on the handle of my Lee Turret Press. This is what I ended up with. A loaded 9mm case with the primer turned sideward. The only thing left to do was to disassemble the round and reuse the parts.


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Mike Coviello is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.






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