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While priming my first set of 45-70 loads, I messed up one of the primers. It appears as if it was in sideways when I tried to seat it. Is it safe to run it through the de-capper?

I'm going to try and post a pic.
 

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Add a drop of oil to the primer, making sure to get it on the priming mix to render it inert and let it sit awhile. This will deaden it. After decapping thoroughly degrease the primer pocket and interior of the case or your subsequent loads won't go bang.

I've decapped buggered up primers with nary a bang because the primer must be struck a quick, hard blow to detonate it but hesitate to recommend the procedure to anyone else, since it's your eyeballs and not mine.

Better safe than sorry. Not being able to see cuts your shooting career out completely, and we don't want that.
 

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I just lube the the outside up, run it thru the die, and close my eyes (while wearing goggles.glasses, or a face shield).
Ive decapped 100s of cases, and have never had one go off yet.
 

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Pard said:
I just lube the the outside up, run it thru the die, and close my eyes (while wearing goggles.glasses, or a face shield).
Ive decapped 100s of cases, and have never had one go off yet.
The key is to use a slow steady pressure.
 

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I've had this happen before and just run it through the die. Never had a problem. I have decapped live primers before and never had one go off. I've also put primers in upside down and decapped them with steady pressure and never had them go off. The key is to do it slowly and wear eye protection.
 

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Couple drops of oil. Waited a bit. Ran it back through the recapping die. Came out with no issues. Thanks for the suggestions!
 

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Glad it worked for you. I have De-capped many and never had any problem, I have even re- seated the primers in another case and used them.
 
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